I made this Stitchery for my DD's bedroom wall and comes as a kit from fellow Aussie, Libby Richardson. The kit contains the handbag button, pearl necklace and the bear outline printed on calico, but it is up to you what embroidery threads, colours and materials you use.
The bear's body is painted with acrylic paints mixed with textile medium, and the nose, eyes and mouth are satin-stitched. The remainder of the bear is outlined with straight stitch. Once done, the stitchery has top and bottom panels sewn on and is sandwiched together with pellon and backing material and quilted before finally sewing on the border-frame - the same way you would finish a quilt.
Hope you like it and thanks for peeking!
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009 GMT Views: 452
Registered: June 14, 2008 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 6780
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 @ 9:03 PM
Your talent just doesn't stop does it!?!? You are so clever and this is so-o-o adorable!! I am loving this...your daughter will always treasure it Jocelyn...what a beautiful 'piece of your heart' you have left her!! Just gorgeous, love that bear!! Thanks for sharing!!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 36982
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 @ 8:01 PM
Now, this is much too cute. You DD is so fortunate you are making these wonderful treasures for her. Your stitching (satin and straight) is just so pretty. Love the cute hat with the sparkly ribbon. The painted body is done so well and this is a delightful keepsake.
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