Thursday, February 22, 2018

Panda Embroidery Pattern




Panda is the name and subject of the new embroidery pattern set in my Etsy shop. 


If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a screen shot of this pattern set while it was still in the drawing phase.


Now here is a look at the completed pattern set:




I really enjoyed embroidering these two little friends:


and now I have a few new projects to start:



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine's Day Heart



I love adding sequins to my embroidery projects.  {example  example} 
Recently, I decided to try using just sequins to fill an entire motif - in this case, one of the hearts from the Be Mine Valentine embroidery pattern.

For the sequins, I selected small {8 mm} size cup sequins in pink. I stitched them in place with sewing thread.  

First, I outlined the heart.  I started at the tip and centered the first sequin.  I found that the best looking results came from partially layering the the sequins.  You can see that each new sequin is on top of the previous sequin:


I went all the way around and then started the next row, following the outline...and so on... 


until it was completely filled in.  What do you think?  I love the sparkly result!!