More Featured Creativity + Forum Links

on July 8 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 20 Comments

The forum’s always hopping with great new topics. Have you seen these threads?:

These photos from the Sew,Mama,Sew! pool have us thinking about sewing by hand… Do you have a favorite blog with a hand-stitching focus? Have you seen some incredible hand-stitched projects lately (crewel, embroidery, chicken scratch, hand appliqué, hand piecing, yo-yos, needlepoint, hand quilting?)? Share your links in the comments!:

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Sample Circles Pillow Cover by Chawne, cauchy09

Be sure to click over to Chawne’s photo in Flickr for stitch and pattern details.

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Hexagon Colorway from turning*turning

turning*turning wrote about her hexagon paper piecing and about finishing something on her blog.

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Needle Case from Hausfrau in Melbourne

Benlouelt used a Rothenburg Decorative font for the letter. She has a tutorial for the needle case on her Hausfrau in Melbourne blog, and more examples of her cases in Flickr.

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Monday Mini Quilt by Hope, Going Sew Crazy

Hope created this mini mushroom quilt with embroidery, appliqué and some nice, rounded corners!

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Planner by Megan, penny carnival

Megan has lots of pictures on her penny carnival blog showing the back and middle pages of her planner.

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20 Responses to More Featured Creativity + Forum Links

  1. Kim says:

    Love the needlecase, are there patterns here?

  2. Sue says:

    Thanks for some great links here! I love hand embroidery :-)

  3. Page says:

    I have really been wanting to learn hand embroidery. I have saved quite a few items that my grandmother hand stitched beautifully. Thanks for doing this post (:

  4. Ananda says:

    I love the carnival project. So cute.

  5. I love the circles pillow.

  6. Megan says:

    Thank you, Alissa! I first saw the idea of embroidering children’s art in Amanda Soule’s book “The Creative Family.” Since then, a friend of mine told me her grandmother used to give her and her sister a white dish towel (like a flour-sack towel, I assume) and have her draw on it with a pencil. Then the grandma would embroider the doodles.
    Besides the planner, I’ve also made an apron for my daughter’s preschool teacher with a drawing my daughter made embroidered on the pocket. It was a hit.

    And thank you SMS for featuring my day planner project!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I must recommend Janet’s blog, quiltsalott, for hand applique and hand quilting inspiration! http://quiltsalott.blogspot.com/

  8. Monica says:

    I love the circle pillow. I don’t know if i would have the patience to make it though.

  9. Margie says:

    Wow I’m in awe of all handstitchers. I can’t get along with it. I really love that mimi quilt T the round pillowcover!!

  10. Charity says:

    Here is one of my favorite links.. She has some wonderful embrodery. If only she had her designs more available in the U.S.
    http://www.cinderberrystitches.typepad.com/

  11. Alissa says:

    That notebook is so cute! The sketch of the family is SUCH a great idea! I am inspired! Thanks so much!

  12. Unity says:

    Oh, wow! thank you for the links to these sites! I think I’ll loose a lot of time today perusing them. :D

  13. Jean says:

    Nicole over at Follow the White Bunny, http://konijninnoorwegen.blogspot.com/ and Amy at Early Bird Special, http://ebscrafts.blogspot.com/ are a continuous souce of inspiration for embroidery to me!

  14. Mrs. JP says:

    I have so many WIP’s it’s overwhelming. Thanks for the advice. One project at a time…one day at a time.

  15. larissa says:

    cool projects, thanks for sharing. everything Christy at http://sweettidings.blogspot.com/ makes is handstitched, as she owns no sewing machine. She does some really delightful things.

  16. Pamela says:

    Jude Hill at Spirit Cloth does the most amazing handwork.
    http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/

    She is an inspiration to me every day!

  17. Muriel says:

    I was also going to tell you about Mairuru from Japan, but I see that Katie already did in the comment above. Mai is very sweet and very inspiring. She is my idol!! Check out her blog!! http://mairuru.blogspot.com/

  18. Katie says:

    Mai of Mairuru (http://mairuru.blogspot.com) makes the most beautiful little objects and each and every one is uniquely designed and stitched entirely by hand. I lurk over at her blog for hours at a time and am totally inspired while I’m there. Reading her blog reminds me that I can enjoy the slow-crafting-process too, not just the outcome. And that if I kept my head on and stayed organized, I could churn out beautiful hand-crafted items one by one as well, even if I only have a few minutes a day. Check out Mai – you won’t be sorry you did!

  19. Amy Hodge says:

    Check out Q is for Quilter at http://www.qisforquilter.com/. She’s been embroidering individual alphabet blocks (with letters and illustrations) to set into a quilt. They’re wonderful! She also does some beautiful hand quilting!

  20. Marilyn says:

    Such a pretty “circles pillow”

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