Thursday, July 22, 2010

made for baby - day 3

the third & final handmade gift was based on the woodland theme for the baby's room:









I used images from a vintage coloring book, scanned them, re-drew them in illustrator, added color, printed them out on printable fabric I bought at joann's, then hand-embroidered them. for the back I used a cute flannel dot fabric & for the stuffing I opted for the bamboo fiber, both also purchased at joann's. here's a closeup of the stitching:


today is thursday & I couldn't not post a vintage embroidery transfer even though this is already such a long post:


happy stitching!

20 comments:

Jill McDonald said...

So freaking CUTE! My favs the fox, squirrel & raccoon. It's good to be your friend.

jeanne said...

those are so excellent!

giddy99 said...

They're wonderful! I especially love the fox, deer, owl & squirrel. :)

Anonymous said...

That owl is too much. Hee hee. What a great idea! All of your gifts reflect just how amazingly talented you are. What a lucky baby!

Whit

Martha said...

Very clever, indeed...excellent stitching and I love those coloring book illustrations.

Laura-IH said...

Oh, how wonderful! They are all cute, but that squirrel is a riot!

Kandra said...

Amazing! I love that! Any tips for illustrator? I have the CS4, but have yet to really use illustrator.

Early Bird Special said...

Just wonderful, G. Something the family will cherish forever. :-)

mixette said...

Lucky baby! All of the things you made are original, covetable, and beautifully crafted as usual. And the squirrel - love love

Retro Plants said...

HOLY COW GINA!!!!
really?
really?

what a lucky momma to be and lucky baby to come!
just divine projects. . . but these are my *favs*!!!
so retro cute!
talk about putting your time in!?!
you never cease to amaze with your crafty genius!

Kimberly said...

Even though raccoons seriously freak me out to the point of hyperventilation - I adore its little hands and it's my favorite of the bunch. What a fantastic idea! And the little lamb is so precious.

Amanda said...

Adorable! My son, Atticus, will be born on November 5th and his nursery is woodland themed.

Katie said...

These are awesome! I love love love what you do with printable fabric!

Kristi said...

*squeal* These are amazing!!

Molly / Charlotte's Fancy said...

These are great! So adorable.

Kristin Ann said...

So very cute! Love the added embroidery!

Catalina said...

These are so adorable, a cute gift!

sassypackrat said...

What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

*brilliant* lady! :-)

danielle thompson

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

These designs are fantastic. And your stitching is beautiful!