Just a couple updates to my kitchen wall: a lovely apple pie chalkware piece and a 70s looking needlepoint I finished weeks ago. [Which so doesn’t fit in with my kitchen theme but I have no where else to put it. Looks more like it belongs in a man cave.]
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I seriously must be an old woman in a 23 year olds body. I’m happy right now simply because I have 1. A blanket on my lap 2. A cat on my lap 3. Some stitching going on.
It’s also nice to start on something NOT Christmas related. [side note- I thought needlepoint was basically cross stitch with yarn, but there’s a bigger difference than I thought…so that will be fun to work on something new as well.]
Aaaand it just got doubly-awesome with the addition of cat #2 and a glass of wine from Morgan. 🙂 (“I can’t get up, theres a cat on my lap!” really works well in our house.)
I dropped by S.C.R.A.P. again today, and am sure glad I did! I really lucked out on getting a ton of items–I got 11 items for $5.75! (And one item was $4 itself, so 10 items for $1.75…amazing!
I got 5 tiny embroidery kits for 10 cents each. 2 of them come with their own little frames, and one is another embroidery kit that comes with a tiny hanger to display it on. I think the cow and chicken ones will belong in my planned kitchen embroidery display wall, the other ones I’m not sure what to do with yet. But they were just so adorable, and perfect little quick projects to do while I watch a movie with the BF.
I picked up a bear 3D ornament kit. He comes with the batting to stuff him with and gets embroidered with the enclosed yarn instead of thread. I’m accumulating quite the stash of Christmas ornament kits, which I can’t wait to decorate my house with this winter, as it will be our first Christmas together in our own home. 🙂 The kit on the right is a beaded sachet kit. It has flowers and hummingbirds that you embroider with thread, and a blue background that you embroider with little seed beads. It even comes with the potpourri to stuff it with. I’m excited to complete that kit because I’ve wanted to learn more about beaded embroidery.
The next kit I got is a little 12″ by 5″ Penguin crewel embroidery kit. I only have done crewel once (with another kit for a pincushion that I picked up at the San Francisco SCRAP) so I’m excited to try this one which looks a bit harder. My sister has always been obsessed with penguins so if I’m happy with the outcome of this project it will probably be sent to her.
This is a huge needlepoint kit (10″ by 14″) that you embroider with tapestry yarn. Another Christmas one! It comes with a lot of metallic threads which I love. I haven’t done any “needlepoint” which I think is basically embroidery with yarn instead of thread…but this one looks amazing. And it comes with so much for only 50 cents!
Two small things I got are a pair of the biggest Googly eyes I’ve ever seen, and a pretty little red bird to go with my owls. I’m not sure what people use these little creepy/cute birds for…perhaps floral arrangements? I just think this little red cardinal is adorable. I will either find somewhere for it to perch year-round, or maybe put it on my first Christmas tree this year. Wow, it really MUST be Christmas in July because I sure have the holidays on my mind.
And now for my big $4 item….a Needle Punch Starter Kit! I didn’t really know what needle punch is, but I’ve been researching it online since I brought my kit home and I’m so excited! The kit comes with 15 designs. I’m stoked for a standing unicorn design and a couple of mushrooms. The kit includes everything and smells good, exactly like a grandma’s house. It smells like a mix of lavender/cigarettes/makeup. I might be weird for thinking that smells good, but whatever. 😉
The kit comes with a catalog for the company’s other patterns…great ones like creepy Santas, alligators playing golf, Mason and Moose Lodge crests, and sayings like “We interrupt this marriage to bring you the football season.” Haha! I love it. It even comes with 15 colors of yarn. The photo on the cover shows you can do it on towels, so that’s what I hope to use the kit for. Hopefully the BF doesn’t mind if I needle punch a teddy bear holding balloons on his bath towel…;)