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!

xo,
K

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!

xo,
K

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!