thursday threads

thursday threads

I’ve got so many projects under way and honestly all of them are half complete! So, instead of showing you half done projects, I thought I would take today’s thursday threads and highlight some neat embroidery/hand sewing finds from around the web.

First off is this awesome play apron that was highlighted on feeling stitchy this week. The pattern is from a Needlework magazine from the early 1900s and was converted by Lia.  This looks like a super fun sewing project that would be perfect for those fat quarters you have lying around and would make such a cute holiday gift for a little friend in your life.

I highlighted this kit offered by Purl Soho in last week’s Fantastic Friday post, but I had to share it again. It is the perfect embroidery kit that involves so many things I love: applique, sewing with felt and simple embroidery stitches.  I’m always a sucker for trees too.

I’m working about 2 months behind where I wanted to be on planning for holiday items for the shop so I’m trying to keep it simple. One thing in my sketchbook is a large banner with this tree in the middle stitched onto linen. I’m thinking of hand embroidering the swirls and using some vintage buttons for the ornaments.
The other holiday item up my sleeves is an advent calendar set. I’m hoping to make 25 little felt envelopes with the numbers hand appliqued onto the envelopes all put together with some red/white bakers twine and little clothespins to hang it with. Here’s hoping this idea makes it out of my head!

What’s embroidery patterns or sets have caught your eye this week?