Fun with Floss

Sometimes I get tired of sitting at the sewing machine or I want to hang out with the family.  There is NO space for the family in the craft room.  It’s my selfish place.  And my happy place.  That sounds wrong, doesn’t it?  Don’t judge…

Anyway, I recently discovered some creative fun for when I’m not hiding in the craft room:61Ou85QzfeL

I used to love to embroider, but I stopped because, let’s face it, people don’t really NEED that many cross-stitched wall hangings, and I can’t stand making things if they don’t at least have a hope of being useful in some way.

This book is full of cute little designs and projects that actually can be used or can embellish another sewing project.  I’ve made several houses from the Felt Winter Village project to use as tree ornaments.  They are pretty cute if I do say so myself. I’ll try to add some pics of those soon. I also made a larger project using the embroidery design, but not the same pillow design from the front cover of the book:

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I wanted mine to be square and I got a chance to use some of the fabrics leftover from my holiday gift quilts.  I like it so much that I’m tempted to keep it, but (for now at least) it’s in my Etsy shop.