Wednesday, 9 January 2008

a late present


Not even late for christmas (I haven't got there yet!), but for a new baby in the extended family born a few months back now. I made this lion softie from the book Embroidered Treasures by Claire Garland, then adapted the lion head and mane to make a matching little top.


The stripes are actually dark brown and white, its difficult to see in the rubbish light we have here at the moment, and the lions tummy is yellow and spotty. (and yes, I vandalised a second teeshirt to make the stripes matching!). The embroidery is mostly chain stitch and french knots, I am not good at chain stitch, if I think about it while I am doing it it goes wrong. I think I got away with it though (tried to switch off my mind and just do it). Hope they like it, it should be with them in the mail anytime now. and I don't think this branch of family read my blog so I shouldn't be spoiling anything by showing you here.

7 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a fantastic present Hannah! I'm sure they will be thrilled with the top and lion - so cute! Lucy x

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year Hannah! They are gorgeous, love the combination of stripes too!
Kimx

weirdbunny said...

Oh Hannah this is amazing ! The matching tee shirt and lion so cute ... ~ Julia x

Mirre said...

What a lovely present!
I'm sure the baby in question won't mind the delay!

mellyandrosie said...

What a fabulous idea!! Oh so cute and I am sure worth the wait!!! There is nothing like a beautiful homemade gift - expecially one this gorgeous!!

kirsten said...

that is a fantastic idea! and i'm a sucker for striped shirts.

anamama said...

Oh my... this is so cute!