It’s been a year since or less since I sewn a little gingerbread cottage on a stained top for Cat and now her sister Mouse is proudly wearing it.I haven’t done much embroidery since then, so when Maggy of Red Ted Art said she was doing a Fairy and Elves craft I thought I would set about doing something different.I saw in Jenny Hart’s Embroidered Effects a fab idea for embroidering your child’s drawings.
I got Kip to draw a picture of a fairy and a toadstool for me.I then used tracing paper to copy the picture and transferred the drawing onto a pillow case.It’s not the ideal fabric, linen or thick cotton would have been better.Once I had the pencil lines on my fabric, I traced over using a washable fabric marker which you can get in a craft shop.
I then began embroidering, using satin stitch for the dress, random back stitch over some pink netting for the wings (you can’t see it very well), split stitch for outlines.I used long strands for the hair and a button for the wand.
Once I had finished I carefully washed the fabric.All the washable fabric marker came off leaving just my embroidery.
Great idea eh? It’s a lovely way to make keepsakes of your children’s art and drawings, just think they will be individual and unique.
A special thank you to Maggy for letting me be added at the last moment.You can find more Elves and Fairies crafts over at Red Ted Art in this month’s Get Crafty.
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