Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

Earth Day Winner #4: I Heart Giraffes


Here’s a little to know about Leah:

Favorite Color: This is a hard one. I love Deep Burgundy red, and rich deep purple and Rich Royal blue, and and and the list goes on, but I think those are the top though.

Interests: Well obviously crafting, and quilting. I also love photography, reading, biking, ultimate Frisbee,  being a mom and wife, nature and once again the list goes on.

Something that makes me me: I’d have to say Giraffes. I LOVE them and collect anything to do with them. I know it’s a little strange, but nobody that knows me can see anything giraffe without thinking of me. [and she’s never won anything before!!]

Giraffe Tissue Holder

I first thought the giraffe motif was particularly awesome when I went window shopping at Jonathan Adler in San Francisco and my friend showed me the most adorable giraffe lamp. So, when Leah emailed me about her affinity for the lurpy-legged creature, I knew I had to incorporate it somehow.

I’m not sure why I thought of doing a  travel tissue case, maybe because I saw it recently on Martha, but maybe in the back of my mind I thought, “Leah likes her kid, who might get a runny nose from time to time.” So there you go. I made the case.


On the back side of the case, I stitched a little giraffe for her. I really like how this turned out, and I just enough vinyl to make another one. For me!

Introducing Oleo Vonvurstenberg and Leather Baby Booties


Remember our little shadow friend that came to visit? Well, I decided to make him a reality, sans toothpick. I used smooth silk/linen fabric from fabmo (so soft for a little baby) for the body and velvet embroidery thread for the details. Velvet embroidery thread, while not cheap, is hands down my favorite to work with. It’s just so yummy! Without any further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Oleo Vonvurstenberg. He’s sweet, always happy to see you and loves curious little babies.

Oleo Vonvurstenberg


I also made a pair of regal baby booties in black. Leather. I just love this bitty booties pattern from Heather Bailey, it’s so easy to hand sew and even easier on the sewing machine.


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