Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Please Knock...Baby Sleeping

My friend Jenn gave me this sweet alphabet embroidery sampler pattern for Christmas:

I haven't attempted the full sampler yet, but used some of the designs to create an embroidered sign for the front door.

I sized the pattern down to 45% of the original size, for the word "knock." Since it was so much smaller than the original, I couldn't use all the recommended stitches, so I ended up using satin stitch for many of the letters. The rest of the words were done with back stitch.

Zach dug the frame out of a dumpster about 5 years ago, one of his favorite hobbies when we were still living in an apartment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Forest Friends Mobile

I recently made a baby mobile for a friend, to go with her woodland themed nursery.


The animals are made mostly of wool-blend felt, with a few hand embroidered details.

I also made a second owl, to hang from the car seat.