Well I spent most of the weekend crafting..1. because I had a couple custom orders and 2. cause I had ordered some awesome blank hankies from ebay that I wanted to embroider on and 3. cause I felt lazy, it's hard work growing a baby sometimes and I was just plum tuckered out.
The hankies are so much fun to stitch on. I recently went with the hubby to buy a light table ( there was a 50% off coupon for Joann's) and I freakin' love it. it makes my life 1000 times easier, plus I will admit I was getting a bit frustrated with the sulky thick lines I often had to cover on items. Don't get me wrong the sulky pens are awesome the first 2-4 times you use them but then the tips become wide and make small detail work impossible.
When I first started to embroider I used to print out pictures and pin them to my fabric, and stitch through the paper. HUGE, GINORMOUS pain in the ass. I moved up to sulky pens when I had trouble with transfer paper and didn't want to invest in a light table. 3 years later I have my new light table and the only issue I have had is that the hankies are so thin it is hard to write with the water soluble pen and a lot of the hankies shifted and I had slanty lines of words.
Blue hankie with Flight of the Conchords quoted. Dan and I sang this all weekend.
Homo Sweet Homo Hankie
From the Stitch-It-Kit from Sublime Stitching you can purchase it here. I may fill in the banner.
Patterns from regina at wedgienet.net available here .
This pillowcase came from Bed Bath and Beyond for travel pillows and cost about $4.00 but I think I used a coupon.
This pattern as well comes from the Stitch-It-Kit from Sublime Stitching you can purchase it here
I know I should have ironed the hankies before taking pictures but ever since this happened last year whenever I do not have to use the iron the better for me. This also proves why my light table is so great I do not need to iron..
So for this summer, i think I am going to make more hankies and framed embroidery and branch out. I guess if anyone has any suggestions, I am always open for new ideas so just leave me a little note.I am still going to make kids stuff, well because it is cute and I know of a lot of people having little ones in the very near future.
Off to work