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Hooked on Embroidery

This weekend was William’s birthday, and since it was raining most of the time, we didn’t really get to go out and do anything. Well, I don’t know about you, but I think rainy days are the perfect excuse to learn something new! So I decided I was going to learn how to hand embroider. (You know, for Wil’s birthday. Because I’m so thoughtful like that lolz)

I’ve been eyeing all of the fantastically amazing embroidery patterns by Sublime Stitching for months and months now. In fact, I think those patterns are really what got me interested in learning. Yeah, they’re that cool! I ended up buying the PDF’s for Tattoo Your Towels, Ryan Berkley Animals, and Spaced Out.

After a quick trip to Joann’s for the necessary supplies (I told Wil his birthday present was he didn’t have to go in with me haha!), and a view of this super helpful video, I was ready to get started!

If you follow me on instagram you’ve already seen these, but Lucille totally loves embroidery. …for obvious reasons.

I went with the super awesome robot for my first ever attempt. Easy enough right?
No seriously, Lucille thinks I should quit sewing. She can’t sit on my lap when I sew. She pretty much hates everything I do unless she can be in my lap while I do it. Soooo for instance, showering is another thing she hates that I do…

But anyways, here’s the finished product!!

Not bad huh? I’m really proud of myself! You can totally tell I started with the legs haha! But once I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy! AND super fun! I’m hooked!

I started another one already.
Fancy birds wear red tuxedos, right?

Now I have SO many ideas for hand embroidered details on all of my sewing projects!! Like this beautiful example from Oasis that I just pinned:
Well, obviously I’m not getting that fancy anytime soon, but I LOVE the white on blue to add interest to a plain neckline.

Have you seen Liz’s gorgeous hand embroidery on her 40’s inspired dress? Stunning! Lauren’s embroidered Ceylon dress is totally amazing too! (Awesome work, Ladies! I’m totally inspired!)

Don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of amateur embroidery on all of my sewing projects from now on 😉

Are you into embroidery? What are your favorite patterns?

Have a great week!