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The Scarlet Letter, Golden “A” embroidery

The embroidery is done on the Scarlet Letter project!

I embroidered krienik gold braid on the red velvet using stem stitch to outline and define the letter “A”.

The complete “A” here, in contrast, to the black side of the mat.

The red side of the mat is red velvet, the reverse is a black velvet-type fabric. The pieces are sewn together, then turned. I hand closed the last seam and topstitched the edges.

A custom piece in it’s final presentation…

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
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alicia in Hawaii
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Embroidery Project – Snail Wallet with Vintage Snail Embroidery

The Matching Wallet!

This little wallet is made from a Lazy Girl Designs pattern, Wonder Wallet.

We took the same fabric from the lining of the Snail Purse and used it as one of the top pockets and accent piece for the little matching wallet. The wild stripe really went well with all the colors and makes the wallet a little fun and crazy! Notice the velcro closure. It’s Fabric Fushion Velcro. It IRONS-on. No sewing. NO. NOPE. NO. No sewing velcro…whoo hoo!

[“Shop Day” snail was made the same way as all the other Snail Portraits. She’s just a little smaller.] Here’s little “Shop Day” snail appropriately placed on the wallet for shopping. I altered her design. The original has her shopping for vegetables and milk. I just couldn’t find a lot of FUN in shopping for vegies or milk…so I have her shopping…where else? At the Local Yarn/Needlecraft Store! Can you see what she is browsing through?

The snail patch is very, very little. It’s only 1.5″ x 2″. Here you can see, the wallet just fits in my hand. According to Lazy Girl Designs, you can stuff this puppy of a wallet pretty full…I’m sure going to try!

While finishing the wallet, a cute little bright pink flower button was added to the short handle strap of the finished Snail Purse.

Now all the pink ties all the elements together…and the Snails are a full “Days of the Week” pattern with 7 complete portraits.

How does the “Shop Day” wallet fit with the little Snail Purse? Well…let’s look!

Here is the bottom of the Snail Purse…see the little wallet down there? You can see the reflection off the plexi glass bottom and guess that there is actually a lot of room down there for more stuff!

Here’s proof. My hand is down there with my hand under the wallet. You can put a LOT of stuff in this purse!

And…here is the Snail Purse, wallet snug inside, handles all ready to go on an adventure!

Try a wallet! The Lazy Girl Wonder Wallet pattern is EASY PEASY. Really. It really is. All the parts can be cut with a rotary cutter and the directions are beautifully clear with illustrations and clear, precise instructions. Best of all, the wallet can be made from wonderful scraps! I can see all types of embroidery projects adorning this little wallet. You’ve got a flap, a back, pockets to embellish…oh, and crazy quilters…can you SEE it?! This little guy is a quick little, affordable gift for anyone of any age!

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Update for today’s (6/7/08)post

I had an rough day yesterday. Had to get my dad from the ER. He’s alright now. Things are settled but a little tense. (Both my parents are beginning that phase where they need me to help them along…so Hubby and I are on call 24/7) Thus, my post is a little late today… It should be ready within an hour. (11am here now)

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