Thursday, October 18, 2007

My first embroidery project

DANGER:This stuff only costs THIRTY cents a skein.

It is sold in a zillion beautiful colors which are enticingly displayed at the store. I think it is going to require an enormous amount of willpower to keep from getting over-run with this stuff.

A new/old friend of mine has recently inspired me to try embroidery. I found this book,Doodle Stitching, and instantly went out and bought needles, thread, a hoop, and a few pieces of craft felt. (As I mentioned, this is a VERY inexpensive hobby.) Then I proceeded to get a horrible cold, and have spent the last day and a half on my couch, with my new hobby!

The bird pattern I tried came out of a project in the book. When I got started on it I really didn't have a plan. As a result, the embroidery is not placed on the fabric in a way that lends itself to much. Let me know if you have any ideas. I will probably just turn it into a small bag or something.


gigi said...

Great job!My mom embroiders, I use do it with her, but now I live on the west coast and she lives on the east coast. I love how you embroider a mallow :)

Carrie said...

Yay yay yay! What a frickin' cool bird! You could always cut it out and use it as a patch on anything. . . a bag, the back of a cool thrifted jean jacket, your yoga mat bag. It's straight up rad. Good for you!

Emilie said...

Oooh, pretty. I admire you; I'm not crafty at all.
I think I deleted one of your comments before I read it. I'm not sure, but I thought you left one on the biscuits.
If you didn't leave a comment, than I feel really stupid.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Mallow, I love cross stitching and would love to embroider the way you do - that looks so cute!

Cynthia said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see what creations you come up with.