Friday, May 13, 2011

Easter Stitching

I know Easter has long-since past, but I didn't want to wait until next year to share this quick little craft project. I am all about quick!

I've never really had much interest in stitching - but for some reason, the urge hit me right around the Christmas holiday, and I found so many cute patterns online that I decided to dive in.

This Easter stitching is one of the first ones I've ever done and I LOVE it. The pattern is a free download from Twin Stitchers on You Can Make This (an incredible crafty website!).

Easter Stitching -
Finished Easter stitching, framed and on the  mantel

The frame is a quick crafty project too. I had a stack of these wooden frames I had purchased from the Target $1 section a few years ago (gotta love that Target $1 section) and I painted one in a turquoise acrylic craft paint, then gave a couple of coats of Modge-Podge for shine and seal and roughed up the edges a bit with some sandpaper.

I layered a sheet of polka-dot pattern scrapbook paper over top of white cardstock for the background. Then I just glued the finished stitching to the paper. Quick and easy!

Easter Stitching -
If you haven't tried your hand at stitching, it's so super easy - I promise you can do it! You Can Make This even offers a free downloadable guide on Stitching Essentials that will teach you everything you need to know. It's how I learned! The perfect portable craft to take with you when you're sitting around watching your kids do whatever sport/activity they're involved in.

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