Have you been to Sublimestitching.com?!?
Because it’s awesomeness! I don’t care who you are, you can’t help but be charmed by these sweet embroidery designs. I first saw Jenny Hart on a sewing show I DVR on PBS- Sew It All. Sounds nerdy doesn’t it? I LOVE IT! Sometimes I like what they make and sometimes I don’t but I always learn something.
Jenny Hart was a guest on the show and she was demonstrating simple embroidery techniques. She instantly feels like a good friend. I love her casual approach to embroidery and her work- it is amazing! Art, really. In fact I think she was featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian.
Her patterns are awesome, her blog is fun to read, and her studio will make you pea green with envy. Go check them all out because you know you want to, even if you don’t plan on ever embroidery a thing. You will still enjoy just looking at her creations.
I, myself, really want to learn to embroider. I think it is the perfect winter project. So I am learning some stuff right now, just dabbling, and pinning ideas. Call it the preliminaries but come Christmas I wanna be banging dishtowels out left and right. Bam. Bam. Bam!
I am pumped to make a wiener dog dishtowel set for my mom’s best friend. Cause she needs a wiener dog towel. Really. She does. Or maybe I just need an excuse to stitch a wiener dog but it’s so dang cute. I am in love. I have these grand ambitions of hand embroidering all of our pillowcases and possibly doing a blanket for Charlie. I know I’m getting carried away but isn’t that the fun part of falling in love.
Make something you love with your hands! It will make you feel good inside and it is a great way for kids to avoid “twerking”…just sayin’ I have never met a crafter who was also a hoochie…it just doesn’t happen. So get your daughters hands off her hips, pry the cell phone from her hand, and get her crafting. I can guarantee better results then Billy Ray Cyrus had…just saying.
PS if you daughter says crafting isn’t her thing- show her the Jenny Hart tattoo your towel kit…embroiders can be hard.
There, my public service announcement is over. Embroider. Avoid twerking.