Embroidering an IKEA Canvas

A few weeks ago I went to IKEA and saw this little canvas. I had an urge to stitch it and since it was on sale for $2.99, I grabbed one. It's been awhile since I did any experimental stitching, so I was excited to play around with it. I originally wanted to stitch along all the lines, but the way the wood of the frame is, there is a row around the edge that is inaccessible for stitching. So I decided to just stitch some of it and leave the rest blank. I'm constantly on the lookout for random objects to stitch on and this was a fun little project to work on. I ... Read More

Doodle Embroidery

Someone needs to save me from myself. Just yesterday I posted about all my current projects, then what do I do? Last night I started yet another one! I saw this pillow at IKEA and immediately thought it looked like a coloring book and I wanted to stitch on it. This is going to take awhile, but I find it very relaxing. I'm not obsessing over colors or perfection, I'm just filling it in with various stitches. So far I've done back stitch, split stitch, French knots, scallop stitch, and satin stitch. I'm going to use this as an opportunity to try out different ... Read More