I'm still determining what it is about tiny things, but I've been drawn to them since I was a little girl. Dollhouses are like magical little worlds. Before they realized it was a choking hazard to add a small object with the Cracker Jacks, those prizes were my favorite treasures.
The best part about collecting miniatures is that they only take up a little room!
When I started designing my new book, Simply Sweet, I wanted to create little embroidery designs that made me smile. Just random little doodles that made me happy and would make others happy too.
I found the easiest way to design these was to trace 3" circles onto my fabric and start stitching! Sometimes I made some rudimentary lines using a Frixion pen as a guide, but I tried to let it be more free-flowing than when I designed a larger project. I wanted to make them round because they reminded me of the badges I collected as a Girl Scout. I LOVED earning those badges!
This book has 64 images. How did I come up with that number? It was because 8 designs fit nicely on a page, and I had 8 pages to work with. I also made sure to have a blank page on the back of each design page for easy tracing. You have to be creative when you know you have 24 pages to work with, including the cover!