I thought I’d share a few things I’ve made in the past little while.
This towel was made for a swap, I’ll be working on a couple more that are similar when I go to Mexico next week.. something to do on the beach.. :D. It’s made of muslin with a homespun accent trim on the bottom. All the hems were finished by hand and the homespun was sewn on by hand as well. It’s partly a desire to sew as the settlers would have, all by hand, making sure the stitches are tight enough to hold the item together.. and partly because I’m just too lazy to pull my sewing machine out to see if it actually works.. LOL! So much easier to just sit on my bed with the tv blaring and stitch away…
Close-up of the stitching, I found it online for free and altered it a bit to fit my skill level.. I’m sorry that I don’t know what site I got it from so can’t give credit, feel free to leave a comment so I know where I got it! I’m kind of proud of this, made it for a very special friend and I haven’t embroidered since I was a kid… probably didn’t do it right, but I did it how I thought I should and I’m ok with that!! Just a note, the back was done very neatly with almost no knots!
Candle mat I made for my friend as well.. again all hand-stitched.. warm & natural for the top and flannel for the bottom. I free-handed the design so I didn’t know what it would end up looking like.
Two more candle mats, very similar to the one I sent away. I’m selling these.. I hope.. lol.
Another hand-made towel, homespun with the stitching on muslin. This is a hen with her little chicks and some stars in the sky. I got this pattern from a book I bought several years ago and altered it a bit. The stitching is in brown embroidery thread. I really like it!
This towel is made from a striped flannel pillow case. The design was stitched in dark blue and the hems were done by hand as well.
Another towel made from the flannel and stitched in blue with an added row of blanket stitching along the seam.
I think you can call this a pillow tuck? It’s about 8”x9” .. so a fair size I’d say to tuck onto a prim shelf. I used the striped flannel again and sewed by hand all around then stuffed lightly with polyfill. A piece of homespun was attached with a running stitch and a piece of warm & natural was used for the ‘1867’ stitched onto it, then the piece was attached to the pillow, a couple of safety pins and a rusty bell also attached. I used 1867 because it’s the only year in Canadian history that means anything to me.. the year our country was born.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.. thanks!!