I find inspiration on Pinterest. For folks who aren't familiar with it, pinterest.com is a digital way to create inspiration boards. Think of it as digitally cutting out images (like from a magazine) and "pinning" it to various boards labeled "sewing" or "food" or fashion."
Anyway. I pinned an image I found on the inter-webs (original tutorial link), and I loved the idea. It's simple and doable. My friend Kat and I decided to have a "Pinterest Day" once a month to actually make/ recreate one of the things we pinned.
I took some extra canvas I had lying around, instead of cross stitch fabric ( i don't have any…), which works just fine. I used a ruler to draw out the lined paper design and began to embroider a straight line of stitches. I don't know any fancy techniques yet, but I think it turned out pretty cute! The binder paper image is 4 by 6 inches and the frame is for a 5 by 7 photo. And it only took about 2 or 3 hours one afternoon.
Now I can use a dry erase marker to write love notes to my husband whenever I like!
Ps.Valli & Kim have a huge rack of embroidery thread with a miriad of colors to get you started on a project like this!
By Cassie Grace