Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Knowing that if I don't start a new project soon after collecting supplies that it'll probably sit around untouched for some time (last winter's quilting book and fabrics are now gathering dust), I pulled out the iron-on transfers, tea-towel and embroidery threads I bought at Calico and Ivy in Balmain last week.
These Aunt Martha's transfers, $3.50 a set, are the cutest things, with a kitchen-tea type design for every day of the week. As I've never done any embroidery before, I limited myself to five different thread colours to test one out.
Love it. Who knew something called a lazy daisy stitch could be so easy or fun to do? (Rhetorical question, as I know there'd be lots of you!)
Love the vintage-style sewing/knitting sack, $9.90, I bought at the same time to keep my embroidery bits together almost as much.
The plan is to get around to making all seven, with different five-thread colourways.
I can't claim this embroidered teatowel idea as my own, I must admit. Calico and Ivy's cleverer-than-me Sarah had stitched up one and put it in the shop as an example. I even bought the threads and tea-towel there.
That's my style of one-stop shopping.