August 9, 2011This IS your granny’s crafting! Embroidered Squirrels Edition
By Betty Crafter
I was not kidding, y’all, when I said I needed to cleanse my craft palette after the creepy clown production of last time. I wanted something cute that I’d enjoy making and actually WANT in my house. And friends, there are no two words sweeter to this Betty’s ears when said together than “vintage squirrel.” It was a very happy time indeed, then, when I happened across these lovely vintage Vogart embroidery transfers!
Look at those adorable squirrels! Gah! And they’re obviously having a conversation about cute things like rainbows and babies and maybe that little bluebird overhead. All this sweetness brought a little tear to my eye and I knew that Little Betty just HAD to lay her precious little head to sleep each night on a pillowcase adorned with my new squirrel friends.
Too cute, right? I just started with a simple plain white pillowcase and added a pink velvet ribbon and white eyelet trim.
And in case there are any other craft nerds out there, here’s a shot of the backside of the work:
As you can see I decided to forgo my sewing machine in favor of hand sewing the trims. Hand sewing is a bit of a lost art, I think, and sometimes it’s quite nice to take the time to do it, although I’m not the best at it.
Now, this Betty does indeed love to be crafty, but embroidery is not my medium of choice. Sure, I dabble, but I usually turn to my knitting needles or sewing machine when given the chance. But I really enjoyed this project! It was easy-peasy and turned out pretty well. I loved it so much that I might even do some kitchen towels. I ran across this vintage Vogart pattern on etsy that’s just screaming for me to make it…