Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dachshund Embroidery Pattern

I have a new pattern available in my Etsy shop!  
This one is titled Dachshund .    

I have started a project using the main motif - this sweet dachshund with flowers and some text.  I am in the accent color selection phase right now:

I am outlining the dog in brown floss, using the Stem Stitch.  I used the darker shade of brown to add some nice shadowing to the ear.  

I stitched the nose and eyeball in Satin Stitch:

I will keep you updated on my progress on this project!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gingerbread House Embroidery Part One

A few weeks ago, I shared a photo on Instagram of an embroidery project in progress.  

I want to make sure I blog about this project as well!
I am embroidering one of the gingerbread houses from my gingerbread embroidery pattern set.   

I am using this bright, candy inspired color palette: 

So far, I have outlined the house in Back Stitch 

and outlined the door and the roof edge in Whipped Back Stitch:

I am using Straight Stitches in alternating colors for the path way stones: 

This is what I have done so far...I will keep posting my progress on this project and update you on the floss color numbers I use as well.