Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A Little Embroidery

When it comes to buying birthday cards I really struggle. Most cards seem twee and unimaginative or grossly overpriced. My Mum celebrates a "significant birthday" on Friday, so I wanted a special card. I used to make all of my birthday cards when I did a lot of cross stitch, but the last one I made was in June last year (it was also the last time I did any cross stitch). I decided to resurrect the tradition, even if it's only a one-off (and not cross stitch).
I designed this embroidery myself. I love hearts as a design shape, and I've just filled it with all things pretty and interesting (which I can draw). If you look carefully you can also find all the letters of the alphabet - they are all there - I checked a few times!

I was going to mount it on a piece of card, but my card-making skills aren't as good as my quilt-making skills, so I used an off-cut of wadding from the Melrose quilt I finished last weekend, and found a beautiful dark blue batik fabric in my stash for the backing and the binding (it's a Beautiful Batik by John Louden Fabrics and although it's beautiful, it's a batik of the non-colour-fast variety, so I was limited with what I could use it for). The finished size is approximately 6.5 x 7.5". I think I will attach it to a card in some way before I send it. Happy Birthday, Mum!

1 comment:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

What a beautiful idea and a lovely design. Your mum is so lucky xx