Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stitching away


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 katiebhandbags@gmail.com 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.

13 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

Katie that embroidery is lovely!

And using Ikea pillows - awesome idea! I was thinking of making some pillows soon - now I'll go to Ikea and see if I can get them at that price. You're very clever! : )

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love it!

Katie said...

love your blog here! i am going to add you to my list!

lera said...

Great pillow, Katie.

Mary said...

LOVE the pillow, Katie!

Heidijayhawk said...

can i tell you how much i love that color?! and i'm with you on the time rants!

Kloth & Bolt said...

i love this fabric as well, i've used it for a few projects but what you've done with the embroidery is fantastic! -kb

Anina said...

Ooooh! I so love embroidery. And yours is particularly nice. Where did you get the linen?

iSew said...

Hey, yeah, great idea to use IKEA pillow forms. I've got some fabric from IKEA that was sooo cheap! I can't buy any presents for myself right now, but I do love my See Katie Sew headband. hmmm I'll get back to you when I talk myself into it, lol.

Robyn said...

That turned out beautifully! I really love the idea.

mellowbeing said...

Oooh, fantastic! The color combination is so perfect. Nice stitching job :)

FinnyKnits said...

Love the embroidery!! And the orange!! And the pillow!! You do nice work in front of the teevee.

And, yes, you can not beat the $1 Ikea pillows. I have some, too, for the same purpose.

Felicia said...

Love that orange flower pillow!