Hello-0-0-0! If there are any readers left out there, I’m still here! Neither the virus nor lethargy has kept me quiet, just the hurry-up of life, even while in lockdown!
This is a fun little project that was done for precious little Beatrice, #1 fan of Winnie the Pooh.
The book pillow was also done for Brother’s Stitching Sewcial blog to celebrate Pooh’s birthday, hence the included book. Finding that little paperback required determination and skills worthy of Sherlock Holmes, but I was driven once I knew such a publication existed, though long out of print.
Book pillows have surged in popularity and not just for children. Who wouldn’t want to curl up with a good book and a soft pillow? With the recent stay at home call, this is a soothing antidote to what might be seen as isolation.
Why not make one today, for a child, for a friend, for a shut in, for yourself, for anyone! The instructions are for the Winnie the Pooh pillow shown, but any fabric, any embroidery design may be substituted.
NOTE: This pillow was made on my Brother Dream Machine. Some instructions are specific to that. Greater details can be found on Brother’s blog Stitching Sewcial here. Continue reading
Posted in accessories, Disney projects, machine embroidery
Tagged book pillow, Brother Disney embroidery, Brother Dream Machine, classic Pooh, free motion, honeycomb stitch, machine embroidery, quilting, Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh's birthday
This cute spa wrap isn’t green, but there is a bit of the color in the trim.
What a fun little project this is! My older granddaughter loved her monogrammed wrap and those I made for her Spatacular 8th birthday party guests. There was also one for each girl’s American Girl doll (see that tutorial here).
Laurel would love one with the Beauty and the Beast design, available from iBroidery.com for Brother Disney embroidery machines.
She is our little drama queen, but not in a bad way. Laurel has been performing in local stage productions since she was 7 and acting as narrator in Beauty was one of her favorite roles. Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been on a Disney roll embroidering items for a good friend. This backpack was a fearsome task, making me wonder if it was a mistake to take it on. It brought to mind my “sewing in a cave” experience monogramming a large tote bag. I did NOT want to repeat that.
The bag was a Christmas gift for grandson Alastair’s favorite pre-school teacher. Then I tackled another one for my dear Aunt Rheeta. But it was no fun at all! Continue reading
Have you seen Brother’s new Disney designs? I absolutely love them. So many of them are fresh and contemporary, so well suited to the styles of the day. As you can see, Minnie is not just black and red any more, but she could still rock those colors if you like.
Laurel’s 4th birthday dress
When Laurel hit her Princess phase at four, she chose Minnie Mouse as the theme for her birthday dress and party. Of course, I made a matching outfit for Robert.
The children have needed Disney outfits since their first trip to the Magic Kingdom 2 years ago. Even though we live little more than an hour from DisneyWorld, we can’t seem to get enough of it.
Seeing the wonder in the eyes of these two little grandchildren as we ride through It’s a Small World makes me believe in magic. And it restores me to my childhood, at least for the duration of the ride. It’s true what they say about grandchildren keeping you young–at least at heart.
Custom made Disney clothes for the adventure helps build their excitement. Not that it needs building! But the attention the children get from the characters just reinterates their Nana’s message, “You are special.”
Posted in boys, brother-sister, clothing, Disney, girls, machine embroidery, smocking
Tagged Brother Disney embroidery, Disney embroidery, Mickey Mouse embroidery, Minnie Mouse birthday dress, Minnie Mouse embroidery, smocked birthday dress