2.28.2009

this little squirrel...

embroideredsquirrel

…along with a friendly hedgehog and a pair of the cutest little red booties ever will be making their way to a sweet little one soon. I wish I could meet this colorful little lady, but will just have to trust that she’s amazingly adorable (and really, I have no doubt about that).

embroideredonesies

These woodland friends also complete February’s quota for Craft Book Challenge (just in time!). Although I veered from the original project ever-so-slightly, the embroidered onesies are from Alicia Paulson’s Stitched in Time. I had the pleasure of meeting lovely Alicia at a book signing recently and seeing many of the beautiful creations from the book firsthand, so I’ve been itching to get going on this project.

booties

The embroidery patterns are Sublime Stitching’s Forest Friends (extra credit for using an embroidery pattern?). And the little booties + pouch are from Tiny House (her shop is freshly stocked with LOTS of cute new stuffs – check it out!)

And now, onto March!

13 comments:

Tammie said...

these are adorable---i love the onesies.

is embroidery hard? i've never done it before but i've been playing around on Sublime Stitching lately and I was thinking of buying the Ultimate Embroidery Kit, but am scared to shell out the $30, less it end up hidden under my bed much like the supplies from my failed attempt at learning to knit. your thoughts?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So cute! great job putting your books to good use :)

melissa s. said...

thanks tammie! regarding embroidery: it's super easy and meditative, i'd definitely recommend it. although i adore everything sublime stitching makes, i'd probably hold off on the kit until you try your hand at it first. hoops are very cheap (i see them all the time at thrift stores) as is floss. you can find really good instructions online. and all you need is a scrap of fabric to begin. i'd say the only thing you really need is a pattern, but even then, a downloaded image from the web traced onto a piece of cotton works fine! have fun!

Tiny House said...

I'm so glad you like the shoes! I love the onesies!!!

Tammie--embroidery is easy, if you have the patience for it. I tend to use my own sketches, on scraps of linen, but have on occasion bought little patterns (all Sublime Stitching.) I say, maybe buy one or two patterns you love, and go from there. There's no need to shell out a ton of money, especially if you're not sure if you'll keep on with it. :O)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What sweet stitcheries!! Love the woodland theme.

mary grace said...

i missed the february deadline :( i measured & cut fabric, but i didn't get any further than that! i'll be finishing up during the next few days hopefully!

Simply Stork said...

those are sooo cute! I need to get me some new books :o)

~simply~

(ps were having a scavenger hunt. common' over)

Philigry said...

these are awesome. i have never tried this craft, but now i really want to. everything came out great.
i am a bit behine on your block...i will send it out next week! promise. march snuck up on me.

lisa s said...

dare i even hope??

oy so cute!

MoziEsmé said...

Those onesies are adorable!

And happy belated b-day to the kids. They look like they're loving the cake!

Amy said...

Love that squirrel. Today I stared at one of our fat fox squirrels for a long time and wondered if I could eat him. Too much Jamie Oliver reading, I think.

Carolyn said...

Those are all so wonderful. Yay for you!

kraftykash said...

Those are all so cute!