All posts tagged: Embroidery

the homebody’s guide to self-care

I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a bath more enjoyable. Yah, yah, whatever. I don’t have a fancy bathroom, and a beautiful plank of wood (bathtub tray) isn’t going to help much. Our only bathroom is teeny all the highlighted items in the post would just need to be stored somewhere out of the way.  Not glamorous! But, I did something that I don’t normally do, I read the article. Shocking, right? In the introduction, the author, Cristina Cleveland, talks about what she and her co-workers do for self-care. I was shocked that the list didn’t include the oil diffuser or the exfoliator that she linked to. Now, hold on a minute, cuz this was profound for me. …

Posies

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to help promote Ink and Arrow’s new Sweet Rebellion fabric line with a free tutorial. I knew that I wanted to make an embroidered table runner, so I took one of my favorite drawings and used it for a project. Feel free to download the pattern here:  modern-june-table-runner-embroidery-pattern. In 2016, I created over 366 pieces of art, doing my best to draw and paint every day. I used this time to figure out my artistic style, so this I’ve used this composition a few times to try out different things. As you can see, I finished some and didn’t others. For this project, I took the original drawing and deconstructed it on the computer to create the pattern. I really enjoy making motifs and patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator. I have found that it’s an excellent way to recycle and/or perfect the 366 pieces of art that I created in 2016. I’ll be using process a lot more in 2017 to create surface design patterns. Head over …

Sweet Revival Sewing Challenge

I’ve just been introduced to Ink and Arrow Fabrics in the last few months. I found the first fun print from them at my LQS, Quilting Adventures. A fat quarter of the Christmas Doors print from the Naughty or Nice collection had to come home with me. I made (OK, almost finished) a radiator cover out of it, that you can see on my Instagram feed here and here. Then the ladies from Wives of Whitewood asked me to be a part of the Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge blog hop.The Sweet Rebellion fabric line is designed by Felicia Gallo for Ink and Arrow Fabrics. Bee bold with these soft & pretty flowers mingling with sugar skulls and chains…In pinks, greys and black, it’s just a tad rebellious… a Sweet Rebellion by ©Felicia Gallo. I picked the Packed Lilly of the Valley and gray Sugar Skulls (in trade for tutorial) to make an embroidered table runner. I love the fun prints on the gray, it feels playful and grown up to me. The embroidery pattern has …