Tag Archives: embroidery
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Sugar Skulls Chillin’!

12 Dec
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Completed Sugar Skull Headbands – Design by Sublime Stitching

I have listed two ready to ship headbands onto my Etsy Viva La Stitches! Including one discounted! Don’t forget to use my current Promo code “Soft10” to get 10% off!

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Thinking of something a little different? Let me know, I can do custom orders. Just message me anytime!

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Of course I made this!

31 Oct

One of my buddies just filled up her home with some new sweet roommates. They had a Halloween/House Warming party Sunday that I gladly joined. Of course, it wasn’t until earlier that day I realized I should have a handcrafted housewarming gift for her.

One phrase came to mind:

She’s very much a freespirit kinda girl, which is what I love about her.

With the cutesy font, and bright red font I feel like this little tea towel is a winner. Just gotta sew on a loop to hang it and it’s done. Who wants oneee? Pretty sure this is going on my Etsy soon as a customized item.

Hopeful New Product

13 Sep

So I’ve been working on my etsy site and have created the first possible product for it:

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Sugar skull headband! This one is based off the Sublime Stitching pattern I recently got but it’s all hand done! I’m in love with it. Apparently so are tons of my friends and strangers I’ve ran into. If not this exact pattern, I’ll have a similar item up. I plan to make these in headbands, clips, and pins!

Keep your eye out for my new shop and some fun new product!

Happy Crafting!
Bre

Embroidery Floss Storage

11 Sep

When I’m mid project (like, I will literally stop in the middle of a row and grab my laptop) I like to seach random things. Today it is craft storage. Specifically all my embroidery floss I have collected (quite quickly at that.)

When I saw this, I knew I had to do this! So I started on my search for some sweet clothes pins. I went to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 stores. Yep, five, and could not find them. I search craft stores, grocery stores, even the dollar tree. Why must these buggers hide from me? I could order them online, but look at me, I’m lazy. So I thought, FINE I’ll give in. I’ll use the simple cardboard bobbins by DMC to store my floss.

Then, it came to me. I have tons of scrapbooking paper from my wedding. I could make my own! So I’ll show you how to do it as well.

Whatcha Need:

  • Sweet thick paper – Cardstock, cardboard, whatever you want. (you could just get some cardstock or cardboard and decorate them yourself with neat stamps! Or even paint them some sweet colors.)
  • Cutting Impliment. Perhaps an exacto knife (Like I used) or scissors? Some kind of fancy piece of work?
  • Optional: Cardboard DMC embroidery cardboard bobbins
  • Optional: Glue – I just used a glue stick.

Whatcha Do:

1. Trace the bobbin (or use the cardboard piece you popped them out of as a stencil) and cut out the new bobbin. For the slits that hold the thread I just place the cardboard on top and cut them in the same places.

Then wrap the thread around and write the number on the back. Fancy, aye. If you want or need more stability, you can follow the next couple extra steps.

2. Glue the new bobbin to the old…Yeah, seriously, that easy. I just used a glue stick, glued them together, and did a tiny bit of clean up.

There you go! Quick, cute, and rather inexpensive to update your embroidery collection. If you want them to have more personality, feel free to make your own stencil. maybe a fancier top and bottom? Maybe just stamps on cardboard that has a great shabby chic look.

Show off yours!

Cheers!

Bre

New Obsession! Embroidery!

19 Aug

Yep, I am so so addicted to embroidery now.

Sometime long long time ago, when I was 10, I remember learning to cross stitch, and fully forgot it. Over the last year or so I’ve seen so many embroidery projects popping up and began to get intrigued. However I just couldn’t get myself to join in, until now. I was at my local modern fabric store, Bolt and came across some adorable tranfer patterns by Sublime Stitching and Stitcher’s Revolution. they were both under $5 and I just could not resist. When I got home I jumped straight on Sublime Stitching and ordered the Ultimate Embroider Kit.

Dude, so much stuff comes with this, and only for $30! It’s a steal. The one I got had a tea towel, needles, little adorable scissors, patterns, a hoop and some floss. (there is a petite one available as well for $20. It only has 1 pattern and no textile, which is still a great deal!)

After that I hopped onto Colonial Patterns to grab some DMC floss in flesh tones (for my Lady Guadalupe) and some imperfect napkins to practice with.

I got a day of the dead pattern, some classic tattoo flash & tattoo alphabet. I am really looking forward to getting better and perhaps connecting with some kids I know who tattoo and perhaps turning some flash and paintings into embroidery!

I already have requests from a couple friends for some work to be done, which I am delighted to say “hell yes”, I may charge some beer though! Ha.

Oh yeah, as we know by this blog’s name, alcohol and crafting are 2 things I quite enjoy. I can say with embroidery, so far if you have a few drinkings, you can still stitch pretty well. Unless you’re seeing double, that may be an issue.

As an overall customer reaction to both Colonial Patterns and Sublime Stitching, they both get an A+. With Sublime Stitching I did get my order confirmation, but not a notice when it shipped out. However, saying that I also never emailed them and notified them of this error. Both packages came so quickly, it didn’t seem to really matter.

Be prepared to see many neat embroidered goodies on here!

Cheers!

Bre