Bee Yourself

I really enjoy looking at the embroidery work of fellow creatives online and felt inspired to give stitching up some lettering. I found this kit on clearance for $5 and thought it would look great with a little modification… that means buttons will be involved!

I knew I was going to use completely different colors, and i knew some of my own die cut felt flowers would look great in place of the provided pieces in the kit.

It took me a long time to finish this. I primarily worked on it during my lunch break so it only got 10-15 minutes of my time per day.

I turned out just as well as I had hoped. The yellow frame was a perfect touch 🙂

Continue Reading

Buttons Galore & More / Poppystamps Blog Hop

Hello!!! Are you hopping  with us today?  If so, you should have arrived here from Marybeth Lopez’s blog Marybeth’s Time for Paper.  If you’d like to start at the beginning and get all the details on the hop, visit the Poppystamps  or the Buttons Galore and More for more info.

My project features wool blend felt cut using Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio Dies along with Buttons Galore & More Berrylicious Color Blend buttons. Together with a 5″ wood embroidery hoop, a bit lace, and some glue, I put together this sweet little floral wall decor piece.

Ready to see more designs made with products from both these amazing companies?  The next stop on the hop is Nancy Penir’s Artful-Notions .

Before you go, please leave me a comment.  There’s some blog candy up for grabs and you have to comment to win!   Winners will be selected randomly from comments on blogs on this hop. You have until 11:00 PM  US EST on October 1 to leave a comment to enter to win.  Winners will be announced on October 2.

Here’s a complete hop list for your convenience:

Michele K. Henderson

May Flaum

Jeanne Jachna

Lorrie McCullers

Marybeth Lopez

Anaya Whye *That’s ME*

Nancy Penir

Connie Mercer

Jennifer Svare

Kelli Stradling

Robin Tharaldson

Rebecca Keppel

Continue Reading

Happy Camper Hoop

Pastels are always a winner! I am not a lover of the outdoors, but a cute vintage camper might get me out there. But honestly, it has been so hot lately I don’t even think that would work!happy camper
happy camper

Continue Reading

Enjoy the Journey


Found some time to put together a little 3×6 hoop. I used the Taylored Expressions ‘On the Road’ die and stamp sets. I used Spellbinders dies for the cactus and… whatever that other bush-type thing is. I found it at JoAnns and was super pleased. Also, for this and my next stamping efforts I purchased an ink pad especially for fabric. I am not really sure if it makes a difference, but I had a coupon! Since the sewing machine was already set up I did a little stitching around the phrase and I think it turned out pretty simply great. The hoop is available in my etsy shop (or you can request a custom order).
camper1camper2

Continue Reading