Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ballerina Pillow - Part One

I am starting a new embroidery / sewing project!  It is going to be a rectangular pillow. 
For the embroidery, I am using some motifs from the Ballerina pattern.  I have set out three ballet costumes and a border.  These will go on the pillow front. 
I like to arrange the motifs on this cutting mat, it has helpful lines to follow to keep everything straight!  Then I tape them into place, put my fabric over the top and trace the images with a water soluble marker.

Next step is deciding on my colors.  I know the hangers will all be in black but as for everything else....hmmm...I like this color palette and I really love the green and black together.

I have started the middle costume and am using two shades of green.  Looking through my floss colors, I found this beautiful one - it is a metallic jewel effects floss with glints of green, pink, blue, lavender and gold.  I think I may use it too! 


Ana Lopes said...

Hi Kim, this embroidery is too sweet! I love those greens!
Have a happy rest of week and weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

md said...

Se ve precioso.

Eliza Art said...

Super project will be pretty embroidery. Regards

Anonymous said...

Olá sou uma grande fã de seus bordados.Na minha opinião são verdadeiras obras de arte.Tudo muito lindo e gosto muito de ver sua organização e seus materiais tudo lindo. Bjs e bom fim de semana.

Kim said...

Ana - Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend :)
md - Obrigado!
Eliza Art - Thank you :) I hope so!
cida silva - Muito obrigado pelo seu comentário gentil! É divertido ver a progressão dos projetos. Espero que você tenha um fim de semana maravilhoso!

Patrícia Faria said...

What a beautiful and delicate ;)
Kiss :*

Kim said...

Particia Faria - :) Thank you!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

What a lovely project! :)

Kim said...

Thank you Silvia! I am really looking forward to making this!