Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Embroidery Design - Ice Cream Cone

Here is Ellie's second embroidery bib.
It would be just as appropriate for a boy as for her.
It is done is simple back-stitch embroidery. My flavors of choice were chocolate, pistachio, and strawberry (dark brown, light lime green, pink perle cotton threads, size 8). The cone is done is dark gold perle 8...all threads are cotton.
And, I'm thinking that the design would also be really cute done in fabrics...as applique layers. If you do fusible applique...then you already know that each ice-cream layer shape would be traced on to the fusible webbing and then ironed to three different fabrics (remember to add a little for tucking under each other). I might just try that myself sometime soon...maybe for a pillow top? Oh, wouldn't that be cute ironed to a little t-shirt front! I can picture some plaids, polka dots, stripes for the different ice creams. (If anyone does this before me, please send me a photo of the finished work...I'd love to post it!) I have no idea with I'd have the time to actually get it done...but will now be shopping for plain little t-shirts I'm thinking! Yikes! More projects!
Next, I've got to get back to my "regular monthly stitching" before I get too far behind on my Block of the Month quilt blocks...and my Take A Stitch Tuesday samples! 
Here is the ice-cream cone embroidery design for y'all! Hope you enjoy stitching it!
Both this design and the monogram design I posted yesterday too about 2 hours each to stitch, an extra hour for sewing on lace, turning, tucking in ribbon ends...it was about six hours from start to finish to complete both bibs. Don't think everything "hand-made" takes loads of time..you will seriously be surprised at how fast things can be stitched. Especially a design like this, where you can do the entire think in simple back-stitch!
Give hand embroidery a try if you have not done so already. You can so impress your new mom-to-be with a hand made gift that she will (hopefully) cherish enough to have a family keepsake.
By the way...a question for you...as I'm sure some of you already do this...
I want to purchase some hang-tags to insert into my hand-made baby things. I want them to say something simple so that they can be used on quilts, garments, purses...etc. Not sure if I just want them to read "Handmade by Shawkl Designs" or something else. Do you have any recommendations for having these done? I don't want thousands...but still would like a decent price for them.
Thanks for any suggestions.


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