Tuesday 24 February 2015

An Old/New Project

Remember this flower headband tutorial?


When I was sorting through some paperwork last week I found an old sketch I'd made of the same design, that I'd obviously intended to use as an embroidery pattern but never got round to stitching.

So, better late* than never, I'm making a start today! I've drawn a neat version of the pattern...

... traced it onto some fabric and popped it in an embroidery hoop ready to stitch.

Next up: picking colours and choosing stitches. I do so love the start of a new embroidery project, there is so much delicious possibility in those unstitched lines.

* I don't know exactly when I thought about sewing an embroidered version of this flower, but the original tutorial was created waaaaay back in 2010 so this pattern could have been hanging around waiting to be stitched for quite a while! 

UPDATE: This design is now available as part of my Romantic Flowers sewing pattern! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I do little doodles and some I know I will want to elaborate on and knowingly keep them for 'their time'. Others I don't see the potential at the time, but then months later I look back and see something I drew earlier and get quite excited.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Ooh yes, I love that feeling of finally working out what you're going to make from an old, half-finished doodle! I have a notebook filled with random drawings that haven't yet been turned into projects :)