My Big (Sister in my sorority) is graduating soon, so I made her a cute, little “going away” present.
- Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery hoop (6 inch)
- Fabric (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
DMC Floss Colors:
- 703 – green
- 840 – light brown
- 958 – medium turquoise
- 964 – light turquoise
- 838 – dark brown
My dark brown thread has clearly seen better days! It’s a jumbled mess right now!
This is the birdie motif we will be using.
Print out the design and trace over it with a Sharpie. I like to use the Ultra Fine Point ones.
Use your pencil to trace the design onto your fabric.
We’re going to start by using the green thread and Back Stitching the leaves.
You can use whatever stitch you like, but I think the Back Stitch looks quite nice!
We’re going to start stitching the birds with our light turquoise thread.
I chose to use the Stem/Outline Stitch for this portion of the project.
I like to try and stitch all the portions that are the same color at one time and then move on to the next color.
Now, on to the medium turquoise.
The Stem/Outline Stitch is so pretty!
I love the little swirls! They make these birdies so much cuter!
Finish up the bird bodies and move on to the beaks.
I used the Satin Stitch for both beaks.
I don’t love the way the little bird’s beak turned out. I’ll get over it though!
Using the light brown thread, Back Stitch the branch.
Using the dark brown thread and the Back Stitch, create the nest.
Stitching the nest was the hardest part.
My pencil lines were all jumbled and hard to see. I ended up just placing the lines wherever!
Continuing with the dark brown thread, use a French Knot for each eye.
And there you have it!
Our cute, little birdies are complete!!