Remember that time Spidermom wrote a blog post about a Yarn Mountain that was in serious need of de-stashing? Yeah...about that...I have a tendency to be easily distracted when it comes to crafts. I set out to do a lot of practicing crochet technique this summer, making small projects. I promise I really did that, for a little bit. But then...I found an afghan hook looking sad and unloved on a clearance rack and raced home to pull out my favorite craft book EVER, the Readers Digest Complete Book of Needlework from 1979 that I rescued from a thrift store (not the Stinky Thrift, but a rather fancy one on the other side of town, we'll call it the Not Stinky Thrift)
I followed instructions for basic Tunsian Stitches and made a little pouch., which, to the amazement of my family (i.e. NinjaBoy) it looked like it had been knitted! How could I not have to play with that for a while? So ERL bought me a book on Tunisian crochet and the completely awesome Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook set and I'm now working on two projects, one for a friend, and the other is actually for me!
Anyway, that is my excuse for not following through with my goals even after I publicly set them! This post is supposed to be about stitching, of which I have been doing TONS. I am crazy for embroidery. I've always touted the relaxing qualities of crochet, but I'm starting to think that embroidery may top it. It can be dangerous, however.
This wicked iron burn is from cutting out a transfer on the ironing board while the iron heated up. Duh. That's my first craft related injury in a long time. The kids all think its cool and NinjaBoy said its gonna be an awesome scar. Thanks buddy, but there goes my dream of becoming a forearm model.
The embroidery binge was started by being contacted by the fantastic artist Spooky Pooky to do a personal swap, after she saw this piece that I made for a Doctor Who swap over on Craftster.
As far as other people's desings go, I am in love with Aimee Ray's designs and picked up Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection which I highly recommend and adore. Stitched this hoop up for lanikins for a birthday gift (late, because she's really hard to make stuff for because she's an incredible artist).
How bout some artsy shots?
Stay tuned, more projects almost finished in the works and cross your fingers next post will be wound free!