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Vintage Santa ornament kit

The first thing I ever bought at S.C.R.A.P. was actually at the one in San Francisco a little over a year ago, right before I moved to Portland. It was this craft kit from the 70’s to make 2 little bedazzled Santa ornaments. I finally got around to making them and couldn’t be happier with their kitsch factor. 🙂 Although I did get a callous on my finger from pushing in a bazillion tiny pins for all the sequins. 😦 And one more emoticon for good measure [and for Britni]: *<[]:0{|>  Santa!

Santa ornament

And another creepy Santa (my favorite!) decking the Halls’ halls: my lights.

Don’t they look sunburnt? I love ’em.

xoxo, emma

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S.C.R.A.P. Jackpot

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!Tiny Embroidery kits

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.

Bear ornament and sachet

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.

crewelpenguins

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.

St. Nicholas

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!

Googly eyes and bird

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.

Needle Punch kit

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.  Yarn colorsIt 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…;)

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Kitschy Kitchen Embroidery

I’ve mentioned before how much I love getting silly kitchen embroidery pieces and one day hope to display them all above my kitchen table.  Recently I finished one that I just adore.

Kitschy embroidery

Of course Knitty Kitty helped me finish this one.

It says “Come into my kitchen and chat with me, while I prepare a pot of tea.”  So cute!  And I love the vibrant colors.  The matching one that I will work on next says “No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.”  It features the same woman serving tea to her friend who is now seated at the kitchen table.

Finished embroidery

From what I gather, these kits were from the old magazine “Everywoman’s Family Circle,” which was published in the 1960s!  The fact that I got the full kit for both pieces (including the pattern, thread, and a color photo of the finished product snipped out of the magazine) for only $1 just blows my mind.  I love this little piece of crafty woman’s history and while I embroidered it, I thought about who the previous owner had been (she had done a few of the letters before giving up on the project for whatever reason).

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S.C.R.A.P. Haul

I’ve mentioned before how much I LOVE S.C.R.A.P. It is the absolute best craft supply store/non-profit.  I was driving past today and couldn’t resist popping in for a quick look.  I headed straight to my favorite bin, where you can get full embroidery kits for less than a dollar.  I ended up picking up two items, totaling only 50 cents!

My Scrap Haul

I picked up a tiny little embroidery kit which includes everything, even the kitschy mini wire hanger to display the final project on.  It said 50 cents but I got it for only a quarter!  My favorite items to get from S.C.R.A.P. are all their kitchen/gardening/cooking embroidery kits.  One day I hope to display them all on a huge wall of kitsch above my kitchen table.  The second item I picked up is a cool mounting board for finished embroideries or any other type of fabric art.  Just what I need to display one of my already finished kitchen embroidery pieces! I love that I picked up these two cute things for only a measly 50 cents.

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