More She’s Crafty crafty goodness for you this fine Tuesday. I tried out the new Stitchable Stationery Kit by Jenny Hart and published by Chronicle Books. As a fan of Jenny Hart’s Sublime Stitching, I was quite excited to get this in the mail to try out. The kit includes 6 folded cards (5 x 7 size + 6 envelopes both with pre-printed patterns on them), 4 skeins of embroidery floss and 2 embroidery needles. The directions were super easy and the kit is suitable for adults and kids (at least those who are old enough to handle needles).
Here’s one the cards I finished. I made it for someone’s birthday, who shall remain nameless for now. I chose the bird design, but it was a toss-up between the Matryoshka doll and the Chinese lanterns as well.
I chose to ‘stay in the lines’ but you can add little extra flourishes or even add some embellishments as well.
Here’s a pattern, so you can see what it looks like. You just pop your needle through all the dots to make holes and then you use the backstitch to embroider it.
It’s a good gift idea for someone who is crafty, but has never really embroidered. Or a good investment for a car trip, to keep you occupied while sick in bed or if you are on the phone all day with your customer service rep job. Pretty basic for embroidery pros though…one of whom I am not.