I keep seeing all these wonderful cute little handmade things on blogs hosted by super creative women. Pretty by Hand, Nana Company, Lovely Little Handmades, A Little Sweetness and Heather’s post on the Hen House….just to name a few.
However, they’re not keeping their tips to themselves. All of them are know to have tutorials on their remarkable talents from time to time. And Tasha Noel Horsley from A Little Sweetness hosted this tutorial and I after seeing it, I just KNEW I could do it.
She makes it look so simple.
So I found this sweet little pattern online (posted it in my pinterest page too!)
And then last week Casey Herringshaw gave a challenge (Okay, a Pinterest WAR CALL) to her blog readers to post a project they had done from something they’d seen on Pinterest. This is mine. A big shout out to Casey!!
I gave it a whirl.
Here’s my first attempt at Embroidery.
I have not decided how I want to finish this out yet, but thinking about making it into either a mug rug or a small pillow. Perhaps even a pin cushion, but I don’t know if I could let myself put holes into it. Hmm…it’s a dilemma.
What do you think?
So now to report on the actual process of embroidery.
Tasha Noel was right. It it easy. I was surprised at HOW EASY. Now I’m wondering why I’ve never tried this before. I think it probably helped that many moons ago, I used to cross-stitch, but this is pretty much the same thing, just no holes to guide you. I did trace a pattern onto the cloth, so that helped to.
What I would really like to do is use this skill to label my quilts. I’ve never done that and the more I get into making quilts, the more I realize that I really should be labeling them.