EMBROIDERY: Mother Knows Best (PATTERN)

Mother Knows Best - Embroidered Cushion by Anorina Morris : @sameliasmum


"Mother Knows Best" embroidery by Anorina Morris : @sameliasmum


Our most watched Disney film EVER (in the history of all time) would have to be Tangled. It was released when my little girl was about 4 and it just captured her imagination and her heart. Honestly, whats not to love? Rapunzel sings, dances, paints and has the cutest little side-kick. But she's not the girliest of girls and can totally defend herself when armed with a frying pan. 

The soundtrack is lovely and for a while there, we had it playing in the car. 

One song which I love is 'Mother knows best' and I use the chorus on my kids when they ask WHY?!?


Mother knows best, listen to your mother.
It's a scary world out there.
Mother knows best, one way or another,
Something will go wrong, I swear!
Ruffians, thugs, poison ivy, quicksand.
Cannibals and snakes. The plague... NO!





When I was asked to create a magazine project, which would be perfect for a 'special occasion', I decided to make something for a mother. It's a great Mother's Day gift, birthday gift or even just 'anytime' gift for a lovely mum which you know.

The embroidery piece is quite simple. I used basic back stitch, french knots and satin stitch, but you can complete this in any stitches you like. 

I embroidered my piece with Aurifloss, which I absolutely love. It's a lovely glossy cotton thread by Aurifil. I purchase my Aurifloss from the Fat Quarter Shop.





It is appliqued to the centre of a dresden flower to create the cushion. But, there's no reason the stitched piece couldn't be used on another project entirely: possibly a bag, on the back of a denim jacket, incorporated into a quilt.









And here the video clip of Mother Knows Best from the Disney film, Tangled. It's catchy, don't you think?





7 comments

  1. That's very sweet... you are very clever with your designs
    Hugz

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    1. Hi Fiona, thank you so much. I really enjoying coming up with new designs :)

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  2. Hi Anorina such a cute pattern well done xx

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    1. Thanks Shez. It was fun to make.
      Hope you have an AHMAZZZZZING weekend in Brissy.

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  3. Your cushion is lovely. What a great idea for the centre. Gorgeous embroidery.

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