Last week Gorgeous Girl’s platypus made an unexpected trip through the washing machine. He came out looking like this.
Very lumpy and misshapen. I carefully unstitched the hand stitching and removed the stuffing. Then a quick run under the iron to smooth out the wrinkles.
Then I restuffed him and sewed him shut again.
As good as new and one happy Gorgeous Girl.
In 2011 I bookmarked this tutorial for a gorgeous needle book case. Today I dug into the felt and embroidery stashes (these are both very small) and finally made one.
I need to get ink for the printer and so couldn’t print out the templates provided on in the tutorial, so I free hand drew the cloud shapes and the embroidery.
I used a back stitch for the swirl, I need to learn some more embroidery stitches at some stage. The three layers are joined along the top of the cloud.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out. It was quick and easy and I think these would make a nice little gift for crafty friends.