Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Look Out...She Has a Needle and Thread and She Knows How to Use It!

If you know me....you know that I don't sew, I don't crochet, and I can kind-of-sort-of knit with the help from my Nifty Knitter.....So when my cousin gave me this little beauty of a book I didn't know if I was up to the challenge....


Sublime Stitching is such a fun, and surprisingly easy way to pretend like I know something about sewing and embroidery. There are tons of re-usable iron on transfers in this book to keep you busy for a while. Everything from fruits, tea cups, guitars, and Scottie dogs....the list goes on.

Since I am...(as you probably already know because I can't stop complaining talking about it) about to have baby #3 and I have baby on the brain....all the time......I wanted to make something for our newest addition.

Guess I just spilled the beans about his name :)
To start...you will need a tiny little onesie...oh how I love little baby clothes. Next cut out your transfer, place ink side down and iron into place. This transfer washes out entirely so if you don't get your stitches exactly right, you won't see the black outline at all once it is washed. Choose your embroidery thread colors and get to stitching! This book has such detailed photos of how to do simple stitches step by step. Trust me, if I can do it...you can do it!
              
Here is an up-close shot of my handy work...not perfect, but neither is his momma so I don't think he will mind at all.


Have you tried embroidery before? I think it is making a come back for sure!

Happy Stitching!

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9 comments:

  1. Aw, this is so sweet! I love the cute details in it!

    I would love to have you share this at Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  2. That's adorable! Great job! I'm not as brave as you to try any kind of sewing....I don't even sew buttons. LOL

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  3. awhhhh I LOVE this! I had a phase where I did some embroidery buttt I seemed to have forgotten about it until just now---gosh that turned out cute---I might have to get my stuff out and make some cute towels or something.... watch out when I have a baby on the way i can imagine I will be making some of these too!
    Jaime

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  4. WOAH!!!!! That is sooo cute!! Hmmm,do i have the patience for such a thing...may have to test the waters for such cute-ness :)

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  5. Great idea! I love it! Gonna have to steal that one. ;)

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  6. So darn cute! I used to embroider ll the time and have not done it in ages...you may have inspired me to pick it up again (now I will never sleep)

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  7. These look cute :)
    Reminds me of school days when I used to embroider. Might go back to it :)

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