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I have been a bit busy this week it seems.  I completed 3 different things, now please note that none of these projects took that long.

1st I made some super simple birthday cards for my cousin and a friend. I got the idea from something I saw on pinterest- I really do spend too much time on that site. Here are the cards- just a simple happy birthday with some washi tape candles. DSCF0774

I love sending a handmade card. I really think that can just make someone’s birthday.

Next I finally completed the edging to the embroider pillow that me and goose made. I really like it, but the edging seems to turn. No worries- it is just for the goose.

The goose pillow

close up of edging

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Super Cute I think! It was a total me design from the embroidery to the edging. I just drew out the skull and goose’s name and then I made up the rest of the embroidery. as I went For the edging, I blanket stitched around the edge of the pillow and then made 1 layer of SC then a layer of dc and then a picot around. I have always liked the beauty and simplicity of the picot edge. It is really by default one.

Next I completed the first thing for my friend upcoming birthday. Headband number 1. I like how it turned out, but I may sew up the end the complete it. Right now it is buttoned, but I don’t think that works too well. It doesn’t seem to lay right. I found the pattern on ravelry, but the link is here. It was super easy if you know how to do cables. If not you may want to practice first. now I am not the best knitter and I did have to take out a few rows and this finished one was my second attempt, but I am very please. Also I made it this AM, it only took about 2 hours start to finish. Yes I was up at 730 this AM and will probably want a nap this afternoon.

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Now can my productiveness continue into next week? We shall see.

… later

 

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A new multi media project.

A few months ago, e.g. probably last summer, I began a really cool embroidery project of this old school tattoo like thing that says CRAFTY. See..

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Well over this Christmas, I finally finished it. Really I finished it because I wanted the basket it was sitting in and had now where else to put it. it is strange the things that motive one to complete projects.

Originally I was going to frame it and hang it up in the craft room, but I for some odd reason decided to make it into a pillow.  I spent a week crocheting blocks for the back, but when I sewed it together the blocks were too big, so I just became a pillow with no fancy back. Well I couldn’t live with that (I wanted fancy and was a little upset that this plan I had in my head didn’t work), so I crocheted an edge on the d*mn thing.

Ta Da..

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For the edge, I was real simple. First, I blanket stitched around so I could add the edge. Then I did a round of just single crochet. Then I did the next round double crochet, chain one, skip one, repeat around. I was going to add more, but I was kind of tired of the whole thing. It is hard to crochet on the edge of a stuffed pillow. Any way, I think it looks good, just how it is. Here is close up of the edging…

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The fabric used was just some extra scrap that I had. I seem to by fat quarters all the time- they usually end up handy.

Goose and I did some embroidery together as well and he wanted a pillow too, so I am going to do the same kind of thing to it. I will post when I am done- hopefully this week.

I am truly glad I decided to teach myself how to embroider. it is really fun and fast and the finished product looks so great.

… later

So a lovely lady that I work with is leaving for a new job working from home. About a month ago I found this website with totally funky and punky embroidery patterns located here. It is really cool, the style is a little bit old school tattoo and punk rock. I heart it.

So this is the site I got my home sweet home embroidery pattern from… Did I post it? Hmmm…

Anyway. This site has a cute pattern that says cubicle sweet cubicle which I thought would be great for the girls at work, but at last we are no longer in cubes. So this was the inspiration for this particle project.

I hand embroidered a lovely little thing that says sweet home office. I pulled in some elements for the home sweet home project and some from the cubicle sweet cubicle pattern and then added some of my own touches. I do have to say I love it, no really LOVE IT!!!

Snapshot….

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Now the back…

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My lighting was not that good last night. I need to get a light box for photographs…

Moving on. I made it into a little wall hanger thingy. I did this by cutting a piece of cardboard to fit in the hoop, hot gluing the actually embroider piece around the cardboard and then hot gluing a piece of fabric to the back. The back fabric bunched so I added the ric rac to cover it. Then I added some ribbon to hang it.

So lovely. I think I want to embroider for a while. Just maybe….

… Later