Monday, November 21, 2011

New Ornament being designed

I hope that this finds you well. I spoke in the past abou
t how there is an ornament exchange coming up with old family friends.

I originally had planned on using the European Magazine Crosstitcher design of square felt ornaments with cross stitched holiday scenes with in.

Yet upon examining them; they felt more like gift tags than ornaments. I looked through a few books for inspiration and found Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery; an older book with great ideas.

I used the silk dupion from my disastrous trip to Jo Ann's and free stitched a heart design onto it. The dupion was a drea; its perfect for silk ribbon embroidery. It *is* a bit hard to pin in place for finishing work; so I backed it with green evenweave for this ornament.

I did short the 1/4 seam allowance on the top a bit:

Something to learn from! I just finished a new bow inspired from Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery book. I'll be doing a full review of that craft book as soon as the camera battery has recharged so that I can photograph the much improved upon ornament!

This heart ornament might be offered on discount for being a prototype; I haven't decided. Look it over; offer any thoughts you have on it!
Do come check out the Christmas Bow soon.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Interesting article: Needlework is making a comeback

Twitter has now shown me another fantastic article!
One of the more interesting points is about cyber stitching.

*Cyber-stitching" events invite people to drop what they're doing at a specific time, pick up their needle and join online chats about projects.

Read more:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I have a lot of ribbon supplies. I'm that sort of person who buys two sets of ribbon just for that perfect moss green ribbon that complements the rose perfectly.

I am packing up to move houses (finally getting married! yay!) and I realize that I have a 20 lb box of floss and ribbon. Not supplies like books, hoops, needles - just the ribbon!

Come check out the new ribbon sets that will be going up.

Remember that if you buy a ribbon set, you get 10 % off with code Etsyneat.

Monday, November 14, 2011


SerynasCreations - ArtFire Seller Shop New Artfire shop has gone live! I'll be offering my silk ribbon kits for 5 $ off to kick off my new shop :)

To celebrate my mossy green being featured on a treasury..

Since my lovely silk was featured in a 'Making Presents, getting ready treasury' which you can find here

I am celebrating by giving you a holiday bonus when you buy silk ribbon sets. When you add a silk ribbon set to your order, use coupon code
to get 10% off your entire order. I will be unveiling new batches of silk ribbon so check out the shop to snag the pretty ribbon and the savings!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Featuring Deer Little Fawn

I found a very inspirational post on Deer Little Fawn. The talented Deer Little Fawn shows someone that inspires her, Elsa Mora.

Deer Little Fawn is quite inspirational herself; I've found her blog very captivating and enlightening. You can hear more about Elsa Mora on Deer Fawn's blog

Elsa has a very inspirational Flickr

I assume most of it is her work or what inspires her.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Have you ever had a 'really? this inconvenience is happening now?' day?

My day started off at 6 A. M. when Keith accidentally knocked the alarm clock off when he left for work. It freaked out so I got up for my work day. It was raining cats & dogs this morning so every one lined up at my drive through window.

After the 500th person held up their money *inside their car* for me to lean out of the window to get it, I was able to leave work early. Apparently we're going to rotate cashiers in back booth so no one else gets drenched. (After I leave, right).

Since I had extra time, I went to Jo Ann Fabrics. While I was walking to the store, the sole of my work shoe lifted off and I tripped into a puddle that I swear was a foot deep. California wasn't made for these down pours, so the parking lot was full of rivers and miniature lakes.

After I found the silk dupion (which is 40% for Veterans Day; go grab some!) they only had pinks and purples. I really wanted white (for the white cards) but I went with a smoky grey. Pink roses will look really nice on it.

I'm so glad that I'm home... with my silk dupion :)

How was your day?

Making Presents


Jo on Etsy has created a lovely and helpful guide for making presents (and she included my mossy green silk ribbon). If you love green and need to get on making presents, check it out:

Featuring Napkin rings & Acorns tutorial from all things HOMEY


In clicking the new followers, I found someone following all things HOMEY
They have a simple, fun tutorial on how to make acorns & napkin rings.

I am adding this onto my week end to do list :)


Friday, November 11, 2011

How to make your own floss tassels

I was checking out cool craft sites (once again, I found it on twitter!) and I found a neat tutorial on how to make your own tassels with floss. It definitely looks easy and a versatile effect for all of our Christmas ornaments and book marks.

