Got the stitch...

Monday, February 8, 2010

So I've been trying a few new things around Bam Bam HQ, not as in coming up with new products — more trying out new things to satisfy my crafty needs, enter Embroidery...

I was given recently by my Nana piles and PILES of embroidery thread (not to mention millions of buttons, zips and other vintage notions) it does make me a little sad when I get bags of these goodies as I know the only reason why I am getting them is because a lovely old dear at her retirement village can no longer use them. Still, looking at the glass half full, at least they aren't being binned and I can reuse them to make as many things as possible.

I had found a few old books that were my Mums when she was young that are full of what you need to be able to do to make a 'good' home — one of the chapters was embroidery, detailing plenty of stitches and diagrams of how to do them.

My first idea was to make a quilt for Grace, she had seen the previous one that I'd made for my shop and really wanted one for herself. I have cut all the squares and cut 12 of the squares from plain cloth that I have designed and embroidered for her. The quilt hasn't been sewn together yet but I'm planning on doing this soon.

Leo our cat being generally gorgeous and cuddly

My first square for Graces quilt finished!

Another event on the calendar was the BF's and my second anniversary and I decided to stitch this Day Of The Dead skull in lots of traditional and bright colours — it took me AGES and I'm really proud with how it came out!

Ray's gift finished, pats on the back for me!

So now I have invested in my own iron on transfer pencil and some bigger hoops so that I can have a bit of crafting that's just for me and not for sale, a great way to recharge the creativity!

Megan  – (February 9, 2010 at 9:03 AM)  

that is a lovely idea embroidering some of the quilt squares. hope you post a pic of the finished quilt!

Ruby in the Dust  – (February 10, 2010 at 9:57 PM)  

well done Jess, your embroidery is beautiful! love that skull :)

Bam Bam Creative  – (February 13, 2010 at 9:33 AM)  

thank you, it's been a lot of fun learning something new. I'll definitely be posting some photo's of the finished quilt, I'll probably get onto it after Craft2.0 is finished — so much to get ready!

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Bam Bam Creative makes boutique and vintage inspired homewares and childrens homewares — all made by hand with a lot of love and attention.

Making fabric Covered Wall Art, Magnets and Brooches, coordinating Bunting, Throw Cushions, Zipper Purses and soon to debut — Mobiles & Quilts — all made with an individual quality that you will love to look at and treasure for years to come.