Monday, January 16, 2017

Baby Girl Embroidery Design

I have a new pattern available in my shop.  This one is called Baby Girl.  It is filled with sweet, feminine baby girl inspired motifs.

As you can see by the first picture in this post, I have stitched up one of the motifs.  A bunny framed by flowers:

For the floss, I chose pinks and a mint green.

I used just basic stitches on this project.  The flowers are Lazy Daisy stitch with French Knot centers.  The curving flower stems are Stem Stitch and the accent dots are French Knots.  

For the bunny, the outline is in Back Stitch. Her inner ear is Stem Stitch.  Her mouth is Back Stitch and so are her lashes.  Her nose and eyes are done with Satin Stitch.  I added French Knots in white for eye sparkle.

I love the color palette I used on this project!  

Here are the floss color numbers:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mermaid Embroidery Part One

I am starting a new stitching project.  The motif I will be working on features a beautiful mermaid and her sweet dolphin friend.  This motif is from the Sea Myths embroidery pattern.

There are so many floss and color decisions to make! What colors do you consider as mermaid colors?  I am thinking along the lines of the palette below {notice the two spools of sparkly blending filament}

I started with an easy decision - this green perle cotton floss for the mermaid's tail.  This is DMC number 988.   

I will be recording all the details of this project in my Embroidery Journal and keeping you up to date on my progress here on the blog.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hey Y'all Embroidery

 I just finished stitching this star and "Hey Y'all" text from the Texas! embroidery pattern set.  

I used French Knots for the star.  I used six strands of cotton floss for each French Knot.  The red is DMC no. 666, the blue is DMC no. 823 and the white is DMC blanc.

The lettering is down using Whipped Back Stitch. The brown floss is perle cotton, DMC no. 801.  The gold is Kreinik blending filament, Kreinik no. 002HL.  I love the Kreinik blending filament - it is very easy to work with!  I used two strands of the filament for the whipping.

This turned out really nice - I love the way the French Knots filled in the star shape!