May 15, 2012

Yesterday's Project...

I've had this kit for quite some time, and I decided that today would be the day I would make this. It's a little candlemat project from Bareroots called "Bunnies".

In this first photograph, I've already cut out all the blooms, leaves and bunnies and whipstitched them to the base (per the pattern instructions). I think it's already cute, but there was more to do.
I placed the backing (the green felted wool) behind the embroidery panel so you could get an idea of the finished piece.
These are the bunnies after I added the little leafy necklaces. I still had to add the flowers to the necklaces. The pattern calls for beads, but I added colonial knots instead (I prefer them to French knots.)

All that's left is to add the green backing. When it's all done, I'll take another photograph so you can see how cute it is. I really liked working on it, too. It was elegant in its simplicity, and I was nearly able to finish it in one day! (My kind of project!) I have a few more of the patterns from Barri Sue Gaudet (the designer) and might just have to start another! If I do, you know I'll show it to you.

UPDATE: Each comment left so far on today's post has asked what "colonial knots" are. I'm going to do a mini photo tutorial for you tomorrow. Thanks for asking!

I'm looking forward to a productive week this week. So far, so good. What's on your agenda?
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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna honey this project is just too cute. I love bunnies.
I am actually wanting to work again upstairs to see if I can ever get that room wall papered and painted.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that you enjoy the rest of the week
Love ya
Maggie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How adorable is this?!?! Love it, Donna!! I don't know what colonial knots are ~ can you take a closeup sometime for me?

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie

laurajane said...

It's so lovely,like Stephanie,I've never heard of a Colonial knot,how different are they from French knots?
Xx

Chris said...

This is so sweet.

moosecraft said...

Very nice! I'm going to have to check out what a colonial knot is... I only just managed a few successful french knots last week! lol!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I love reading your blog today before I go to work. I enjoy Tags post. I really like your project and can't wait to see it finished. If you have time, I would like for you to tell me the difference between a colonial knot and a french Knot. I might start changing from french Knots if it is simple. I got to run. Time to go to work. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Super adorable!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have seen these cute patterns at quilt shows. It is amazing how that bit of embroidery brings it all to life. Shell will be wanting you to make her one!
Deb

Deb said...

That is a really cute piece. Hmm, I don't know the difference between colonial knots and french knots. I always end up doing french knots no matter what they call for. I guess I should look those knots up.

Lelia said...

lovely candle mat - I have that pattern in my closet! One of these days, one of these days ...

Createology said...

I love working with wool felt. This looks like a great project and doable in a short amount of time. I look forward to seeing your colonial knots vs french knots. Simply divine...

Minimiss said...

Very cute. I love those projects you can get done in a day.

Patty said...

Cute little mat love the bunnies, I'm looking forward to the tutorial on colonial knots.

Michelle May said...

Love this project. A friend in Australia made me one of these and I treasure it.

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