Friday, May 28, 2010

my first "commissioned" piece. lol.

haha. no biggie. this is a really sweet gift i made for a friend to give her sister for her graduation gift. i really enjoyed doing it. my friend had this embroidery growing up that her little sister always loved, so she wanted to do something similar, well, at least with the same little poem, which is very sweet. she gave me her idea, and i went with it. and they all loved it! a very sweet family, indeed.
this is what i was given:

and this is how it turned out:

i had so much fun doing this project, coming up with the design from what i was given. i think maybe that's what i'm good at. i can't really draw my own designs, but if you give me an idea, something to work with, i think it's really exciting to make something out of it! i'm hoping to do more things like this, and i have something in the works, too.

here we go again...

ok, one more pic of the lavender, a better pic, close up.

Monday, May 17, 2010

mother's day gift for gina

i finally finished my mother's day gift for my step-mom, gina. i think it turned out lovely. i have a cell phone pic that's kinda dark, and then another cell phone pic that's kinda blurry. will download some pics off my camera soon. (not currently online at home, so it's a little more difficult...till i move, at least)

lavender and flowers

thread - luv Natalie Dee!

look at the Natalie Dee T-shirt I just ordered. I'm sposed to be saving money, but i just had to get this before they ran out! sooooo cute! can't wait to get it in the mail! i heart Natalie Dee.

Friday, May 14, 2010

got xtra cowgirl designs...

hello. i realize i haven't been keeping up with my blogging duties lately. well, i've been working hard to finish a mother's day gift. yes, it's late. but i didn't realize it was gonna take so long. started it at least a week and a half before mother's day. but it's gonna be sooo pretty. can't wait to finish it! will post soon, promise.
renegade craft fair is this weekend in austin. i wanna go sooo bad, but i've got so much to do. cleaning, packing, more cleaning, and more packing. the weather is a mess out right now anyway, and i gotta save the gas money. hopefully next time! i really wanted to try to go meet Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching. Oh, well. some other time :-(
have a good weekend!
happy stitching.
(gotta end with a happy face!)

oh, and i won some Sew Lovely Embroidery designs from mr. x stitch on facebook! space case and cowgirls! i've been wanting space case. they're so cool. i actually have the cowgirls already. so if anybody wants those, let me know. i think i have like 2 followers and a friend that might actually look at this blog. so if one of you happen to read this and want some cool cowgirls to stitch up, let me know and i'll send them along. why not share the wealth?!?! and thanks to Mr. X Stitch(linking to their facebook here, but check out the blog, too!). they're super cool!