Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pretty, Stitchy Things

I have decided, after this weekend's fruitful stitching, that I like a simple, pretty hand-stitched thing, even if it's nothing special. I'm quite satisfied with how this turned out.
A couple of people have asked me to make a card/cash holder, so I decided also to make one for myself to go with my new bag (my Minnesota bag). I made it out of the same fabric as the bag's lining, and I stitched swoopy flowery lines in it, in the style of the design of the outside fabric. I can't stand to be idle, so when I go on trips (this weekend we went to my in-laws') I bring a book or a project. A weekend away from home means hand-stitching everything, so this was done 100% by hand.

I just have to say that I do not know how to embroider. If there's a right way, which I'm sure there it, I'm not doing it! My husband's recently deceased grandmother, who I was very fond of, taught me a very basic stitch and I make that into whatever design I think is pretty. But I decided that, even tho it's not done the "right" way, I still think it's nice. :)

Oh, one more thing: after much deliberation, I have decided to call this a "cash and card foldie". Even tho I refer to a sandwich with only one piece of bread as a foldie, I think it's a perfect fit for this simple little wallet. "Wallet" is so broad. "Foldie"... now, doesn't that conjure up just the right image?


RusticOkie said...

Foldie is a great name. I don't think there is a wrong way if you like it. That's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Looking good. :) You might want to use smaller buttons or different type of button for the next one you make. Very pretty.