Thing 16: Trying Out Embroidery

Making the Frederick quilt reminded me how much I’d like to have better options for decorating or giving features to small stuffed toys without having to do a ton of cutting (as for the 3 separate pieces for each of Frederick’s eyes) or gluing (to add on plastic googly eyes). A couple of weeks ago, I ordered an adorable book called Doodle Stitching, by Aimee Ray, and tonight I copied one of her illustrations and used a single stitch (backstitch) to embroider it.

Thing 16: Embroidery

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I don’t really know how to explain this Victorian streak I’m manifesting, but this month is turning out to be a good excuse to try out lots of little things.

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