Embroidery Project Progress

As you may recall, I decided to try my hand at embroidery after reading through some sewing books recently.  The main inspiration for jumping into this tedious process of adding depth with fine stitches was Anna Maria Horner’s book, Seams To Me.  Among her many fun project pages she has a couple that add detail…

A Dreary Monday

I have been continuing the embroidery attempt #1 since the end of last week.  I have managed to outline a couple of little vintage fabric pieces for an art project with the blanket stitch, a chain stitch, a runnning stitch and then I ended the border with a herringbone stitch.  Although, I have found that…

Embroidery – Attempt #1

I have decided to attempt some embroidery and this time I’m jumping in without the punch tool.  Whoo-hoo!  I’m goin’ for it!  I have a little art project I am working on and I thought some handsewn embroidery would add a fun touch.  We will see how it all comes out. My inspiration came from…

Check Out These Sewing Books…

Today I wrote about some sewing and project inspiration books at my other website, Kitsch Designs. Image taken directly from Amy Butler’s site This is part one of a two part series that explores several very popular designer’s books about sewing.  These reads also include some really fun projects sure to make one of your…

Cool Bathing Suit Tutorial From Craftstylish

Be sure to check out this really informative Tutorial from Craftstylish.  It will help you transform those flimsy bathing suits (and your body)! // How to Install Bathing Suit Bra Cups  SewStylishMagazine, | June 13th, 2011 Construct a bra before assembling your bathing suit for great fit.