I've had an amazing summer! Day trips around the Pacific NW, outdoor concerts and days at the outdoor pool to name a few amazing excursions! My kids start school in less than two weeks so I thought this would be a good time to introduce my projects in Stitch Magazine's Fall 2013 issue!
I was inspired by smocking and how you can create such amazing detail with a simple method of hand stitching. The bag is smocked across the top and has leather handles. I also included instructions to make the removeable flower!
In keeping with the theme, I envisioned the smocking on a scarf as well and created a honeycomb smocked scarf. This is an incredibly easy hand stitching project and so nice to work on during Autumn and Winter evenings!
This is a pic of the original sample which shows the smocking detail more clearly.
Keeping with the smocking theme of this post, I was down in my basement looking for some sewing notions and found this vintage pattern. It looks like it is from the 1940's : ) I'm looking forward to trying some different smocking stitches!