Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Checking In...

The Thanksgiving weekend was fun. Time spent with family, time to relax, time to go see the new Twilight movie... Thanksgiving was fabulous.

Black Friday Shopping did not happen at my house. I thought about it, but it didn't happen. I have heard different stories from friends but most of them said while they were sad that others had to work on Thanksgiving, they were excited about the things they bought and their savings.

I have been busy creating things for Christmas, which happens to be my favorite holiday. And because my creations are for Christmas, I have no pictures to share yet.

I have also started back up on my giant granny square blanket which I put down too long ago to work on other things. I am happy to have it back in my hands.

I hope you are feeling blessed with life and the promises of the holidays.


Monday, November 12, 2012

This Is Really Cool...

When you have time, head on over to Sew, Mama, Sew! They are having their Sixth Annual Handmade Holidays. Every day for the month of November you will find different tutorials, printables, recipes, giveaways and more. 

I was really excited when they contacted me a few weeks ago. On November 10th, they featured my Outer Space embroidery pattern. You can check out the page here.  


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sweet Dreams...

The latest project in my embroidery class was on card stock. I created the cloud shape and text on the computer and then printed it out on cream colored cardstock. I followed the video instructions from Sublime Stitching for embroidery on paper. Watch the video below...

The first thing you do is punch holes with your needle along your pattern lines, going all the way through the cardstock. Then just stitch away. I cut mine out about 1/4 inch away from my stitching and used embroidery floss as a hanger. I also embroidered a hand drawn star to hang from the bottom.

I love the way mine turned out. My students did a great job on theirs as well. I am really proud of all of them and how much they have improved in their technique so far.

Here is the pattern for you. The "thought bubble" cloud was a template on my computer and I left off the ovals for my class. And, even though I printed it out for my class, I think it would be better to trace the design onto your paper using a light box or window.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Pumpkins and A Special Treat...

I can't tell you how happy I am that's it's November.

Sharing with you my pumpkins...

My special treat from yesterday...