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. 😀
10th Very Blissful
12th Stitched by Jennie
13th Mermaid Mama Designs
Sunday, January 14th: Sew Like a Sloth
15th Sewing With Sarah
16th My Sewing Roots
17th Back 40 Life
18th Sewing With D
19th Ma Moose
20th My Heart Will Sew On
Sunday January 21st: Flaxfield Sewing
23rd Auschick Sews
24th Sew Sew Ilse
25th Seams Sew Lo
26th Kate Will Knit
27th Tenille's Thread
Sunday January 28th: Sew Haute Blog
31st It Sew Colorful