Friday, November 30, 2012

Aprons, Models and New Help.

Haaaaave you met Heather?

If not, Heather is one of my newest Stitchology helpers/buddies/amazing people.  I love Heather, not just because she gives me free gifts and buys me lunch, but because she is an incredibly talented textile artist who got me back into embroidery.
 And because she volunteers her time at Stitchology. 
 And she buys me lunch.

Well the other day Heather and I decided to make some aprons because it was the right thing to do.

In her free time Heather masquerades as a pharmacist (and by masquerades as a pharmacist, I mean, she really is a pharmacist) so she just had to use the apothecary fabric for her apron. 

 It’s a good thing she did because it turned out REALLY REALLY cute.   
You sew girl!

For my apron I decided to use some of my Christmas fabric, because I needed more Christmas samples so the dress forms in the window would all have something to wear. 

 Can you imagine having naked dress forms in a Christmas window display?  Turns out, a lot of people feel really uncomfortable around naked dress forms so that could start a riot or two. 
I couldn’t let that happen; I can’t afford the bad press.

We put on our aprons for a photo shoot, but we were feeling a little goofy after a day of sewing so we started making fun of the models on the Vogue pattern page we had been looking at earlier that day.

But seriously, who thought this would be a good pose?

You can’t even see the garment!

It doesn't look much better on me.
And it makes me look funny because it is really hard to stand still on one leg.

Or what about this one?

I just don't get it. Please explain.

Happy Apron Making
~Melisa & Cordelia

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Embroider Me This.

So a while back Heather insisted I get my little tush in gear and order some Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns. 
 At first I wasn’t all that excited to do so because it has been a long time since I did any embroidery and I just was not in the groove of it.  But then I caved in and went hog wild and ordered TUNS of the amazing patterns. 
  I sure am glad I did because I have since been on an embroidery frenzy.  Turns out I LOVE to embroider. 

What have I been embroidering you may wonder?
 Well I’ll show ya.

I’ve made a few dish towels…..

Dancing robots cause they are funny and.....

reindeer cause Christmas is right around the corner.

I’ve made a few wall hangings…..

Pirates because I plan on celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day all January or perhaps March long (I know the real day is in September, but I didn’t want to wait till then).

A girl getting blown away in the wind because it was cute.

And recently I’ve discovered these plane black hooded sweatshirts at Costco.

They make me feel the need to add some color so I have been adding embroidered robots and Matryoshka dolls. 

 Only I left my Matryoskka hoodie at home so you’ll just have to imagine it.  It’s awesome and has way more embroidery than the robot.

But seriously, embroidery is oober fun and with all the great new Sublime Stitching products, like this super cute tool kit,

 and the beef cake patterns,

 it’s hip too. 

 So you should probably stop by Stitchology soon to get inspired and to join our hand work club that meets every second Tuesday of the month from 10-12.  Do it, you’ll love it and you too can have a closet full of custom hoodies.

Happy Embroidery
~Melisa & Cordelia