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!
Confession: I finished these about a month ago, and have put off sharing them until now. I’ve been busy though—I started a new job! Anyways…
The two embroideries I’m sharing today are from the beloved children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. I had been wanting to embroider something or another inspired by the book forever, and I finally decided to just do it.
The first one states “let the wild rumpus start!” along with Max’s famous crown.
The hoop of this one is painted black, and it is 4″.
The second piece states “and the walls became the world all around” also with Max’s crown.
This hoop is painted a light brown, and is 6″.
These pieces are up for sale in the shop (1 & 2), and you can see more photos of them there!
Filed under Embroidery, Etsy
I have another Halloween decoration to share with you guys today! This piece is done similar to the Jack-O-Lantern’s I shared with you earlier in the week.
This is done in a 4″ wooden embroidery hoop, painted white. The orange is fleece, and the bat is done in felt and hand sewn onto the fleece.
This could be a Halloween decoration, but also be displayed year round for those who like the spookier side of things. You can check out more of this piece in the shop.
Happy October, everyone! October is my favorite month of the year. Here in Michigan it is the perfect month, the weather is perfect for a pair of boots and a light jacket (my favorite), the leaves are beautiful, apple picking, pumpkin patches…the list really could go on.
I figured I would bring in the month with a few October and Halloween themed decorations.
These two jack-o-lanterns (done 6″ and 4″ big) hang in a wooden embroidery hoop, which was painted jet black. The orange is fleece (it’s actually left over from when I made my Halloween costume last year!), and the black is out of felt.
You can check out more of these in the shop (where they are up for sale!) here and here.
Happy pumpkin carving, everyone!
Yesterday I finished one of my favorite embroideries that I’ve done as of late. It is a dreamcatcher! I wanted to try a different take on something that is usually done in a very traditional manner. This is the second dreamcatcher I’ve done, you can check out the first one I made here.
I have a serious love for embroidering feathers in the fashion you see here.
I used a brown ombre embroidery floss for the center, so each line is a slightly different color.
You can check out more photos in the shop!
First and foremost, just a reminder for everyone before I share today’s piece…today is the last day to enter the Shel Silverstein Embroidery Giveaway! Make sure you get your entry in by midnight- remember all you have to do is leave a comment (and be sure to check back Friday to see if you won!).
Okay, back on subject! Today’s piece is inspired by my serious love for exploring new places and the outdoors.
It’s a pretty simple piece, but I think sometimes simpler is better. It’s really easy to over think a piece.
The fabric used is a pretty heavy one, almost like a denim. The purple and blue triangles, which were inspired by mountains, were done on the sewing machine. Explore is done using a back stitch using green yarn. The embroidery hoop for this one is my favorite kind to use- a wood grain flexi-hoop. I only can find them at garage sales, thrift shops, or online from overseas. Such a bummer, but the rarity of me finding them makes it a little bit more exciting when I actually get to use one.
If you’d like to see more, you can check out the piece in the shop!
I think at this point it is no secret that I’m a fan of embroidering any sort of pop culture reference. One of my favorite shows (with one of the funniest casts!), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, returns in September for the 9th season, so naturally I had to give them a nod. The embroidery focus on my favorite character, Charlie, and his song Night Man.
Charlie is pretty much illiterate, and he wrote out the lyrics as follows:
I embroidered pretty much the exact illustration:
I did it on grey linen fabric, and bleached out the middle to make it a little bit lighter in color.
All of the outline is done in black embroidery floss using a back stitch, and the rest is done with a fill stitch givin’ it some texture.
So, who is your favorite character from It’s Always Sunny?
ps. This piece is for sale! It may be the perfect finishing touch your It’s Always Sunny premier party.
pps. Don’t forget to enter the Shel Silverstein Embroidery giveaway!!
Today I have another Mad Men inspired embroidery to share with you. Don Draper has some of the best quotes ever throughout the series. Then again, I’d probably think anything he said was the best because…that voice and that face. Anyways, the quote is from season three, and states “Change isn’t good or bad–it just is.”
I used off white fabric and sewed the notebook paper lines on using the sewing machine. The text is hand embroidered using embroidery floss with a fade.
You can check out more about this piece in the shop where it is up for sale!
Do you watch Mad Men? What’s your favorite quote of the show?
ps. Don’t forget to enter the Shel Silverstein giveaway!