Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY: Embroidered Paper

While thinking of ways to jazz up my stationary, I thought of this neat idea of embroidering paper. You can get really crafty with this technique, you can embroidered card stock or anything to personalize a message to the recipient. 

You'll need:
Paper
Needle
Pencil 
Regular or embroidery thread


Trace your desired message lightly with a pencil 


Grab the needle and poke holes along the letters for the thread to go through 


"Sew" up and down the holes you just poked with your needle. Don't forget to tie a knot at the end of the thread! 


Change colors


Send your special embroidered paper to your loved ones! :) 

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Tie and Anniversary Tie!


I am so excited that it is finally August.
I love august for so many reason.
But the most important reason is that this month is Joey's and mine 5 year anniversary. 
FIVE YEARS.
(is anyone tired of me talking about that yet?)

It also means that I get to show you more ties I've made him!
If you're new here, my boyfriend is serving an LDS mission in Argentina.
And since I sew, I made it my goal to make him a tie each month and each special occasion. 

This month, he gets an August Tie and an Anniversary Tie.
The ties this month are pretty simple. But I think he will like them.

He asked me to make him a blue beanie so I made him a gray beanie cause no one tells me what to do! (jk I just couldn't find the perfect blue fabric, so I went for the gray) 

Enjoy some pictures of his new ties and that gray beanie on the brother's head!

 It's not the best tie I've made, I made it a few months back before I had perfected my technique. But I think he will appreciate it not matter what. :P


You can see the true color of this one in the picture with the embroidery.




Have you sent your missionary any exciting ties lately?

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