If you follow me on Twitter or IG you have seem a ton of pictures over the last few weeks of me being a little thread and needle fiend.

Embroidery is something I've always been interested in, but never got around do doing it. Since getting tendinitis I figured it was time to learn and get crazy crafting!

This was a pretty little wall-hanging for my Mom on Mother's Day. I found some cute vintage fabric at an antique store near mine that matched my parent's frontroom beautifully, and used this pattern I found on Wild Olive's blog. (Side note: totally check out the link out. There are SO MANY inspiring and incredibly cute patterns and ideas there!)

This particular project is special to me because it is the first finished embroidery project I have ever done. Sure I've done some embellishing here and there, but nothing big like a wall hanging.

This is a hanky for my mother-in-law. She has something like 98 clocks in her house and so this design was just so fitting. I found the pattern in this book.

Right after Mother's Day is my Dad's birthday. I found him a beautiful vintage white hanky, embroidered his initials in fancy letters on one corner and then a stack of books on the other corner. Since giving him his hanky, I haven't had a chance to take a picture because it's always in one of his pockets. *^_^*

My Dad used to read to us every night when we were little. He read us Stewart Little and The Hobbit so many times! He recently picked up this huge book binding press/thing and is rebinding old books.

My sister's birthday is shortly after my Dad's so I embroidered her a hanky also:

She loves Totoro so I knew exactly what to make her. This hanky I found at another store and had to have it the moment I saw it. It was just so her. So perfectly her. I traced these guys off my computer screen while the movie was paused. (Sneaky me!)

Not too long ago was Father's Day and I wanted to make my Dad a wall hanging like my Mom's. This time I wanted to make something original. After a ton of doodling I came up with Bilbo Baggins standing over Bag End. It turned out so much better than I imagined it would, and I'm so happy he liked it!

Has anyone else done much embroidering? I would love to see pictures of creations you guys have made!

Skye has some incredible Hogwart's Crests in her shop, which you guys should totally check out.

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their Friday afternoon. Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

Ellie Beanie Giveaway Winner

Skye from Even Artichokes Have Hearts is the winner of the Ellie Beanie Giveaway! CONGRATS SKYE! I'll be emailing you today or tomorrow so I can get it shipped out to you.

Thank you everyone who entered. Look forward to more fun things like that in the future! ♥

New Pattern Alert ~ Ellie Beanie

Alrighty~ two things:

1: The "Ellie Beanie" pattern is now available for download. Yay! You can snag it here, here, or here.

2: I'm doing a giveaway!! Enter to win your very own Ellie Beanie!! Check out my silly little video for details:

So to recap~ for your chance to win, leave a comment here, on the Youtube channel, and/or Twitter at me (@knittedfox). Your name will be entered that many times. The drawing will be next Friday (June 22nd) so make sure you enter by then. *^___^*

Sneak Peek ~ Ellie Beanie

If you follow me on Twitter you will know I'm kinda obsessed with Ellie Goulding right now. It's all I've been listening to lately. (Actually, that's not entirely true... there's a little Kembra sprinkled in there for good measure). Anyways, I totally dig her and her music. In her Starry Eyed video she wears this really awesome burned orange beanie. The moment I saw it I knew I needed one. Not only that, but EVERYBODY needs one.
There is this beautiful green park near my place that I walk through when I walk to work. It ended up being the perfect place to snap pictures. The orange really stands out.
I bet you don't need to guess what music I'm listening too. *^_^*

NEW PATTERN ALERT ~ Three Color Bunting

Real talk time! It's about procrastination.

I can honestly say this pattern has been ready to be written up in a PDF and posted on Ravelry for the better part of three months. What's my deal? Everything I think of sounds like some lame excuse. So just know that this is an exciting pattern for me and it's something I am truly thrilled about to finally have up and available for you.

Buntings are such a fun fun fun addition to any room or any thing. Did you ever see the bunting I made for my blanket fort?

Stars make the perfect bunting for a blanket fort. Just sayin'. That bunting was just yarn that I wove through stars I cut out of 3x5 note cards.

I digress. The new pattern is what I want to talk to you about, really!

When spring and summer hit, I get in the mood for various things~ Passion Tea Lemonades from Starbucks, rolling down the car windows and not caring who can hear me sing to music, road trips, baseball, reading in the sunshine, badminton... so many things. This year, I am in the mood to decorate every room and every window in my place with buntings. They seem to be all over the place online. No doubt you've seen plenty online, especially Pinterest.

Skinny and long triangles were in practically every bunting I found, so I opted for short and fat triangles. I totally dig them! They hang really well too. Two tiers of buntings I felt was unique. It covers more space with bunting fun than a normal one row bunting. It's like a bunting spectarularrrr! (Pretend I said that while rolling my "r"s... which is something I can't actually do, but just pretend that's how I said it, lol!) Doesn't it make the bunting just that much more exciting?

More "r"s should be rolled when referring to things being "spectacular". You should totally try it sometime. It's pretty fun. Trust me. d^______^b

You can snag the pattern here, here, or here. Enjoy!

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