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Waste Not

What do you do with your empty spools?

What do you do with your empty thread spools?

Flickr user Zombina Facepalm dyes wool roving lovely colors and felts them. What a gorgeous idea. We’ve seen the idea of reusing spools before before and I think upcycling them into something beautiful is a great way for them to find new life. Imagine a whole wall of these!

Alice’s Sewing Basket Print

Once an awesome threadless tee, now an amazing screen print from Jillian Nickell. It might be a late Christmas present, but it would be a good one. This would look amazing framed in a sewing room!

Kanye West’s Tweets Embroidered

O hellz yes.

You heard right. Kanye West’s tweets now available in embroidered form. Including, what has to be my favorite quote, above. Sometimes, I DO get emotional over fonts. I just never thought to tweet about it before. I’ve been doing this all wrong.

Get the details over on Jezebel, or buy your quotes direct from supervelma’s store. Don’t worry, if your favorite is sold out, she’ll make one just for you.

Crafty Gift Guide 2011

December is here, and unless you’re one of those brave Black Friday shoppers, you’re probably just now getting into a slow, building panic about holiday shopping. Eek!

Well, if you’re looking to build a list, or shopping for that perfect gift for your crafty bud, we’ve got a list here to suit all budgets and tastes, from luxury gifts to cute little stocking stuffers. Speaking of luxury, anyone want to buy me those boots?

So, if you’re short on ideas and time, here’s a few of my favorite crafty gifts for 2011:

1. Embroidered Penguin Classics$11.20  2. Victorian Sewing Scissors Print$10 3. Made To Measure Bracelet – $52.99 4. Cross Stitch iPhone Case$18 5. Embroidered Velvet Purse$44.50

I’m so loving the Penguin Classics embroidered book series, it’s perfect for anyone who’s crafty or a book nerd. I happen to be both.

I also find Vintage prints, especially ones featuring gorgeous antique scissors, are always in style. Antique is the new modern, have you noticed?

The bracelet from Mod Cloth is just to die for, but I’ve seen plenty of folks make their own DIY version for quite a bit cheaper, and that Cross Stitch iPhone case has been all the rage on the blogosphere of late.

Looking for something a little classier? I’m smitten with that free motion embroidered purse of soft velvet. 

6. Floral Dress Form$300 7. Ceramic Yarn Bowl $55 8. Flossy the Dachshund$12 9. Gringo Sora Embroidered Boot$550

For the sewer who has everything already, why not a gorgeous floral dress form? Even for someone who doesn’t sew, it would make a dramatic statement in any room (and it should, for that price).

The ceramic yarn bowl is so heart-breakingly beautiful I may try and take up knitting again. I’m sure that will go just about as well as last time.

A little closer to my current hobbies, little flossy there is just about the cutest craft holder I’ve ever seen, and would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

Those cowboy boots may not fit into a stocking (or many budgets) but you can be sure they would cause instant and glorious infatuation. I’m still trying to figure out how to hoop a boot because of those beauties.

10. Yarn Lover Digital Print$13 11. Vintage Spool Velvet Ribbon$12 12. Handmade Thread Earrings$22 13. Locher’s Dirty Sayings Embroidered Blouse -$69 14. DIY Tea Towel Calendar Kit$32

The Yarn Lover print comes in different colors, and I’m only wishing there was an embroidery one. I love the graphic tattoos!

If you’re looking for more stocking stuffer ideas, Anthropology has a whole bunch of gorgeous antique spool ribbons, which I would buy for the spools alone.

I am just loving the delicate ombre on those thread earrings… too bad my only piercing is a nose stud. I’m guessing it wouldn’t look as classy. Unique maybe. Not classy.

Speaking of classy, if you want to be a little (0r a lot) bold this season, these embroidered shirts from Locher’s are sweetly embroidered with all kinds of offensive sayings. This “You Suck” shirt is the only one really safe to post, but their irreverent humor is just too awesome not to share. Click at your own risk.

Want to embroider something that really is sweet? This DIY calender kit is just the thing for budding embroiderers. It has everything you need and makes a really gorgeous finished result. It’s never a bad time to take up embroidery!

I’ve got those whole list up as a Pinterest board, so feel free to follow me as I add more throughout the month! Happy shopping stitchers, and good luck!

All The Things


That is all.

Hilarious stitching (and digitizing?) by EthePony on DeviantArt.

Plush Steampunk Sewing Machine

Those words, not commonly found together, make one crazy cool plush. I think it is splendiferous.

Get more pics and details over on abbydid.

Smart Husband

111124 Bday Flowers 3

Spotted in our flickr group. Noordermeer1 is a lucky lady.