Monday, May 23, 2011

Initial Swap

Happily at my sewing table...I think this was my first sign of what was to come.  Remember these.  I love little people.    This is one of my latest acquisitions.   Sue at It's a Very Cherry World is hosting the cutest swap and I was lucky enough to get a spot.  Part of the swap includes making anything that includes your partners initial.  My partner Amy of Paper Trails Leaver  does such gorgeous paper crafts that I was stumped.  Off to my cupboards to find some inspiration.

Not long ago I grabbed a stack of patterns at an estate sale.  I remembered seeing a monogram pattern and oh the goodness inside...but they were all H's.  All different sizes.  Big to little.  These monogram transfers are done in silver.  They are stunning on their own.  

I had to get creative to make my A.

Then I had to pick the perfect vintage hanky from my collection.  Then I needed to perfect my lines.  The transfer still worked after all these years.

Thread.  Needle. Hoop.

I was surprised how simple this was.  

Such a beautiful addition to a vintage piece.

Looks like it was meant to be an A all along.

Now...pick the perfect fabric pieces and keep on stitching....
I will keep you posted.


Lori Holt said...

I love it!... Perfect:)
And I am also totally jealous of your vintage monogram H 's!!!!!!
I know she will love her hanky:)

GardenOfDaisies said...

You do such beautiful embroidery!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such beautiful embroidery. What a lovely gift for your partner. It's just a lovely addition to that hanky. That fisher price little person sewing figurine is TOTALLY you. My mother kept all our fisher price people & furniture and it's one of the favorite things to play with when the girls visit grandma/grandpa's house.

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Gorgeous! Love your monogram! Jealous-jealous too! Thanks for sharing your fabby stuff!


Nan said...

Oh pretty I've actually never done embroidery like this. I admire it so much and would love to try it sometime.

Anonymous said...

I just got some initial tranfers, too- you make it looks so easy, I'm going to give it a try.

Annette said...

How clever to make A out of H. And it looks so good on the hankie. Can't wait to see it finished!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, your'e just torturing me! I want to see it all!!!! Love your embroidery, it's stunning!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

great idea - loving what you did with your A!
Also loving the fisher price girl - have a teeny tiny little collection from my childhood and keep meaning to build it back up
(wish I hadn't bitten the Mum's bun off to give her 'short hair for a change')

DesignbyReBirth said...

This is beautiful! I love the monogram idea!