Saturday, August 20, 2011

What have I been doing?

Well I didn't realise I hadn't posted for 2 weeks until I logged on today.
Nothing is wrong with me--well nothing that a bit of energy wouldn't fix anyway.
I have been making this little embroidery kit and a bag to store it in for the Guild Exhibition this year.
This will surely knock the socks of the other Guild members when they see it because I don't usually do things of this nature.
Why did I do it?
Well--I found this beautiful piece of pink and white cotton check fabric and it said to me "Do something different with me" so after much thought I decided to make this little embroidery kit and embellish it with Silk Ribbon embroidery.
I made the cord that is couched around the edges on the sewing machine by using the bobbin winder.





Then there happened to be enough fabric left over to make a dilly bag to store the kit in.
I didn't add embroidery onto the bag because I felt it looked better left plain.
Again I made the twisted cord on the sewing machine and I added four buttonhole loop carriers for the cord to go through.






I had intended to sell it at the exhibition but alas my daughter said she wanted it for a friend so........


16 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The Guild misses out!

But what a lovely gift your daughters friend gets Doreen!.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend - are you getting the snow in Canberra too??

Shane :)

shirley said...

No wonder your daughter wanted it Doreen, it is just a gorgeous stitching set. Very pretty, and I am sure the recipient will treasure it.

Heather said...

This is so pretty Doreen - I love it. It's just as well your daughter wanted it - it'll save people fighting over it at the Sales Table!

Maggi said...

It really is lovely Doreen. Your daughter's friend is going to be very lucky

Aussie Jo said...

HAha!!! So....you make another one.
Very sweet set

Anneliese said...

Yes, really very, very nice. And the dilly bag is much more promising without embroidery I feel.

Gina E. said...

It certainly is different from your usual style, but it is gorgeous! Nice to work on something 'out of the square' now and then.

Maureen said...

a lovely kit Doreen, you're forgiven for not posting as you were obviously busy making this!

Suztats said...

How delicately beautiful this is! No wonder your daughter wanted it for her friend! Too bad the guild misses out, or, are you going to make another to Wow everyone?

karen said...

Doreen this is soooo pretty!! I love gingham!

Sandy said...

It's lovely and useful too. Thanks for commenting on my blog too. I have to keep to a schedule to manage to blog.

Micki said...

Sooo very pretty. Your daughters friend will love it.

carole brungar said...

Your work is beautiful as usual Doreen. Someone is going to be a lucky girl to get that.

Dorothy said...

What a clever lady you are! Your daughters friend is going to be delighted and I am sure treasure it.

Val said...

Gorgeous Doreen - it actually looks edible! Lucky friend to receive this - lucky daughter whose Mum parted with it too!

Jacquelines blog said...

I understand you Doreen, I have the same problem at the moment. It seems that I can't get my energy back. Take care!