A month or so ago I was invited to embroider jeans at Madewell for their Denim After Dark event. (This was on the same night that Jenny Hart did the very same thing in Austin!) I figured that I could do anything for two hours for the amount of money they paid me, but I also figured that I wouldn't ever want to embroider again. This would have been quite justified because, really, have you ever embroidered jeans? It's hard to get through something that thick and for two hours, to boot.
The strange thing is I had so much fun that I can't stop embroidering!
The even stranger thing is that I'm finishing what I start!
So far I've been using Sublime Stitching patterns. I also recently bought some cute ones from Pimp Stitch. Right now I'm practicing going freehand because I'm going back to Madewell next month.
I have embroidered little hats for a friend who recently had a baby girl:
I embroidered these napkins I had lying around and sent them to my mom:
I embroidered two sets of these cocktail napkins I found on clearance at Target:
I did these Rs freehand - they came out remarkably consistent:
And at a DC Craft Mafia meeting on Saturday, I rocked out these little images on flour sack towels:
Since I am lucky enough to work from home, I've found that conference calls where I don't need to take notes are the perfect time to embroider! Family Movie Night is another good time.
I'm actually crafting and enjoying myself - it's a crafty miracle!
P.S. Should we share the exciting news?