8.25.2011

Embroidery and a giveaway!

Two giveaways in a row, what!  Things have been crazy busy around here with back to school and the photography business taking off, I'm sure your house is the same!  I did manage to find some time to FINALLY finish an embroidery sampler I've been working on for seriously like a year because I work on it a few minutes at a time the forget about it for weeks or months.....







I chose a few colors and stuck to them throughout.  I tried to keep a tea party like theme to make it really girly.  I'm either going to frame it for my girl's room, or make it into a pillow, haven't decided yet.  I did recently get a new pattern from Sarah Jane Studios that I'm preparing to stitch up on linen which will definitely be a pillow!

Speaking of Sarah Jane, I have been meaning to mention a project that I recently did with her!  I have been a HUGE Sarah Jane Studios fan for years, so when she put a call out for embroidery vets, I jumped at the chance to get to work with her.  I was selected (happy dance) and stitched up some test samples of her new patterns.  She used the samples in product photo shoots and a few for display at a large booth show she did.  Here are some shots from her blog that I snitched (with permission) to show you!

The first one is my sample, I stitched up everything but the scooter and wagon, my pattern was pretty quick and simple.  


Above, if you look close, on the ledge shelf next to the flowers is MY work! It was a lot of fun for me to see :)

So I got a bit side tracked there, but I had been meaning to share that with you..... Anyway... as I'm preparing to stitch up my new SJS pattern, I was gathering my thread colors and got to try out a new toy! Or tool? 



Have any idea what this cute little guy does?

He holds floss!
Well really, he could hold just about anything, can you say bakers twine!  But for my purposes, he holds floss.


One new skein of floss makes him pretty plump, but it fits easily and holds in place.  I love how he holds the end in his little mouth! I came across them on Etsy one day at Giggle Snort Society, there are a few different animals to choose from.  But the hedgehog was my favorite.  Though I do think a whole forest of animals would be very sweet!  

Each animal is hand cut out of wood and fits in a standard thread organizer.  One lucky MJ&G reader will get their choice of three!  You can even mix and match your animal choices!  Just leave a comment here telling me what you would wrap around yours!  Winner will be chosen at random.  Giveaway ends August 30th at midnight.  Winners are announced on my Facebook fan page so become a fan to see if you win!

28 comments:

  1. I have a lot of baker's twine that needs to be wrapped around something. Henry seems perfect! Thanks.

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  2. So adorable! People think of the most creative things! I would give these to my sister in law because she does embroidery!
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. My daughter would love these to wrap her string/yarn around that she uses to make jewelry!

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  4. I would wrap Embroidery floss around it I like to do embroidery and the floss always gets tangled then I get frustrated.

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  5. I would use it for all of my embroidery floss. And don't feel bad....I still haven't finished my stichalong sampler either. One day...

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  6. I would probably wrap ribbon around mine. I have some skinny ribbon that is just shoved in a baggie right now :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  7. My girls have just started embroidering with me and I would give them to them to use for storing their floss. Too stinkin' cute!!! :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I love this! I would probably wrap my elastic thread around these guys...thanks!

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  9. I'd seen those hedgehogs before and think they're the cutest! Mine would hold floss too.

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  10. Love these - and so useful. Thanks.

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  11. Oh my goodness! They are so cute! I would use them for my embroidery floss, I don't get to stitch as much as I would like but hate when I go to get my floss and it's tangled(because I try and keep it wound the way they have it-but it never works out that way!)
    Thank you for the opportunity;)

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  12. adorable! I would also wrap floss on mine. he's so cute!

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  13. how stinkin cute. i would totally wrap embroidery floss for my daughter's friendship bracelets

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  14. I just got a whole package of twine from Pick YOur Plum. These would be perfect for that. CUTE!!!

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  15. I would love to wrap floss around them since I just learned to embroider. Thanks for the chance. I will be adding this giveaway to my bloglist http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/p/blog-friends-giveaways.html
    It will be live by the end of the day!

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  16. I've just taken up embroidery again after many many many years, so I would be wrapping embroidery floss around those cute little guys!

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  17. okay, i'm gonna be honest that i'd want 3 hedgehogs but i'd change their names to hedgalina after my own spiny friend. and if i'm really honest, i'd poke some holes in two and use them as earrings and put a magnet on one to remind us when to clean her cage!

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  18. Oh My Gracious....Are those just not the cutest things ever...Certainly I would use them for my Embroidery Floss....I can see it now all the Pretty Colorful Hedgehogs dancing around my Floss Box.... : ) Oh I do hope that Number generator Picks me.. : )

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  19. i would use them to either wind the multicolored twine that I just got from Pick Your Plum or I would use it for the floss I am using to finish a cross-stitch quilt I am doing for my daughter's anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I would also wrap ribbon around mine - the little odds and ends that are always too pretty to throw away!

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  21. Those are SO adorable! I would use it for floss too! Love them!

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  22. The patterns are really marketed well with the colors and themes! Very cute, perfect stocking suffers!

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  23. I LOVE these...thanks for featuring. I would love them for my floss and twine!

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  24. I would wrap floss around mine too! So so CUTE!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  25. I would wrap my sewing thread =) They are SO cute!!

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  26. I know everyone said they would wrap twine around theirs, but I'd hang my necklaces on the porcupine's spikes!! These are adorable

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  27. I have the cutest mini ric-rac that would look beautiful on such a cute creature. Thanks for showing us & giving us the chance to win

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  28. Did you use a pattern for this embroidery work? It is amazing!! I would love a link to the pattern if you used one... heatherhussey@msn.com

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