project 365 // days 248 - 255 - The Dainty Squid

project 365 // days 248 - 255

Saturday, September 20, 2014

248 : 365 My dad is a pretty solid gift giver.
249 : 365 Fun little lapel pins from Pintrill.
250 : 365 Spent the afternoon at the beach sweating my butt off.
251 : 365 Day trip to Rochester, NY!
 252 : 365 Hello!
253 : 365 Drinking my first hot chocolate of the season with marshmallows from Boomf featuring photos from my trip out West.
254 : 365 Shot outfit photos at one of my favorite places.
255 : 365 Spent a gloomy morning fiddling around with some embroidery thread. I've been wanting to learn to embroider for some time now but I have a really bad habit of getting way too ambitious about learning new crafts, then being disappointed when I'm not automatically amazing at them. I'm trying to be very patient with embroidery because I have a ton of really great ideas I'd love to stitch up. Even though this is my very first time and the very first thing I've ever stitched I feel confident it's something I might actually take the time to learn to do well.
 xoxo

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  1. looks like the embroidery turned out rather well to me ;)

    -Reagan
    http://hellonvmbr.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your embroidery is looking good. A quick tip, you get smoother results if you break down the embroidery floss into smaller strands. It's 6 or 8 strands twisted up straight out of the package. If you divide it and work with two -three plys at a time, you will get a more even finish on satin stitch.

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  3. Love these shots! I did embroidery as part of my art course and once you get the hang of it it's really quite a soothing activity. I totally get you on the feeling too ambitious though; last winter I decided to learn knitting so decided to jump straight in with a sweater. Not my best move!


    - www.oh-darling.net

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    1. I can definitely see how it's soothing. I've only completed two pieces so far but it's so relaxing, I never want to stop!

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  4. Congrats on getting your embroidery funk on! It's one of the most versatile crafts out there, I love it. Actually you might get a kick out of the fly agaric embroidered doily I made - http://folksy.com/items/6496541-Red-spotted-mushroom-toadstool-embroidered-doily-with-hand-crocheted-edging

    Good luck with your thread adventures - looking forward to seeing more :)
    Astrid x

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  5. Likin' that first picture! Exactly what did you dad get you?

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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    1. A beetle, a turtle shell and some sort of vial.

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  6. Your embroidery is great! That is something I have been meaning to try!

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  7. That pin is hilarious!! And I think your embroidery turned out really great!

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  8. I just wanted to say that I love your blog. It's so unique and fun, I get excited when you post something new. You inspire me to try different things and explore a little more out of my shell. I hope one day my blog is even remotely as good as yours. Plus, your hair is freaking awesome. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Taya!! I'm just tickled pink. <3

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  9. I see that you visited Rochester!! How did you like it? It is an interesting, unique city. And of course, the city is especially important to you when you are from there. Did you visit Mt. Hope Cemetery? I feel like you would love it.

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