I’ve been having fun hand embroidering on top of fabric as of late. I’ve been working on these two ladies for a while, but I can’t decide what to make them into.
Any ideas? Let me tell you about them…
I gathered some thread and a needle and a hoop and all that jazz…
And this adorbs kokka treffle fabric I snagged at Fabricworm.
And went to town!
I adore a bunch of french knots…
I tried out a satin padded stitch for a little depth.
I also gave them french knot eyeballs which I think are maybe a little creepy?
Anyhoo, these are my ladies as of now.
What do you think I should do with them? Coin purse? Frame ’em? Applique ’em onto something? Just keep going until I’m 85 years old and the whole yard is embroidered? Would love to hear your ideas, maybe I’ll do a tute…
I think an odd shaped pillow with those 'dolls' on it would be cool!
I would either frame them, make small decorative pillows with a bunch of embroidered ladies, or make little plushies for gift giving. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
I agree with the pillow idea. And yes, I think the eyeballs are a little creepy ðŸ™‚ Maybe because they're red?
A dress for a little girl or maybe a kitchy (sp) table cloth or table runner
yes, red eyeballs are kind of creepy. maybe a bodice of an apron? or pot holders? The colors looks so kitcheny to me.
Cut them out and appliqué them to a pretty cotton or linen tea towel, or apron.
And yes, the eyes do come across as a bit off-putting.
Decorative pillow would be adorable. Or a little handbag or apron?
I did the same thing with my Treffle fabric! I decoupaged my ladies onto 2 square canvases, and then hung them in my kitchen, where I get to see them every day. I love them!
I love them as is in the embroidery hoop! I love the walls of fabric filled embroidery hoops that are popping up in blogland. It would look so sweet in a little girl's room!
Love the eyes, just try them in blue or green, instead!
Adorable! It seems to late to appliqué it now but if you could pull off a reverse appliqué, they would be cute in a row with the flowers (appliquéd and embroidered too) scattered around; on either a little girl's jumper or a throw pillow. Especially since you could pair it with an assortment of bright colors in turtlenecks and buttons!
I have no idea what to do with them, but I do love the matryoshka robot laser eyes!
I think this fabric would make a cute messenger bag. Add some complimentary fabric/s… and it could be really unique.
It may be cute as a book or journal cover… or if you made a(n)(outside) liner for a box.
make fabric nesting dolls? they are beautiful!
a quilt, a throw, a decorative pillow, or a solid color curtains with the ladies as the trim. No red eyes. I think the eyes look better with no embroidery at all even if they were another color.
You could maybe cover a door on a shabby chic pie cupboard for a conversation piece. Or upholster the back or seat of a little chair.
I made a Christmas ornament sort of like these last year…you could cut them out, sew and stuff them and hang them as ornaments. They are really cute just in their hoop though.
i love the googly eyes…. id turn it into a double sided softie… or funny little salt and pepper covers, so their standing on your table giving everyone googly eyes ðŸ™‚
I would love to add them to a skirt. Although I am not fond of the red eyes either.
tweak out until your 80! they are so cute.
Ha ha! The eyes don't bother me ðŸ™‚ I think they're really cute and so well done. AND, if you think about it, nesting dolls are kind of creepy anyways. Actually, I like the idea of putting them on a skirt as ppags suggested. I have a little girl that would looove it but I'm not saying I wouldn't wear a skirt like that myself.
My mother said you should always finish what you start. You've made a commitment to this fabric – embroider it all!
Very sweet! I would use them as pockets on an apron. Or if you can't decide you can always give them away to one lucky ready….me!
Cut them out and sew cute fabric to the back and make softies out of them.
I think they'd make a super cute pillow. Embroidery has been making an appearance in the quilting world, too. There are some really cute quilts that incorporate embroidered blocks.
How about cutting them out, stuffing them and weight to the bottoms and create book ends!
oh my, I can't think of anything that someone hasn't already mentioned. You have some amazing people following you with awesome ideas! I definitely think that they are beautiful embroidered and that you should feature them some how. Have fun!
did any say pasties? i vote pasties! lol… hahaha sorry. mainly to make myself laugh…