April 11, 2008
Aunt Pearl's Drawers
Hi everybody! I was thinking about Mother's Day coming up and something I could give that I made....For my birthday a friend of mine gave me some drawer sachets and I liked them very much. They were commercial and paper packets, and though I love opening my sock drawer and being greeted by such a lovely fragrance, I thought an embroidered set would make a lovely gift. So, I made a pattern just for the blog to share with you. You can use them how you like and even sell if you want. I would love to see what you do with them, so email me if you Flickr them or put them in your blog or shop.
I am only posting the pattern on this blog, but I have written out the whole tutorial on my craft blog .
I was worried that the post would be too long if I did the whole tutorial here. I am new to blogger, so I don't quite understand all the posting options or ways of doing things.....
I don't know how these will print out, but hopefully you will get good copies. I embroidered on a 3" x 4" square of muslin which after tracing the pattern I bonded to the fabric with heat and bond lite. Then, I began my embroidery. If you do it this way, you don't have to "quilt" the pieces, which I like because I can get on with the embroidery, which I love.
I was looking at the Flickr pics last nite trying to get familiar with things you do and I realized that I am an amateur embroiderer at best. I do not know the rules.....lol....are there rules? I started embroidering when I was ten. I was given some floss and some printed towels and left to my own. I realize when I am working sometimes that there is probably an easier or better way, but I somehow manage to get to my goal regardless. I use a simple backstitch for outlining and the border is an official stitch, but I don't know what it's called. I found the stitch I use for the border, it's called Herringbone, it can be found here.
I went to my Aunt's house yesterday and asked if I could photograph my sock sachet in her sock drawer. My Aunt is 79. She agreed, but lit up when she saw my "underwear sachet" and offered to let me use it in her underwear drawer............
I hope you find some lovely drawers for your new sachets. Enjoy the patterns and until we talk again, I hope your "Feeling Stitchy!"