Friday Favorites–Embroidery

Once we hit the fall months, I spend more time working on craft projects that can fit in my lap.  It’s usually a good time for me to learn something new (I’m looking at you, needle felting!) or brush up on older skills.  I’m not a fantastic embroiderer, but every couple of years I like to give it a go.

I found this Ninja Block-Of-The-Month project at Kandra’s Corner a few months ago and it’s been on my must-do list ever since.  I have some karate fabric that would be perfect with them.

This simple Moon Rabbit design from Bustle and Sew would be very cute in a baby’s room.

If you embroider at my speed, now is a good time to start stitching some holiday gifts, like this Scorchin’ Potholder from Lark Crafts.

I love this Embroidered Family Hands project from The Mother Lode.  I think I waited too long though.  My hand would be the smallest, and that’s just weird.

Artist Lauren Dicioccio recreates everyday objects using embroidery.  As seen on DesignBoom.

Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘N Thread has lots of hand embroidery patterns available for download.  One of my favorites is this Heart ‘O Flowers.

Again, holidays are coming, start stitching with these Stitchable Gift Tags from Sublime Stitching.

I really like black embroidery used to outline colorful designs, like this Mug Rug from Samelia’s Mum.

My favorite place to browse embroidery patterns for sale is Urban Threads.  My wish list is getting long.  They also offer a rotating free pattern, currently Ready for Harvest, along with their logos.

Time to dig out that embroidery hoop!