I had a few questions yesterday about the embroidered letters on the Nesting Dolls bag. Yes, it is a stem stitch (also called outline stitch). It's my favourite stitch because I like how it has a rope-like texture that appears to lay on top of the fabric. The trick for using the stem stitch is to make your stitches really small to make smooth lines. If your stitches are too long - especially on tight curves - you will have little lines that stick out, like slivers. So no trick really, just tiny stitches. :)
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This one makes me a little sad to let go. I made it specially for the "music room" in our new house. (The room is labeled "Dining Room" on the blueprints, but since it's the only place on the main floor for a piano and we don't need an eating area at the back end of the house AND a separate dining room at the front of the house, we're turning said dining room into a music room where my girls can practice piano and violin ... I was going to say whenver they liked but who are we kidding? They usually need to be "reminded" to practice. Where was I - I've gotten myself all turned around with these tangents.)
Oh right. Music room. Since I made this cushion cover, however, I changed the paint colour for that room and now my perfect cushion cover - complete with music-themed fabric - just won't coordinate very well. So it needs to find a new home.
I put some cute little details on it like a little satin ribbon ruffle, some lace and a few of my linen tape labels. I also added a neatly hidden zipper closure on the back. It fits a standard 20" square pillow form.
This auction ends June Sunday, 22 at 6:00 pm MST. Shipping and pillow form not included. I'll send a PayPal invoice to the winning bidder.