Saturday, 28 April 2012

A Teeny Bit Artsy Fartsy

Recently, I saw online the idea of embroidering a simple striped design on a card.  You make the holes by using your sewing machine with no thread in it!

For my sister's birthday card, I had a go.  Of course, I had to make things more complicated than a few lines....

I drew an oriental lily free-hand and then sewed the holes in it

Some colouring pencil and thread, and that's it! :)

I used 3 strands of embroidery floss.
And if you're wondering what it looks like on the inside- the answer is a bit of a mess!  I didn't cover it up with another piece of paper.  A bit sloppy, right?  Maybe if I make another I'll refine my technique a little!


  1. That's so cool! Very beautiful!

  2. This is wonderful, Johanna.
    Just beautiful!

  3. You can refine it and make one for me one day Jo Jo!

  4. That looks really good - a perfect card to get from a stitcher!

  5. Oh wow, how pretty! What a thoughtful gift!

  6. Wow Johanna - that card is beautiful!

  7. That is really cool! I love how it turned out (on the front anyways.haha)


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