There are now countless sites/blogs/books that show how versatile embroidery and cross-stitch can be.
The most famous is probably Sublime Stitching, which has been active since 2001 and has patterns for all sorts of kitschy embroidery such as tattoos, sushi, and... vital organs? You can find Sublime Stitching books and kits in the craft section of most bookstores, too!
A little more on the other side of nerdy things are the Sprite Stitch forums, dedicated to all video-game related stitching. From Pokemon to Zelda, Mario to Okami, you can find all sorts of patterns and projects in the various message boards. Some of my favorites include an Okami bookmark and this awesomely detailed "Home Sweet Home" Mario cross-stitch.
|Okami bookmark by awenmir|
|That's right, it's got 500 patterns!|
|Beetroot and strawberries!|
Unfortunately my poor planning skills mean that this "card holder" is actually too small to hold any normal-sized business cards, so it's back to the drawing board... He'll just have to use his imagination and put it to some other use, I guess! Silly me.
Long story short, I'm loving embroidery! Today I head into the city and will definitely be picking up some more colors so I can add some more fruits and veggies to my tote. Expect more pictures soon!
In other news, I've changed the layout already! I'm pretty finicky, I guess. Tell me what you think? I'm trying to go for something simple yet eye-catching.
Till next time!