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.