embroidery from the queen of crafts
I try to be a nice blogger, but I'm going to yell for just a moment here.
WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME ABOUT THE NEW MARTHA STEWART EMBROIDERY KITS????!!!!???
Okay, the yelling portion of this post is done. Seriously though, I walked into Michael's the other day, and there were these kits. Lots of them. And they were on clearance! Which tells me that they had already been there for at least a short while. Doing some searching online, I find that you can buy them lots of places, including JoAnn.com (although I usually shop there locally, so that wouldn't help me much). (Side note: I can sometimes be a bit of a hermit...which is why I rely on you to help me know about the important crafting stuff)
I picked out an accessory bag pre-stamped with a sweet little flower. I've yet to start stitching, but I'm really excited about this. Take a look at what is involved.
You get the stamped bag, embroidery floss, a needle, and stitching instructions with a full diagram.
Inside the bag is the main pouch, with a smaller pocket, and I'm personally thrilled to have the Martha tag in there. I love that! I also really like how they have tagged the embroidery floss, and the chart they used to tell you how to stitch it. I'm not big into following specific instructions like these, but I love how they did it.
With any luck, it will come out looking like this. My only concern is that, because the bag is completely made/finished, there's no easy way to hide your work within the lining. So basically, the back of my work will show under the flap. Unless I get tricky, which I might try and do.
Once I get this made, I will probably go back for more kits. It's really nice to have something all ready to stitch, and not need to put too much extra thought into it. Or is that just me?
And next time something fabulous becomes available in the embroidery market, tell me, okay?
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, March 06, 2012