Saturday, August 3, 2013
Without a television to watch in the evenings, I am finding myself working on my crafting projects more and more.
I just started the art of "stitched stationary" and love it.
I was looking over a few patterns over at Sublime Embroidery, and saw "Stitchable Stationary" but found it was out of print.
Looking a little deeper, I located the blog, The Stationary Place. She posted instructions that got my mojo going to give it a try.
I searched the internet for coloring pages that were printable. I re-sized them to fit my note cards. I used her tip on punching holes over the pattern, and into my cardstock. I simply held the printed picture with an office clip, and used a bright light to see where I was punching holes with a pin.
I then took embroidery floss and connected my dots, using my pattern for guidance. I started with this basic cat. But one thing led to another.
I found this cute goat, and made him too. And it kept going from there.
I challenged myself with this barred rock. Boy, there were a lot of holes for this one.
And of course I had to embroider a camper (he he!).
If you are interested in making these yourself, I simply cut cardstock in half, width-wise, to make two cards. I cut white cardstock so it was just a bit smaller than the front of the card itself. I embroidered the pattern, then attached it to the front of the card with double-stick tape. I hand stamped the back with a rubber stamp that says "Handmade with Love" and I signed my name underneath where I had stamped.
Oh, and I don't know why I just kept on making cards with the farmyard themes, but I plan to expand on that too. Maybe flowers, a cabin, cookery, camping, and all those fun things in life.