Sunday, September 14, 2008

Embroidery! It's so fun... :]

I went shopping yesterday and bought all the essentials for embroidery- a hoop, floss, and fabric.
Embroidery- Chain Stitch Flower In Progress
I got the brown fabric above from the discount bin. I was hoping for white, but they only had brown. I have used it for two projects so far. A flower that will be framed (in progress, above) and a pincushion for my mom, below...
Embroidered-Flower Pincushion

Here's the embroidery floss I bought:
Embroidery Floss

Here's the hoop I bought:
Embroidery Hoop

When I got back home from shopping, my dad searched the garage and dug out some more embroidery floss that was hidden away! So needless to say, I've got enough floss for a while... at least I think I do... I absolutely love embroidering! Here's the floss my dad found:
Embroidery Floss

I've got lots of purple, which is good, because purple is my fave color:
Purple embroidery floss

I also got some more yarn and 2 more crochet hooks! hallelujah!
Red Heart Light Brown YarnCrochet Hooks

My current projects right now consist of:
  • Swatch Scarf: Swatch Scarf
  • The embroidered yellow-and-blue flower at the top.
  • A Crochet Hat:Crochet Hat In-Process Close-upCrochet Hat In-Process
  • Hippopotamus- I have not even started yet, but I plan to cast-on soon.
  • A Granny Square a day! With my squares, I plan to make a bag... I have 2 so far:
    Close-up Granny Square #2Granny Square #2 I got the idea from Pink Petal Designs!
  • I also plan to embroider this!
Here's a funny video I saw over at Cotton and Cloud! made me smile :]

11 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see all of your finished projects. You are so ambitious with your things. I am lucky if I get one painting done a week. ha ha

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  2. I always get excited when I get new supplies, it's like getting a new toy to play with. Looking at your new tools makes me look forward to seeing your finished work.

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  3. :o) I always have so many unfinished projects on the go
    Looks cute and fun! and I love purple too - looking forward to seeing what you do with it

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  4. Nice banner on your blog! You do look like you're having fun with your new tools. The brown fabric is really classy. Such a good job with the crochet as well!

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  5. Aww what fun! :) I love those colors, and embroidered images! So inspiring!

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  6. Aww what fun! :) I love those colors, and embroidered images! So inspiring!

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  7. Fiona@Dragonfly-Crafts9/16/2008 3:34 PM

    Oh my Gosh! That embroidery looks so tiny..... Just perfect.

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  8. Fun fun fun! You are such a busy crafter. A very nice embroidery selections and I love the pin cushion. It is very sweet. Can't wait to see the crochet bag. ;D

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  9. Buying supplies is half the fun! Great job on the embroidery (and I like the brown fabric!)...interesting technique! My aunt fouind a big plastic box full of embroidery floss for a DIME somewhere. So after scouring the floss aisle for all of the essential colors, I have gobs to choose from!

    Did you get started on that hippo yet?

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  10. You'll have a lot of colors of floss to choose from! : )

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  11. Embroidery is addictive, isn't it!? I think the colors you selected look beautiful against the brown. They really pop! Brown + purple = beautiful :)

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I'd love to hear what you think. :)