Sunday, 27 March 2011

alphabet chart

I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm making an alphabet chart for my beloved Rebecca.  It was intended as a birthday present for her second birthday in September last year.  I think I got to "D" and realised it would have to be a Christmas present.  I didn't get any further than "D" so I'm working on it for a birthday or Christmas present this year instead!

I've shown you the panels for letters A - I, so here is K.  Yes, I do know my alphabet, I just couldn't think of anything for J!  I've since decided on Jigsaw, but haven't got round to it.

This was very simple to do.  I cut out the kite shapes and the string and bows are embroidered.  Satin stitch for the bows and a rope stitch for the string.   Since beginning this project I have learnt to machine applique, but the first 9 panels are hand appliqued and so I will continue.

This ladybird was cut out using a jar lid as a template and then blanket stitched.  The spots are satin stitched and I had a terrible time making them the same size.  As you can see, I failed!

Mr Mouse here isn't my favourite, he looks a bit strange, but I am lacking in drawing skills.  His tail is a crocheted chain.

12 down, only 14 to go before I start stitching up the letters!


Ms Muffin said...

Loving this. Even the mouse. :-)
And am glad that I am not the only that attempts gifts that turn out to take MUCH longer! ;-)

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

It's coming along great! I especially love "L" :D

Allie said...

Wendy those are so adorable - I think you've done a wonderful job! Your mouse is too precious and the ladybug is brilliant.