Category Archives: embroidery

Felt Pins

I haven’t been here forever!

Since I don’t have a lot of time on my hands now, I am playing with small projects.

I was experimenting with felt pins, here is a set of three  embroidered flies.

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You can buy them in my Etsy Store now!

And one more, flower branches ebroidered around parts of earings.

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Green Apples Table Cloth

 

Large old fashion, country style tablecloth with green apple embroidery is hand made using reverse stitch technique I have learned from the Alabama Stitch Book. The top layer is linen: ivory with pink, orange and green stripes. Underneath each motif there is a green cotton jersey panel that was hand stitched to the top layer with red cotton yarn. Each apple branch was hand stenciled using hand made stencils and red fabric paint. The embroidery runs along both long sides of the cloth.

 

The Green Apples Table Cloth is now available at my newly open Etsy store: Koti Koti

 

Size: 54 x 81.5 in.

Summer Blue

Yet, one more Anthropologie inspired creation. This time the Mill Pond Blouse was my victim. The original has a beautiful embroidery. Instead I have painted flowers using hand made stencils and fabric paint. For anyone interested in fabric painting I have used Folk Art paint. The blouse has been hand washed once in warm water and the paint didn’t bleed or fainted. I recommend it as a fast way to embelish your creations. Fabric- very soft cotton. I didn’t use a pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bubble Top

The bottom layer is a cotton tank top made out of a t-shirt because I couldn’t find the right color jersey to match the top silk chiffon layer. I added a simple applique to dress it up a little. I didn’t use any pattern, just played with the fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Work in Progress- Branchardiere Cardigan

 Anthropologie is my favorite store in the world. I love shopping there, most of the time the sale racks because the clothes can be expensive. Every time I leave the store my head is full of beautiful images and inspirations.

I fell in love with the above bolero and decided to make a similar one. I had a leftover light blue yarn (from the last project) and matched it with a dark navy blue. I already started patiently crocheting the flowers (20 as of now) and I plan to knit the body of the bolero on the Bond machine. In my vision there will not be any flowers around, just on the sleeves and the back.  I also plan to make it longer (making it into a vest more than a bolero shape) using a simple purl. The closure will be buttons

Snow Flake Pillows

I saw this great faux fur in a fabric store and thought it would be perfect for a winter decoration. Beads store was near by, an inspiration came along for the snow flake embroidery. The beads and the pearls are glass.

These pillows were on my UFO list. Now, I only have one more project left: Bird Painting that is slowly coming along.

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snow flake pillow

Holiday Top

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Holiday Top

Holiday Top

I hope my sister will like this top. It is all for her. I found this amazing fabric; white and gold, just perfect for the Holidays! I finished it with a gold biased tape (I learned how to make it from BurdaStyle.com) For a final touch I added two embroidered buttons that I made myself.

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Red Embroidered Top

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I found this unfinished top on the bottom of my closet. I can’t remember why I have abandoned it because it was almost done. The crochet embroidery  was already finished and it took me only one hour to complete. It is made of thick velvet-like fabric. No pattern was used.

Third project from my “UFO” list DONE!!!