I am always looking for ideas for new projects. One place I love to check out is Anthropologie. Their products are usually quite expensive… but many of their products have a homemade quality about them that make them perfect for making at home… like this darling dishtowel above. I took one look and thought, “I could make that.” I love the embroidery and the wonderful lace.
I started playing with a design using my favorite squirrel template from the Long Thread that I used on Lily’s school bag. And in the end I think I will making it an applique like the bag instead of an embroidery.
I’d like to make several of these. One for me and one for a friend. Hopefully I will have time to finish a towel today and share it on Thursday. There is never enough time to sew!
I also ran across this old drawing the other day and fell in love. I am working on making it into an embroidery… I think it should be a Brownwork (meaning using only one color of brown thread.)
I can’t decide, should it be made into a pillow with pom poms? Or a Halloween kitchen towel, or framed on the wall? I also can’t decide whether to leave the little bird out of the picture. If I take it out will it look funny if the owl is staring avidly at nothing?
The other thing I am wondering about this week is… is it too early to put up my Halloween decorations? I love this time of year and can hardly wait for Halloween.
And speaking of Halloween:
Martha Stewart always has new and wonderful ideas for Halloween decorating. I love these glowing ghosts. It’s amazing how many good ideas there are out there.