Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Inspiration Photo at Craft Us Crazy

We've got an inspiration photo at Craft Us Crazy.   A new challenge starts today and you can either use the inspiration photo or link up with Something New.  Here's the inspiration photo:

I think it's pretty easy to come with something from it.  I love the little tomato pincushion, so I went with that.  Our sponsor this week is Ginger Blossom Designs.  The prize is a totebag made from the fabric in the inspiration photo - that's pretty cool!  

I've been wanting to make an embroidery hoop decoration, so this seemed like the perfect time.  This little cutie is from the Crafty Characters set from Wild Olive.  I tea dyed some muslin fabric and then traced the pincushion with a fading pencil at one of the windows in our french doors.  

When I finished up the embroidery, I used distress inks (red and green) to add some color.  I decided I wanted it to hang, so I added a ribbon at the top.  

The embroidery floss card attached at the bottom is a stamp and die from Papertrey Ink.  This just makes me happy to look at it!

Come join us at Craft Us Crazy.  I'd love to see your creation linked there.  Thank you for stopping by!


  1. just looove your stich project!!!!

  2. Now that is wonderful Lori! All the way from basic fabric to tea dyed and inked, hand-stitched and embellished. That is such an adorable project.

  3. This project couldn't be any sweeter. The stitching looks great and I love how you added the distressed ink for coloring.


  4. WOW!!! This is so darling! Great job with the challenge. You're so creative!

  5. Oh you're so creative Lori! What a lovely and sweet design, fab techniques, too!

  6. How cute is that, Lori! Oh my goodness! It's as sweet as can be. How clever of you to use ink to color it in. I'll just have to remember that. Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~


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