Hello my dear friends,
I just love to learn new things like so many of you. I had come across silk embroidered butterflies on the Internet a while ago and feel in love with them and I so wanted to learn how to make them. All I needed was the book and kit which I found on the eBay but ...
... to tell you the truth, at that time I didn't want to invest $40 for the kit and shipping so I didn't purchase it and after a while the thought of learning this craft sort of faded away somewhat until last weekend.
I was out and about doing my shopping with my older daughter and we made a short stop at one of my favourite stores ... HomeSense. Walking around the aisles I came to the small crafting section and looked around but didn't see anything I was interested in. I returned 5 minutes later because my daughter wanted to take a look and then something in the far back part of a shelf, behind boxes of cards, caught my attention. At closer looking there it was ... the silk embroidery kit I had wanted to buy and at an amazing price of ...$4.99! Well, that wasn't a hard decision to make ... to buy or not to buy?...SOLD!
The kit includes the book, a marking pen, some needles and also some silk ribbon in 5 colors ~ everything you need to try this amazing art out.
This is the butterfly I saw and wanted to learn and now I am finally going to do so.
Perfect! ... Snowflakes which I love so much! Maybe I will make some pillows for Christmas using this technique but on a larger base with Hug Snug seam binding?!
I was very eager to try this out but my first attempt was a total failure and ended up in the trash (and no photo taken of it) but I didn't give up that easily and tried something I already was familiar with ... spider roses and together with another creation I love to make ... my little 'Heart~Felts', I created this.
My second attempt with silk ribbon embroidery, a new 'Heart~Felt' ...
... 'Spring Roses'.
It is far from perfect and I need to practice more and hopefully soon so I will get better at it but first I will have to purchase some more silk ribbon, so I am off to Etsy to do some shopping now.
Thank you for visiting me here at Todolwen and I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation.
It would be so nice if you were to stop by soon again.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.