Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new day, a new project...

I love to embroider. It is one of my favorite things to do, and it is so versatile. As you saw in my last post, I like to embroider the pincushions I make. I also happen to like embroidering bookmarks, they turn out very cute :) But I really do like embroidering adorable designs! They make it more fun, and it's more exciting to see how your project will turn out.... Anyway, today I'm starting a new embroidery project, and I just wanted to share it with you :) Here it is:
Isn't that a cute pattern? Sadly, I didn't come up with that pattern myself. But I still love it :) Anyway, that is the pattern I'm going to embroider! Here are the rest of my supplies:
I've already got my pattern copied onto the fabric, and we just got the lovely colors needed for the pattern :) Here are the embroidery floss colors if you want to get them:
They are DMC colors 3862, 928, 166, 349, and 352.

I'll keep you posted on the project as it goes along! I'm excited to see how it turns out...

Until then,

Happy stitching and crafting!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Pincushions... How Cute Thou Art...

So, I am a very inconsistent blogger. I apologize for that. It doesn't mean I haven't done any crafting though.... because I have. Quite a lot of crafting, actually. So, in my blogging absence, these are some of the many things I have created......
You might be wondering what these are.... Or maybe not, because I already told you what they are in the title of this post. But, yes, these are PINCUSHIONS!!!!!! I have an awesome book called Doodle Stitching, and it came with a pattern to make a pincushion that looked like a tree stump. I LOVE that pattern. The first one I made I actually gave to my good friend, Cam, because she likes to sew, and if I have a reason to give gifts, I will. (Seriously, though, I already have a list of things I plan to give people for Christmas...)

Anyway, so the tree stump pincushion is made from a pattern. The heart pincushion I made up on my own. I was worried it wouldn't turn out, because hearts are very tricky to work with, but it did! Although it turned out fatter than I expected it to :) And last, but DEFINITELY not least, my favorite (and latest) pincushion!!! The rainbow pincushion!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell that I love it? I made it without a pattern and just went crazy-embroidery-lady....

So here's the tree stump one..... For the one I gave my friend, I made some cute leaf pins to go with her pincushion; made out of a pin, air dry clay, and some paint.... They turned out quite well.

And, of course, this is the heart pincushion :) The stitch on the side is called a threaded running stitch, and I love how it turned out. The stitch on the top is called a scallop stitch, and it was my first time stacking it instead of using it as a border or something....

DON'T YOU LOVE IT?????????? I do! It's my fave. I used the backstitch and the scallop stitch on the top, for the rainbow, and french knots on the side of the pincushion.... I am just so happy with how it turned out :)

So there you have it. Proof that when I do not do a blog post, I am not just sitting and reading all the time. Actually, that would be hard to do, since I am required to do schoolwork in the mornings. But, sometimes I think it is good for you to just sit with a cozy blanket and read a book and drink hot tea.... Or, if you're me, think of Christmas gifts :)

Thank you for being patient!

Happy Crafting and Tea Drinking :)