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Fabric Chunky Page – Butterfly


I made this chunky fabric page for a swap.  I started by piecing together brightly colored cotton fabric in “quilting style”.  I added some heart shaped buttons and a piece of black satin ribbon to make the butterfly.  I added letter beads to spell “FLY HIGH” and some detail stitching to finish.

I used felt to pad the middle and backed the page with cotton fabric.  I added a flowered ribbon to dress up the back.  I added a small stitched piece of 14 ct. Aida fabric to add my info to the page.

I completed the page by using embroidery floss to do a dense blanket stitch around the edge and adding coordinating fibers.

I love the bright and happy colors used on this page!


Embroidered Art Dolls


Shown on this page are art dolls that I stitched several years ago.

They are embroidered by hand using primarily the chain stitch.    The doll shown above is the very first one I ever made.  She has hand made paper beads attached for her hair (or crown).


I cut the body shapes from felt, which I then stuffed firmly and stitched shut.  The embroidery was done free hand in chain stitch and each took many hours to complete.


These dolls were a lot of fun to make and the stitching was quite relaxing.

Photos below show both sides of the dolls.

Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith
Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith
Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith

Fabric Chunky Page – Flower

fabric chunky page flower

I made this fabric chunky page for a swap.  I stamped muslin with garden and flower related words to use as my background.  I cut and appliqued the flower using embroidery floss and blanket stitch.

I found the cute little Georgia state image on another piece of fabric, and zig-zag stitched it to the back side.

Then I stitched a verse for the front and my name and info for the back side on Aida fabric and attached the pieces with a simple stitch around the border.

I can’t remember if I used felt or quilt batting to pad the middle … but I used embroidery floss to add stitches through the layers to “quilt it” a bit.  I added the piped edge which I stitched around with white embroidery floss.

I then threaded some beads to matching purple yarn and safety pinned it to the back side as an extra touch of embellishment.