Home   About   Blog   Tutorials   Buy my beginner's embroidery e-book "Small Stitches" Subscribe in a reader that twitter thing

  Please note that this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk
  Got a question about something on the blog? Need help with something? Please email me: carinascraftblog AT googlemail DOT com



Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy hyacinths

There's a new pattern available in the shop. Hyacinth Holidays. Aren't hyacinths lovely at this time of year? When we need something bright and colourful.

Here's a tip for ya. Instead of using threads of different shades of the same colour to achieve a look similar to the blue hyacinth below, use a variegated thread. But jump all over the place, so the different colours of the thread gets spread all over the area you are stitching.

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 11/30/2009 01:30:00 PM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Monday, November 23, 2009

Forever Noël pattern

Over the last week I've been doing a looooot of embroidery. That makes me really quite happy. I don't know if you embroider too, but I can really, truly recommend it! It is so relaxing and at the end of it you have something pretty. Or something rude if that's your flavour. ;-)

Anyway, here's the first of the Christmas flavoured patterns I've been working on. A little branch-y heart with 'noël' written inside. It is called 'Forever Noël'. I really, really like natural elements in Christmas decorations - maybe that's why I insist on having a real tree?

I remember going with my mum to the nearby forest when I was little, to collect branches, moss, pinecones etc for making candle decorations for Christmas. In my family candles are a big part of the December 'celebrations'. I guess with those cold, short December days you crave something warm and bright to make it feel a bit cozier.

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 11/23/2009 09:41:00 AM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Saturday, November 21, 2009

Glimpse of things to come


Happy Saturday!

Labels:

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 11/21/2009 11:56:00 AM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Tuesday, November 03, 2009

3 patterns for $10

Here's a bit of happy news: you can now buy 3 embroidery patterns for $10, that's pretty much 3 for the price of 2. Not a bad deal at all. Any pattern, nomatter their individual price. Doesn't include Small Stitches the e-book, though. ;-)

By the way, did you know that there is now a 'leftie' version of that very e-book? :-)

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 11/03/2009 09:23:00 PM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rococo Sunset pattern

Hello! It's a new pattern and I loooove it! :-) As I mentioned the other day, I decided to limit the number of colours I could use. I think that is a very useful exercise to try from time to time. Especially if they are colours you (meaning me) would normally only use sparingly. Like yellow and purple/lilac. Usually, I only use them in tiny amounts, but here they take centre stage. And I really like it! Maybe you will too?

The thing about limiting your tools/colours/materials is that it forces you to try something new. To think in new ways and hopefully that means the result is also something new. It's a trick on the brain, both the creative side and the logical side. It can leave the brain quite confused: "what the heck do I now?!"

You make it work, brain, that's what. And usually it does. Don't you think? Am I right or am I right? ;-)

The actual pattern is straighter than my original version. Working freehand unfortunately means that making things completely even is a bit challenging. Or maybe it's just me? The pattern is kinda 2 in 1, because you can actually turn it upside down and use it that way too. I like multi-purpose! :-)

Labels:

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 10/29/2009 02:03:00 PM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sneaky peeky

Sneak peek at the next embroidery pattern. A bit of a challenge because I limited the colours I could use. Not an easy thing for me, you know, because I like using most of them at any given time! ;-)

And.. I have been painting. Just a little bit. But I have lots of ideas for more paintings so I am sure there will be more coming soon. I've been using mainly acrylics lately and that does make it quicker to finish a painting. I guess it also helps that they are fairly small paintings. :-)

Labels: , ,

Bookmark and Share

scribbled by Carina 10/27/2009 03:42:00 PM


Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. If you would like to leave a comment please follow the link and use the archive or label links to find the post in its new place. Also, if you have followed a link or bookmark to this post, please update it as this 'old' version may not stay live forever. Thank you.






Older posts (by month)

Clicking on the links in this dropdown menu will take you to the page of the chosen month on the new version of this blog.