I was in high school when I was first drawn to embroidering. I wasn't inspired by traditional embroidering, like a well-phrased cross-stitch pattern or a picturesque embroidered landscape. It was doodling with thread that got me hooked. I started by stitching random shapes and designs into my favorite pair of jeans, adding new accents at random. But, I stitched them in a way that only made me happy. By that I mean, if I looked down at my pants, all the shapes were right-side up. So if someone were to look at me, they would see a bunch of upside-down rainbows and clouds and random words and a girl who was very proud of her creativity. I'm positive it looked insane, but I still think embroidering your clothes is a good idea. Today we're going to start small and look at an embroidered beanie, so don't worry - your jeans are safe.
There are two things that I'm currently obsessing over: plants and sparkling water. My love of greenery has been ramping up since the springtime, but my La Croix crush is still pretty fresh. I don't know how it happened - I've never cared for carbonated, unsweetened beverages before this, but I'm literally poppin' a can of La Croix every day now. To combine these two trends, I present to you the La Croix planter project. If you have five minutes to spare, this is the craft for you!
It's been a few years and the cactus is still having a moment. Living in southern Arizona (Tucson to be exact! Where the "T" in "Tucson" is a cactus!), I feel that I have some knowledge to share with the internet about what it's like to live surrounded by cacti and how to incorporate them into your home in a fun and natural way.
I really can't get enough of the cactus in any shape or form. My latest obsession would have to be these cool pillows using a paint-by-numbers technique. I mean, you'll get it right the first time. Every time. Check it out!
It could be the fact that I now live in Tucson and have embraced the cactus fully in my life, but this transfer art tutorial is pure genius! And totally useful in tons of artsy situations!