Here's an idea for you. Take a craft book, say a particularly excellent one,
like Cathy Callahan's Vintage Craft Workshop.
Cathy's book features re-workings of craft projects from vintage craft books
and includes the templates to make them...this one looks cool!
A lady vase originally designed by Gemma Taccogna.
Wait a minute, Gemma's work looks very familiar to me...
Hey! My mother had a head almost exactly like this on her dresser at home.
I grew up seeing this work! It's like finding an old friend.
I love Gemma's work. And, I have an idea for an alternative project...
The back of Cathy's book includes templates for all of the projects.
(These are for cutting out felt shapes.)
And, here's my favorite: Gemma's face for painting her "Lady Vase".
But, why not use these templates as patterns for embroidery? I'm gonna!
to make my own layout and design to embroider.
The entire thing was really easy: I just used red floss and worked everything in a back stitch. What did I stitch it on?
This pillow cover! You like? I do!
The other wonderful thing about Cathy's book is that it profiles the designers of these projects. It's a nice piece of 60's and 70's craft history.
Want me to list all the stuff you need again? No problem:
Carbon Transfer Paper // Tutorial Here
Transfer Pen // Tutorial Here
(What's that? My nail polish? You like it? Thanks! I'm wearing this. xo)