updated embroidery for kids and a giveaway



One of our little corners just was freshened up with Johanna's first finished embroidery.


Her first project she tackled (with a little help here and there) was a simple face I traced onto fabric in her embroidery basket.

She learned how to do a real backstitch--and quite beautifully I might add--on her little face.  (I did the filler stitch for her for the yellow hair.)  She decided each color she used and the thickness of each stitch.  She worked so carefully on it--it was wonderful to watch.

 It was very much her embroidery project.


Isn't it lovely?


And with all of your excitement over the embroidery basket for kids post, I'm happy to announce a giveaway from the wonderful shop BLISSFUL Patterns of this Easy to Sew Fabric Handle Basket PDF Sewing Pattern I used for Johanna's basket!


Here's our embroidery basket I used with the PDF pattern.  And here are other ways you could make the basket based on BLISSFUL patterns pattern:


Isn't it exciting!  There are so many possibilities with this basket!

Simply leave a comment to enter into the giveaway.  You can enter the giveaway up until Midnight Sunday EST.  Pass it along to any of your sewing/embroidery friends!

(If there is a different PDF pattern from BLISSFUL patterns that really catches your eye, you can choose it instead!)




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