Two brand new Valentine’s themed patterns have hit the shop.
Heart Sentiments is perfect for practicing a variety of stitches. I stitched the sample in an ombre color palette that was so fun. I used stem stitch, backstitch, chain stitch, and satin stitch.
The Sweetheart Sampler is a simple and quick project you can make for a friend. Using only running stitch and backstitch makes this a perfect pattern for beginners.
Grab yours to stitch up today!
I spotted the stitch a day idea over at Mollie’s blog (Wild Olive) and she spotted it on Susi’s (Lilla Luise) instagram. I absolutely love this idea and decided to start one and catch up.
The stitch I picked is a minor variation on the ermine stitch. Instead of varying the widths of the cross stitch part, I’m making them look more even so they look like stars. Can I call it the sparkle stitch?
Join in on Instagram (you can find me here) by tagging your project with #stitchaday. You still have time to catch up!
With everybody talking about their one word for the year it got me all excited about how people are decorating with words.
I love to use typography as a decor element in my house and I wondered what kind of trends might be creeping around. I went searching for some inspiration and found a few major themes. Now I want to incorporate all of them into my house somewhere!
1. Go big – One very large letter or number is the way to go to add an interesting visual element to large walls or funky spaces that may be hard to fill.
2. Create a collection – Putting gallery walls together are a lot of fun with pictures. To do it with letters or numbers just looks fantastic. Especially when the collection means something special to you.
3. Say it on a pillow – Interesting pillows speak to my heart. I would much rather have a handmade DIY type pillow around than just a plain solid. What an easy way to add some meaning to your decor.
Do you like the typography trend?
For more ideas and inspiration you can check out my typography decor pinboard!
This inspires me and frightens me, excites me and frustrates me, fuels my passions and humbles me through mistakes and lessons.
I can’t begin to list everything I want to learn this year, but here is a little taste.
Fun things I want to learn this year:
- consistent prayer and communication with God
- how to have more quality time as a family
- how to make more time for friends
- train and compete in a mini triathlon called the Ramblin’ Rose
- accomplish goals in my business and blog
- sharpen my drawing and embroidery skills
- stay positive and determined throughout all circumstances
Not so fun but necessary things I want to learn this year:
- a less exasperated and more fun parenting style
- how to enjoy the mundane repetitive daily tasks
This is a powerful word and I am embracing it this year.
I’ll let you know how it’s going from time to time and if you would like to share your one word with me I would love to hear it!
If you want to make an impact at your Thanksgiving dinner why not try making some embroidered name cards? They are super easy and cute and depending on what colors you use they can match your decor perfectly! Plus your guests can take them home as a sweet little personalized gift.
What You Need
1. Embroider your leaves onto felt and then cut them out leaving an outline around each. Cut your felt into 1.5″ x 6″ strips.
2. Embroider names onto the strips close to the center. I just use a pencil to write a name and then I stitch over the lines. If you don’t like your handwriting you can always find a free font that you love, type the name, and then trace that onto your felt.
3. Match the edges of your strip to make a circle and then place a line of hot glue to attach the ends together. Hot glue a leaf near the stitched name. You could always stitch everything together instead of using glue!
4. Decorate your table by using your rings as napkin rings or just stand them up among some fall decor!
You still have time to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving table so don’t wait to get your hand embroidery leaf pattern!!
Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions? A bunch of our family lives in PA (we grew up there) so they come here to NC to visit every Thanksgiving. So the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Christmas” with all of them! It’s so much fun to still be able to celebrate with them.
I’m sharing this project at TatertotsandJello!