We have a new niece who is named Olive and her mom has been asking me to design some cute clothing with the theme of olives for her for a while now. Since Valentine's day is less than a month away, I decided she needed an "Olive Ewe" onesie for the holiday and designed this pattern for her.
Obviously, this doesn't only have to be used on onesies. You can embroider it on anything to give to a loved one.
Keep it in the hoop or frame it to give as an art piece.
Or get crazy and embroider a card for your special someone.
Here are some tips for embroidering on card stock:
Pre-poke your holes with a sharp needle making sure not to poke them any closer than an 1/8th of an inch. I use a t-pin for this because it doesn't hurt my fingers in the process and it makes the right sized hole for the needle I use.
Very carefully use the holes like you would a sewing card. Skip the satin stitch because those stitches have to be made too close together. The trick here is to keep from creasing or tearing your paper. If you've used a thick enough card stock and didn't punch your holes too close together this shouldn't be a problem.
I use tape on the back to hold down my ends so there are no bumpy knots.