I enjoy crafting- stamping, sewing, embroidery and jewelry making! I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator and I love sharing what I love! I blog about my favorite stamp sets & techniques. I have an online store at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx
I have an Etsy shop online (link is here). All prices reflect material used and time spent constructing. You may notice that one card may cost more than another- likely because one had more materials put into it than the other.
Yesterday I mentioned Christmas ornaments - and where to find tutorials. While perusing the internet, I came across a Vintage Egg tutorial:
There's not much that captures my attention more than a vintage egg.
When I was a child - young enough that 'my own money' was a new concept- I found Christmas shopping very exciting. I came across a vintage egg stylized candle that seemed so exotic and special that I immediately purchased it for my mother :)
I'm sitting down to craft one for my Mom right now. If you do it as well, come back and share your pictures :)
While taking a break from my Christmas ornament crafting, I decided to plug 'silk ribbon embroidery' into Google to see what people are up to.
In France, someone is doing silk ribbon embroidery on egg shells. You read that right- some talented person is embroidering on blown eggs.I feel inspiration waffling up off of this picture like the aroma of an omelet. Can you imagine the talent needed for that?
I can't imagine the effort this takes!
What embroidery projects are you working on for the Christmas holiday?
My mom and I have are glad to participate in a hand made ornament giveaway with our long term friends Nancy and Crystal.
This inspired me to get out the 'gift tag' packet that was a free gift with the Stitchery magazine. There are several cute Christmas themed cross stitch patterns designed to be placed on aida and taped onto packages. The set up is pretty simple- embroider a simple pattern, adhere it to provided tag with double sided tape and tie to a package.
In the same magazine there is a felt ornament with an 'aperture' or opening in it where you display a cross stitched design. My cross stitching leaves much to be desired, so I'm thinking that I will place silk ribbon designs within.
Will botanical designs be a hit for Christmas? Time to start searching for ornament tutorials. Do you know of any :)
There are only 128 days (about!) until Christmas!
An Etsyneat member, WierdWoolyDesigns, is offering a giveaway of her pattern. It comes with a little added bonus: you get to proof read the pattern for errors. For English Lit major me, this sounds like fantastic fun.
I also love circular patterns that draw your eye in. There were four slots left when I entered! bit.ly/qu4dmC