The talented trio that comprise &Stitches are hosting a competition
As a newbie to embroidery, I find the &Stitches web site so fun and informative. I’ve picked up some tips from those who have already posted about their embroidery kits, so I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. I have the typical needles and scissors, as well as thread bobbins tucked away in their organiser case, but the following items have earned a place on my “life-just-wouldn’t-be-the-same-without-you” list
My magnetic Needle Frog, who stoically keeps my needles safe and close. Look at the fellow. He doesn’t judge.
I already featured this handy-dandy embroidery seat frame here, I love it, especially for silk ribbon embroidery.
And, finally, I’m taking it back old-school style with this
My Caboodle started life as a home for my glittery lip glosses and nail varnish when I was about 14 (check out the ultra-‘80s font of the brand name!). It has stayed with me all these years, serving as make-up case, as single-girl’s toolbox, and now as the perfect embroidery storage box.
Bubble-gum-flavoured lip balm has been replaced by a selection of embroidery needles, various hair accessories have been bumped by project threads and scissors (thankfully nary a scrunchie in sight, I’m not that kind of gal), and the frosty eyeshadow section now houses my silk ribbons and pretty violet magnetic needle disc. The base is large enough to hold a small hoop, fabric and pattern – though here I thought it only appropriate to showcase Sublime Stitching’s “Breakdance” floss pack...cuz I’m *fresh*!
Ok, time to act my age again and get some proper stitching done. Enjoy the weekend, and my latest crochet experiment is comin' right up!