Sunday, January 29, 2012

Paulo and Stella

work gave us $25 gift cards to for Christmas, which is actually really cool. so i got the "Hoopla: the art of unexpected embroidery" book. the book is sooo good. amazing. i love it. totally enthralled! def helping provide me some more inspiration to keep on stitching after taking a break for a bit.
instantly wanted to stitch Paulo and Stella, a pattern in the book by one of the featured artists, Esther Oh. I love it. And I loved the directions provided, because I had never done satin stitch quite like this before. looks really cool. love these two. and i put it on a funky finds bag i had from a craft show awhile back. just seemed like these 2 belonged on there.
it says "What was once funky lost is now funky found"

time to get stitchin again

well, i hadn't stitched much in awhile. been itching to, but every time i sat down to stitch, just wasn't feeling it. not inspired. but finally picked up the needle again. wanted to start off with something maybe kinda simple. so i went with this from the Around the World set of patterns from Stitcher's Revolution. Love the way it turned out. went with blackwork, or at least all black if this isn't actually blackwork, mostly cause i didn't want to choose colors. lazy, yes. but i like it. i plan on doing one for germany and uk soon, to kind of comemorate my august 2011 trip.
 :-) :-)

Oh, how i loved Paris! <3