Brand New Line of Embroidery Kits Now Available – Part 2

You’ve already seen our new and improved instruction sheets when we launched the Africa embroidery kit.  Now our state kits are available.

North Carolina embroidery

The North Carolina embroidery kit is in the shop today, but you can also order any state that you would like.

North Carolina embroidery

North Carolina embroidery

North Carolina embroidery

If you would like to choose custom colors that is available as well.  All you have to do is contact me to find out how.  The easiest way is through an Etsy convo.

There are 5 days left to shop for the holidays, don’t miss out on any last minute gifts!

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Brand New Line of Embroidery Kits Now Available – Part 1

I love geography, probably because I don’t get to travel as often as I’d like.  So I like to learn about places and I love to celebrate the places I’ve been and the places I love.

This line was inspired while my sister-in-law was in Kenya and I wanted to surprise her with a gift when she got home.  So the first kit available is Beautiful Africa.

Africa

Everything in this kit has been updated.  Our instruction sheets have been redesigned and they are gorgeous.  Our thread holders are all printed and organized by thread color.  Best of all, the patterns are printed directly onto the fabric so you don’t have to worry about transferring the pattern yourself.  And everything comes packaged in a cute gift box.

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Creativity Expressed: in a Hoop

embroidery hoop process

I find the most fluid way to start an embroidery project is to look at color and pattern.

Everyday I am aware of color and pattern and if something strikes me I will take a photo or sketch something so I have it for later.  I use evernote and pinterest to collect things online and a sketchbook for everything else.

Where do I find color and pattern in the everyday?  I’ve noticed that a walk outside, browsing through the items at a favorite store, or flipping through magazines at a bookstore are fantastic resources for new images.  It’s always good to get out to fill up your well.  I especially love nature and architecture.

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Gathered Goodness – Creativity Expressed Edition

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What an amazing week of inspiration we have seen so far in the creativity expressed blog series!  I asked the ladies participating if they would send me a favorite blog post for this weeks gathered goodness.  Check out what they sent me.

Here is a beautiful video of all the pages in a completed art journal.

Creativity takes courage and a lot more, but be encouraged that it will happen all in good time.

Don’t be frustrated by your small space anymore, instead find the beauty in today and settle into the purpose of this season in your life.

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Erase the Word Busy Once and For All

Free embroidery pattern

When you define your life with the word busy, that doesn’t leave much room for change. You can fall back on it easily because everyone else does too. You are probably trapped in a cycle of overwhelm with to-do lists a mile high and a circle of friends who haven’t connected in real life in months. Then you add work or kids to the mix and you are crushed under the weight of everything that needs to be done.

What if you stopped defining your life with the word busy?

free embroidery pattern

Stitching is not just another thing to add to your packed schedule. This is a chance to redefine your life by relearning how to be in the moment. It is a practice and it will take time, but won’t it be worth it when you realize that you’ve just taken time to engage with your family at dinner, you met a friend for coffee twice in the past month, or you watched the colors merge and shift in a sunset for five minutes?

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