More homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree. That’s supposed to be a pug.
Last year after Christmas we threw out most of our decorations and our fake tree in an effort to free up space. This year the plan is a real tree but we are in money saving mode so I decided to try to make decorations with craft supplies I already had. This is my first batch of basic decorations.
I spent way too long in front of all this embroidery floss. I didn’t want to buy too many, not that I think you could really buy too many. I now have a good base collection to continue on in my stitching hobby.
I was so excited to finish my first embroidery project that I had to immediately iron it and take a picture. I didn’t notice, until I was cropping the picture, that the bottom right heart isn’t stitched. That’s the way the cornbread crumbles.
I got my starter kit and pattern at Sublime Stitching. Check out their fun designs.
Every few months I see a craft and decide to give it a shot. In the past, I’ve gone all out and bought all the supplies I could ever possibly need in the first weeks. That is how I got all of scrapbooking, card making, and sewing supplies. The last two, I was at least smart enough to start small. I bought an acrylic paint set awhile ago and I used it one time. I only laid out $25 so that’s worth one day’s enjoyment. The latest craft is embroidery. I bought a kit that included a tea towel, pattern, floss, scissors, and needles from Sublime Stitching. I took on my first project today. This is just the top part. It’s quite messy but it was a fun first try. I think I need to try bigger designs until I used to all the stitches, this was a bit too intricate. I like that I can just sit back and chill while stitching. It’s relaxing.