My brother had a baby last year, and my sister-in-law requested a handmade gift. I finally got to deliver the gift when we visited them a couple weeks ago.
My niece, Joslyn, has an Alice in Wonderland themed nursery. I was planning to make a mobile, but that didn’t quite come together. So, I decided to make her some name bunting instead with a couple larger flags that had characters embroidered on them from the book.
I drew up designs for the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, who feature on the swallowtail end flags.
I cut the letters and silhouttes of the characters from the felt I was going to use for the mobile, and stitched them onto the flags with simple backstitching or running stitches. I pretty much only sew by hand, and used a buttonhole stitch around the edges of the flags so that they don’t fray. I also crocheted the lace around the edges of the swallowtail flags, and made lightly stuffed hearts to compliment the flags - attached to the same ribbon that I fed through the gaps in the lace.
Wow, wow, wow! This is incredible! It’s sweet, but not so sweet that she won’t enjoy it as she ages . Love the embroidery to create the characters. I think the crochet around the end flags really set it off. So pretty!