Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
My life seriously resembles this motto. This embroidery hoop wall art was created on white muslin and only 3 shades of embroidery floss. Perfect for beginners because it is complete with only two stitches – a back stitch and French knot!
If stitching isn’t your thing, you can purchase the finished project in my Etsy shop,
Or Make It Yourself! You will find this Free Pattern at: http://hubpages.com/hub/freepatterncaffeine
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet DesignsBead Crochet: A Beadwork How-To Book
Here is a great tip if you have ever struggled with stinging tiny seed beads on to crochet thread. Create a line of white glue on the pointer finger of your left hand (right if you are left handed.) Place the end of your thread in the glue and use your thumb to work it in completely. Allow to dry. I hang the end of the thread off a table edge so it won't adhere to anything. When dry, the glue will give the thread a sturdy body that will allow you to easily string your beads. If you still have difficulty or if the end becomes frayed, take scissors and cut the tip on a diagonal. This will create a nice point for you.