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« on: January 27, 2008 04:07:00 PM »

I made this for a friend on another forum as a thank you.
It is meant to hold pot pourri. You can see in the picture of the back that it is an envelope. It is held closed by a small piece of velcro.
The front was done with an altered found pattern. I originally traced a pattern onto the fabric (flannel wicking) but it almost instantly rubbed off so I had to wing it from there.

It is approx 6"x7" and is meant to hang in a closet or from a door knob.

Not the most exciting thing, and definetely not my taste at all, but it suits her perfectly.
Tomorrow it gets filled with some smell goody stuff and then it will go in the mail.



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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008 06:35:45 PM »

It's very pretty, and it looks like you put a lot of work into it. I'm sure your friend will be delighted.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 07:01:04 AM »

While this isn't exactly my style either, I think it is beautiful.  I love the beadwork you added, it makes the design pop.  I'm curious, is it based on a dutch design?
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 10:27:52 AM »

Honestly I am not sure where the design originates from. I did a google image search for "embroidery pattern" and this is one that came up. It is part of a set of 4 different yet similar designs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 10:31:51 AM »

Found Them!

Apparently they are from Victorian Clothing:

http://www.costumegallery.com/McCalls/May_1908/Embroidery.htm
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008 11:25:48 AM »

It's beautiful, I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008 07:37:32 PM »

Wow! That is beautiful.
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