Mini Terrarium Embroidery #2

My fascination with cacti and plants continues. The weather here has started to turn grey and I like the little sections of (mental) sunshine I get by stitching these.

quick embroidery project pattern

This one takes about 30 minutes

  • The fabric is a cream calico with a medium stiffness interfacing.
  • The light green of the cactus is split stitch with very short singular running stitch in the centre.
  • The darker cactus is done with 1 thread (all others are 2) in split stitch and the a few long stitches through the centre.
  • Everything else is split stitch.

 

Pattern coming soon!! Click here to download the pattern.

 

xo Isabel

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Mini Terrarium Embroidery

cactus embroidery jar embroidery fern embroidery

I have this fascination with cacti and terrariums at the moment. I think they are a nice way to get a little garden inside and are generally pleasing to look at. Maybe I am just struggling with the lack of greenery in my inner city apartment.

Instead of getting some plants (like any rational person) I have embroidered some! I’m hoping to fill up this fabric with heaps of little plants and things that grow. It will hopefully delay a shopping spree at the local garden center.

This is a super quick and super cute little embroidery. It took me an hour while watching tv. So about 30-40 minutes of focus.

  • The fabric is a cream calico with a medium stiffness interfacing.
  • The green of the cactus is chain stitched around, and then rows of chain stitch vertically to fill up the space.
  • The yellow cactus flower is just satin stitch.
  • Everything else is split stitch.

 

Pattern coming soon!! Click here to download the pattern.

 

xo Isabel

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Day 10 – Watercolour and ink cacti

succulent drawing

My obsession with cacti continues. I saw an illustration with this style on pinterest and wanted to recreate it. I did the watercolours first and gave them a few hours to dry before doing the ink sketches.

I like it when the ink doesn’t perfectly match up with the watercolours. The text doesn’t quite go with the illustration so maybe next time I’ll decorate the envelope, and then do the name…

xo Isabel

watercolour sketching

 

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Day 9 – Mini Cactus

Stitched plants

And my obsession with cacti continues… I think I just need to get some for the apartment to get this out of my system.

I tried just using back-stitch for this one. It turned out, uh, interesting. It isn’t my favourite so far but hey that is what this is all about. Trying different things.

When I reach 100 days there might be little cacti embroideries all over my place. That’ll be nice

xo Isabel

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Day 6 – Cute Cactus

cacti needlecraft

Today I stitched a cute cactus! After yesterdays project I thought I would go for something easier. I liked using metallic thread for the first time in a long time. It is sooooooo bloody difficult to work with. If there is a secret to it please tell me!! It is so very pretty and glittery, maybe it is worth it.

It has satiated my need for cacti for now…

xo Isabel

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