Good evening, friends! How was your weekend? Too short, right? :)
Today I took an Intro to Embroidery class at a local craft store. This is something I've been wanting to learn for years so needless to say I was pretty excited!
The teacher gave us an instruction booklet, floss, fabric, hoop and even a pattern to take home.
We learned the basic stitches such as the blanket stitch, lazy daisy, and the running stitch. You can see some of my first attempts here...
When I got home I went online and found out how to do the french knot and the pistil stitch.
Then I put the pattern that the teacher gave me to good use. Here's what I made! A cute little chihuahua in honor of my sweet chi, Lola! :)
I'm excited to buy some patterns! I found some super cute ones on Etsy. For example these pinup girls from SewLovelyEmbroidery:
This one is super cute!
These little kitties are adorable! I can't wait to get started!
I think it will be fun to draw some of my own designs as well. I've actually already started! ;)
Don't you just love that feeling you get when you learn a new craft?