Hello November!

Although the first day of Winter is still far off, it feels like Fall is coming to a close here.  In Saskatchewan Halloween seems to mark the tail end of pumpkin sightings, and the leaves have mostly fallen by this point.  Thanksgiving has long passed for us Canadians, and we enter November with thoughts of cozy Winter nights and Christmas festivities to look forward to. I thought today would be a good day for my first “real post” since the work I want to share involves a pumpkin! This piece evokes fond memories of Autumn for me.

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It may sound a bit odd but I’ve been really into Cinderella lately.  She’s my favorite Disney princess and quite possibly my favorite Disney movie as well. It all started when I found an old long blue bridesmaids dress from my parent’s wedding and decided to make a Cinderella costume for Halloween out of it.  That’s what started the craze…then as I was making my costume throughout the month of October, lo and behold, the movie came out of the Disney vault! Of course I bought it and watched it right away.  It inspired this little project:

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I feel like we all need a little bit of Disney inspiration every once in a while :). It’s amazing when you go back and watch these movies as an adult how inspiring the message can be. That Walt Disney…he knew his stuff.

Pattern is my original design. Dreamed up, hand drawn, and hand stitched by yours truly, XO Carrie

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Hello world!

Hello 🙂

Welcome to my little place in the world. I suppose the first order of business would be to explain the focus of this blog in a little more detail. My number one passion is embroidery/cross stitch.  I spend most of my free time with a needle and thread in hand and a million ideas bouncing around in my head. There are times when I feel like I can’t get the images in my mind onto fabric fast enough. I have always been a creative minded person and art and craftsmanship have always been something that stirs a passion inside of me. However, it wasn’t until I got into textile art that I felt that excitement of being truly passionate about something, that feeling that consumes you (in a good way)!  It is hard to even put into words how I feel about needlework. It’s not just the beauty of the finished project or having a fun hobby to pass the time. I love everything about it.  Experimenting with different fabrics, as well as different threads. Combining different stitches together to create an image that means something. To me, the act of pulling a needle and thread through fabric is the most peaceful and comforting activity there is.
I have also in the past year started using a sewing machine. Not for embroidery…that is something I will always do by hand. It is more of a means to make my embroidery into useful items. I enjoy sewing cosmetic pouches, coin purses, you name something you need a pouch for an I’ll make it, I’m a little addicted to sewing zipper pouches. I am also quite into knitting, although I still consider myself a beginner. I can’t seem to soak up enough knowledge about it and am loving learning new things all the time. To sum things up, I love all things creative, crafty and handmade! I am excited to make this into a place for me to share my work, ideas, projects, and inspiration!