A few weeks ago my eldest daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and I have been making a few handmade goodies for him. This pattern, Baby Boy Birth Sampler is by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley, and is perfect for a new baby. I used a piece of Moda Grunge Spot for the background fabric and picked out some of these gorgeous Cosmo stranded embroidery threads. The main pattern is traceable, and includes alphabets to enable the sampler to be personalised. I drafted the details of my grandson's name, date of birth and weight onto a piece of paper, then traced it onto the background fabric with a fine Micron Pigma pen. Using 3 strands of the embroidery threads, I stitched over the letters using a simple backstitch...
...once the embroidery was completed, the fabric was pressed and wrapped around a piece of stiff card which had already been covered with a piece of wadding. This has then been framed very simply (I purchased this one from Hobbycraft) and is now ready to put on display in Rory's nursery.
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