Monday, May 18, 2009

New Hobby?



















So I might have found a new hobby. Like I really needed another one. Oh well...

When I was at my fav craft store in St Cloud, Crafts Direct, I found some cool embroidery patterns that I thought I would try. I have always liked the towels that are at craft shows, but always thought they were kinda expensive and not really my style. I do have a few because I always appreciated the work that went into them. Now I know why they cost a bunch to buy, they take a while to make.
So this is my first one and I learned a lot and still have A LOT to learn!! But I enjoyed the process and did a bunch of it while taking a drive with my family. I feel a little like my grandma... But with cool patterns. I found patterns by Jenny Hart over at Sublime Stitching http://www.embroideryasart.com/ and she had some of the coolest patterns I have ever seen. I have always loved Retro, Funky designs so I really appreciate the fun stuff she does and patterns she provides.

I have started with a pattern by Aunt Martha because they are pretty inexpensive and I wasn't sure if I was going to like this or have the time(I still have to finish my cousins wedding invitations in the next couple of weeks). But I think I might be hooked, so soon I will try Jenny's awesome patterns. The pattern pack I am going to try is Krazy Kitchen.

Remember I am just a Beginner!! I am not a pro by any means, but I will list some things I have learned as I go to help others starting out. (don't mind the ring still in the towel, I was too excited to iron it before the photo!)

2 comments:

Alyson said...

It turned out great! We will be grandmas and sew together....

Secondstreetdesigns said...

that's super cute! i love embroidery! hope you are well.