But it has it's shortcomings. It's a tad intense. I've succumbed to sewing only when the kids are asleep for the time being (and now that the baby is crawling, it's even more important that the kiddos be out of range when I'm sewing away). It's been better for everyone involved.
I found a doll pattern that I wanted to sew up (it's in progress) and the face is embroidered. Since I've never done embroidery, I decided to do some research. I came across the flikr embroidery pool and was blown away. I've never seen such exquisite stitching. This was not the embroidery I knew. One thing led to another & I found myself at Sublime Stitching. Needless to say, I ordered the "Ultimate Embroidery Kit" and waited patiently for it to arrive.Once it did, this is what I stitched:
|Mannequin from Craft-opia Pattern Kit (Sublime Stitches)|
I like that I can sit in front of the tv with my embroidery hoop. I like that I'll be able to take it on vacations. I love that I will be able to embellish my sewing projects. It's going to be a great addition to my creative outlet arsenal.
Have you been lead to other crafts through sewing? Did another artsy outlet lead you to sewing?