Shhh.. I’m Reading Embroidery Hoop Art

Shhhhh I'm reading - adorable embroidery hoop art from Flamingo Toes

Next up for Funner in the Summer-  Bev from Flamingo Toes.  You are in for a treat! Bev has major skills.  Her sewing and embroidery are fabulous.  Bev makes some amazing jewelry too.  And she’s just as nice in person (if not more) as you would think she is.   Make sure to visit her to be inspired! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. Today I [Read More…]

Hello Sunshine Embroidery Hoop Art

Hello Sunshine Embroidery Art from Flamingo Toes

Hello 30 Handmade Days readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am soooo excited to be here today for Mique’s Funner in the Summer series! One of my favorite things to do in my down time is embroidery. I seem to have a hard time just hanging out and watching a movie – without working on some sort of project at the same time. [Read More…]

Take Your Stitching on the Go

We are gearing up for a family vacation in a few weeks, and I am starting to think ahead to what I’d like to pack. I’ve got the basics down – clothes, shoes, toiletries, swimsuits – but it’s the little things you remember to bring that really make a vacation easier and more enjoyable. Like what? A power strip because there are never enough outlets in a hotel room, ziploc [Read More…]

Embroidered To Do List

Hello there, 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share another embroidery project with you. I have been sharing all kinds of needlework postshere on Mique’s blog, so take a look through my older posts for stitching tutorials and project inspiration. Today I am going to share how I made this embroidered dry erase board, and I’ll even throw in a little satin stitch tutorial. To Do [Read More…]

Learn to Chain Stitch

Allison from little lovelies is back for you to learn to chain stitch.  Her other posts have been so well received and it’s fun seeing everyone get in to embroidery.  (yay!)  Take it away Allison:It’s so good to be back again! So far, we have gone over what you need to get started in embroidery and the back stitch. Today we are going to learn the chain stitch and get [Read More…]

Fall leaves headband tutorial

For last week’s So You Think You’re Crafty“leaves” theme,my project was the fall headband.Enjoy! To start, you will need the following:scissorsa scrap piece of fabric for the buttoncover button kitglue gun & glue gun sticksmoss green & dark brown embroidery threadembroidery needledark brown elastic headbandabout 1/4 yard of moss green felt1/4 yard of dark brown felt To start, I cut 8 dark brown leaves & 10 moss green leaves.I did [Read More…]

Parlez vous crochet?

I have a younger sister that is good at everything. Always has been. Always will be. I’m not bitter (not anymore anyway). I am lucky to have her as my sister. Anyway, one of the things she is very good at is crocheting. Not grandma crochet, but cool crochet. She taught me some basics and for whatever reason, I did not latch onto crocheting (at least not yet). I appreciate [Read More…]

Wouldn’t ya know?

I’m not the only one with embroidery on the brain. A Print a Day (wildly fabulous and talented) decided to venture out into embroidery pattern design. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her first free pattern. Check it out here.

Needle & Thread

This past month we had birthdays/holidays galore at my house. June is always a bit nutty between end of the school year and all the birthdays. I turned to my trusty needle and {embroidery} thread to make some personalized gifts. For one of my favorite friends, I made a family tree.I embroidered all her family names on the green polka dot fabric.I embroidered the family name sign for the tree.I [Read More…]

Passing the torch

A few weeks ago I decided to attempt to teach my 7 year old daughter how to embroider. I didn’t have huge expectations at all. I thought if she could learn just a bit I’d be thrilled. Well she did great!I had bought plastic needles to use with her. They were terrible! Made huge holes in the fabric. So then I just decided to let her go for it with [Read More…]