Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Patchwork embroidery

My scrap basket continually overflows...this annoys me no end as I like to think of myself as thrifty therefore no scrap is every too small to throw out....which results in having tonnes of teeny scraps which I rarely get round to using. - Do you see my dilemma!?  A couple of times in the past I've managed to give them away to willing recipients, however, now and then it is extremely satisfying to actually use some up!

Recently, I pulled out some particularly gorgeous ones that went together and just patchworked away until I had pretty squares of loveliness..


....an idea was forming!

I played about with fonts and wording on my computer and printed out some lettering that I traced onto the fabric.  I hooped up and began embroidering....


After some stitching and some more planning I took to my sewing machine to finish off my idea....


Ta-da!  How cute?? I *really* enjoyed doing this and eventually ended up with a couple more!


This time I tried a house shape with a little ribbon chimney, love this!

...and another little house -


I have given the others away, but the little house above is for me, and now hangs proudly on my sitting room wall :)

I have had some interest in these from customers so may also make a few to sell.  I've really been enjoying embroidery lately - have you noticed how I flit from craft to craft every few months?! - There just aren't enough hours in the day!

11 comments:

  1. I think this comes under the getting something for nothing, and something very pretty always a win win x

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  2. These look great, well done you. :o)

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  3. Those are super cute, I love the idea you have came up with here...and a brilliant way to use up those pretty scraps too!

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  4. These are just TOO sweet, lovely. I love how your mind ticks :):)

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  5. Very cute, I certainly need to do some more patchwork!

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  6. This is just the cutest! Your scrappy little treats are just the thing to keep on hand for little "just because" presents for girlfriends, moms, grandmas. So inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. These are so cute! I love anything that is made out of patchwork!!!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  8. What a pretty way to use up scraps! Thanks for the inspiration... it's giving me some ideas for small thank you gifts.

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  9. Wow what a gorgeous way to use up scraps.. Thank you for showing us!

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  10. What a fantastic way to use up pretty left-over scraps of fabric! :-)
    Carly
    x

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