Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mama's New Obsession

I love to craft...My projects usually do not turn out quite like I envisioned them, but I have a new crafting obsession, embroidery! I stumbled across this website, Sublime Stitching, one day. For months I looked at the patterns and would add to my cart what I wanted, but never went through with the order. Then for my birthday, I decided that I needed to order a kit. I am hooked! The patterns make it so easy and they are also very cute! I have also dabbled at embellishing some of Nathan's clothes. My SIL, Lindsey, is super-crafty and has made adorable onesies. I have also made a few, and my new love for embroidery has upped the unique factor for Nathan's wardrobe. For little boys, there is some cute stuff out there, but this adds some extra pizazz!! My ideas are definitely not originals, and I am not as talented as many of the craft blogs I peruse, but it is fun and usually cheaper than the clothing in the store. The intro photo is a plain white onesie I embroidered a Mexican wrestling mask onto, it is actually a little scary, but cute with jeans and some moccasins! Here are some of my recent projects...





These are some jammy (-ie?) pants that Nathan tore a hole in crawling on the floor...I was thinking about just stitching it closed, but Trace had the excellent idea of adding some fabric to cover the holes and I has seen some pants on several blog sites such as MADE and homemade by jill. These ladies are crazy talented, so do not look too close at mine, they are not great, but will do the trick.




Here is a Sublime Stitching template...You just iron it on and go for it. Sorry about the completed project picture, I can't figure blogger out sometimes.






Lastly, ARGYLE! This is a combo of embroidery and appliqued fabric. I saw the idea on U Create from here and it turned out SO cute.



Beware family and friends...Christmas is a-coming and I am armed with lots of embroidery floss and a strong desire for creativity during naptime!!

3 comments:

Heather Feather said...

What a neat idea. I also like to try and be crafty, although my ideas never seem to turn out the way I think they should either. I especially like the argyle shirt.

Amy said...

Those are so cute! I just wish I had more time...

Sleep isn't a necessity, right?!?!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the argyle!! I want an embroidery machine so bad. They are so stinkin expensive though. I want to be able to monogram things.

 
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