Thursday, July 18, 2013

Exploring Cricut - So Blue

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The week has flown by and it is my day at Exploring Cricut. Around my house we are busy getting ready for college. I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be so fun to try with my Cricut.



I first painted the embroidery hoop that I got at Michael's with some acrylic paint. I sent this aside to dry, which was super quick, promise.



Here are the supplies I started with. If you decide to do this 3 was not enough for the floss and I had to run and get another one. I didn't split the floss thread as we wanted it to be as thick as possible. So, they were threaded as is.  I had some left over muslin that I cut down to size and placed in between the hoops. I adhered the flower with a little bit of tape runner as this was just to keep it in place.



Pay close attention to your flower pattern. I should have started on the inside instead of where my needle shows in this picture.  By sewing the middle section first this will allow your flower to have a cleaner finish for the end result. I then added some french knots to the middle and Stickles with buttons for some more sparkle. This is lightweight enough to go on her wall and the sparkle will hopefully catch the light:) 

Recipe: 
Flower - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art
Embroidery Hoop 10", Floss, Stickles, buttons

The Christmas challenge ends on Saturday and we sure hope you decide to join in the fun!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette



4 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Super!!

Kathy:) said...

Annette,
This is so cute. I love it. It reminds me of my Mother. When she was still with us, she loved to quilt. This made me feel happy. Thank you.
Kathy :)

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Sharon said...

How super pretty!!! Love it!! :)

Michelle N. said...

How Clever! Looks fantastic, love the floss color you chose and the cut!