Before I get to this little project I have to share, I want to say a huge thank you! I nearly didn't do my Beyond Fabric & Floss class, because I wasn't sure that anyone would really be interested. The response in the first 24 hours has been as much as I expected for the whole class. So...wow! And...Thank you!
Now, a quick way to use some embroidery...
From the moment that I stitched up the gnome from In the Backyard, I knew what I would do with him. He was begging to be added to a picture frame, and today I finally did just that.
This is a super simple way to add a bit of handmade stitchiness to a wooden frame. Mine came from IKEA, and it's nice and flat. Perfect for adding embellishment!
I started with my completed embroidery, and trimmed around it. I left plenty extra fabric to be safe. I also cut out a piece of coordinating felt, and some Pellon Wonder Under.
Following the Wonder Under instructions, I fused my embroidery to the felt.
Then I trimmed closer to the embroidery. You could probably skip the fusing part, and just sew these pieces together, but I think that the Wonder Under (or something similar) adds a teeny bit of sturdiness.
Next I figured out where I wanted my gnome.
Add some craft glue. I was conservative with how much I put on, because I didn't want it out too far...better to add more than to try and wipe it off and have your frame all gooped up!
Stick down the gnome, and done! I can entirely see myself adding little stitched up characters to all the frames in the house!