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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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One of the things I love about embroidery is that, like painting, the possibilities are endless.  I like the look of a floral/patterned piece of fabric with a line drawing on top.  I also like how thin the line is when you embroider with a piece of thread as opposed to the multiple strands of embroidery floss. 

 

018 Elsa

This is a piece done by 100 Ladies.  Lucy Peterson does a great job capturing a woman’s form and her stitching is delicious.  Her choices of fabrics are great and I love each and every one of her pieces. 
bird study1 - hand embroidery on vintage fabric
Tracy over at raccooncat creations has a great array of things in her shop, most nature/animal inspired.  I have a soft spot for anything nature related in embroidery and raccooncat creations does not disappoint!  Specifically, she has a great collection of these bird studies.  The red work on the vintage floral fabric is beautiful and I can’t wait to see more from this shop.
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And here we have a great spring piece from Cowboy Bunny.  First, I’m drooling over that fabric…..woah..ok I just got lost in it for a moment…I’m back.  Her illustrations turned into embroideries are sweet and the rest of her shop is just as awesome as this piece.
Tune back next week to see more great pieces of embroidery from some really talented artists!

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So, this is my first tutorial.  Phew….I just had to get that out there, I’m still learning and I hope the explanations are good and the pictures are relevant.  I really like coming up with different projects based on things that I find at the thrift stores.  Remember that other post about those great quilting squares?  Well, here is one way to use a little piece of fabric like that and a napkin ring to make a cutesy lil pincushion.  Enjoy!

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