In my last post I stated that I was trying my hand at embroidering various items, i.e. guest and kitchen towels, key fobs and baby things to name a few. Well...I think I've decided that embroidering baby items is just not my cup of tea. Maybe it's the tininess of the design area (is "tininess" a real word? Maybe "tiny-ness?"), or maybe it's because I don't even know anyone having babies for whom to make the samples, or maybe...
No, it's because of the tinyness of the designs and how frustrating it was for me to hoop the onesies. That's not to say I didn't do a few, because I did. Four sets for a girl in my husband's office who will be going on maternity leave soon, to be exact. Four different styles ranging from cutesy to artsy to cool to sweet. They turned out well, I learned some things (how to hoop a tiny 3" square area for starters), but I also learned that not every kind of embroidery is going to be fun for me.
|This was the cutesy set, a bib and a burp cloth made from a fingertip towel. Applique design from Embroidery Library.|
|An appliqued bunny and the baby's name|
|The "cool" set. Design from Urban Threads.|
|The artsy set. The image is from Urban Threads.|
I've recently discovered the Urban Threads website which is filled with all manner of fun embroidery designs including punk, gothic, artsy and more. Not a lot of cutesy there, but there are plenty of other sites for that.
I had fun practicing different ways of personalizing these designs with different font and letter layouts.
|The sweet set. Design from Embroidery Library.|
Embroidery Library was the first website I discovered back when I first started embroidering. They have many beautiful, fun, sweet and cutesy designs not to mention lots and lots of project tutorials and tips on the various aspects involved in this wonderful craft. It truly is one-stop shopping and learning at Embroidery Library.
And there you have it - my foray into the world of embroidering for baby. I won't add it to my business plan, but at least I can give new moms and moms-to-be a nice, personalized gift. Thankfully I only bought a dozen of each item and not dozenS (which is my natural tendency).
Thanks for joining me today, and I wish you a lovely holiday weekend for the Americans out there and a lovely weekend in general for the rest!