This week was a whirl wind, it just seemed so busy for some reason. I had an idea at some point during the week that I should do a little photo journal of highlights/ just fun or pretty things from the current week every once in a while. I take photos of almost everything i have time to snap, I like to capture as many little moments as possible. The idea of starting a sort of journal to document my projects and some of the other little moments in life seems like fun and also would be nice to go back and look at/read later. Here’s this week:
I did some pattern drawings this week for embroidery projects. It felt nice to get out my old pencil crayons. I usually don’t color code my patterns, I just go with whatever colors I’m feeling as a I work but I needed to plan colors ahead of time for this particular project. I’m working on a custom order for an online extension of a local shop where I live. I’m really excited about it! It’s one of my favorite shops, so when they approached me about posting some of my embroidery in their online shop I felt really honored that they would choose my work!
I added this new hoop art to my Etsy shop this week. I probably won’t be able to add anything new for a week or two now with the other project I’m working on, but I’m really excited to start adding more hoop art to the shop. I have lots of ideas I can’t wait to get working on!
My Etsy shop can be found here http://www.ceestitchery.etsy.com
I had to go to the dentist this week to get two fillings which wasn’t very fun. However, it ended up not being too bad because there is a thrift shop right by my dentist where I decided to stop in afterwards. I found the vintage skirt in this picture which I adore, as well as the vintage poncho in the following photo. I had been eyeing one exactly like this on Etsy for a while, and I ended up getting this one for $10 (score!) I think it will will be really great for sitting by the campfire at the lake in the summer when it gets chilly at night! That imagery inspired this Etsy treasury I created: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTg2NzI2MTB8MjcyMzk1MjU1OA/campfire-dreams?index=0
I made some valentines gifts for my best friends today. They’re homemade tea bags! I got the idea from my favorite blog http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2011/09/loose-leaf-tea-make-your-own-tea-bags-.html I added my own touch by personalizing the tags with things they love. I just used themed scrap booking paper and embelishments. I hope they like them! Well that was the week!