Embroidery Transfers, E Nesbit’s Words and Baby Hat

14 Apr

1    Those of you who often read here will know that I have inherited lots of family treasures. Today I went to my sewing things to find a transfer for embroidery. These were bought by my Mum when I was 5 years old and  many of my little dresses had lovely embroideries or smocking on them. I remember the ironing on process and being taught some of the stitches.  I needed the transfer to embroider the little hat I’m making for our newest Grandbaby.

The leaflet that came with the transfers

The leaflet that came with the transfers

Some of the designs

Some of the designs

Helpful information with the transfers

Helpful information with the transfers

The transfer I chose

The transfer I chose

2   I heard a few of E Nesbit’s words about flowers on the radio this morning and was very taken with them so I went to look them up – as you do – and discovered that they came from her book ‘The Story of the Amulet’   The children in the story have travelled into a Utopian London of the future and discover that all ‘tiny children’  learn these verses.  Find out more here.

‘I must not steal and I must learn,
Nothing is mine that I do not earn.
I must try in work and play
To make things beautiful every day.
I must be kind to everyone,
And never let cruel things be done.

‘I must not litter the beautiful street
With bits of paper or things to eat.
I must not pick the public flowers,
They are not MINE, but they are OURS.’

3    I finished the hat this afternoon and am pleased with how it has turned out. It is to match the Hungry Caterpillar pram blanket which I finished last week. Thank you to Angel for the pattern.

Baby hat

Baby hat


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19 responses to “Embroidery Transfers, E Nesbit’s Words and Baby Hat

  1. djdfr

    April 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I remember embroidery transfers. Now I sketch with pencil or use cloth for x stitch that can be removed. Or even just wing it, as I am doing now on a plain garment I bought on sale.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Golly, I admire being able to wing it! I need patterns for most of what I do but I did wing it on the caterpillar baby blanket and it worked! 🙂

  2. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey

    April 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I love things that are hand made. I remember my sister had dresses that my mom had put embroidery on. I am not that talented :).

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Thank you. I love making things for those I love. 🙂

  3. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    sweet – I remember learning how to embroider in home ec–I remember a few of the stitches and of all the domestic things I do not enjoy–this was one that I did!

  4. childtasticbooks

    April 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Lovely hat, and I did like the transfers too – sweet.

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    April 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love the history in the surprises it makes it even better 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    My Mom had these…but, I have none now…I’m surprised that stores still have transfers…
    I bought some to make dish towels for my daughter-in-law’s mother…and Melanie a table runner…
    not, perfect…but, they loved them…

  7. Hil

    April 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I love the hat…it’s just so lovely.xx


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