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I have been trying to think of different ways that you could use embroidery instead of just stitching on fabric in a hoop.  I just discovered this artist today, and all her work is great!  I like the combination of the acrylics with the embroidery combined with applique.  The colors are also really great and would just pop off your walls.  I’ve included some pictures of pieces I really love but you should hop on over to her etsy store to check out the rest of her great things!

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If you live in Minneapolis, or nearby, there is a great store called I Like You that you have to visit.  I just dropped off a few pieces of my embroidery there today, and I love their store.  They sell tons and tons of local crafty folks’ goods and it is run by the two nicest ladies!  Swing on by if you get a chance, you will not be disappointed.  They are at 501 1st Ave NE in Minneapolis……well go on stop reading and check it out!

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Pink and green are probably one of my favorite color combinations.  The thing is, there are soooo many different shades of green and pink that the color possibilities are endless.  So I guess as a sub-favorite color combo olive green and salmon pink is my favorite.  I saw an apron that had a brocade pattern in olive green on top of a salmon pink color and I thought it was a beautiful and interesting combo.  What are some of your favorites?  This spring I’m going to try and combine more of my favorites in some of my work as opposed to just admiring them!

olives

chilean flamingo

Lucien olive green vases

salmon petunias

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Here are some things I’ve had my hand in lately that I’m trying to work out the kinks on/make better.  Sometimes it’s hard when you feel like you’ve spent most of your day working on a craft project or new idea and then you just think of ways to make it better.  On the other hand, it’s good to know that you can continually grow and get better.  Does that ever happen to you?  How do you stay motivated when you’re just working on prototypes?  Really, when it comes down to it, we do it for the love of craft anyway!  Hope you’re having a great St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ahhh…the sweet, sweet smell of spring is lingering in the air!  Minnesota winters can feel long and rough, so when I can sense spring around the corner it is all I think about.  Naturally, those thoughts are going to spill over into most aspects of craft.  Doing a little searching, I found some great pieces in embroidery work that remind me of spring, here they are for your viewing pleasure!

To kick things off we have this absolutely adorable embroidery pattern from ALittleSweetness.  One of my greatest memories was hanging our laundry outside and having my clothes smell like the sun.  Since I live in an apartment now, I’ll have to live vicariously through this sweet pattern.  The quilt alone would be reason enough to love this pattern, but it all works so well together!  Take a look at her shop for more patterns and some precious fabric.  You can also check out her blog here.

Embroidery isn’t strictly relegated to the hoop, as we can see in these awesome mushroom sculptures.  Lovely World Handmade has done such a great job combining different fabrics and patterns with some excellent stitching.  The sweet little stitches under the mushrooms and that little bit of lace shows such nice attention to detail.  If only these mushrooms existed in my backyard…..how magical!  Swing on by her blog to check out more!

This piece by September House just screams spring!  From the colors to the beautiful flower, I can’t get enough!  I love the color combinations she chose and the hoop is perfect with it.  It’s just a bright ray of sunshine in my day when the days are still cold and grey.  She also offers some fantastic patterns in her shop that I know you will love!  Check out her blog for more from September House!

Oh spring……I can’t wait until we meet again!  Let me know if you have any suggestions for any embroidery artists you would like to see showcased or any trends/themes you would also like to see highlighted.  I love being shown new things and getting inspired by all the great artists out there!

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Yikes!  You only really realize how messy your space is when you take a step back and take some photos….wowsa.  Needless to say I need to get some serious organizing/cleaning done.  I swear I have good organization ideas and strategies….I will slowly get working on this space and check back and give you some little organizing tips.  I feel like if I revealed them now you wouldn’t believe me….so I’ll wait.  Until then take a look at my destruction!  Do you keep your spaces  nice n tidy?  I don’t think I’m alone, at least I hope not!

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