embroidery


My First Piece2

Do you remember your very first project? You know the one that made you feel like you truly created something? For me, my very first piece was this small tablecloth I made in fourth or fifth grade I think. It took me a while to complete it because I tried to carefully make each and every stitch. Every afternoon at craft time, the class would spend some time working on their own individual project or piece. I remember carefully folding the edges to make the cross or herring bone stitch as my teacher called it and searching through books to find the unusual embellishment that I embroidered in the corner of the cloth. Of course that was some years ago. I actually found it last weekend in my mother’s kitchen – she had kept and both used it all these years, so as you can imagine it’s not as ‘new looking’ as its once was.

My First Piece

Pretty Fabric

Sewing Box

I’m on my way with working out my upcoming projects – as per my plan (*smile*). I’m having so much fun and it really is a wonderful time for me. I’m so delighted with what I’ve come up with so far. Yesterday I heard about this little store on Etsy that does wooden stamps called Sweet Papery and I ordered a stamp, which I’m really looking forward to getting. That’s one of the things I like about Etsy, Crafty people can find stuff that they need from other crafty people! The idea of buying handmade is really wonderful, because it’s about someone making something personal, from the heart, for another person.

Over the weekend I went to the fabric store for  supplies and left with some nice pieces, which I already have plans for. I’m still on the hunt for a machine and I think I’ve found the one I like, so now I have to order it and wait for it to come (sad sigh). In the meantime, I’m working on some embroidery and the piece I’m doing right now is close to me… it’s a replica of my tatoo. I got some pretty floss and a new hoop and am stitching away. Of course I had to find somewhere pretty to store my supplies, so I scouted my apartment and put this heart box to use. It’s actually a set of three, I think the largest one is at my mother’s and I have the other two. I’ve probably had them for years on top of my book stand and it’s great that I can put them to good use.

Well, what do you know I’ve been tagged by my Fairy Friend Ronni. Ronni is a Fairy Healer, Animal Intuitive and of course, an Artist.

Hmm… this is my first tag, I think I’m supposed to write eight things about myself. Well here goes:

  1. I love fancy goldfish. I try to keep them alive for more than six months but it’s yet to truly happen. The man at the pet store keeps telling me that I need to get at least a fifty gallon tank, but I don’t have the space right now…drats! So for now I am quietly nursing that little love of mine.
  2. On the whole I’m pretty reserved and what people like to call ‘dreamy’ but when they  get to know me they encounter my playful side. I’m very child-like in many ways and my husband is convinced that I’m still four years old in my heart. This is the part of myself that is most dear to me because it keeps me connected to  the truth of my heart.
  3. I’m very spiritual. I beieve in Angels, God, Fairies and that our souls never die. Next to family, my spirituality is my deepest love and of course writing and making stuff.
  4. I went to graduate school but forget I actually did most of the time. The most important things to me are love and being creative. I have to write and create and such…
  5. Speaking of writing, I love to keep journals, I think I have more than eight right now. Maybe it’s a writer thing but I love buying journals and filling their pages with my thoughts. Writing is my art.
  6. My favourite craft….. I love all sorts of crafts, but maybe my favourite would be embroidery and sewing. I started in prep (middle) school and it has stuck with me ever since. No matter how many new things I try I always go back to sewing.
  7. I collect fancy evening bags (I love those inspired by the 1930’s and 1940’s) and scarves.
  8. I’m very romantic in the truest sense. My soul is deeply moved by beauty and love and my heart swells when I experience beauty in Art.

There you have it, eight things about me *smile*.