Saturday, March 19, 2011

Embroidered inspirations.

Yesterday, when I was supposed to be researching and taking notes for an upcoming speech, I was instead drooling over gorgeous embroidery patterns online.

{Today I finally organized all of my embroidery floss by color, and I bought these adorable little red embroidery scissors.}

My Paypal balance is now significantly lower, because I ended up buying a Princess and the Pea pattern (from Follow the White Bunny) , the Booksmart set (from SeptemberHouse), and a Sublime Stitching pattern.

To my readers who embroider: you can find some adorable free patterns at the SeptemberHouse blog (in the left sidebar). Also, check out these beautiful hoops using fabric scraps.

And please, please go look at this incredible Dr. Seuss embroidery. Isn't that the most amazing thing ever? It looks exactly like a page out of the book. It makes me want to be brave and try to stitch something from a Dr. Seuss book.

When we were in Hobby Lobby today, my mom pointed out the Disney counted cross stitch kits. They have small ones and large ones. They were so cute that my Disney dorkiness took over and I bought one. I've never done counted cross stitch before, and the last time I did regular cross stitch samplers was probably when I was about 10, but I thought, how hard can it be?

And then I pulled out the instructions and chart.

Wow. It's a huge chart for a little 5x7 piece. With hundreds of little squares and symbols. Only a little overwhelming.

Has anybody seen or finished any cute embroidery lately?

Until next time,


  1. Ooooo! I LOVE the Dr. Seuss embroidery! That's sooo cute. I've never done any embroidery, actually... I've done a couple of cross stiches, but really tiny ones:) My Mama is great at doing them. I think I might try to start embroidering some time, though.

  2. Oh my that does look a bit overwhelming. I used to cross-stich all the time when I was younger but never anything like that. It's so cute though... good luck!! haha =)

  3. So I just had to tell you, that inspired by this post I took a trip to Hobby Lobby a week or so ago and I'm working on the 5x7 Kinkade/Disney Cinderella cross stitch. I've always liked cross stitch, but fizzled out in the past or been overwhelmed...but so far I'm OBSESSED with this project. :) I'm making pretty good headway (if I do say so myself) on the skirt.


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