Tuesday, May 19, 2009

feeling stitchy?

i love embroidery.  l-o-v-e it.  

i think it is my favorite variety of craft.  it's easy to do (sometimes!).  it requires only a hoop, thread, fabric and needle.  it's instant gratification, looking cool as soon as you start.  and best of all, it's portable.  for example, i started bringing little projects in the car with me when we go for drives longer than 20 minutes so i have something more to do than stare blankly out the window at the inland empire. 

the other day i googled "princess and the pea" and came across this picture, thus discovering the feeling stitchy blog:
now, i am in love with this blog.  there is so many fun things on their blog- free patterns, tutorials, interviews, a great list of other hip blogs and links and even "floss porn!" ;)  check em out!


liko said...

i want to teach myself and learn. awesome octopus! is that yours?? that is seriously crazy beautiful!!!

liko said...

just checked out that rad blog - and saw the octopus.
question - when you embroider, do you pull the fabric within the hoop taut? or leave is loose a little? maybe i should buy a book...