Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Finished craft of the week.....

I am so proud to finally be able to bring this finished project to you, fellow crafters.  I have been laboring through this for a while now and I am very happy with how it turned out.  You see, Anita taught us about embroidery awhile back at a Craft Club, she showed us how we didn't have to rely on fancy pre-printed patterns.  With a steady hand and some carbon paper you can create any embroidery you could ever imagine, and it's FREE!
So this wonderful dog was in an embroidery book but he wasn't quite right for the friends I wanted to give this to.  With a few tweaks and a fluffy tail we had instant Golden Retriever.  My friends a have a cutie named Sake.  I worried and puzzled and fretted over this piece for so long I had it built up into this massive project that I would never be able to conquer, you would think I was painting the whole house not applying a few stitches.  But low and behold, once I got started I was back on the embroidery bus and moving through it like the Flash.
The worst part of it was trying to keep the lettering in a straight line while I was stitching.  After a few TV documentaries and a viewing of The Princess Diaries I had this great personal gift for two friends who have brought me so much happiness.  I am loving the works that are getting checked off my to do list, keeps me motivated for the next one. Speaking of which, it's time for a new craft as I have been so diligently working on these oldies but goodies, but that is for another post.
I hope you all had a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday, as you can see it really took a lot out of the labs at our house. 

Keep on crafting everybody, 2012 is going to be a great year!
Keeping it lab-radorable,

1 comment:

  1. Aww, that is just totally adorable!! Great stitching and so darn true!