Thursday, March 20, 2008

Little Flower Girls

Today's stringplay is a bit of naive embroidery. And, yes, that's a hoop I'm using! I am nothing if not inconstant. I've mentioned before that I dislike using hoops, but these little blanket-stitched flowers really need the tension of the hoop.
{make me bigger to see my smiling faces}

This will be a small envelope 'purse'; not so much a real purse actually as a little envelope for a sewing basket to contain a few skeins of floss or a packet of needles perhaps.

The design and pattern ["Seeds of Love" by Brenda Ryan] is the first I've worked from a really beautiful book, "Irresistible Embroidered Bags" which is a collection of 16 projects originally appearing in various Australian needlework magazines. These Australian publications are simply beautiful in their presentations, photographs, and stylings.

I've had the book (and the one previous to it) for some years and this is the first design I've taken time to try. It's also the easiest and quickest I might add. But I've already gotten my money's worth out of the books from all the time I've poured over them and enjoyed them.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Awwwww. . . very sweet and pretty!