Over the weekend I attended my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and my cousin’s wedding. I made embroideries for both events, and I am so excited to finally be able to show off what I made!
The font for the names is Lobster Two which you can download for free. I love this font, especially for things with names. It’s the same one I used for the purple work Christmas gift I made for my sister.
My initial thought was to satin stitch the type, but I worried about my ability to keep it looking neat and even. So instead I used a split stitch outline. I like the effect that the split stitch has and it stands out compared to the other backstitched elements.
After I finished the names and wedding date I felt like it needed a little something more. I started Googling and looking at different floral elements and then I had the idea to check out some of Carina’s patterns since she her book Stitched Blooms is all flowers. I came across this gorgeous pattern on her shop decided to just take a few elements from the design and put them on either side of the names.
I was originally going to use color but decided against it and I am really glad I kept it so minimal. I tend to overdo it sometimes with color, so working with only white and grays was definitely a challenge for me, but I think the result looks very elegant and can work with any color scheme.
Have you made any handmade gifts lately?
Jo MyGosh says
I really like the flower detailing! Cute!
Thanks! It was a last minute addition and I’m glad I took the time to do it!
I LOVE THIS! I’m so jealous that you can do stuff like this! I have tried numerous times and I just can’t get it right. :p
Embroidery has taken me a really long time to get comfortable with, and I still am not the most confident. I see so many mistakes and awkward stitches, but I know I’m also a lot more critical. It’s definitely something you need to just dive in and work on because you will improve!
Alex | Thrifty Below says
Very pretty! Did they love it?! It’s so nice to get a thoughtful, unexpected gift.