Here is an overview of all the Advent Calendar 2017 designs and projects.
Aren´t they beautiful?
It was a lot of fun to embroider all the different small designs. Having barely started, they were already finished. Different linens, different threads, different stitches, and different patterns made the process exciting.
Although in the beginning I wondered if I would get twenty-four good ideas for presenting the embroideries, I ended up with more ideas than I needed.
Embroidering was fun, yes, but finishing the projects was sometimes a little bit challenging. This was because I had only my ideas and no patterns or instructions. Of course there were easy-to-assemble projects: the cover for the sliding box, the flat bags, and the cover for books. And the easiest to finish were the picture, the ornament, the label, the cover for the box lid, and the bookmark. Some projects were easy but more elaborate because of the hemming, for example, the cover for a glass jar.
I spent some time considering how to close the covers of the cylindrical boxes and glasses. I wanted to be able to wash and iron them, so I tried a hook and loop fastener, but this was too bulky for the smaller projects. So in the end I chose to sew the ends of the covers together with Whip stitches.
I encountered challenges when sewing and mounting the cover for the pyramid, filling the heart, and lining the stocking. But slow and steady wins the race! With patience I ended up with good results for all my projects.
But you don’t have to be as ambitious as I. Making only pictures, or covers for sliding boxes, or ornaments is a perfectly good idea. After finishing one such project, it’s easy to finish the remaining pieces.
These are my ideas, and you’re welcome to use them as you wish. But perhaps you have another idea for using these precious designs? I really look forward to receiving photos of your realizations!
All the pieces were a joy to see each day. Thank you for sharing.
Embroidery is a big part of my life. It´s a fun for me; but sharing the pleasure viewing the finished pieces with others makes the joy perfect!
Dear Luzine, Love all the designs in this Calendar and the ideas of the finishing are inspirational! Thank you for sharing!