Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Doodle Stitching

We just received this fabulous book called Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray. It has 400+ easy, adorable and fun embroidery designs illustrated and includes a cd as well as 17 projects to make! One project they feature are these embroidered drink coasters. You can see from the photo that they are really sweet. And, the great thing about them is that they are totally customizable. There is a good selection of drink illustrations in the book, and beyond that, there are so many colors you can choose to do them in that the possibilities are endless.

I decided to stitch one of the motifs, seen below, to see how it came out on fabric, and I am really pleased with the result. Not only was it a cinch to stitch, but it was a pleasure to stitch! Of course, I can't leave out that the design was just so cute! I chose to just stitch the little children for now, but in this family of motifs there were a bunch of other designs, from toad-stools, to gnomes, to flowers and trees, that would really make the whole scene complete.

This book has so many different motifs that would keep you busy and would really help make whatever you were looking to embroider special!

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