Today was my Mum’s birthday. We had a lovely (hot!) day together shopping and lunching – with Maia, it was a day that only girls really enjoy… no pesky husbands/sons hurrying us along. Now if there is one person who likes a bargain more than I do it’s Mum, so we had a great time finding all kinds of things we really NEED and couldn’t say no to… like bamboo tumblers and plates (biodegradable you know, but remarkably still dishwasher safe *how does that work I wonder*), a new bag – which I can fit my camera in-but-is-not-giant, and a very cute jewellery tree! The lunch included a rather delicious plum and white chocolate cheesecake, and tall glasses of cold beverages which concluded the outing rather nicely. If only I was still in that lovely cool department store right now (its sweaty again here tonight)…
Anyways, back to the purpose of this post, in a fit of inspiration yesterday I created this cute card… which I think turned out rather well, so I thought I’d share how it was made.
Step 1. First up make some flowers. I used a 3ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook… but you could use any yarn and corresponding hook. Embroidery floss and a 1.5mm hook would be cute. Make a magic circle and chain 1. Sc 10 times into the circle:Pull tight and join with a slip stitch:
Step 2: Make desired number of leaves using green cotton:
Chain 7 ss in second chain from the hook, hdc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next, ss in last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Step 3: Select your card. I like to rule my lines to make sure my sewing is straight:
Then with a rubber under the front of the card, use your needle to punch holes the length of the line (stem) so your stitches are even(ish):Step 4: Stitch the stems, up, then back (fasten off after each one):Step 5: And glue your flowers and leaves in place:And there you have a very happy little card! I’m thinking I might make another and frame it… What do you think?
I also wanted to say thank you for all the lovely comments about the toy tents. The children are loving them, and as we are going camping (for real) in a couple of days they will be coming along to. If you do make a tent (or two) I hope your children enjoy them as much as Maia and Carter! Jxx