Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern is definitely one that you’re going to want to save to have available for all the many celebrations where a cake is traditionally served.
This tiered birthday cake could be stitched, along with the recipient’s name and date and then the finished piece placed in a lovely frame.
Embroider it on to a reusable bag/tote and it becomes an extra special way to present a gift. And just think what a unique and beautiful inset for a card it would be.
If it’s a milestone birthday, the number could be added to the top of the cake.
But this pattern isn’t just limited to use for birthday celebrations. Leave off the words and it becomes a wedding cake that you could stitch in the bride’s colors or embellish to match the wedding cake, if you’re in the know as to what they’re having.
It would also be a lovely gift for a 10th, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary.
Move the word Happy to the first tier, add Mother’s Day to the second tier and what mother wouldn’t love to receive this stitched on a cushion for Mother’s Day.
Or replace the rose buds with stars, embroider it in red, white and blue and you’ve got the perfect pattern to add to a 4th of July banner.
There are so many possibilities!
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Tiered Birthday Cake downloadable PDF
On the pattern download, you’ll also find this smaller bonus pattern for a pair of birthday candles that could be used on the cake above or stitched on something completely different.
Either of these patterns would look beautiful stitched with the Aurifil Pretty Posies Floss collection from Craftsy.
And it’s on sale right now!
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WELCOME TO STITCHERY LINK PARTY #128
For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.
If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party. It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)
The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:
- The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.
These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.
- Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.
- If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.
- This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.
The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:
- Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.
- As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.
- It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.