little embroidery update

Here’s some pictures of some projects my hands have been busy stitching up over the last few months. Most of these are available in the shop, locally at The Village Tinker or can be custom ordered.

I just finished up a family hoop embroidery. These are probably my most favorite thing to stitch! It’s the closest thing to painting I’ll ever get to!


I designed a hoop with a few lines from a Coldplay song that I love. The original design was all in black, then I had a request for a custom embroidery in grey and yellow to match a nursery. Now I can’t decide which one I love more!

Coldplay stars quote. Custom grey and yellow

Coldplay: stars shine


I love using button’s as stars and after I designed the Coldplay hoop, I found this quote which I stitched up and set in this awesome vintage metal hoop I had in my stash.



Speaking of vintage metal hoops. I scored a few of them at the flea market last fall and I also fell in love with this vintage yellow pillowcase. I just knew that at some point I would have to figure out something to stitch on it and to use these hoops for. I knew it would have to be “sun” related too, so I came up with these little hoops.

good morning sunshine

you are my sunshine


One of my embroidery goals for the first part of this year was to design a bunch of coffee themed hoops for your kitchen, office or wherever. Here’s a glimpse of the series I did.

coffee hoop

Coffee embroidery. Psalm

Home is where the coffee is embroidered typography


I also did a series of boy’s bathroom art that were so fun to stitch! These are currently for sale at The Village Tinker, but you can order them custom through the shop!

Boys bath art Dino pirate Viking


I stitched up a custom wedding announcement based on my subway style birth announcement.

Custom wedding announcement


And last but not least, I entered into my sewing buddie’s February challenge by designing an artist trading card. One of my next embroidery goals this spring is to design a bunch of bookmarks for the shop. I sort of used this as a jumping point for what I hope these bookmarks might be like (only bigger!)

Sewing buddy project: artist trading card

It was a blast to sew! It’s always so refreshing to just sit and “free embroider” as I will. Not going over a traced out pattern, just sewing as the whim takes me.

Whew! That’s just a little glimpse at what my hands have been into the past few months. I’ve got a stack of embroidery orders on the table as I type and the shop is on vacation for a week or so to give me time to catch up AND celebrate spring break with my kiddos.

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