Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Etsyneat Team Captain giveaway

PilousPercilla a talented EtsyNeat team captain is doing a giveaway!

As always, I will definitely be signing up. I am always amazed at the embroidery in PilousPercilla's avatar. She is the designer of the embroidery featured at the top of the page. Isn't it lifelike?


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Christmas Designs

Christmas Ornament ideas have been decided. Thanks to advice from RustBeltGallery, I have decided to stick to what I know- silk ribbon embroidery.

I'll be trying two ideas- embroidering heart shaped felt ornaments & embroidering silk ribbon on small 3 inch hoops. I'll show them about to see which ones are pretty enough for the exchange!

Some thoughts of flowers I may use:

What do you think?

Design Transfer Tutorial

While I was cruising through EtsyNeat forums (which I suggest you join if you love hand embroidery!), I found a tutorial that had been posted by sewjenaissance

I have often complained about my design of transferring (holding the design over a window). This looks to be so much easier!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Found tutorial: Vintage egg

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 :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Christmas Count down Part Three

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!

Christmas Count down

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!

The votes are talied: calla lilies are in!

I've been searching out feedback on which flower should be featured in the first 'set' of cards to hit the shop. All of the votes on facebook (and my nwod website :P ) have said 'calla Lilly'

Please come by the shop to see a sample of the cards that will be hitting the shop:

I'll be posting a coupon code when the first sets go up! Keep an eye out :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Embroidered Bookmarks

Its been a slow week at the blog. Not enough tutorials; I know. I apologize for that. The day job takes too much time!

I had a few moments so I put together a few bookmarks. I was excited to see how they would turn out, so I rushed production a bit. You can see they could have used some ironing :P

I'll get a book mark tutorial up ASAP!

WierdWoolyDesigns Giveaway


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!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thanks to thegiftgarden for including me in her '30' treasury. I think thats quite an interesting idea, a turning 30 gift bazaar.

I also love the color array. The 30th birthday ribbon is my favorite :) Whats yours?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I hope that this finds you well. A fellow Etsyneat member is hosting a Giveaway on her blog. She's purchased a piece to give away - it sounds pretty - pretty!


I'm featuring Karen Drayne's work and purchased a piece too give away:)

I'll certainly be entering!

New idea: Card Sets

Hello! I had a wonderful sale this week end that made me think of a new idea - card sets! What sort of flowers would you like a series of?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sneak peek at whats coming out this week in the shop

I hope that this finds you well. I just enjoyed a wonderful few hours of crafting and shall share a few of the cards that will be going up in the shop this week.

Custom cards are always available- comment here or contact me at Seryna's Creations on Etsy we can start the conversation about what you would like.

Silk ribbon embroidery kits are on sale


I want to share that the all silk ribbon embroidery kits are are on sale through Thursday.
The kits come packaged with silk ribbon, embroidery floss, full instructions, heat transfer patterns, hand drawn patterns and needles.
You need only supply fabric and embroidery hoop.

You can find these kits here They make great gifts for the crafty people in your life!