If you happen to be an expecting mom or grandmom who’s looking for precious little items to hand-stitch and embroider for that bundle of joy that’s soon to arrive, then ‘Embroidery pour le Bebe, 100 French Designs For Babies and the Nursery’ (Harper Design/$12.99) is filled with lots of unique craft ideas that you’ll find hard to resist.
“A piece of linen, a few strands of thread, and a needle — these are the only supplies you need to start embroidery!,” writes Sylvie Blondeau, “a French artist specializing in craft and illustration,” as part of the book’s introduction.
Each item has that one-of-a-kind, hand-made appeal, perfect for parents wanting something different from that typical manufactured look for their little one. Your baby will have an adorable look all his/her own.
Projects featured in the book include a pillow, coverlet, a chair pad, an organizer with top, a hat, a terry cloth towel, a bottle carrier and a spoon and fork kit. And best of all, “Secrets of Embroidery” are included in one section.
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