I am so excited about this post! I finally get to share my stitching project! Erin is releasing a whole bunch of new dies this month and they are so fun! I have been wanting some scallops, so I was so happy to see those, and there are clouds, a rainbow, and the sun, perfect for creating cute stitched scenes!
I just couldn't be happier with the way this turned out! My daughter loved it too, and we have been trying to decide whether she is going to hang it in her room, or if I'm going to keep it for my craft room. I'll probably just have to make another one :)
So, I started with a 6 inch plastic yellow hoop. I really wanted a wooden one, but my options are limited to pretty much Wal-Mart living way out in the country, so I settled for the plastic one, and now I'm kind of glad I did, because I really like it! I stretched some blue fabric on the hoop, I cut out the circle of blue felt, and then ran it through my Big Shot with the sun and rays holes. I then stitched the blue piece of felt to the fabric.
Next, I stitched the sun, clouds and ground. I added the smaller circle in the middle of the sun with the smallest of the Stitched Circle Dies. I then cut the flowers out with the Floral Cluster stitched dies, and sewed them down. I bought some felt glue the other day and I used that to glue the scallops around the edges, because I just knew that if I went to sewing that around the edge without gluing it or pinning it, I would end up with an extra scallop or not enough. That worked out real well. After the glue dried, I did the stitching around.
This is how I finished the back. I cut the fabric about an inch and a half from the edge of the hoop, and did a running stitch around the edges. I then drew up the stitches and tied a knot. It's not the most beautiful way to finish off the back, but I'm going to hang it on the wall, so no one will be the wiser ;) I could have sewn on another piece of felt that came to the edge, and I may still go back and do that.
I am really happy with this! I can't wait to do another one. I hope Erin will come out with some trees and little houses next!
DIES: Stitched Sunshine, Stitched Rainbow, Stitched Circle Bases, Hoopla: Stitched Scallop, Stitched Circles, Floral Cluster
FELT: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Winter White, Berry Sorbet
These dies and more will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on April 15th, at 10:00 EST!
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