Sunday, January 20, 2013

Embroideries

Hi everyone!  My mind is all a-buzz with new ideas for the coming year!  I'm hoping to add quite a few new projects to my shop and one of them is embroidered patterns.  Most of you who've visited my Facebook page and Flickr have had a peek at what I've been working on for the last couple of weeks and I'm very excited to say that the pdf patterns for the first three little girls are now ready and will be available in my shop later on this afternoon!  These are just the beginning of many more to come and I hope you like how they've turned out!  Each one has been coloured in with coloured pencils - I think that was my favourite part!


I like the idea of displaying them on a wall in their embroidery hoops, but you could transfer the patterns onto a little dress or an apron, tote bag etc... Each will be sold separately, or for those who'd like them all, I'll have the option of the entire set.


For the fairy, I used metallic silver thread to outline her wings and tiny seed beads for her buttons.













This little one is my favourite of all!  Love the little flowers!













And this one would look so sweet on an apron!











Of course, there's a bonus to these little embroidery designs!  Why not print out some for the kids to colour while you're embroidering them!




















I can never resist a good colouring-in session!

Enjoy your week!
~Shelly  xo

17 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try embroidery for ages now and even have a piece of calico ready and waiting! Can't wait to give the fairy a try!

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    1. I think you'll love embroidering Nikki! It's very relaxing and the end results are definitely worth it! xo

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  2. What a good idea. Little ones would love to colour these girls in.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Kay! I've sent a bunch of them over for my niece who's 5 and she absolutely loves colouring! xo

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  3. The designs are lovely, and the multi-use is a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks Charissa! I love the idea of something that has more than one purpose, so these worked out great! xo

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  4. Well done Shelly! I had a peek at your facebook page over the past few days. I have not tried my hand at embroidery before.... However it does look like fun. Best wishes Sonali

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  5. The girls turned out really cute, Shelly! Me too! I love the one in the hat!!! They are very sweet and I can't wait to see the entire series!!!

    XOXO

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  6. These are so lovely! Are you going to sell any ready-made ones? I can't embroider but I'd love to have one! x

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  7. Shelly, they are totally delightful!

    Beth

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  8. These are delightful Shelly. Love how you give other ideas to use them for! Very clever and Oh so sweet. xo Johanna

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  9. your craft were all cute and adorable! how could i have any of that! more power to you!
    love and kisses.....sheryl

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  10. These are so cute! You are very tallented. Keep at the good work :)

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  11. Oh Shelly! So excited about the little houses, in fact my kids and I were looking at them earlier today. They are so aDORable! We would love to have the yellow one. Thank you! - Kellye

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  12. How do you colour in the embroideries? Can they be washed?

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Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading what you have to say!