Friday, 29 March 2013

Appliqué picture

I bought a couple of embroidery hoops in John Lewis last week as I had seen some little appliqué pictures framed in them and wanted to make one of my own. Ever since I got Cath Kidston's book Make!, a few years ago, I have been very keen on appliqué and actually quite a few things around our house have been given the appliqué treatment! Here is my latest little make...

 

 

 

I used a piece of linen from the back of an old cushion cover and some of the new pretty green fabric I got a few weeks ago at the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show, then finished it off with a wee red heart button. It was such a nice little project to work on these past few evenings and I like how it looks nice and welcoming hanging up in our porch.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last few posts - I really do appreciate them. Hope everyone has a lovely Good Friday!

Xxxx

 

16 comments:

  1. That is lovely, the colours that you have chosen are gorgeous xx

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  2. Just lovely ... I love applique too ... Bee xx

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  3. How great that you have made it from the back of an old cushion - very clever! It looks really sweet hanging up there x Jane

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  4. So pretty, I love the green fabric, lovely idea :) xx

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  5. A beautiful picture/applique, especially made from bits and pieces.
    I love the contrast of the red stitching and heart.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. That's so pretty! I love the Linen against the green.
    Claire

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  7. I love your framed picture it's lovely xxx

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  8. Oh, this is so cute! Nice job with the stitching. I'm trying to get better at embroidery. I love the way this looks with the other items in the last picture, it all works so nicely together.

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  9. It's lovely. I love applique, it's one of my favourite crafts. It looks great framed in the hoop like that. x

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  10. oooo i love this! i made sumthing similar last yr for my hubby...but yours is much prettier!

    mezz x

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  11. What a great idea and so effective. I love the colours too. Have a wonderful Easter. Chel x

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  12. It's lovely, lovely and homely and cheery too. Happy Easter .. and thanks so much for popping in to say hello.
    Kate x

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  13. Such pretty fabric and I love how you've used a contrasting colour thread for the stitching. I've seen a few examples of using an embroidery hoop for a frame - such a simple but effective idea. x

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