Thursday, February 21, 2013

WIP's & Stitches

Do you ever feel like your to-do list is a little too long? I am at that stage right now. I feel like I gave myself a little too much to do, but I love stitching, so I am not bummed and definitely don't want to complain. I have quite a few embroidery projects to finish, but I love stitching so much, it almost doesn't feel like work. 

I find embroidery patterns and sewing projects that I want to try, so I add them to the pile of things to do. The pile is starting to get a little high, so I need to do more stitching and less looking. Good thing most of these projects are birthday gifts for friends and loved ones.

I have been thinking about St. Patrick's Day, a lot, as well. I am not sure why. It's not a day that I typically get into. Maybe it's because I have found some great patterns over at Split Stitch. I stitched her pattern for a little hat and it was finished super quickly. She has some darling patterns in her shop.

I am not sure why I love embroidery so much. It's something that just makes me happy. I like to try to stitch everyday, even if it's just a little before bed time.

My sewing room doubles as an office, and a guest room (guess you could say it triples), and my little Douglas likes to sit on the day bed in my sewing room while I work or embroider/sew/craft. 

Since we had an odd icy cold day yesterday and some lingering snow today, we stayed indoors and got lots of work done. Well, I got work done, Douglas just supervised, like he always does. I am not sure what this squinty-eyed face means, but it made me giggle, so I had to photograph him. I still have lots more work to do and things to make.

Hopefully I will have more complete work to share next time.

Until then!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's officially Valentine's Day and I wish you and yours all the best today. Valentine's Day is one of my most favorite days of the year, today and Halloween are my favorites. I know they couldn't be more different days, but I enjoy them both in such a profound way, I can't even describe it.

In honor of Valentine's Day I made some small crafts to send to my friends and loved ones. I knew I was going to be traveling this week (I had to present at a conference), so I wanted to make something quick and fun that I could drop in the mail.

I found this super cute printable at Sweet Muffin Suite last year and and have been waiting patiently to give them a try this year. I printed mine on red card stock in grayscale and loved how they turned out. Everyone that I gave one to, loved them, and it was a quick and easy goody to put together. 

Hope you get hit by cupid's arrow today! (I mean that in a good way)

Until next time!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Embroidered Pin

This week's tutorial is up at Feeling Stitchy. Head on over to see how easy it is to make an embroidered pin!