Friday, June 4, 2010
A few bullions
You know they have "Girls Gone Wild!" Well there should be a "Grandmother's Gone Wild!" Its bad enough to stitch up a storm, but when you start embroidering undegarments, you need help. :) Just kidding. Maybe.
I embroidered these onesies with just a teeny bit of stitching at the neck. The bunnies are from A-Z of Bullions.(Ignore the blue marks. I hadn't rinsed them before I snapped the picture.)
Then a few bullion roses. Also from A-Z of Bullions by Country Bumpkin. I used #16 perle cotton for both of these. Every young lady should have pretty undies for her first visit to the doctor. Didn't our mothers always tell us to where clean underwear? Well she should have told us to wear pretty underwear as well.
I only stitched two of these because the more I handled them, I just kept thinking, there is no way these are going to fit this baby. Not unless she is a tiny peanut. They are teeny. These are a 3 months size. I didn't even bother with the newborn size. I fretted over these for quite a while and kept searching for a better alternative.
I found some, in England.
Look at the size difference? Amazing. These are both the same size, but the quality and size are markedly different. I think the well known manufacturer is cutting costs. I bought the larger ones at a John Lewis department store in Cambridge. And they were cheaper! If you don't include the airfare or hotel costs of getting there. I bought several, they are washed and awaiting some embellishments as the weeks click by.
Labels: hand embroidery