Welcome to the Homeschool Mom’s Craft Table. Enjoy a quick foray into the world of art; join us as we delve into projects, offer helpful tips, explore new tools, and encourage all things creative. Come along and share a world of fun!
My girls like crafting, they also really like sewing. Since this year we are not involved in a Keepers at Home group, it seems we are needing to think outside the box and start working on some projects here at home.
Knowing this is important to my kiddos, I have created a ‘Sew Inspiring’ board for our family on Pinterest. Here I can post links to incredible projects for us to work on, helpful tips to help us improve our skill, and templates for future use.
Pinterest will frequently offer suggestions for us to peruse based on items already ‘pinned’. One such suggestion was Doodle Stitching, the Motif Collection by Aimee Ray. From the moment I saw this book, I was inspired; which meant, of course, I had to buy it! (laughing)
I found it very convenient that we are currently studying the colonial period of history in our home school studies. What better time to dig out our Doodle Stitching book and create a handmade project similar to one a young colonial girl would have done?
So far, we are really enjoying this book. We started on one initial project and the kids are already planning more! We can’t get enough of these cute designs and how easy it is to create these works of art.
Now that we have some experience with embroidery itself and have put this book to the test, I have every intention of purchasing the remaining books in Ms. Ray’s set. There is the original Doodle Stitching book, as well a new Christmas book coming out next month.
If you have yet to give embroidery a try, we highly recommend it. It is simple, fun, and beautiful. Definitely take a look at Aimee Ray’s inspirational books; they are too cute for words!
For those looking to save a few bucks and enjoy working from online resources, here are a few links which might be helpful!
We have two projects under our belt and are working on a third. I can’t believe we didn’t try this years ago! We are having so much fun.
Time to Chime In: Do you embroider? Where do you get your patterns, ideas, and inspirations?