Sometimes simple is sensational! This baby gift stitched up very quick and turned out very sweet.
I love autumn decorations! Here is a simple idea to combine embroidery with your fall decorations.
Find a frame that you would like to use for your embroidery. (I found a framed saying from Hobby Lobby that was on clearance.) Remove the back so that you have just the board to mount a picture on. Stitch out the size of the design that fits best into the frame on fabric that will comfortably cover the board. Once the embroidery is finished and threads trimmed, stabilizer removed, I use Mod Podge on the board to secure the fabric. I did not Mod Podge on the top on this particular design but for a bit of a shine, use Mod Podge on top as well. When it is dry, replace the board in the frame. I hot glued decorations around the frame to add texture and interest. Make a whole collection!
This stitched up very quickly with the help of a cute raglan t-shirt from Hobby Lobby.
Here’s a project to get a head start on! There are so many memories tied to the advent calendar that we had when I was a child. It was a must have tradition for my own children. I love this calendar because it incorporates many mini embroidery designs. So many designs can be made festive by just using the right thread colors.
I have recently been involved in costuming a show. One of the scenes was from the Mad Hatter. Check out the hat!!! As a small thank you to those that helped with the costumes, I made these ITH Mad Hatter sachets from pieces of the costumes with grape scented potpourri. Grape seemed appropriate, not sure why!
Dolls to grow up with
Do Dah Dolls are now available on the website: https://dodahdolls.com/ and Amazon. We are excited for the matching board books to come in approximately 2 weeks.
Give the most loved gift at your next baby shower! These dolls have been designed with so much sensory and feel appeal such as crinkly ears, a soft tummy, and legs and arms with natural wood beads. We hope that you will love them as much as we do!
This is my new favorite blanket type to stitch on. The effect is crisp and clean. The monogram frame can be found in my shop. (Leaf Monogram Frame)
Introducing Do Dah Dolls!
Over the last few years, I have created these dolls for my children and for babies of my friends. They are easy to hold and have a lot of sensory appeal. I have hand illustrated each book that goes along with the dolls. Please check out my kickstarter campaign for more information. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dodahdolls/do-dah-dolls-sensory-dolls-with-matching-board-books
The quick stitches are a new favorite! They are a quick way to add color to more space. And more, I love the texture they create!
Easter Table Runner for Grandma
My mother-in-law enjoys seeing her grand kids in every corner of her life. Perfect for Easter is this table runner with an embroidered bunny and name to represent each of her 22 grandchildren. This table runner was at Target for $3. Add trim and you have a great Easter gift for grandma! Happy Easter All!