Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Treasury: Purple Stitches!

Please take a moment to check out my newest treasury, a collection of embroidered pieces in my favorite color, purple!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Harry Potter Quilt Progress

Two posts in one day, I really am back. Also... I’ve got a massive to do list for the long weekend which I’m avoiding, so suddenly new blog posts seem very appealing. Anyone want to take two months worth of clothes to the dry cleaner for me? Anyone? No one? Sigh..
Anyway, I’m still working on my Harry Potter quilt... I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it once it’s finished (there are only so many quilts you can hang in our apartment before it starts to creep people out and worry your roommates) but in the meantime it’s a fun way to strengthen my embroidery skills.
It amazes me that the things I thought would be super difficult, like the Weasley’s car, turned out to be fairly simple, while the things I thought would be easy are barely recognizable. No one knows what Fudge’s lime green bowler hat is supposed to be, the most common guess is VW bug. I thought the color would tip everyone off but it just seems to confuse them. Along the same lines, my potion bottles all look like snowmen, no matter what color I outline them in. Oh well.

I’m posting some of my favorite photos below but there is so much going on it was impossible to capture everything. For a full gallery of photos please see my flickr link 

It's been awhile..

I’m back.

Work has been monstrous lately, also I’ve discovered Downton Abbey.. either of those things are enough to turn me into an antisocial asshole but the combination has made me a real recluse.

Anyway, I’m finally up to date on Downton and work has decided to subside at least momentarily, so I’m back. I added a few pieces of jewelry to my etsy site this afternoon, I don’t know if they’ll be popular, but I had so much fun making them I don’t really care if they sell.

I’m also still working on my Harry Potter quilt, photos to follow. I think it’ll be finished soon!

Burgundy and brown are probably my favorite colors to work with so of course I love this one... though lavender seems to be the most popular color in my shop, so the one above is also a favorite..