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A finished Project

If you saw my previous post, you'll know that I had ordered an embroidery kit from Jessica Long Embroidery.

I completed that project over the course of a weekend.

Here's a picture of my finished project. Overall I'm really happy with how it turned out. The only thing I might've change is using only one thread instead of 2 threads to do the veins on the leaves since they turned out a little thick. Otherwise, super cute! It's hanging on the front of my craft room door.

This was my first time trying embroidery, and I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure if this is weird or not, but the feeling and sound of the needle popping through the fabric when I was embroidering was really satisfying. This little project took me between 6-8 hours across 2 or 3 sittings. I feel like for a project it was a really nice span of time. It took long enough that I could get into the zone, but progress happened quick enough that I didn't start feeling impatient. My favorite stitch is definitely the french knot - Those are the little white ball shaped flowers. They're so cute and fun to make!

That said, my fingers did start hurting after a few hours of sewing, so having a days rest between sewing sessions was definitely important.

Aside from learning a new skill, I think it's nice sometimes to make a thing purely for myself, and not feel the need to focus on creating something that I need to sell. It was a bit like taking a vacation. :)

I've been making my own face masks and have been thinking about making one with embroidered flowers all over it. Now that I know the basics, I think I should try it. If I do end up making one I'll share a picture of it.

Anyway, I already have another embroidery kit on the way here. I asked my husband to order me this snake one for valentines day (also mentioned in my previous blog post). I'm really excited for it to come in!

As for my shop - I listed some new vintage items in my Etsy shop this morning, and I'm really excited about them.

This one below is a 1980s or 1990s Bill Levkoff Prom Dress, and it might be one of the cutest things I've even seen! It's a modern size 4. Here's a link to it.

I also went to Michaels yesterday and picked up some shadowboxes because I plan on trying to make some of my moth figurines into wall art. It will probably be a while before I try this since I have 3 commissions to get through beforehand, but will hopefully start working on those in a few months. I have more ideas than I have time, unfortunately.

I'm going to go ahead and cut this blog off here since I'm getting hungry. If you've ever thought about trying out embroidery, I 100% recommend that kit. It was a great project. Also, let me know what you've been doing, or if you have any other types of DIY kits that you enjoyed. I'm kind of curious about what other types of kits there are. Anyway, I hope you have a nice weekend. :)


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