DIY Hand Embroidery Motif – Blueberry Bush

Hi everyone!

I got some new embroidery books the other day.  Here’s my first project from one of my new books!

IMG_0717Supplies:

  • Stitched Blooms by Carina Envoldsen-Harris (get it here)
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss
  • Fabric (I used gingham)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Needle

IMG_0720DMC Floss Colors:

  • 699 – green
  • 796 – dark blue
  • 799 – light blue

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Design courtesy of Stitched Blooms
This is the blueberry motif we will be using.

IMG_0724Print out the motif and trace it with your Sharpie.

IMG_0730Trace the image onto your fabric and hoop your fabric.

IMG_0731We’re going to start with the green thread.

IMG_0738Use the Back Stitch for each portion of the stem.

IMG_0743IMG_0746IMG_0752The motif shows two lines of stitches for the base stem.  You can do two like the motif (and I) did or you can choose to do only one.

IMG_0755If you want to be daring, you can even fill in between the two portions of the base stem.

IMG_0760Now, we’re going to move onto the Lazy Daisies.

IMG_0764I have never stitched this many Lazy Daisies before.  It was actually pretty fun!

IMG_0767IMG_0770IMG_0772Once the Lazy Daisies are done, we’ll move on to the blueberries.

IMG_0777Start with the dark blue thread and Back Stitch two of the berries at the top.

IMG_0778Stitch two more berries with the dark blue thread.

IMG_0784Finish off the blueberry bush with some light blue berries.

IMG_0950Our blueberry bush is complete!

Don’t you love it?!  I sure do!!

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Happy Crafting!!
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DIY Hand Embroidery Motif – Spring Strawberries

Hi everyone!

I have another quick and easy embroidery project for you!

IMG_8719Supplies:

  • Doddle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get it here!)
  • Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Fabric (I used gingham)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie

IMG_8722DMC Floss Colors:

  • 321 – red
  • 700 – green
  • 727 – light yellow
  • 3840 – light blue
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Design courtesy of Doodle Stitching

This is the strawberry motif we will be using.

IMG_8697Print out the motif and trace over it with your Sharpie.

Then, trace the motif on to your fabric.

IMG_8723We’re going to start by stitching all of the red parts.

This entire project is created by using the Back Stitch.

IMG_8725If you’d like, you can use Lazy Daisies instead of the Back/Straight Stitch for the seeds.

I tried Lazy Daisies first, but they were too big and made the berry look cluttered.

IMG_8728If you don’t like the seed placement in the original design, you can always move them around or add a few more!

IMG_8730Use your light yellow thread to stitch the center of the flower.

If you’re comfortable with the Satin Stitch, you could use that instead of the Back Stitch.

IMG_8731Use the light blue thread for the flowers.

The design shows the petals as a little squared off.Β  I liked the look, so I tried to emulate it as much as possible!Β  One petal turned out rounded, but oh well!Β  I’m all about adding character to my pieces! πŸ˜‰

IMG_8734Now, on to the green!

Since the majority of the green areas are straight lines, I made my stitches a little bit longer than usual.

IMG_8737I tried my best to define the points on the leaf.Β  Some of the points did end up muddled though.

The easiest way to define the points is to only use one stitch for each side of the point.Β  Does that make sense?

IMG_8738I think I did the best on the middle leaf!

IMG_8751If you are comfortable with the Stem Stitch, you can use that instead of the Back Stitch.

IMG_8753Once you’ve stitched the vine, your berries are complete!

IMG_8757I think this is possibly the berry cutest project I’ve ever made! πŸ™‚

Happy Crafting!

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