Monday, October 29, 2012

[embroidery project] make believe

So just a refresher, I was on Pinterest the other day month and saw this print...

Let me back track by saying I'm sorta obsessed with embroidery lately and really really wanted to learn how to do it.

So after seeing this print, and realizing for the 100th time that I STILL had Easter decorations hanging up by our bookcases in September, I decided this would be the perfect replacement. So I made this...

An embroidery pattern! [Feel free to upload this and use it as a pattern too!]

And just a fyi, I used the light box method and traced the pattern on scrap fabric I had on hand from my Granny aka Great Gramma using a Frixion pen. [if you don't have a Frixion pen, I highly recommend buying one! You can buy them at ETC or an office supply store] 

Here are some other methods for transferring embroidery patterns and also a video for different embroidery stitches. They were both very helpful while working on this! 

It was definitely more tedious than I thought it would be. And probably not the best beginniner project. But I eventually finished it. And I am so happy with how it turned out. 

I love how well it coordinates with the fabric I had on hand. And it makes me super happy that it has sentimental meaning too. I never met my Granny, but I know just based on her taste in fabric we would have gotten along really well and I would have learned so much from her. I also have an incomplete quilt from her that I'm kinda intimidated, but mostly excited to finish. Hopefully I'll have a post about that in the near future...

And "make believe" by our bookcases?? Totally perfect. I love to read, so making that area an even happier place by adding these embroidery hoops just makes me the most excited dork on Earth. 

<3 Lindsey


  1. I LOVE how your embroidery project turned out! You always amaze me with your talents.

  2. I had lost my urge to craft until I saw your beautiful embroidery. I've had the pattern pinned for quite sometime. I've finally made it over to visit and have fallen even more in love with this beautiful pattern after seeing your finished project. Really lovely.