No, it’s a cardigan¬†

  When my best friend and fellow Dumb and Dumber lover asked for some hoop art, it only seemed right to celebrate the movie we both hold so dear! 

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Good Vibes

 

  

I’ve been cooking up this one for a while. A friend in my office switched jobs and it just seemed like the right message for a new start! 

When I showed another friend, she said, “Oh! You cheat and write it all out first!” And I said YES! Nothing is ever as hard as it looks! Also, if it weren’t easy, I wouldn’t do it. 

This did take a little longer than anticipated but I love the look of bold satin stitch text.

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My first stab at embroidery… I thought I was doing it wrong so I didn’t even try again for about 3 years!

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My first cross stitch- a very happy flamingo! (Pattern)

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Everything begins with an outline…

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A satin stitch monogram with daisies (Inspiration)

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See? Outlines. I use a split stitch or back stitch for this. (Tutorial)

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I transferred a silhouette and “painted” with satin stitches. (Silhouette)

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Baby Death Star (Pattern). I learned how to embroider because it seemed like a perfect gift. This one went straight to my husband! 

This mama sloth + baby just belonged to my friend Amanda. I stitched it up and sent it where it already needed to be. (Pattern)

This mama sloth + baby just belonged to my friend Amanda. I stitched it up and sent it where it already needed to be. (Pattern)