custom order sunday.

Last night I dug in and finished up the last three letters on my alphabet sampler from Rosy Little Things. For a while I was pretty good at doing a letter a day...then I got bombarded (in the best way possible) with orders and I have just caught up enough to be able to devote time to my own projects again. :)
I used my own colorway and changed the letters a bit here and there...mostly the "O", which I added a flower to the center of. 
 It is FAR from perfect but I am hoping it is still all together lovely at least. :)
Some things I learned:
Use a thicker material next time.
"Disappearing" ink is a pain in the BUTT.
You are only supposed to use three strands of embroidery floss.  Something I didn't realize until half way through resulting in my sampler being in BOLD.
I hate the satin stitch.
This is a gift for my soon to be born niece.  I hope she loves bright colors. :)

This was a fun project and not something I would have taken on not too long ago but with google I was able to learn all the stitches I needed to know and may even make this again someday. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Sunday to you!

xo
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15 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I LOVE it! Great job

Megan said...

I think this is gorgeous - really good job. You have more patience than I. :)

And I wanted to tell you that I'm trying to get a head start on Christmas presents this year, so I just made some of those adorable handprint-snowman ornaments for my son's preschool teachers this year. They are SO cute. I got red ornaments on sale at Target last year for $1.00 (for 8) and put a pretty green ribbon through them that I scored for $0.49. So I just made the 8 cutest ornaments you've ever seen for under $2 (I had the other supplies already). I know it wasn't your original idea, but THANKS for sharing! :)

Artsy Matilda said...

It is beautiful, Crystal! xoxo

angela said...

So cute - I love the BOLD! And your addition of the flower in the 'o' is perfect.

Melissa said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! Nice work!!

Becky said...

oh my goodness. this is about the cutest thing ever! excellent work!

Tracy said...

I think it turned out very lovely! I love the bright colors!

courtney p. said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

.jimaie.marie. said...

Your niece is one VERY lucky girlie! I have no doubts that she'll love it and it'll look so beautiful hanging in her nursery!

Elena said...

Very pretty! I like how you used the turquoise background!
I've got this project on my list, so I'm glad to see you used DMC floss instead of the crewel. I've never used crewel, and really don't feel like buying even more craft supplies. Happy to see it turns out just as fabulous! :)

April@ Natural Nester said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So pretty and I love that it's bold, too! I may have to try my hand at this...but I'd have to look up some stitches online because I only know one (and I'm not even sure what it's called!) Anyway, that's just lovely and I bet it will be a great keepsake for your little niece!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this! you did a beautiful job! all those colors just make me feel happy inside. I'm sure your beautiful niece will love it!

carters chatter... said...

I absolutely love it and would buy it from you if it were available for sale! my daughter wants it. :)

April said...

That is crazy cute...I'll take one !!

Alicia P. said...

Oh wow, that's seriously awesome!!!

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