Wednesday, February 24, 2010


First off, I want to say thanks for all of the great fun comments on the Hanging Vase Tutorial over at Sew Mama Sew! It was so fun to read all of the nice comments. I do hope that if you make one you add it to the flickr group I have just created. I would love to see what you guys come up with!

As you can see from the hanging vases, I am a big fan of embroidery. My kids are also big fans of embroidery and I have been wanting to make it easier for them to do it whenever they feel like instead of coming to me and having to ask for me to get the stuff together for them. Plus it is just fun to have your own set of something that you love to do. I found these great sewing baskets at a rummage sale last fall and kept them just for this project. For Valentines Day I filled them full.
They each got their own scissors, hoops, threaders, floss, pins, fabric fat quarters, tape measures, transfers and other bits and bobs. I also think this is a good exercise in taking care of your things as the scissors are always walking away around these parts and this will help them to keep track of their very own pairs. I love that my 10 year old son loves to embroider and was happy to find these muscle car transfers for him. How funny is that? Aunt Martha's "Road Rage!" embroidery transfers! My eight year old girl got days of the week puppies- also a good fit.
I was pleased that they were both excited about their gifts. I am going to get some pillowcases for them to embroider. My girl and I had a sick day home one day a few weeks ago and had such a nice day bundled up on the couch with our embroideries. Meanwhile, in other exciting news, this is our bathroom:

Or I should say that was our bathroom. The bathroom, laundry room and kitchen have been gutted and are being put back together. Our house is such a mess but I know it is temporary and in the end I will have drawers in the kitchen that don't have gaping holes in the bottom where all the utensils fall out. The kitchen was original to the house which was built in 1962 so things were a bit worse for wear. I hope this new kitchen lasts as long though!


Van said...

I love the sewing basket kits- very good idea. I'm going to keep my eye open for these sewing kits so I can spark the flame of crafting for my friends and family as well.

Stephanie said...

I want to learn to embroider. I don't quite understand how to transfer images onto my fabric. I just bought some books, and I'm excited to sit down and learn a little :)

Tiffani said...

Love the sewing baskets...and that your 10yo son likes to embroider, too. Mine likes to do all the crafty things he sees me doing as well and has even used the sewing machine unassisted recently.

Just found your blog through a bunny trail and was laughing at the "about" because I can SO relate! :) And am only weeks away from "no longer being in my late 30's."

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