Monday, May 7, 2012

Crafting the midnight away! Embroidering

Where has the year gone?  It's May and there are a little less than 2 months before the 4th of July!! CRAZY!!  We were just popping fireworks for New Years.  I really hope we don't have a ban for the 4th of July, we were on a fire ban and water restrictions last year. 

I've been busy these past couple of weeks with different projects...the sewing is easy to get done and show it off.  It's the bigger stuff that takes a bit of time - like furniture.  Slowly but surely its happening. It doesn't help that we're already getting the humidity....it's taking forever for my spray paint projects to dry.  After last years super smart idea of spray painting in the craft room and the big fail, I have to stick to the garage from now on...lol!! 

So, while the other projects get finished and pictures are taken and edited, I will show you what else I do at the midnight hour besides getting my beauty sleep.

I make things like this in bed with my lamp on because I don't want to wake theHubs.   



I made this one for my craft room!!  It's my blog name.  I hand drew the whole thing and used colored thread, it was not easy because the thread is too thin and kept knotting.  But I finished it!


This one is also for the craft room.  I used embroidery floss here.  Sometimes a gal needs some motivating words.  These are from a song...don't songs sometimes speak to you. Or don't you think wow... story of my life.  I traced the star from my lap top and wrote out the quote by hand.


The above blue one is for my side table in my bedroom....It's my wedding date.  Yes, I know the date to my anniversary, it's just a reminder of our LOVE.  Don't worry I'm not gonna talk about our gross, mushy love!! Who wants to here that!! lol!!  I used a iron on for the heart,  I couldn't draw that perfect.


Not to be rude or mean, but for a loooooooooooong time I thought of embroidering as a old folk craft...Sorry!  It was always old English letters, or the country cat that I saw and I was not interested at all.  If it was cooler or more modern maybe I'd try it.  I know now that there are about a million things that can be embroidered.  There are tons of iron ons that are cool enough for me, or I can draw whatever I want.


Well, I hope you like them.  If you've never tried to embroider give it a try...it's super easy and it's fun to pick all the colors.

Everyone have a fabulous day!!



88 comments:

  1. Very cute!! Do you have a tutorial?

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  2. Thanks so much for posting on Mauvin' Monday!

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  3. These are real cool Fifi! I just love the inspirational message with the star. I should try embroidery. I have dabbled with cross-stitch. Take care and have a great week.

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  4. Oh!
    It is so pretty. I love the star and the words....\
    viji

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  5. These are very pretty...I love the colors you chose. I learned embroidery when I was in High School. The girls took Home Ec. and the boys took Science. ...I am really dating myself...:)

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    1. lol! I took it in home ec. too! They still do teach this and sewing.
      thanks for stopping by.

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    2. I remember those days - and I'm not THAT old! :) Haha! But I went against the grain: I took shop instead of home ec, the only girl in the whole semester for both wood shop and metal shop. One other girl was in advanced woods with me, that was kind of nice. :) But I learned more about cooking at home, and I didn't like the home ec teacher, so that was okay with me.

      Great update on the "old" style embroidery! Very nice designs, too. :)

      Emily

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  6. This embroidery work requires a lot of training and practice. This is not my cup of tea and I don't think that this art is very common. Keep it up.

    Electrician Insurance

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    1. Thanks for the compliment....it is pretty easy.

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  7. Terrific embroidery, Fifi!!! Your original designs are awesome. I haven't done any embroidery in years, but after seeing your original designs it has made me want to do some of my own. I used to enjoy making up my own designs. I also think I'll make something similar to your wedding date piece as an anniversary gift for my hubby. Thanks for a great idea and for the reminder of how fun embroidery can be.

    Blessings!
    Shelly

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  8. Simple, beautiful and neat work...

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  9. Very creative ~ love them all ~ Embroidering is an 'art' and you have the talent for it ~ Wonderful! ~ namaste, ^_^
    Thanks so much for linking up with Magical Monday ^_^

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  10. these are wonderful, maybe you have a creative story you would like to share at my blog on friday's at the creatively empowering stories :)

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliment! Also, thank you for the opportunity.

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  11. Thanks for linking up to my ALL STARS link party... I love your embroidery hoops and the sayings in them... tooo cute!!
    Thanks again,


    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  12. Love these! I love, love embroidery too. I know what you're talking about regarding the old folks craft, I kind of feel that way about cross stitch (sshhh, don't want to offend cross stitchers). To me it comes a lot easier and faster than many other crafts and you can get inspiration from anywhere. I like to freehand my hearts, imperfect is perfectly charming ;-)

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  13. These look lovely, you did a wonderful job!

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  14. I love embroidery! These are very cute & original! I love that you used different fabrics to put them on. Lovely :)

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  15. Sp pretty! Wish I had the patience to embroider. I think I got stuck at the Daisy stitch and never tried again. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

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  16. Great project! These turned out so pretty! I have tried embroidering before, but lack the patience to complete it. :-) Visiting you from It's Overflowing. I'm now following via LF and look forward to seeing more of your delightful blog. Have a great night!
    Sharla

    I would also love to invite you, Ms. Betty and Stella to come join the fun at our Rockin' Pet Linky Party going on now through May 12th in honor of National Pet Week. Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thehouseatbluebirdlane.blogspot.com/2012/05/national-pet-week-rockin-pet-linky.html

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  17. These are so cute! Looks like you are an expert already! I love embroidery but haven't done it in so long. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  18. Very lovely! I like the vintage touch of it! Liz

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  19. Those are so Cute and fun. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this at the Sunday Round up. I can't wait to see what you bring to share next week.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  20. Great idea! I love it!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    --Katie

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  21. I love embroidering. I too thought it was something for older people. You should check out the clock I made out of an embroidery hoop. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign's Swing into Spring party.

