Friday, June 15, 2012

Embroidery on Denim

by Kelly

So I had all this denim that I had saved for some reason, and a sudden urge to embroider something. So here are the results...

This one started with the words 'flower girl' in pink. I was going to embroider a little girl in a white dress picking flowers, but that proved to be way too complicated for my simple design skills. So I settled on a white basket, the kind that a flower girl would carry in a wedding.

I added a bit of ribbon, a memento from our trip to Florida in November. And since I don't happen to know any flower girls at the moment, it's listed for sale in the shop. And then there are WIPs...

That up above is the Grinch's heart, which is, of course, two sizes too small. I'm not sure what these will ultimately become, but I love the look of that little red heart. If I had enough red floss, I'd probably be embroidering them everywhere. Luckily, I'm all out of red at the moment.

And another flower from the garden, just because.

These flowers kept disappearing from the plants, and reappearing scattered all over the lawn. I found out why this morning, when I saw a squirrel pick one and eat out the bottom, presumably to get that nectar hidden down inside. I would never have imagined such a thing unless I'd seen it with my own eyes.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Show and Tell - Embroidery and Crochet Hexagons

by Kelly

A short post today, because I'm busy pricing things for an upcoming garage sale.

Bookmarks I've made for the sale, that take about two minutes to make...

And since I had the embroidery floss out anyway, I tried out a project I've been thinking of for a while now - embroidery on denim. The red hearts looked the best, but I'm still playing around with ideas for those.

And of course, more super simple crochet hexagons from One Loop Short, just because they're pretty and addictive. Or is that pretty addictive?
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