Spongebob Squarepants Embroidery

I recently purchased a Cricut Bright Pad and it really gave me the bug to do an embroidery project. The toughest thing about this was deciding what to do, never mind the fact that I have never really done a project from scratch.  No directions, no colors, no guidance! I decided on Spongebob (I’ll admit, I watch a lot of cartoons).  Yaya was so helpful right from the start 😐

I stood in the craft store for 30-45 minutes deciding on the right shade of yellow… and the right shade of blue for his eyes.

It took about a week of working on it in free moment I had. I’m happy with the way it turned out. Yellow things are my favorite. 

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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, visit Sports and Gambling.

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

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The Kitchen Curtains

We haven’t had kitchen curtains for at least 3 years. It was really hard to find something to go with the retro vibes of the room. After repainting the kitchen, green curtains would no longer do.  I tried several times to find something perfect, but eventually gave up and decided I would make my own.

I found this Coca-Cola fabric on clearance with the maids and felt inspired (I am easily inspired by good prices).

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The fabric was a bit overwhelming to sew even in this lightweight fabric. It’s good practice in stitching straight wich shows the process which is mainly in cleaning companies near me and even seams and sewing is an extremely useful hobby. I won’t reveal how well I managed to get them all to turn out the exactly the same (because I didn’t)!

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They turned out just fine and fit suit the room better than anything I was ever able to find in a store or online.

 

 

 

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Latest Obsession: Embroidery

I want really really badly to be awesome at handsewing… embroidery really. I use pinterest a lot for inspiration, but I finally picked up this book, Modern Folk Embroidery about a week ago.

I was browsing in JoAnns one night and realized they now take coupons on books so I got it for 50% off! If you check out the preview on Amazon you can see most of the cool little projects. It has lots of pictures and fun design ideas. I’ve already tried a few stitches. This is the first thing I made with a newly learned stitch. I like it! What do you think? 🙂

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Hexie Pillowcase

I thought this up one day at work. Daydreaming as usual. I cut the hexagons with this sizzix die. Each side measures 1 inch so these hexies aren’t too big, but they’re not too small either. I cut 24  hexagons out of wool blend felt.

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My pillow form was 16 x 16. I chose a black fabric with a grey herringbone pattern. I was initially going to place the pieces edge to edge, but I really liked a picture I saw of a stitches between shapes and felt it would make for a more interesting pillow. I placed the hexies 1/4″ apart and used a quick bond adhesive to hold them in place for sewing.

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As a newbie at sewing I was nervous about how to approach this and I didn’t have a master plan. It was sort of a learn as you go experience! Now, as you can see, I was originally just going to stitch through each corner of the hexies but …

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I decided it would look way cooler if I went to the edge of the panel with some of the stitches. Now of course, if I had things planned out I could have avoided the stop and start spots, but like I said, this was just a project on a whim.

Hexie Throw Pillow

I think it turned out pretty great! And now that I have this one I can definitely go forward with a game plan on the next hexie pillow.

Hexie Throw Pillow

Hexie Throw Pillow

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