I have long held a secret crush on projects in books and shops and blogs that I know I could do if I had the *time, knowledge, patience, equipment, supplies, space* to do them. One of those things is embroidery. I think this started back years and years ago when I saw Amy Karol
embroider her children’s artwork onto their dresses. I meant to do it and never did. Too many other projects on the back burner.
This year I’m trying to be mindful of finding the time and space to pursue the things that interest or intrigue me – and get in the occasional solo walk. The weather and the length of the days have not been working in the favor of those walks, but they do lend themselves quite well to some indoor projects. Watching old Mad Men episodes while snuggled up on the couch with M, project in hand, is a nice way to wind down the evening.
So this week’s project was “learn something new”. And that was embroidery. I started with a kit that I’ve been admiring on my almost weekly trips to Fabric Nosherie.
It coincided nicely with needing a little something for F for Valentine’s Day.
It was super easy, and I did it while watching the Super Bowl. Woot!
The hoop that came with the kit was kind of big, so I picked up a smaller one to keep this in permanently, and I’ll use the larger one for other projects…
…some of which I’ve already started or completed.
I can’t take any of the credit for the typewriter idea – I got the idea directly from Fabric Nosherie. I went in there a few weeks back and this fabric was in there. There were several pieces of it around the shop with various things like XOXO embroidered into it. I love this fabric and it was fun adding a little bit to it.
I have a few other embroidery projects floating around in my head, and one special one for F for her birthday. I found a beautiful white dress on the clearance rack of Strasbourg when I was on a mad hunt for kid’s tights before Christmas. It was such a steal that I don’t feel bad at all using it as a blank canvas. Blank canvases are my thing. And I guess you might say wooden hoops are now as well.