blue and orange

Posted by on August 17, 2006 in stitch | 6 comments

The sofa cushions aren’t all finished, but you get the idea:


I think it looks good. This room is going to be seriously colorful and fun. I hope it will flow well with the rest of the house. This is going to be one of those very long, bit by bit projects. I was already going that direction, but the addition of the orange pillow just confirmed it, I think.

I want to give one more recommendation for this stitchery kit. The instructions were very easy to follow, I think you could be a beginner and not have a lot of trouble learning how to embroider using one of these kits (I did choose the most difficult one, there are some other very cute ones that would be even easier). The linen fabric is really lovely, and you get a piece for the pillow back too, the pattern markings were very crisp and clear, and colors of the wool yarn were just perfect. What are you waiting for? Go get one!

In between all my stitching and sewing, I carved some tiny rubber stamps:


I thought they would be fun for stamping ribbon for tying up gifts.

I’ve been working on some other things too, and I’m going to be opening up my etsy shop sometime this weekend. I’m calling it my "Save up for a plane ticket to China" fund, although after the last couple months of vet bills, car repairs, new washing machines and various other unexpected expenses, it could just be considered a "Get all the bills paid so I stop having anxiety attacks about the finances" fund. Either way, I have some fun stuff to sell, and I hope you will visit and spread the word, I would really, really appreciate it!


  1. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. i love it, thanks for the photo 🙂

  2. OH it’s gorgeous, I think I’m going to order myself a few of those kits, what beautiful cushions 🙂

  3. the pillow is so amazing – stamps really cute too! i’ll be sure to check out your etsy shop…

  4. Love the pillow and those stamps – oh my!! What a great idea to use them on ribbon. How fun!

  5. Beautiful pillow and adorable rubber stamps. You must be so patient to complete these fabulous projects!

  6. Unbelievably beautiful work – and you did it so fast. I think it looks great w/ the sofa. Maybe you should make some stamped pillows to coordinate and then add some embroidery to them to tie it all together.
    Thanks for the link to my website and I am really happy you had such a good time with the embroidery kit.

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