I'll try it out this week end and show you how it looks :)
Try it out and come show your pictures, comment with links. Links to blogs welcome!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Purple Pearl Fuchsia Tutorial

For these flowers, I chose a new batch of ribbon that I bought from SilkStudio ( in lovely shades of deep purple, varying light purple and thin pure white.
To begin, lock your darker color (in this case, the dark purple) onto your chenille needle and make two straight stitches. Leave about two needle widths between the stitches. The stitch can be as long as you like, experiment!

Bring your needle up above where you have made your straight stitches. I like to make these as close as possible to the initial straight stitches, but you may want to start a little higher depending on how full you will like these full straight stitches. Make a few straight stitches across the top of of first two stitches, but place the needle very close to where you come up and do not pull the ribbon through- let a little loop form.

Well done! Fasten off the dark purple and thread your next lightest color. I locked on my light purple and set about make very loose, artsy ribbon stitches. You want to bring these up near your purple 'loop' stitches and let them lay over the tops of them. Play with the ribbon to get it to lay in a nice fuschia shape. Remember that with ribbon stitches, you place the needle through the ribbon and pull through. To keep from pulling your pretty ribbon stitch through, place your off hand against the hoop and a finger over the stitch.

Once you get a few nice looking stitches, fasten off the ribbon and select your white stamen color. The next stitches are very easy- a few straight stitches beneath the dark purple straight stitches. Go ahead and add a few more flowers. You can create unfinished buds with a lazy daisy stitch placed under a french knot.

Here's another 'how to' with the loop straight stitches:

Here's a few completed flowers!

As soon as I can, I'll get back on with how to add leaves to these flowers. I hope that you've enjoyed the tutorial!
*Edit* The tutorial has been added. See the new tutorials - stem & leaves- to see how to go from there to here:


Thankyou Thursday: Aid for Abby

While checking twitter today, I found a link to a shop http://ww 'Aid for Abby'. In reading it; I found out that the shop is ran by a mother of an autistic girl who is suffering from several disabilities.
I am deciding which two cards to get; and it may be these two right here! I could certainly use your help :)

Check these cards out and maybe you'll find your own card that you can't live with out

I'd like to share a treasury created by Mucar entitled each rose is not a barbet. It features lovely roses in a variety of media, from embroidery to accessories.

It features one of my embroidered pieces, the mixed flower heart.
My favorite piece in the treasury is the one that my eye is continuously drawn to:

I love the rose decoration!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Special

I've found myself enjoying the creative mood that has come from embroidering sales :)
I want to share my enjoyment, so here are two codes for you to enjoy!
CODETWITTER will give you 20% off and FREESHIP will be free shipping on your order :)

I look forward to embroidering a sentiment for you.

Here are some of the things you could use the codes for

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Current Projects

Those of you working on any embroidery project; come share what is at the top of your to do list - or your favorite project :)

I just finished my first cross stitch for someone that I know, my mom's co worker who just had a baby. It is a 'Baby's First Christmas' pictured here (in the big book review)

I think that I'm going to edge it with some lace from my Mom's collection (I kid you not, she has an entire shelf devoted to lace) and another piece of Aida.

Share your current projects by commenting below. Pictures (and links, if you're selling them) are encouraged.

The Giveaway has ended

I'd like to thank Lorriane, IndieSpotting and Eclairre for entering the giveaway and for choosing to follow Seryna's Creations. Please email me your address at to claim your free embroidery kit :)

If you missed the giveaway, you can find the kit on the Kit section of my Shop:

Monday, November 7, 2011

RedRedCompletelyRed Envelope kit

I have been working on my Christmas ornaments and decided to search the tags on Etsy :) One of the most attractively photographed and lovely looking pieces are these letters from RedRedCompletelyRed

I am working through my own felt ornaments; that I'll post up soon.
Check these out and let me know what you think of them:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Changing Colors

I followed a link on twitter and came across this 'changing colors' blog post here:

It definitely is useful & easy. I'm going to try it out with my 'modern' green and purple 1 hour stitching ornaments from the Crosstitcher; the European magazine. I'll try and get some pictures up asap!

Silk Ribbon Card get ends Tuesday


I am deciding that waiting for 50 people to follow the blog to start giving away card kits is taking too long. Now the giveaway will end Tuesday and three people who follow & comment on the blog will receive a silk ribbon card kit!

Full details here:

Follow and enjoy your high chances of getting a free silk ribbon kit :)