Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Embroidered cuff....

This is how I spent my day today.
Besides cooking breakfast and picking up, I did nothing else but work on this embroidered cuff.  It is my "trial run" for a very special cuff I plan to make -- a bridal cuff.
It may take several tries before I get it perfect, but I wanted to see how embroidering on wool/acrylic felt would go, and I think it will be a good fit.

 I'm calling this my Hippie Cuff because to me, it looks like something I would have stitched and worn in the 70's.  I was a bell-bottom blue jeans embroiderer back then and it stuck.  I plan to wear this now that I'm just a Hippie Grammie.  It works, doesn't it?

 I found the pattern on Feeling Stitchy blog.  They are having a stitch-a-long and when I saw this pattern, I knew I just had to do it.  So here is my interpretation of those lazy daisies and French knots.

I put this hot pink and orange cotton fabric on the backside and sewed snaps on to fasten it closed. 
I have learned a lot with this trial run and I'm excited to get started on the bridal cuff.  It will be white or creamy white with light blue hydrangeas and crystal beads. 
I was inspired to do the bridal accessory when I saw this cuff over at Etsy. 
Very inspired!


  1. What a wonderful idea. Looks like you are well on your way. :)

  2. Looks Great! I can see why the cuff on etsy is over $100...wow, its beautiful!

  3. Oh wow!! Brilliant stuff. I'm taking part in the same stitchalong, and I think you've just given me new ideas :D

    Thank you for such a lovely post

    Much love,

  4. It's beautiful Jody! I clicked over to the bridal cuff -- wow -- what an amazing idea!

  5. Oh, it's beautiful! You are such a cute hippie grandma!

  6. I especially like the colors you chose, Jody. I know the bridal one will be beautiful. It is such a cool idea!!! <3 Leslie

  7. Oh, yum. You will totally rock this cuff, Jody. I love it.

  8. That's beautiful, Jody! I love it. Be sure to show us the bridal one when you finish it. I looked over on Etsy -- are they intended to be attached to the dress? Worn under the sleeve? Is it like a bracelet?

    Also, I tried to comment on your lambing post, but couldn't. The whole comment pop-up was blank white. Anyway, they're adorable :) We were in Iowa over the weekend, and visited some friends on their farm. They had quite a few lambs die b/c they were born in the night, and froze. So sad.


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