There is something about a fiddlehead that makes me melt. I don’t know why it is I love and identify with them so much. Maybe its because the are delicious, maybe because they unfurl in basic sacred geometry, displaying the worlds beauty in math and natural growth that can be humbling to stop and think about. I try to sneak a fiddlehead into each of my embroideries or prints. I try to vary them a little, so I have started making them with thread wrapped wire to give them some dimension. I love they way they come out, and i cannot wait to work with this technique to achieve other neat little dimensional embroideries!
I used elmers glue, embroidery floss and bead stringing wire, but I hear cake wire works well also, I just couldn’t find it at Joann’s for some reason, but that was probably just my error. Keep a paper towel or something to wipe the glue off of your hands nearby. I just wipe some glue onto the wire, and wrap around! I overlap at each end and add a little extra glue to keep it in place and the I just couch them onto my embroidery scenes. Easy and sweet
When I started this blog, I envisioned all these great graphics I was going to make. My ideas stretched far and wide! Then I realized that I had to make them myself, and it takes a long time and a ton of hard work. Slowly but surely, I’m really happy with how they are coming out. I had some questions about my Social Icon Set that I made and use, so I will give you all the answers here!
I wanted a colorful hand stitched set that included a Pinterest button. Any set with a Pinterest P was hard to find…and I need me my Pinterest! So I made these. I might have a few more versions coming up, but this is what I have for now. They are all .png and are sized 200px X 200px for easy resizing. Please don’t sell them or pass them off as your own.
If you’d link back you blog where you use them, I would love to see! Or a Facebook like or Pinterest follow would be nice Enjoy friends!!
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I’ve been working furiously on my first few products for my store. I’ll have some pdf patterns, bags, journal covers, zip pouches, fabric baskets and some other sewn goods to start, and reupholstered vintage chairs on the way. I’ll also be offering terrariums, upcycled furniture, various “fun with resin” projects I experiment with and maybe some of my prints if I feel like bearing my soul to the world. I am too critical of my own work, which has slowed this process but I just want to make sure all my handmade items are high quality and made with attention to detail and lots of TLC. Here is a sample of what I have been working on, similar to what you will be seeing in the Path to Odd etsy store. Enjoy Friends!