Back to School !

Hello everyone,

It has been a long time since I made a post. I have been doing a lot of projects lately but as  my dear companion ‘The Laptop’ was busy going  crazy & haywire, was not able to post the details of those projects. So, BEWARE fellows,  there will be now  a torrent of posts 🙂

My new  project involves cross stitching and sewing. I made 2 pencil pouches adorned with embroidered motifs. These cases were made especially for my visiting nephew and niece, who came to India to spend their summer holidays.

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This was my first solo sewing project. I am not very well acquainted  working with the sewing machine. But this time, I decided to take the challenge.

For each of the pouch, I cross stitched  Alphabets and a small motifs.

All the embroidery has been done using cross stitch  on 32-count dosuti fabric ( a kind of even weave fabric available readily in India )

For my nephew, I chose a dark olive green cloth for the pencil case . I stitched his first name’s first alphabet ‘N’ in blue and green. The alphabet pattern has a pen in it, which goes well with the school theme. For the motif, I embroidered a budding scientist performing experiments in School’s Science lab.

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For my niece, I chose a bright  floral print  cloth for the pouch base. I cross-stitched her name’s first alphabet ‘A’ in shades of pink and violets.For her pouch, I cross stitched a small cutie fairy (just like her) sitting beside the bluebell flowers.

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The alphabets and the boy motif  was chosen from The World of Cross Stitching magazines.The fairy  was taken from  Joan Elliot’s  ‘Cross stitch Fairies ‘ book.

The pencil case designs are  very simple. I have joined 2 rectangular pieces  together, with a zip attached on top. Still, this simple task  took  me 5+ hours, due to my inexperience with sewing.

But, the reactions from my niece and nephew, made my efforts worthwhile. 🙂

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