Thursday, August 27, 2009

Appliquéd Onesies

My grandma gave me these two onesies earlier this summer, they're preemie size so I decided to try out some new embroidery stitches on them and some applique. Here's an up close of the apple, I did in one evening (thanks to some extra nesting energy) Its an open chain stitch around the apple, the leaf I drew first and then did a satin stitch to make it and the stem is a whipped chain stitch. All three were new stitches and I'm happy to say they were pretty easy! Here's an up close of the kitty, it took a lot longer to finish I lost some steam trying to get the outline done.
The outline is the open chain stitch again, a little messy I was getting sick of doing it lol! The nose and ears are a satin stitch, I really like how that stitch looks. The whiskers are the whipped chain stitch (another encore stitch) and the mouth is a single fly stitch. The patches are a whipped running stitch, a new one but very easy :) And the eyes, my new hard stitch for this one, are FRENCH KNOTS! This stitch is a big achievement for me but I still hate it, it only works when it wants to lol. I love how the face came out :) Now I'm not sure what to do with them! I don't think this baby is going to be small enough to wear them, which really isn't a bad thing! So I might hang them somehow, somewhere in her room or put them on a doll or bear in her room.... Its nice to have at least one project finished! Now its time to start another heehee!


  1. ok, you SOOOO have to teach me french knots, or I suppose you could just do them on all my unfinished projects! I love the kitty!...and you label makes me laugh 8}

  2. So very CUTE! You must show your Grandma those onesies now! :) I used to like to embroider pillowslips :) Haven't embroidered in a while tho'. I like the idea of putting them on a doll or stuffed animal!

  3. Thanks! I want to do more but I have to finish my other projects first :(