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Sunday, March 6, 2011

AN EMBROIDERED WEDDING GIFT

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you're all enjoying a happy crafting weekend!

It was a pleasure and such fun visiting with so many of you this weekend, and admiring your wonderful projects.  I needed the inspiration as I seem to be in a somewhat crafting "slump" or as a lot of you refer to it as "mojo".  Whatever you can call it, I don't seem to have it at the moment, so it's been a good time for me to catch up on some neglected chores.

I've had several requests now for the card/envie .pdf file.  Please check back with me tomorrow and I will have it available for you.

For my project post today, I have an embroidery project.  I was asked by a friend to embroider a set of towels for a wedding gift.  I actually enjoyed getting back to doing some embroidery.  I hadn't been near my machine for a while now, and it was something I didn't have to think about how to do -- the color had already been selected and I'd been provided the names -- that's all I needed!  So this was easy.  Not my usual to share with you but I hope you like what I did.

I started with some towels I purchased from a General Dollar Store and I found the ribbon among some I already have here at home to add as a trim, so this set cost about $10:


Here's how it turned out:


The found the ribbon several years ago at Costco's and it has such a soft and luxious look and feel to it, and I think it added class to the towels (if you click on the picture you might be able to get a better glimpse of the texture o the ribbon).  Now that I I'm looking at it, I think I'm going to add some fringe at the bottom for a finishing touch!  I think my friend will like them and I hope you will too.

I've still got some unfinished projects and I'm still pondering on how to complete them -- hope my crafting mind returns soon!  In the meantime, I love you all...

I'll be back!

P.S.  Don't forget I'll have the card/envie .pdf file available tomorrow!

33 comments:

Dawnll said...

Oh these are so luxurious looking Audrey, what a wonderful gift to give and receive.
Love when you share.
Have a great weekend.

~BridgetL~ said...

you are so multi talented. I wish I had that many talents. The towels are beautiful and Im sure your friend will love them. Have a blessed Sunday :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Audrey, is there nothing you can't do? These are just scrumptious! Oh and hon, stop by my blog and scroll down. SURPRISE! xxD

Kate said...

What a gorgeous set! That ribbon is fantastic! I am certain that your friend will LOVE these!

Staying Crafty said...

Very nice!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Wow, those look incredible! I love the cream color on the darker brown. Very elegant!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Audrey! Love the colors!!! You are so multi talented!!!

Shelley said...

Audrey, what a beautiful job and another passion that you and I share. Like you embroidery is something that I don't have to think about.

Thank you for dropping by my blog to check in. It is so nice to have a comment!

Shelley

Jean said...

These are so pretty!!

Besthobbyeva said...

What a wonderful gift for this couple to receive. They will love it!! Great, great job!! You are an amazing talent. I love your work.

Laurie

shari said...

Very pretty Audrey! I always wanted a machine that embroidered. Shari (cricutrookie)

just2ducky said...

You amaze me daily. Come on over and grab an award in your "free" time. ;)

flowerdisco said...

this towel set bring back memories as my first embroidery project while attending sewing classes many-many years ago. lovely set!

Lisa said...

WOW Angie, you have so much imagination. All your projects are so great. I know we all get those blocks now and then.

Monica Flores said...

Audrey!! I love love love it!!

Cricut Couple said...

So Beautiful! I have an embroidery machine and haven't turned it on in probably 4 years. I really need to get a better one. Mine can't do that. Hee! Hee! I love the chocolate color base! That's such a beautiful color! Such a beautiful project!

lovemypaper said...

Wow These towels are so very beautiful very nice job!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are so pretty I love the colors and I am sure the lucky couple will love them.

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Wow! That looks store-bought! I wish I could do that!!!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
I love your towels and what a great gift they will make
I haven't used my machine in the longest time either. I think it might be time to to dust it off :)
Hugs
Stacy

CraftyGirl said...

These are spectacular!! It is hard to believe you can make such an amazing gift without spending a fortune!! Your friend is going to be thrilled to be able to give these as a gift and the bride and groom are going to adore them!
barb :)

Lori Apgar said...

These are gorgeous!!! What an awesome gift!

My oldest son received some embroidered towels (more manly though) for high school graduation and he said that was his favorite gift because it was personal.

Terry Oulboub said...

Well look at you Audrey, just an awesome wonder with all sorts of talent! These are so beautiful! I love the ribbon, too - very luxurious indeed! You really do have an exciting blog to visit because you continue to have sensational crafty items you've made that delight us all!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, those are just BEAUTIFUL... that ribbon looks so perfect on the towels, I am sure they will love them... hugs

Mary said...

These towels are gorgeous Audrey. All the gift needs is some homemade soap,lol.Hugs, Mary

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Amazing gift idea. You are a little Martha Stewart aren't you. LOL Love it. :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful towels so luxurious they will love it!

Charlotte said...

Oh my, These are lovely. I love embroidered things. I also do this, but not as much lately. I have a niece that I have sewn for since before she was born. So for several years I did a lot of monograming for her. She is now 14. When she turned 13 she told me that I didn't need to make her as many clothes or do any monograming for her. I took the hint. I sure don't want to cramp her style. LOL A few months ago I started having trouble with my laptop that the software is on. Well,2 weeks ago I had it fixed because it had my tax info from last year on it. So now I need to get back with it. I love to sew. We must be cousins or something. Can't wait to see you this summer!! Jack and Magnolia send their love to Buster.

jen said...

I love your towels they came out perfect. I want one of these machines so bad....lol
Someday I will get one so I can do this. TFS
hugs,jen

- - Sheryl - - said...

Beautiful! I still have a set my maid of honor made me and that was over 20 years ago! A gift not to be forgotten!

Ladybug said...

What a beautiful gift to make for your friends, who I'm sure will love them. Simply gorgeous!!

Beebeebabs said...

How did I miss this one - these are absolutely gorgeous you have soooo many talents.

Curt in Carmel said...

Do your talents ever end??? You have turned this $10 set into something worthy of Macy's! What gorgeous work my friend. Love this! Best, Curt