Sunday, November 22, 2009


I'm sure I've mentioned this but I have an almost obsessive nature at times.  I had set up the embroidery module to embroider a journal cover.  So while it was set up, I decided to embroidery some more things for other journal covers, some cheeky little devils for a custom order, some monkeys for a custom order and finally some Tulipinas which I had been dying to stitch out for Mollie.  Truthfully I am still hanging out to find the time to stitch out a few more Florierende Frolleins.
My efforts...

 Here are the fronts of the journal covers

The journal backs

The Love Bus journal is a custom order, and I sold the other two at the markets yesterday. Funny thing is that I wasn't sure that I would sell them and had thought it would be ok to bring them home to stash away for birthday pressies for when I don't have enough time to make something. So now I think I might whip up a few more in the future to have on hand for just that reason. One of the journal buyers is Mollie's teacher for next year. I don't think I mentioned this, but Moo's class teacher was announced a couple of weeks ago. It is the exact person who I hoped it would be. Joanne was Moo's teacher in little Kindy last year and Mollie loves her. In a Steiner school the class teacher is a HUGE deal as this is the child's teacher for the next seven years. I've also already been hit up for my first sewing job for the class. I have 30 bean bags to make!

And Moo's SommerLiebe skirt embellished with Jolijou's Florierende Frolleins. I think I need Shiva on a shirt for me.
tulipina skirt

Mollie loves her new skirt, and she better since her insane mama stayed up until 2am working on it. Silly me used too much knit for the waistband and decided it was too big after the waistband had been stitched, overlocked (serged) and topstitched on!!! It was a pain to rip out, but of course, worth it in the end.



Vic said...

Wow - productive much...?!

I wish I had spent my wee hours of the morning doing something half as fantastic - instead I was looking for music...!

I am so damn impressed right now.

Tanya said...

how good is all that embroidery? Very impressive.

MoederKip said...

Some may say obsessive. Others may say brilliant!
Love your work :-)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Brilliant work! Great designs, were they a set or individuals?

willow and moo said...


Clo, they are all from embroidery sets at

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Great site, in fact last time you directed me there but I got frustrated with the translation. I am trying again now. Am I right in thinking that Groben is the normal size (e.g. 5x7 hoops) and the kleine is the smaller hoop?
Does she ever have sales? OK I am trying to do this and guessing its the Groben I need to select. LOL, what fun.

willow and moo said...

Clo, you need to email me so that I have your email address! :) That way I can just waffle on to you. It's not on your blog (which is cool), but I know you asked me something a while back about embroidery and I went to email you and I couldn't then I got distracted.

Ok, on the Huups site there is a British flag for English. That page is only rough instructions to navigate through the site. It is good enough to do it though. Once you have been through the process once, it will be easy next time.

The smaller sets Kleine are the 4x4 sets. The GroSe sets are the 5x7. I have to admit I've only bought designs from Huups so far. LOL I always buy the bigger sets since I have the two different hoops.

Once you click on the design that you like if you click on "Hier seht ihr alle Muster einzeln und Verarbeitungsbeispiele." It will show you each design and the size, the number of colours and stitch count.

If you need any help, just send me an email. It's on the blog. :)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

thanks I will send you an email. I am ALMOST there but my head hurts LOL. thanks about the hoop sizes.

toadstooldots said...

Wow, what an amazing work. Love all of them, especially the skirt - so gorgeous.

karen said...

Oooh, we just had the excitement of finding out my son's class one teacher for next year. Bit misty about him finishing prep though. Steiner prep is amazing, more than I could have imagined. Class one, bring it on!

Steffi said...

Wow...great skirt with wonderful embroidery!

Tas said...

Ah, and my husband wonders why I so desperately want to be able to do this in the comfort of my own home.

The Handmaden said...

Fabulous embroideries Sara, and what a great skirt.