Lately it seems that I have a lot to show, but no motivation to actually getting around to post. And it's not for lack of computer time either. I'm spending a lot more time on the computer now that the t.v. in our room died (sigh). I really think it's the shorter days. I just need that daylight! (ok, that will be my last daylight savings time rant). The other night I got the sudden urge to embroider, and I've been in an embroidery mood ever since. I don't normally do it, but it's nice to have a craft to do while sitting and watching all my shows.
From the moment I saw this AB print, I was in love. I just love the color and style. So, I drew one of the lotus flowers and embroidered it in red on some scrap linen. Sewed a few quick strips around the edges, and backed it with linen.
I stuffed it with a pillow form that I picked up at IKEA for $1.49. How cheap is that?? I have two more forms, so I'll probably be making a few more pillows. I'm really happy with how this came out. I just love the embroidery. I'm planning on doing some more embroidery for an ornament swap I'm participating. John starts his 4th round of chemo tomorrow, so it'll be a good little project to take with me. You gotta love portable crafting!
I also wanted to offer up a little deal to my blog pals. I have a lot of headbands leftover from the craft fair, and they're just taking up space. For some reason I really thought I'd sell like 100 of them, so I made close to that. Oh boy, that was silly. So, if you're interested, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll set up an etsy listing just for you. Regular price is $8.50, sale price is $7.50 each, or 2 for $14, or 3 for $20. Buyer must pay for shipping. You can see your choices here. It also comes in green, I just haven't relisted it yet.