Thursday, December 22, 2011

TTT - the Embroidery Edition

After all the handsewing I've been doing lately I'm quite surprised that I have a sudden urge to do some embroidery.  The desire is so strong that I've been searching Etsy for days looking for an appropriate pattern to start on.  And, my, what gorgeous designs there are!

Some I've fallen in love with, include:

On Parade by Sarah Jane Studios

Golden Puppy by Penguin and Fish

Birdie by Stitching Always

Cherry on the Tree Swing by Aneela Hoey

Duck Duck Robot by Shiny Happy World

If, like me, you are relatively new to embroidery then I highly recommend checking out the Shiny Happy World site.  Not only does Wendi have some gorgeous patterns, perfect for beginners, but she also has a range of step-by-step YouTube videos in her "Embroidery School" to cover the various stitches you may need.  Perfect!

Before I get started, though, I may need to do something about this.  ;)


Thursday Think Tank

I've been a little slack linking up to Thursday Think Tank of late but today I'm managing to surprise myself.  Head on over to Becca's always inspiring blog to see everyone else's thoughts for this week.


  1. I always have a bit of embroidery on hand... will be check these out.

  2. Enjoy your embroidering. You've found some lovely patterns:)

  3. Love the patterns you've found - good luck with sorting out all that thread!

  4. They are all so cute but I really like the first one! YouTube embroidery school is a fab idea!

  5. I bought Sarah Jane's embroider pattern..not sure what it's called - boy and girl outfits..I can't wait to try them out. I just have to many projects in my head and do not have enough time to really do them *LOL*.

    Thanks for the link to the Shiny Happy World. It's a great site. I already added it to my favorite blog list.

    I am looking forward to seeing your embroidery projects. :))

  6. They are all gorgeous designs! An overwhelming urge to embroider hit me all of a sudden a little while ago too. I haven't succumbed yet, but I think I might soon, thanks for the inspiration and links :)

  7. Adorable! I need to learn stitching so thanks for the link! I love the tree swing and the robot (obviously!) :)

  8. As I scrolled down I loved the Birdie one best and went "Oooh" along the way. Then when I got to the embroidery floss catastrophe I started laughing out loud! Thanks for TTTing!