September 22, 2009

Anything Goes Wednesday: Made In France

'Made in France' was one of the present I received for my birthday. You might have had a glimpse of it on my birthday presents post. I saw this book in a book section in David Jones Department store long before my birthday and you know, it was one of those 'got to have' things. So DH got it for me. He doesn't spoil our children let alone spoiling me! I didn't get this book until my birthday, it was hiding in the drawer for three months before I finally got it...!

A little thread, some linen, a needle, a few easy stitches, and more than 50 pretty projects worked in cross stitch, stem stitch or French knots - let yourself be seduced by the simple art of embroidery. Elegant and timeless in red, white and blue, these exquisite needlecraft motifs can be used in a multitude of ways to create unique gifts and home accessories.

Let me turn the pages so you can have a look what inside it. A child's dress all crisp in white cotton with a bit of lace and few pin tugs, a line of red stitching and motifs of little girls sitting all in a row. The opposite page is some redwork embroidery on pillow slip and bed sheet.

French people loves snail and in this page they are snails embroidered on an apron . A simple gift to make for that special French cook! The next page is a redwork motif on a tea cloth. A nice touch for that special tray.

Moving on to the white section of the book. The embroidery for every stitcher. Cross stitch scissors motif in dark tan on white background. It will make a great gift for sewing friend.

The last page I am showing you are some of the patterns in this book. This is a great book for creative people with little spare time to make handmade gifts. I like the simplicity of the patterns and motifs that I can either make a whole table cloth or just put a small touch on a baby singlet.

13 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great looking book! What a very nice thing for your dh to do. I love your lacey background. It looks lovely.

Serena said...

Natima I love your new book! Can't wait to see how it inspires you!!

Ann's blog said...

Nat, this is the most wonderful book. I bought it nearly a year ago now and am so glad I did, every page has the most beautiful simple rustic stitcheries! Look forward to seeing what you make first ~ Ann

Serena said...

PS I've moved my blog to http://seeserenasew.blogspot.com/

I thought it would link back to the other address but it doesn't appear to have done that. Let me know what you think. I'm still shopping around for a background.

Lizzie said...

I've been looking at that book for a while, thanks for showing us what's inside, lovely stuff.
Lizzie
XXX

Ivory Spring said...

What a lovely book. It looks like it has such interesting projects.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm still here!!! Oh Nat...I'm sure we all want this book!!! Good job for DH to hide it all that time...Dzintra♥x

Micki said...

That looks like an awesome book!
Micki

Kim said...

Nice to know that your hubby is paying attention and gave you just the right thing. There are gorgeous things inside this book! Enjoy...

Anonymous said...

I'll have to have a look next time I visit you.

Lynda.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful book! And I like the idea that DH hid it from you for 3 months and actually remembered *LOL*. Lovely little projects! And ... happy belated birthday. Looks like you had a wonderful time with all those great presents!

Terry said...

Congratulations to Tom for being such an observent DH . I like the idea of little sticheries for DGD. Both you and she will enjoy the end results.
Thanks for sharing the contents.
Hugs Terry

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love that little dress in the first picture. How adorable. This is nice book. Look forward to seeing what you do with it in terms of projects. Hugs. Tammy

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