July Handmade Gift number 1!

14 Jun

Shhh, Don’t spoil the surprise, but here is my first handmade gift for the lineup of July birthdays!

This is my first successful embroidery, quilting, binding, feed dog foot, and totally designed by me experience, and I am so excited to give this to Lena on her second birthday! She is very into picking out her own bows and this will display them so they are easy to see!

I did make a couple mistakes, though. Two of my corners aren’t perfect, I don’t know what happened, but somehow I did them wrong and had to improvise, which I think I did well. I also had a little bit of a miscalculation in the placing of the embroidery, so everything isn’t perfectly¬†symmetrical. ¬†The extra thick batting I used made it a little difficult to work with, but I am really happy with the end result for the purpose of a clip holder!

Overall I am very pleased! I have a game plan on how to improve for the next one and I am really excited to get started! Although first I have to make E’s reading pillow!


What would you change about the design if you were me?


One Response to “July Handmade Gift number 1!”

  1. jemailad June 20, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    That hand-embroidery is adorable!


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