37 thoughts on “Sam Skates

  1. Daphne says:

    rad! I was expecting roller skates, all the better that it’s a board. Skateboarding is totally fun and all embroidered dolls should have the opportunity. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kristin says:

    I just love these embroidered ladies, they are so cute, I just learned how to do crewel, needle work is so much harder than it looks, at least at first!

  3. Melissa says:

    I love your new embroidery work Hilary. I tape my drawn designs to a window and then tape the fabric on top, then I trace onto the fabric that way. It is a make-do light box, and technique I used all the time at art school.

  4. Luann Udell says:

    Hey, these are SO sweet!
    A thought on transfering designs–there’s a technique stamp carvers use to transfer a design to a block of carving material that MIGHT work with fabric. Worth a try.
    Take a sheet of vellum or tracing paper. Use it to trace your design. The softer/darker the pencil lead, the better.
    Now place it pencilled-side down on your fabric. Scratch the back (especially along your pencil tracing lines) with a fingernail.
    With a little luck, the penciling will transfer to the fabric.
    If it doesn’t work, oh well…. :^)

  5. sonia sapinho says:

    I absolutely adore this small “pillows” you are making lately, especially because they send me back almost 30 years, when my mom made me a heart shaped decortive pillow with a stiching just like these ones. I am from Portugal and if you would like I can send you a picture of it. I have just brought it from my parents house to give to my daughter (now 4).
    Keep up the lovely work.

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