Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stitch by Stitch

Hand-stitched mini yo-yo rosette coverlet, detail

I had planned on sharing some of the photos from our weekend in Vermont but those will just have to wait their turn as I was pleased as punch when I saw how this mini yo-yo coverlet turned out! It was a custom order I received in my etsy shop to be used as a photographer's prop for newborn sessions (love that idea!) and I've been stitching away at it bit by bit over the last week+. The work took a bit longer than I had originally estimated and involved a lot of me stitching at odd moments in the car or curled up under the living room lamp way too late at night:

night stitching
 A little night stitching + the netflix q = total sewing groove

Just try to hide your jealousy at the totally fashionable neon green compression gloves, mmk? Yes, they're a bit dorky looking but they're one of the few things I've found that can limit cramps and soreness when hours upon hours of hand sewing or embroidery is required.

yo-yo mini blanket
The finished piece (the white is just the background I photographed it on and is not part of the coverlet)

So there you have it, my piéce de résistance for the week and a big part of why I haven't been blogging as much the past week or so. Now that it's all packaged up and in the mail, it's time for me to tackle a slew of new things that I've been wanting to get into the shop. It's a good thing that work involves me sitting down and embroidering or drawing because I need to move a bit slow not move at all due to the massive sunburn I managed to take home from our above-mentioned mini getaway this past holiday weekend (I used copious amounts of sunblock but I guess it was no match for four hours in a canoe). Despite the unwanted souvenir, it was indeed a great trip and I'll meet you back here later in the week with some Vermont-y goodness to share!


Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Wow, that is ALOT of work and looks so good!

I hope you heal up quick!!!

Meeling said...

Lovely coverlet!!!

I've taken that "souvenir" home a few times from trips too...not fun. :-( Hope it heals up quickly!

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh. Em. Gee. This is AMAZING!!! Seriously - flipping amazing! I'm so pinning this right now.
I'd love to see a picture of one of the little newborns wrapped up in this loveliness!

DK said...

Very awesome, and I can't even imagine the cramps... yow lol

Rachel Hauser said...

Very, very awesome. Did you try using yoyo maker? I wonder if that would speed things up?

Angela said...

I love this and wanted to tell you last night but blogger would not let me :(

It is so gorgeous and I would love to see how she styles the baby photo shoots with it.

Great job!