Friday, 15 March 2013

Tea + Embroidery

This time last year, I had just completed my first ever embroidery.  It was done freehand, featured applique, was a present for my mum's birthday and had a tea theme.  Never one to push the boundaries too far, I have once again completed a tea-themed, freehand embroidery featuring applique for my mum's birthday.  She asked me for a teapot and some nice teacups so I though this would be a nice accompaniment to her pretty new crockery.

And get this, it's BACKED so it looks all neat and pleasing.  I don't know why the back pleases me almost as much as the front but it does.

I love embroidering by hand - there is something very soothing and mindless about it - but I am itching to try freehand machine embroidery.  I didn't think a birthday present needed at short notice (my mum's birthday is on Sunday) was the best place to practise this but I will be frantically seeking advice on here and Twitter when I do have a go!



  1. It is truly lovely. I've got into applique with confidence lately and it pleases me how easy it is to do on my machine. And embroidery is sooo relaxing. Well, until you get a knot. I do get why the back is pleasing, I really do! x

    1. Thank, Anna. I knew there would be other crafty folk who appreciated the backing. It hides a multitude of sins! I have plans for some more applique cushions in the near future so will be shouting out for advice now you're an accomplished applique-er :-) x

  2. This is gorgeous! What a lovely present. I too can totally understand why you find the back so pleasing!

    Happy stitching!
    Jo :-) x

    1. Thanks, Jo. It's definitely a crafter thing. I pointed out the back to my family when my mum opened her presents but they definitely didn't appreciate it the way we do :-) x