First of all, I want to thank every lovely person who left a comment on my last post, they were so fun to read and I appreciate them very much! I was also lucky enough to gain 7 new followers last week, that just warms my heart! Now to show you my latest project:
This is what I made with my flower basket embroidery. It was made using a vintage pattern, so I thought it would be appropriate to decorate it with some vintage buttons from my collection. I think most of us have these button collections, don't we? The floral fabric is the same as our living room curtains, I had some left and thought it looked pretty good.
And for the pocket on the back I found a little vintage mini flower basket pattern that coordinates with the big one.
The lining on the inside is the same blue and white checks fabric as the pocket and the checkered trim on the front and the handles is some bias tape I had on hand . Here's another embroidery that was finished the other day:
The pattern is a free one from The Floss Box. She has a very nice blog and if you go there you will see links to free embroidery and cross stitch charts as well as ones that she sells for a very small price. The ladybug design was done with Gloriana silk floss, my all time favorite silk, I just love it! I'm working on an adorable little house cross stitch chart of hers right now that I will show you next time. I will also show you another project using the new Valdani silk floss that I've been trying, it's wonderful! I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day weekend, it finally looks and mostly feels like spring here and we are loving it! Thanks for stopping in again!