I’ve been eyeing those cute Oeuf bunny mittens for a while and thought it would be a super simple project to embroider a happy + sad face on a pair myself. I found a plain pair of gray mittens from H&M for only $5 a couple weeks ago which motivated me to finally do it! Wouldn’t it make a cute gift for a winter birthday?
What would you embroider on a pair of mittens? I’m not very good at embroidery so I needed something simple. I’m hoping to experiment with a few other ideas though.
This pair of embroidered mittens is currently keeping my hands warm here in frigid Utah. We got here on Saturday for Alt Summit this coming week. I’m so excited to see everyone!
Keep reading for the step by step in photos..
Photography on the final images is by Liz Daly, a San Francisco based photographer
Hey guys! I’m starting a new weekly tutorial series today all about decorating and personalizing the plain canvas tote which has recently become a trendy purse replacement. I love the possibilities of making the plain canvas tote your own, especially since the materials are super budget friendly.
PS You can buy plain canvas totes here for under $2 each.
This first blank canvas tutorial is a cute fishy pool tote to carry around your towels, toys and any other snacks and reading material for a day at the pool or beach. It involves both freezer paper stenciling and simple embroidery which I promise is way easier than it seems (if you’ve never done it before, check out this project here for embroidery techniques).
Keep reading to see the full tutorial…
Sometimes it’s the little connections that makes the biggest difference in our day. Getting a personal card in the mail, a thoughtful email from a friend when you’re having a bad day, or connecting with an old elementary school friend online. It makes me so thankful to be living in an era of technology where it’s just so easy to connect and maintain friendships, even when they live miles away.
It’s those small, thoughtful things that make all the difference in our relationships, don’t you think? These mini embroidered cards and handmade envelopes, though small, are personal and sweet. You can create any simple design you’d like for the embroidering and stamp out any message. They’re really fun to make too! Is it weird that I want to send one to myself? Because I just might. They’re too cute!
Keep reading to see the full tutorial on making these yourself…
I had some fun embroidering cards the other day. Have you ever tried embroidery? This project would be a great way to learn, making holes in the paper makes it very easy to see where you’re moving next and the general plan of your design or word. These embroidered cards would be a really special gift for Mother’s Day. Or just a note to remind yourself how awesome you are in the bathroom mirror.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>