Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mini Embroidery Hoop Pendants and Vintage Embroidered Linens

Inspiration can be found almost anywhere.
My favorites are Pinterest, Instagram and Stampinton & Company publications.
While on Pinterest I saw mini embroidery hoops pendants. I found beautiful mini works of art inside mini embroidery hoops. I was immediately inspired! I did a search to find the supplier of these little embroidery hoops. So happy when I found Sonia and her husband, the team of Dandelyne who create these mini embroidery hoops.
Dandelyne is based in Australia. Visit the website and learn the story of these wonderful mini embroidery hoops which are little works of art on their own. The craftsmanship is excellent! I just love them!
I found another way to repurposed vintage embroidered linens!
Happy dance:)
Back in January, I placed a huge order ( huge for me) because I knew exactly what I was going to create inside these hoops. A week ago I started to create new items for upcoming shows in May. I am so happy I started with Dandelyne's mini embroidery hoops.
I combined
Vintage Embroidered Linens
Free-form Stitching / Sewing Illustrations
with my Sewing Machine
Inspirational Words
Camping Trailers / Airstreams
If you follow my blog or know me, then you know I love miniatures! I love houses and more recently, love working with camping trailers/Airstreams. I have plans to create fun new tea towels incorporating all these design elements along with free form stitching.
Creating mini designs with my sewing machine requires patience and a steady hand. The final results make me happy!
After creating a few mini embroidery hoops, I placed another order with Sonia of Dandelyne for more mini embroidery hoops! This is a big investment for me and a leap of faith as I hope these mini embroidered pendants are well received at upcoming shows in May.
I remind myself,
Create what you love! I do:)
I have posted these on Instagram. They have been well received on Instagram. Sonia of Dandelyne likes them too! Here is a sampling of what I have created. I have another batch next to my sewing machine waiting for me to continue the happy stitching.

These were the first one I created.
Happy Easter to everyone!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Vintage Inspired Easter & St. Patrick PaperArt

The Pink Attic Cat, located at 5784 S. Rapp in downtown Littleton will be open tomorrow and Saturday 10 to 5. On Saturday, Amy will have a Create class from noon to 4. The Create class cost is $20 and it includes all materials to create an array of different projects, as well as snacks and drinks. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Amy K. (owner of the Pink Attic Cat) at 303-797-4474.
My plan was to only create a few examples of what can be created during this Create class. I am in the middle of data entry for Isa Creations for 2015 (I've got most of my sales receipts spreadsheets done). I am also currently working with a friend on creating a 6th grade memory book that follows this class from kindergarten through 6th grade (Amy S. and I both have kids in the 6th grade). I also work as a substitute teacher at the elementary school alongside with teaching Spanish on Wednesdays after school. My plate is full.
A few weeks ago, I put myself on a timeout. No creating for Isa Creations until my books for Isa Creations for 2015 is complete. I tried, I really did.
When I started to create just a few samples, I was creating for the Pink Attic Cat NOT Isa Creations. I guess you can say I found a loophole.
I did not realize how much I missed creating until I started to work on these samples. I was having so much fun, I did not want to stop. So as you will see, I created many samples. Tomorrow I will spend the morning with more data entry than go to the Pink Attic Cat for a few hours. I will help Amy K. all day Saturday at the Pink Attic Cat. This is me trying to find a balance between all my commitments. I have to admit, I am tired and struggling to find a balance.
So now for the fun part. I am not sure what to call my latest creations but here they are.