her first embroidery

So here it is. This is part of the gift I'll be giving my Mom on Sunday. The rest will involve printing an assorted set of my block print cards (which she's been asking for a while!) and other tid bits.



Little did I know that this project would offer my little C her first embroidery experience. I was working on the red/pink piece when I heard the very familiar "Can I help, Mom?" Of course! I was so excited and beside myself.

She had it a little harder since I was lazy and wasn't using an embroidery hoop (slightly starched linen made it easier to cheat), but she handled everything so well. She didn't quite understand what I was sewing until I told her that the embroidery I was doing was like coloring but with thread. As soon as I said that she totally go it—she's the coloring queen!



The top pink stitches were her first. The red was much better and by the time she helped me with the purple flowers she was doing it much better. She's such a mini-me maker—love it!



It was great to watch how focused she was in making sure her stitches were close to one another. However, she was moving so much this is one of the best shots I got of her little hands in action.

We asked D if he wanted to sew a few stitches (as C said "Boys can sew too! - Sure!) and all we got was a most disinterested "No thanks." Ah well...

15 comments:

  1. These are lovely - such a great intro to embroidery!

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  2. Awesome! Love the design, love the color, love your little helper! How fun!!! :)

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  3. These are gorgeous! "Coloring with thread"...genius. I'm totally stealing that.

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  4. LITTLE HELPERS AND mININ ME IS THE BEST!!!! I HAVE THREE OF THEM IN MY HOUSE AND IT IS ABSOULUTLY FUN. LOVED YOUR GIFT TO YOUR MOM.

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  5. Wow, beautiful! How old is she? She´s quite the helping hand, I´m sure your mom will be very happy with the gift!

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  6. Thanks everyone!

    Billy - My daughter just turned 7 a couple of weeks ago.

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  7. Oh, I love this so much! How wonderful that she asked to help! What a treat to see her take a liking to embroidery! FUN! :)

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  8. Just fabulous. What a special project to share with your daughter!

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  9. I think you should sell these. They are so lovely.

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  10. Thank you so much ladies!

    Kari - I'm tempted to sell them but the embroidery makes them much more labor intensive. I don't know...

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  11. I just had to say I love that C helped and how you called her your mini-me maker. They turned out lovely! Thanks for all your inspiration from a long time, repeat visitor.

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  12. Wow, I adore these. Inspiration indeed. The flower is brilliant anyway, but to put it on fabric and then 'colour' it in - I just love it. And your daughter's stitching is so neat - she is a natural. I would have given up by now at her age - te he!

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  13. I love these! I was wondering what the dimensions of the fabric were and how much lavender you put inside them. I was thinking about making something similar for wedding favors. Thanks!

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  14. Jilly - they are about 4.5" squares. As far as the amount of lavender... I believe it was about 1 cup or two. Just enough to make them full but not too full. I hope that helps!

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