Earlier this year my sister and brother-in-law had the cutest set of twins to ever exist. I wanted to try and embroider the two of them in a way I haven’t embroidered people before. Normally I do people in a more abstract and caricature type of way, and I thought this would be difficult to do for a baby. So, I did one of my first realistic style embroideries. In all honesty, it doesn’t completely capture their likeness, but I think that is kind of difficult to capture with babies.
This little guy is Willem.
And this little one is Hannah.
I just stuck with a black outline to keep it simple, I thought if I tried to do too much it would start to look kind of goofy. It was pretty fun to do though, I mean, I did get to look at their cute faces for hours!
Happy monday, everyone! Today I have a giveaway winner for the Creative Muster tiny embroidery hoop giveaway!
I let random number generator decided the winner and they chose…
Expect an email very soon with details!
Thank you to everyone who entered- it was lovely to see all the entries and all the other lovers of embroidery!
From now through December 5th nearly everything in Too Crewel’s Etsy shop will be 35% off to prepare for the Holiday season! This sale includes everything but custom pieces. If you see something that catches your eye while looking for your holiday gifts just enter in the code HOLIDAY35 at checkout to get the discount.
Don’t forget the giveaway to win mini embroidery hoops from The Creative Muster is still going on! Enter here.
All week I have been sharing my pieces in my new tiny embroidery hoops, and today I’m sharing a giveaway! The Creative Muster has kindly given me one pack of three one inch embroidery hoops to giveaway to one of you! Yay!
Interested? Here is what you could win!
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That is a total of 8 way to enter to win! Just make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry you do on this post- otherwise they won’t count!
Giveaway ends on Friday, November 22nd!
This last piece I made (so far!) using my little hoops for The Creative Muster. This one is a 2″ hoop turned into a brooch. I decided to keep it a little abstract. I think it will go well on some winter coats to add a little color to what is otherwise a pretty colorless season.
This one is done on rust colored fabric using mustard yellow, lime green, and blue embroidery floss. I made this one as a part of a gift, hopefully they like it!
I just re-ordered a second round of these mini hoops, what would you guys like to see embroidered in them next? Remember- it can only be about an inch big!
Remember to check back tomorrow for the giveaway!
Today I have another necklace made out of The Creative Muster‘s tiny embroidery hoops! I made this little alien for one of my girlfriends. Isn’t it cute?
I had a small amount of this lime green cotton fabric left that ended up being perfect for this piece. When I think of the 90′s style alien I always picture this color.
Remember- stay tuned for a giveaway on Thursday!
Recently I ordered a few mini hoops from The Creative Muster on Etsy…I should say I finally ordered them, I’ve only had them in my favorites for probably over a year now. They were 100% worth the wait, though. All of my posts this week will be with pieces that I’ve made for these mini hoops, and on Thursday I will be giving away a little surprise!
The first piece that I made was a necklace with embroidered teeth inside.
The hoop is about an inch, so I had to embroider so small to fit in there, and I only used two strands of embroidery floss with the smallest needle I could find. I am so in love with the result, this necklace may be one of my favorite things I’ve made.
See more photos in the shop, where this piece is for sale!
What do you guys think? What would you like to see in one of these mini hoops?