Sunday, July 3, 2011

Embroidery and Applique!

Guess what?  I won!  Backstory:  A few days ago I was reading about The Embroidery Project, an online embroidery class, on one of my favorite new blogs, Wild Olive.  From there,  I hopped over to a "new to me" blog called Ooh Leela and I entered to win a spot in the online embroidery class.  And...I won!  I am super excited about learning proper embroidery skills.  If you've read my blog in recent months, you know that I've been embroidering embellishments on my image transfer bags.  I've also been experimenting with free motion embroidery, too.  But, I haven't taken any classes, etc.  In other words, I've been winging it all this time.  Now, I'm going to actually learn how to do the different stitches the right way!

I've been pretty lazy this holiday weekend.  If you can believe it, I've only just finished the laundry from our vacation return last Sunday!!  I did get a chance to get into my sewing studio Saturday, however.  I worked on a few zippy bag fronts, including the above tattoo inspired applique.  I also made a quilt inspired front and a quirky "Spot of Tea" inspired bag front.  I think they turned out pretty cute....even if I finished them before I start my embroidery class!

When these bags are finished, they will be about 7" X 6".  I'm also adding charms to the zipper pulls.  More stuff for my Etsy Shop!!  

To all you in the U.S....have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!  Happy Independence Day!

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webbsway said...

cONGRATS. on your win - I bet you will enjoy yourself! : )

Emma said...

congratulations on your win, i'm looking forward to seeing what you do!
Love your little teapots!! so cute! I'd love to have a go at applique but it scares me!! haha!!
I hope you enjoy your class and learn lots of new tricks!

Fursdon House said...

Hey Angela!

Fantastic win on your embroidery classes! You go GIRL!! I love all the different patterns for embroidery there are, and I think you'll thoroughly enjoy the class. And applique is "supposedly" easier than it looks. I've not tried it myself, but it's on my "to do/learn" list. So I'm anxious to see how you like it.
I LOVE the tea pot and tea cup! My favorite beverage!! Every morning and every evening after work, I drink a very LARGE cup of English brand P.G. Tips. It keeps me going!
Good luck on your classes and remember - HAVE FUN!!!
Love and Blessings, Jan of Fursdon House

goldenbird said...

Congratulations on winning the spot in the embroidery class, that's terrific. Love that tattoo-inspired applique.

Linda said...

Congrats on your win...I'd love to take some classes like that! Love the projects you're working on!!

Primchick said...

Qute tea pot..:o)