Embroidery Project-Original Sewing Pattern Purse-“Monkey Love” Sublime Stitchery, Part 1

*yes, my post says Sublime StitchERY. It should say Sublime StitchING. The link is posted too many places to fix it and republish, so I am adding this note here ;)*

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I am a Monkey. Born in the year of the Monkey. Need I say more…lol.

Sublime Stitching Monkey Love

I discovered these little transfers in my local Ben Franklin Crafts store.

I was good.

I passed them up.

No, nope, no. Not going to do a monkey.

Then, I found Craftster.

Bad, bad, Craftster.

While searching around in the stitchery haven there, I found many interpretations of the “Monkey Love” set of transfer patterns. And…the monkeys were calling me.

So, I broke down. I bought it.

Then, I just had to have something to put the little monkeys on, right? I want it on something that everyone will see. Not something hidden away…unused. That is not monkey fun.

A purse. Yup. That is what the monkeys need.

Well, I had some canvas. I had a pencil.

I drew a pursey shape. Traced it out on paper. Traced that out on the canvas. Cut some pellon. Fused on the pellon.

Purse pattern on foldPurse Pattern OpenedMonkey purse pellon

Got the “Monkey Love” transfers out. Fondled them a bit. Cut out a few little designs.

And…Ironed away.

Monkey Love transfers on canvas

The plan is to tint the fabric with crayons, then embroider. I got this idea from Craftster as well. [Warning: if you want to find hundreds of fun and exciting projects, do NOT go to craftster… no, nope, no…you’ll be sorry…]

*sneaking away quietly to color the monkeys with crayons…*

Sneaking off to Color

—————————————–Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

“Monkey Love” pattern by Jenny Hart at Sublime Stitching, beware…there are many, many patterns.

I learned about tinting with crayons from Craftster, on this thread. “How to tint fabric with crayons” can be found in a tutorial on this blog: Giggleface Studios

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9 responses to “Embroidery Project-Original Sewing Pattern Purse-“Monkey Love” Sublime Stitchery, Part 1

  1. paulahewitt

    I’m a monkey too! These are very cute. did you know you can also colour with water colour pencils (if you use fabric medium, and heat set they are colour fast), and if you want vibrant colour – Derwent make some pencils called Inktense – again permanent if you use fabric medium. just if you felt like buying more supplies….

  2. No Way! You’re a monkey too?! It’s no wonder then why I first liked you from the first post I read over at your blog!! (The Lichen) Oh, you are bad. Very bad. I have water colors. Paints. Tubes of it. I have watercolor pencils. Lots of them. But, NOT the Inktense ones! Bad…bad… 😉 smiles, alicia in Hawaii

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  4. How absolutely darling!! And I am bookmarking both you and Craftster! Thanks!

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  6. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m glad you found Craftster and I’m excited that you’ve bookmarked my blog. Visit often! I’ve planned to have daily entries. smiles, alicia in Hawaii

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