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petek, 24. december 2021

How to make Christmas candy ornaments

 Just photos for now.

I'll add more instructions later.

Merry Christmas! 


You'll need 3 stripes of white and two stripes of red felt for this ornament 

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

3) Chain stitch

For 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 side.

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" :