I owe my sister some pajama tops for her daughters, to go with the frog print pants I finished in time for Christmas. I did a little Embird manipulation on these two designs from the "Leapin' Lilypads" set from Designs by Juju.
|The design set didn't have a frog on a lilypad, which would |
match the fabric, so I put two designs together to make my own
And this is the end result:
|Font used is "Puppy Love" from 8 Claws|
I removed the flower, then rotated the frog to fill in the gap in satin stitch that was left. I added the phrase "Hop to Bed" because, well, it's for pajamas. I really like the result and just need to stitch it out (twice) now.
I also found some graphics to use as inspiration for a bird on a branch silhouette I plan to make for my downstairs bathroom.
|I like the bird on the left|
|I really like the shape of these branches and leaves, so I pared|
it down to just have a single, branching limb
|The little birdie on the right is going to make an appearance (sort of) as well|
A little photo editing and sketching and I was able to put the different elements I liked together to come up with a pattern piece to cut out. Now I just need to cut it out. And sew it. And bind it. And I think that should about do it :)
Finally, I did a little more Embird magic for the other wall-hanging I have planned. I fell in love with several spring designs that Planet Applique released last year and bought them with the idea of making a quilt. Long story short, only one design fits the vision I have, and that's the topiary. Since I need designs for two panels, I modified the single ball topiary to make a double ball one. Make sense? Didn't think so. Here are some pictures:
|Here is the original design (with some color changes)|
|And here's what I derived for a second panel|
I got two balls by shrinking the ball from the 5x7 design and pairing it with the ball from the 4x4 design. I split the flowers out and put the 3 smaller ones up top and the 3 bigger on the bottoms. I cropped the stem into two pieces, and moved the bow (which I shrank a little as well). I am pleased with how the two-ball topiary turned out and think the designs will look perfect together. Now I just need to do all the cutting, embroidery, sewing and quilting!
Beyond all that, I have fabric coming in for a shopping cart cover for Samuel because I was short on the fabrics I chose. I also have some vinyl coming to make some decorative bins out of wipes boxes (thanks Pinterest, for coming up with more projects for my to-do list!). Whew! I'm tired just thinking about all the sewing I need to do! What about you? Do you have big plans in the works?