I am so excited about how this came out! It's a moleskin notebook with an Urban Threads hand embroidery design I modified to be cut with my cricut (vinyl material)
Urban thread design link: http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?ProductId=UTH2583
Here is roughly what I did:
1. Bough the Urban threads design (pdf)
2. opened the design pdf and converted to png
3. Uploaded the png into the Cricut Design Space software
4. Manually selected/removed all the areas that needed to be blank
5. Saved the file
6. Within the project I resized the image to what I wanted
7. I changed the image to be "cut" instead of "print and cut" within the layer tool
8. printed my vinyl
9. reverse weeded (leaving just what I wanted to stick on the notebook
10. Used scotch tape to move the design to my notebook -- carefully
I bought the jars and then added the teacher's name and apple designs using my cricut and vinyl :-)
Apple design from an etsy download: https://www.etsy.com/listing/516089115/apple-design-collection-apple-monogram?ga_search_query=apple&ref=shop_items_search_1
I really liked this pattern but I would definitely make this taller and wider in future projects. Also, I might try to make the stitches a bit tighter so you see a little less between the holes, etc.
The pattern itself worked up super quick and really was pretty. There are suggestions on how to modify the pattern and general suggestions in the comments section. I highly recommend reading through those since the pattern creator was super helpful to people that asked questions within the page comments.
I have a few more of these in my queue for some friends and family so i'll be making modifications. I didn't end up adding buttons because I felt like with the dark yarn I used, the shells stitching didn't really stand out as much as I thought it would. I liked the more uniform look.
My Ravelry project link (hook and yarn info): http://ravel.me/redredpanda/lw
I loved this pattern but wanted to try it with some yarn I had been saving for a project for my little one. It came out really cute even though I had to restart multiple times (I didn't read/pay attention). I highly recommend the pattern for 3 and under. It's adorable and works up fast.
- Original Pattern creator/poster: https://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2017/08/santas-little-sack-hat-free-crochet-pattern-in-eight-sizes.html
- Ravelry pattern link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-santa-sack-hat
- My Ravlery project link (in case you want yarn info): http://ravel.me/redredpanda/lssh