Friday, 11 March 2011

A Touch of Embroidery

My embroidered badges never really took of when I made them.  I used my Bandai Badge It and scoured car boots and charity shops for old embroidered tray/table cloths to cut up and use for them.  But now I have noticed that Primark are selling fabric earrings and Assessorize put various badges on their some of their bags, so perhaps I am a bit ahead of the trend!!!!
Embroidered Badge
I passed a lot to follower Marc who is doing very lovely things with them, so I am hoping he will send me a picture for the gallery very soon.
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I did  keep one or two back and  decided to revisit them,  taking the pins off the back and using the body as an embellishment on a card, adding some flat backed gems.  I am quite pleased with the result and will probably now make a few more, especially with Mother’s Day in mind.

6 comments:

Katalytic said...

Your ideas are amazing and you've got great style.
From a fellow Poundland fan (they get some great stuff but you've got to be a regular

Linda said...
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Linda said...

As always your creations make me want to rush to my craft area rather than get ready to go to work. Must dig out my embroidered 'bits'. I am going to be late today!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a brilliant idea. It looks just right on the card the colours compliment each other lovely.

Sara Sandberg said...

Your embroidered badge is just beautiful! What a clever lady you are to sew so beautifully! :)

marc said...

I am very lucy man to have got a collection of the embriodered bits and the irst thing it did was for me to pull out some embriodered flowers i did my self when i first started to sew they were so simmilar it was scary but what helen had done was brought them to life again i love the use of them on cards but i was going to make the one she sent me in to book marks that you could wear as well ie you have two with a chain threaded with embriodary thread or ribbion printed with words of inspiration or and you were on a lapel or knitted jumper to one side but while not wearing it you could place it in the pages of a book ,i know a bit old romantic but very retro now i also want to put a few a round a old frame that had been laced and then plasterd over and washed in complimentry colouers and soft guilded to bring out the lace almost like a grandmums keep sake i will have to have a real play at the mo i have been busy making cards for some friends but i thank helen for intrusting me with hers big love marc