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četrtek, 4. november 2021

Red Christmas Felt Ornaments

Selection of Red ornaments

Motifs on following photos:
  1. Snowman (with black hat)
  2. Penguin with hat
  3. Polar Bear
  4. Raccoon
  5. Father Christmas
  6. Landscape with house
  7. Car
  8. Donkey
  9. Mouse
  10. Owl
  11. Grey fox
  12. Bunny
  13. Sheep
  14. Deer
  15. Gingerbread man
  16. White Dove

četrtek, 7. oktober 2021

Embroidery stitches - examples

Some clear examples of embroidery stitches from previous post.

1) Whipstitch 

Heart ornament is put together by layering three different heart sizes.

On the white background I've placed slightly smaller heart of the same white color. I embroidered it around with contrast red stitch using whipstitches. 

After that I've placed smaller red heart in the center and this time I used matching color whipstitches.

This is the result: 

2) Half back stitch

This heart ornament is also put together by layering three different heart sizes. But these three are more similar in sizes and sizes differences.
Both smaller layered hearts are embroidered with contrast color thread. Using half back stitch.

3) Chain stitch

In this ornament there are only two felt heart pieces layered. Smaller heart is embroidered with matching color using whip-stitch. 
I also embroidered a third heart with decorative chain stitch.
When doing that I started two times in the same point at the bottom. And made one chain on the left side and one chain on the right.

4) Satin stitch

One of the classics.

Here is how I embroidered ring carrier pillow with Satin stitch for my friends wedding.

5) Back stitch

When you need a neat straight stitch then the Back stitch is a good choice.
Here is an example on how you can decorate with just few basic embroidery stitches. On the Easter egg there are lines made with french knots, straight back stitches and zigzag stitches.

6) Stem stitch

Well, stem stitch is perfect stitch for embroidering stems. :)

ponedeljek, 4. oktober 2021

Basic stitches

Goal of this post is to help and educate.

In time I will probably update this post with new photos and descriptions.

Basic embroidery stitches

1) Blanket stitch, Buttonhole stitch and Whipstitch

All three stitches can be used for similar purposes. I use Whipstitch when layering motifs and stitching motif to the background.

Here is a photo of all 3 in layering example.

For stitching around the ornaments you can also use all 3 stitches. I personally use Buttonhole stitch which is a better version of the Blanket stitch.

Here is a photo showing the difference between those two stitches.
Blanket and Buttonhole stitches
It doesn't matter in which direction you stitch. But it's very important how you enter the loop.

Check this short video on my IG

2) Back stitch, Half back stitch and Running stitch
First I have to say that I never use a running stitch. Why? You just can't get a great decorative effect with it. Instead I use "half back stitch". It's a version of the back stitch where you leave spaces between the stitches.

Running stitch and back stitch

... to be continued 

Please see my next post for some of my work using basic stitches

nedelja, 16. maj 2021

Easter ornaments - selection of flower and animal motifs


Here is a selection of various animal and floral Easter ornaments. 

There are two parts of this selection:

- 17 (14+3) animal motifs and

- 16 various floral motifs

For Easter animal part there are 3 ornaments from the separate order (yellow 🐇, blue 🐥, green 🐑). 

And in addition there are also 6 bunnies with colorful eggs, 4 sheep, 2 chicks and 2 geese. 

For the flower selection I tried to combine colors that go together with focusing on purple shades. And looking at the same time not to repeat to many motifs. 
So I selected these backgrounds : 4 lavender, 3 antique pink, 3 pistachio green, 3 ivory, 2 pastel blue, 1 pastel pink. 

The pink, green and the blue colors are different than the ones with animal motifs. 
Pistachio green is a perfect neutral green for flower motifs. 
That is also a case with the pastel spearmint blue which is a lighter version of aqua blue. 
For the pink I selected an antique pink because I think goes better with the purple shades. 


Here are few variations of those motifs that I didn't include in the set. But can be replaced if you would like to change something.
There are mostly excluded from the original lavender set in the way that I "moved" those motifs (tulips, violets, small flowers) on the green background.

The "backups" :

četrtek, 19. november 2020

Wool Felt Christmas Sleigh ornament


I've been neglecting my blog. Everything about my blogging moved to my Instagram .

Today post is just because I want to show more photos together in one place.

Here are two color versions of the new sleigh design.

First the newest one. Background color is spearmint blue. Snowflakes are stitched with sparkling white ( something I discovered this season). Rest is more or less as on the all Sleigh ornaments. With attention to put some silver details on the sleigh itself and on the gifts.

Here are few more photos of those sleigh and of the Santa.

Second one I'll show you today is on the White background with silver embroidered snowflakes. This one was made back in January.

That's it for today. I need to work on my photos since ornaments look so much better in person than on the photos.

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četrtek, 24. oktober 2019

Blue Christmas

Next new thing in Christmas 2019 collection by DusiCrafts is
this color boost of Mint and Blue with a touch of silver details

It's Blue Christmas baby 😊

As I showed you in previous post...
I wanted to create a lovely ornament with Christmas gifts.
It was my sons idea and he said that it is a must.

First attempt was a stack of gifts.
All though it didn't came out bad, it looked a bit like a birthday cake.
So I needed a new idea.

And it was Christmas Sleigh full of gifts.
I really took time for this one and it came out great.

I wouldn't be surprised if you already came across the photo of this blue sleigh while searching on Pinterest for stuff relating to Christmas. It' quite viral.

Next step was completing a set of 6.
To the obvious trio ( Snowman, Polar Bear and Penguin)
and Santa (or Father Frost in this case) with his Sleigh
I needed one more.
And this grey animal was on my to-do-list for a while. Now it got its turn.

Here it is Donkey Ornament with hint of Nativity scene.

And finally complete Blue-Mint-Silver set

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sreda, 23. oktober 2019

Christmas in Pink and Mint

This year creativity is ON and non traditional colors are trendy...
Today I'll show you Mint and Pink collection that I created 6 weeks ago.

Center of this collection are 6 big ornaments
4 of them are designs from last year but with new colors ( penguin, polar bear, snowman and raccoon).
Totally new are gingerbread house and gingerbread man ornaments.

Gingerbread man wanted a female companion...
So I later added also a gingerbread girl ornament

And because my customers have so many good ideas what else to add...
Here are few additional ornaments to go with the set
Bunny and Father Christmas himself.

When creating a new set I experiment more or less with new designs and color combinations.
Some designs stay just as test one.
Like this stack of gifts in pink and mint.

I hope you enjoyed this Pink Christmas Boost.

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Then my IG is a place to be