I worried all week that the weather would be terrible on Sunday for the Spring Trunk Show, but it turned out to be a lovely, sunny day! It was a really fun show with handful of great new vendors – Stitch Face, Beside Herself, Deadweight, Argyle Acorn, and Repeat Studio.
Over the last month, I’ve been laser cutting with Chris, so I was excited to see his finished birdhouses and letterbox. They turned out so beautifully.
I always go home with a few treats for myself. Melinda sweetly gave me a copy of her new print. She designed it especially for the trunk show and is perfect for anyone who loves sewing. It will be framed and hung up somewhere special in the shop. Melinda also made homemade marshmallows and oreo cookies that were so delicious.
It was great to see everyone out on the weekend. Yay Spring!
Sorry about the teaser the other day, I was just so excited that I had to share a wee bit. Here are the beginnings of my idea. I’ve been wanting to cross stitch into wood for a while, of course the thought of drilling hundreds of tiny holes (in a perfect grid formation) into wood does not appeal to anyone. Luckily, the workroom possesses a magical machine called a laser cutter. (That statement alone deserves its’ own post)
After a little computer fiddling, I came up with a few very simplistic designs. I hope to refine them much more. These wooden cross stitch pendants are tiny little canvases that you can stitch little designs or monograms into. How fun! I’m just learning about cross stitch patterns, so my first one is just a simple heart. If you look closely, you’ll see it’s not symmetrical.
In my cross stitch research, I came across the site, Radical Cross Stitch which is full of fun, modern cross stitching. I especially love the Banksy cross stitch. Hmm, embroidered graffiti…
Also, the Antique Pattern Library is a huge (free!) online resource for vintage needlework patterns, including knitting, crochet and embroidery. There are hours of fun there.
Of course, now my mind is racing with a thousand ideas and it’s keeping me up late at night!