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  22. Those turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  23. I think they are cute and pretty special!

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  24. In bed...really?! hehe

    LOVE them!!! I've never embroidered before.

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  25. I love how embroidering looks. I have started but never finished a project. But this gives me inspiration.
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  26. I loved embroidering, did so much back in the 80's, and then just stopped. I really love your 3 pieces so very cute. I love the fact you do this by light not to wake hubs up. Very cute, we just have to be creative, time of day does not matter. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

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  27. Ohhh I love embroidery!!! I haven't done anything for a long time.... Thank you for the inspiration!!! I would love it if you would come over and link up over at my weekly party!!! The party just opened!!! :) Thank you again for sharing your great project!!!!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy
    http://www.craftyscrappyhappy.net/2012/05/crafty-scrappy-happy-me-33-and-features-from-last-week.html

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  28. These are adorable!! I love the details! You did a great job on the embroidery!

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  29. I love that you embroidered your blog name! So sweet. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  30. I embroidered when I was a young teen, then much like you stated, felt it was an 'old lady craft' & moved away from the craft. You're projects are fresh and inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. These are wonderful! Embroidery is making a comeback :) I just taught myself to do it and I love it!

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  32. Followed over from the Creative Princess. You ARE a creative princess. The hoops are cool and modern -not my granny's embroidery!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  33. Such pretty embroidery! My mother taught me when I was younger, along with crocheting (my hobby love). I've been itching to pick up my needles and embroidery thread and give it another go. This has definitely inspired me! :)

    I'm stopping by from Link It Up Thursday and am your newest subscriber. ;)

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine
    morrowsunshine.com

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  34. love these! they'd look great hanging in my craft space:) great choice of colors

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  35. I love these little embroidered circles. Great idea to frame them with the hoops. Yes, I also have been caught crocheting in bed trying to not wake my hubby. (I even blogged about it, hehe) I am hopping over from these peas taste funny and am now following you. I would love to invite you to link this adorable post to my first ever blog hop.

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  36. These are awesome. So funny you craft in bed with a small lamp so you don't wake your hubby! THanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  37. Very pretty and I totally understand what you mean about a more mature craft. I really like your creations and have been wanting to give it a try. I want to attempt some miniature ones someday.

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  38. awww this is so cute.. :) Thanks for linking up at Friday fun party.. I love to embroidery.. I just made a embroidery hoop for my living room too this week. What a coincidence, I'll be sharing soon.

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  39. These are so cute! I love the white one with your blog name on it!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  40. How talented you are. The colours you've used go really well.

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  41. So cute! I love how you put a more modern spin on it, they turned out great!

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  42. These are so very cute. thank you for sharing. saw you at happy hour crafts.

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  43. Soooo cute! You do a great job! I can cross stitch - have never tried embroidering. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  44. These are so so cute! I'd love to try it out. You should link up to my party.

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/loving-this-crazy-life.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  45. Thank you! They're going in my craft room!!

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  46. Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore embroidery. It was the very first sewing bit I ever did--I and embroidered everything! I don't think I ever really learned much but the backstitch but in my little 9 year old mind that was all I needed. Thanks for sharing such cute projects!

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    1. Hey Alexis!! Thank you for stopping to take a look!!

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  47. What a wonderful job you have done. I want one too!

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    1. Happy you liked them!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  48. Oh my gosh.. you do embroidery too.. wow!! Woman.. is there anything you dont do! Totally floored away.. impressive!! wow!! wow!!

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  49. They turned out too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  50. They are so cute! I would never have the patience so I really admire your efforts! I'm glad you linked up this week!

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  51. Congratulations - I loved your beautiful embroidery and have featured you on this week's Inspire Me Monday at:

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  52. How lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  53. First of all, diggin your blog name! I just stumbled across your blog from the Sis Sister's Stuff link.

    The embroidery you did is so sweet! I'm addicted to embroidery and from time to time get involved in swaps on crafster.org. I heart coming up with my own cool patterns, not the ordinary. If you would be interested I think it would be fun to do a personal swap with you. Let me know if you are interested. ;o)

    Oh! I'll be moving to your lovely state in just a few months from Las Vegas! We are excited about the move, we'll be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Wish us luck!

    -Selena

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    1. Hi Selena!

      Thank you for stopping by!! I'm glad you like my blog name and my embroidery.

      Well get ready for the drastic change in humidity, that's what I loved about Vegas no humidity. The heat I can handle, lol!!

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  54. Thank you for linking these adorable embroidery artworks at Freedom Fridays. It was every so much fun because of talented guests like you. See you next Friday:)

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  55. Girl...now that is one ability I do not have! Those looks wonderful! What a terrific and special piece of artwork!! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! Featuring this today on our facebook page! :)

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  56. I love it! I was actually just looking on youtube yesterday for a video on embroidery. I love how sweet it looks. It's charming. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  57. I used to do more embroidery, I would like to start again. Yours turned out so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  58. You have been featured on The DIY Dreamer!! Come and grab the featured button :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/05/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-16.html

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  59. so, so, SO cute! I'll be featuring your adorable embroidery creations this weekend for Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

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  60. Simply cute! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back. -The Sisters

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  61. Super cute project! You were featured at my party today!

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-katie-from-quality-cheap.html

    Hope you're having a great week!

    XO, Melissa

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  62. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-24-bread-machine-banana.html

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  63. these are all so pretty, Fifi! you're one busy bee. we are featuring this today, by the way! ^^)

    thanks for sharing, girl!


    hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com

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