I mentioned in the last post that the process of creating Sir Knightly was quite different than anything I've done before. That's because this time, instead of only thinking about the little colorful creation in my hands and how much fun it was to dream up their story, I was thinking about YOU and how… Continue reading Five Essential Things To Keep In Mind When Writting An Embroidery Pattern For Beginners
Wow! That idea came together quickly! Turning the design process on its head led to some encouraging progress this week. I'm sure the baby sleeping through the night for the first time helped give today's development an extra boost! 😴 Now I am bursting with ideas, plans, goals, dreams - eeeeeee!!! And it looks like… Continue reading The Knight In Felt Armor
It's Monday morning and I'm coming back to the drawing board to sketch out a NEW design for an embroidery kit. My goal is to have a pattern down on paper and one completed dolly by this Saturday. Why the deadline, you ask. Because I want one. I despise deadlines imposed upon me, yet relish… Continue reading The Drawing Board
It's felt like a rushed sort of week, though honestly it was not really all that busy of a week. I find myself midway through Saturday morning wishing for a moment to slow down. That moment may only be a few minutes in the studio, but in this season of life, even the handful of… Continue reading Working With Lettie
I finally put the finishing touches on this Madonna and Child babushka. Jesus's swaddle ended up looking a bit like an Easter egg don't you think? I kept on adding tiny details, layering textures and colors till finally I felt like it was finished. These itty bitty stitches inside this edging chain stitch were the… Continue reading An Easter Madonna +Jesus
And just like that, the room transformed from The Abysmal Black Hole of Unsorted Stuff to Short & Sweet Embroidery Studio.
Little did I know the week I launched Short&Sweet that I was about to spend the next 9 months as a living breathing babushka nesting doll! The past 3 months have been a haze of first trimester exhaustion, but I'm finally feeling that second trimester energy. I'm pouring most of that energy into the new… Continue reading Living The Babushka Life