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[Surprise Tuesday] Polka and Bloom Embroidery

I really like the colorful embroidery by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Polka and Bloom.  If you do too, and you enjoy needlework, she sells these patterns in her Etsy and Artfire shops for a very reasonable price.

“Happyscape”

“Tree of Life”

“Filigree Posy”

“Rococo Sunset”

If you like these, be sure to check out her shops – she sells many more beautiful patterns, and (lucky you!) she also offers some patterns free for you to download. I especially like these two:

“Fruity Sections”

“Parterre du Feu”

In addition to her embroidery patterns, she also sells paintings, softies, and colorful gadget cases. I love how everything she creates is colorful and cheerful (not to mention intricate and beautiful!).

All images courtesy Carina Envoldsen-Harris (Thank you, Carina!).

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[Surprise Tuesday] Tamar Mogendorff + New Links

Two blogs that I really enjoy, Handmade Charlotte and The Long Thread, both recently mentioned a children’s stitching workshop by Brooklyn-based artist Tamar Mogendorff happening in Atlanta (details here, if you happen to live nearby). Now that I’ve looked at images of Tamar’s work, I see why they’re excited about the upcoming workshop (and reception). Her creations are…words are failing me here…amazing.

Tamar handstitches all of her creations using a wide variety of fabrics, including linen, wool, tweed, and cotton. All images above are courtesy of her gorgeous website – don’t miss it.

I want to make sure Elena sees these. She will be so captivated (and maybe motivated to keep working on her sewing!). I read this interesting book review (“The Genius in All of Us” by David Shenk) in the New York Times over the weekend which gives basically the same (and, I think, reassuring) answer to the old question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Practice, practice, practice.  If she keeps practicing her sewing, who knows where it will take her.

Also, I updated my Etsy Love and Good Reads links a few days ago. There’s not nearly enough room to share all the shops I like and blogs I read, but I can at least highlight a few blogs I’ve really been enjoying lately:

Occupation: Housewife – Natasha blogged it forward on the same day that I did a couple of weeks ago. How serendipitous, because she and I have quickly become friends, discovering that we have much in common. I especially like the interesting links she offers on Fridays (like last week’s) – lots and lots of interesting reading there. She is inspiring me to share more links of my own.

Giddy Giddy: I love all the colorful, artistic projects and photos that Teri offers on her blog and the lovely items in her shop. She was the inspiration for the snow globe cards, which, of all the crafts I’ve featured on this blog, is one of my favorites – they are so fun to make.

Such Pretty Things: Jessica’s blog allows me to fully embrace the girly girl in me. It’s filled with photos of gorgeous pastels and (recently) great birthday party ideas, but it was the peek inside her cabinet that completely hooked me.

Enjoy!

And Happy Tuesday!

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