Tagged: embroidery

Not a Fez, But Just as Cool

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You know the saying “More Ideas than Time“? Yeah, that’s my life. I’ve had the idea to add a Doctor Who / Police Box ribbon to this blue wool hat since November 2015.

I finally finished it this weekend, 2 years and 8 months later.

My embroidery machine is wonderful, but what I really need is a time machine to get all my crafty projects done…

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Everything Aligned Perfectly

I wanted to practice dense embroidery AND

my friend is into Day of the Dead imagery AND

her birthday was coming up – –

so everything just aligned perfectly in the making of this pillow (figuratively AND literally – the stitching came out great, too!)

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 ‘Til Death embroidery design from Urban Threads

Enter Your Pin Pincushion

I have wanted one of these clever little “Enter Your Pin” pincushions for years and I finally get to add one to my (ever-growing) pincushion collection —

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The embroidery file came from ESBests Embroidery on Etsy and it stitched out beautifully. I’m a little over half a year into owning my embroidery machine and so excited to finally be able to make projects like this that I’ve had my eye on for years.

If only it actually dispensed cash so I could buy more fabric…

Last Minute Reindeer Bunting ~ Just in Time to Guide Santa’s Sleigh!

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While most of our home becomes Who-ville for the holidays, we have a separate room that is reindeer-themed. Mainly because I couldn’t stop myself from making this quilt

Dash Away All Dressed

This year, I added to the reindeer decor with a embroidered scrappy fabric and ribbon garland, which I finished just three days before Christmas!

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I’d kind of hoped that the bunting would be easy enough to make and sell in my Etsy shop (always looking for new ways to use my embroidery machine!) but it was WAY more work than I thought it would be. Worth it in the end, though!

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This is my last project for the 2017 holidays; so glad to have everything Christmas-y finished and ready to go — even if it is just three days ahead of time.

I am hoping to finish one more (non-holiday) quilt before the end of the year. It’s still on the long-arm and I’m close having it quilted, but I might be binding right up until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Keep your fingers crossed for me to get it done!

Warm Ho Ho Holiday wishes everyone!