Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Foray in Needlework

Today I have something new for you!  I have been wanting to venture into embroidery for quite a while now, but as I'm not one of those persons who simply goes out and buys everything I need at once, it usually takes me a while to compile all the tools needed for any new craft that I'm interested in.  Truth be told, finances are always tight in my household, so I have to gather crafting supplies little by little.  Anyway, point being,  I finally got around to doing some embroidery.  Okay, so its just some embellishing, but hey it counts!

These are some felt badges that I embellished with different embroidery stitches.  I forgot to include something in the picture for size reference before sending them off to their new homes, but they are 3 inches tall.  This is the very first embroidery that I've ever done.  The cupcake was my first one, and I learned back stitch, satin stitch , and whip stitch with that one.  The sugar skull was my second one, and I learned how to do a french knot and a daisy stitch.  I love how they turned out, and I look forward to making more of these little felt badges!

here are a couple of close ups...

I used some beads as sprinkles on the cupcake.

Thanks for stopping by today!