Monday, January 8, 2018

Starting off the Year - Sewing Something New

A new year begins, and my first project this year is something different and new to me (not something for the cub to wear, for once)! I'm participating in the January Sewing by Ti Blog Tour, which was a challenge to make something new, so here we go!

I have always loved doing hand embroidery, and while I've dreamed of beautiful hand embroidered dresses I haven't yet really brought my love for embroidery and love for sewing together in a project. So here is something new for this year, and hopefully it will be followed by many projects that incorporate the two together!

Last October my aunt called me up and invited me to go to Sweden with her, and it was an amazing trip in so many ways. One of my favorite parts was when we went out exploring in the woods and found toadstools that looked to be straight out of an Elsa Beskow book (if you haven't read her sweet stories you should do so, especially with children). We found lots of interesting mushrooms, but my favorite were the red ones.

I used the Toadstool Village pattern from Twig and Tale to recreate a little of the magic to send as a thank you gift to my aunt. It was such a fun sew, quite simple and quick apart from the embroidery (and I love to sit and do that sort of work). I used some bits and pieces of felted wool sweaters I had left over from past projects, and put black beans in the bottom to help it stand on its own.

One day on our trip my Morfar (mother's father) was helping repair my great-uncle's mailbox, and they were trying to decide what color to paint it. My aunt and I suggested yellow, and the look on my great-uncle's face was one to remember. So I had to add a little yellow mailbox onto the toadstool in tribute!

Want to see more fun and exciting new projects for the New Year?

Monday, January 1st: Introduction- Sewing by Ti

Sunday, January 7th: Minn's Things
8th Lilla Gumma *** You are here. 😀

Sunday, January 14th: Sew Like a Sloth
19th Ma Moose

Sunday January 21st: Flaxfield Sewing

Sunday January 28th: Sew Haute Blog


  1. I've always loved the Elsa Beskow books and this is such a sweet toadstool, looks like it jumped off a page from one of those books! Beautiful embroidery, and I love the yellow mailbox!

  2. That is so adorable! You always amaze me. You are so gifted and talented.
    I haven't read any of Elsa's books. Must be Swedish!
    Mom F.

  3. That is so adorable! I love it!!

  4. This is Stunning! Beautiful work x