One of the new pieces I made for the re//STATE event this past weekend was a cruiser bicycle in a vintage oval frame. I’ve made a cruiser bike in the past, and was feelin’ the itch to sew up another one.
The frame I used for this piece matches the frame I had my most recent Michigan piece in as well.
I was really happy with this piece- the vintage style bike fit well with the vintage and rustic feel of the frame.
I finished the piece just in time for all of the bikers to come out of hiding for the summer, now I just need to get my bike fixed so I can join them!
You can see more photos in the shop where this piece is up for sale.
Happy Thursday, everyone! Sometimes when things are a bit difficult and we are feeling down we just need someone to remind us to smile. This little reminder can sometimes do wonders, so I decided to use some of the ‘notebook paper’ fabric I made and embroider up this thought.
This really is a little piece, it hangs in a 2.5″ embroidery hoop. The hoop was thrifted, and a flexi-hoop with a wood grain. I love when I’m actually able to find flexi-hoops, I wish you could buy them at the craft store!
I think it turned out pretty cute and simple. You can check out more in my shop, where it is up for sale!
ps. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for this month!
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A couple of years ago I made a few “notebook” embroideries. I always really liked them and had been meaning to make more, I just never got around to it. Recently I made a few more finally, one of which was an ode to The X-Files (I naturally love the X-Files).
I sewed the notebook paper lines on with the sewing machine, and hand embroidered the rest. It is The X-Files slogan “I want to believe” with a flying saucer above it.
A little fun fact: Gillian Anderson (who plays Scully) went to the High School that is just a mile down the road from my house!
This piece is also up for sale for all of you fellow Mulder and Scully fans, you can check it out on etsy where you can see more photos!
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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done any crewel embroidery, I’d like to say I had a good excuse…but really I’ve just been lazy. The pieces take a bit longer as you usually fill the entire piece in, but the result is usually much more favorable than an outline (in my opinion). If I didn’t have such a short attention span I’d probably do a lot more crewel work.
Last week I made this diamond:
I decided to do every section a different color to make it a little more interesting, and less traditional. I also wrapped the embroidery hoop in fabric to finish it.
You can see more photos on etsy, where the piece is also up for sale.
One of my favorite ladies in comedy is Tina Fey, so naturally I’m a big fan of 30 Rock. It was just a matter of time until I made an embroidery to show this (aside from the commissioned pillow I made this past Christmas). I decided on Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) catch phrase ‘blerg.’
This is done in a 4 inch embroidery hoop that I painted black. The fabric is more of the hand dyed fabric I had leftover, and used gold embroidery floss. I used crewel stitches to fill in the lettering.
You can see more of this piece in the shop, where it is now for sale.
Last week I shared the first Winnie the Pooh quote I embroidered, and today I have a second one.
“Someone people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
The fabric was a grey cotton that I hand dyed with tea (I’ve been doing a lot of this lately). The hoop is a wooden one painted black.
This piece is also up for sale in the shop.
Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.
I realized recently that it has been a very long time since I’ve hosted a giveaway, so today a new one is opening up!
I’m giving away a $15.00 store credit to Too Crewel’s Etsy Shop*! With it being almost Valentines day you could use it to get something for your sweetheart, or yourself
Here is how to enter:
- Comment on this post just saying hello! (Mandatory Entry)
- ‘Follow’ Too Crewel on Twitter (1 Extra Entry)
- ‘Like’ Too Crewel on Facebook (1 Extra Entry)
- Subscribe to Too Crewel’s Blog (1 Extra Entry)
So that my friends, is 4 ways to enter! Just be sure you do each entry in a separate comment so they are all counted!
The giveaway is open January 14-21st. Giveaway now closed!
*$15.00 store credit can only be used towards pre-made pieces- no custom work.
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Happy Thursday, everyone!
The third piece that I have to share on my hand dyed fabric (using tea) is a skeleton hand. This piece is pretty dainty- it is done in a 4″ hoop, using three stands of embroidery floss. Usually floss comes in six strands, but you can peel away strands to make thinner lines. Since this piece was so small, I decided to do three stands for the entire hand.
Just like the last two pieces I posted this week (the skeleton, and the teeth) the wooden embroidery hoop is painted gold.
This piece is also up for sale in the shop!
I’d like to do more body/anatomy pieces. I was thinking of doing an image of a full eye- from the side. Any thoughts on what else I should do?
I have yet another piece to share on my tea/hand dyed fabric! This time around it is a set of teeth, it turned out kind of creepy, but not TOO creepy.
With the skeleton piece I shared yesterday I dyed the fabric after I completed the embroidery (it was a very spontaneous decision), however with this one I did the embroidery afterwards. I was really happy with how the skeleton turned out so I thought I’d turn it into a mini series.
This piece is done in a 4″ wooden hoop, which has been painted gold.
You can check out more information on these chompers over in the shop, where it is up for sale.