Merry Christmas!

This year I made an illustrated Christmas card! I really like the way it turned out, and it was a big hit with family and friends. For all two of you that read this blog and don't know me, it's me, my husband, and our 3 dogs and cat.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



I've had a category at the top of this blog labeled "books" since I started writing it, so it's crazy that this is my first book-related post. I don't have a ton of embroidery books yet, but I'm looking to expand my collection. Here are some of my recent finds!

The only one I own so far is The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook, which I bought after writing this post. I think I'll have time to practice some sashiko stitching this weekend, and this book has tons of great designs to try out. I'd also like to try my hand at dyeing fabric to use as a base for some embroideries, so Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It and Shibori for Textile Artists would be good to have. Lastly, Storyland Cross Stitch was featured on quite a few embroidery blogs a while back and has been one of the first books that actually made me want to try out cross stitch.

My only problem is finding enough bookshelf space (don't get me started on the non-craft books on my wish list!).


Hello baby!

Here's a little banner I made this weekend using watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, and a gold pen. It's for a friend whose little boy is due very soon! I'm excited to mail it to her along with some gifts for the baby.