My baby gift plans started out grandiose. I was going to make a flannel quilt with a pattern that I got in the Great Frozen North last December.
January and February did not quite go as planned, so that idea was set aside for a purchased layette set from the Osh-Kosh store at the outlet mall. I still wanted to make something special, but with the due date approaching and other projects undone, I had about given up on the handmade aspect.
A few days ago, Martha at Q is for Quilter posted these images from the 1948 Simplicity Needlework Catalog. I decided they were just the ticket for handmade baby gifts that do not require weeks of commitment to finish!
So yesterday, I made this:
It is from Simplicity embroidery designs pattern #7123, "Story Book Trims".
I had never stitched on knit fabric and the stabilizer experience was certainly a learning one!
The suggestion was to use 6 strands of floss. I only used three strands for most everything - two strands for the giraffe.
I think it turned out a little wonky, but cute. For the next one, I may use all one color to minimize the number of knots and threads. I might try one with more strands of floss, too.
It was a really quick little project and I can't wait to do more!