Monday, April 16, 2012

Crafty characters.

I didn't get around to rewatching and reviewing '97 Titanic this weekend...sorry! But I had a very good excuse- a wedding in the family. :) More on that in a later post. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed my reviews of the lesser known Titanic films.

I've made several things lately that I want to share this week, so I guess I'll start with these sweet little sewing and crafting notions that I recently embroidered {they're now hanging in my sewing corner}. They're from this Wild Olive pattern.

More patterns than these came in the set...I might go back and do more later, like the cute pair of scissors. I didn't have any colors in mind going into this- I just randomly picked colors that I liked. :) And I knew that I wanted to frame them all in different ways and different colors. So I painted one of the hoops, wrapped ribbon around two of them, and wrapped fabric strips around two of them. They're all in 4 inch hoops except the rotary cutter/embroidery floss one, which is a 6 inch hoop.

I used at least a little metallic floss in every hoop, except the yarn one. Because sometimes I just like for things to be a little more complicated. :) Can you see it? I used mostly silver but a little gold.

I don't know why the tape measure is sad, but he's probably my favorite (tied with the yarn one). That's why I used yellow for him. :)

Is is weird that, with certain ones of my finished embroidery pieces, I can remember exactly what I was watching when I was stitching them? I made these while watching While You Were Sleeping (twice- I had never seen it before and got it through Netflix, and I loved it) and Sleepless in Seattle (didn't like that one very much. A little too stalkerish). This one I stitched while I watched Hitchcock's Psycho for the first time last fall. :)

I don't know why I have memories like that ingrained in certain pieces. I know which two I worked on in the waiting room last year when my brother was in the hospital for surgery. As for some of my other ones, I really have no idea what was going on at the time. Strange.

{P.S. Sorry these photos are dark...I took them about two weeks ago, and I can't take any new ones yet. Because my poor little ancient digital camera messed up during the wedding on Saturday, and unfortunately I'm going to have to buy a new one this week.}

Until next time,


  1. This post is inspiring me to pick up my embroidery needle and get to work! I love embroidery but rarely take the time. Thank you for your inspiration!

  2. "While You Were Sleeping" is one of my favorite movies! It is so funny and sweet. I wish that there were more rom-coms like it. A friend and I quote the, "He was leaning" scene all the time. :)

  3. What a cute set! Perfect for any crafter corner :-).


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