Friday, October 23, 2009

A few other new things

I don't think I have shown you the Babushka doll or the embroidery tea cups. This year I have been stretching some of my creative muscles and challenged myself to do "something different".
Ta da....embroidery! My grandmother was a champ at anything that involved needle and thread
(hand sewn not machine). Now I wish I'd paid more attention, I think I was just too impatient.
I have enjoyed hand stitching more than I would have ever thought. The nicest thing about it is that it is a portable craft. It gives me something besides my pad and pencils to take along. I have purchased this adorable pattern from Follow the White Bunny. The bed holds so many possibilities!
I encourage you to visit her flickr site as well. Of course Sublime Stitching has an awesome selection of patterns too. For the lessons and video stitch guide go here.

The babushka doll has already sold, but I do plan to do some more. I need to tweak her a little more. I also have another shadowbox idea that I hope to do soon. So many ideas and only 24 hours to each day.

1 comment:

jodi of the creative JAR said...

i::heart:: chai
it sounds good too.