Sunday, November 1, 2009

Practicing what I preach

I've been a bit distracted lately and haven't made much time to be creative. But I'm realizing that I NEED to be creating. It is who I am. It makes me happy.

So, yesterday I tackled cleaning the "scary quilt room" for a while and unearthed some of those Aunt Martha plain tea towels. Since I was in the mood to do something stitchy, I had to figure out what I was going to stitch on them. Those old-timey iron on transfer patterns just don't thrill me much. They are either too realistic or too cutesy. So I went googling for some images. I saw this on online at Sublime Stitches in a space themed set. I used it as a go-by and drew it myself on a piece of paper. I have no idea how big their original is, but I did mine pretty big. Then I used all six strands of embroidery floss to stitch it (I use a stem stitch). It's pretty bold and bright but I LOVE it. I think I'll give it to my SIL Karen who is a real rocket scientist for Christmas. I originally was going to color it in with crayons and do the stitching in black, but I went this route instead. Maybe I'll do the crayon thing for the next one. I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it this morning - just a few stitches here and there. FUN! and FAST! I love instant gratification. And that creative itch has both been scratched and triggered me to go create some more.

I have a stamp workshop on Tuesday so I'll probably do some papercrafting tonight.
Ooooh and I'm playing with my Big Shot and the leaf die and felt in fall colors. Stay tuned for exciting developments there....
(p.s. - notice the cool new banner at the top? I made it with My Digital Studio. Digital Papercrafting (and scrapbooking) program. I'm having soooo much fun with it. Ask me if you want a demo!)