Sunday, August 24, 2014

Calendar Embroidery

My sister gave me this super darling stitchable 2014 calendar for Christmas, and of course, I started it in January, but hadn't finished it. The new school semester begins on Tuesday, which provided me with a few days off, so I decided to stitch it up so that I can actually use the calendar portion of the panel. 




I used a combination of stem stitching and back stitching throughout the whole panel, with a few satin stitches and french knots. 



I am totally in love with the colors, which my sister helped me pick out. I feel like this will really brighten up my office space and be something nice to look at when I am surrounded by stacks of papers to grade. 






Do you have any projects you need to finish before the year ends?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Embroidered Pencil Roll

Whether you are an artist or writer who needs to tote around pens and pencils, or a student heading back to school, this project is definitely for you!


Once complete, this roll holds ten pens or pencils. It's lightweight and easy to drop into a bag or backpack to head to work or school. 


The Ric Rac adds a fun accent to the stitches and wraps around the roll to keep everything snug and in one place. 



This is an easy tutorial that I created, it only requires sewing straight lines. Head over to Feeling Stitchy for the details