Monday, July 16, 2012

Mani-Monday: New Ulta Polishes

Ulta was having a sale this past week of their Salon Formula polishes for $2!  I've never used this brand before so I figured a sale would be a good time to pick up a few colors to try out.  The base color is an opaque grapey purple called Tutu Cute and the multi-colored glitter I used on my ring fingers is called Piñata-Yada-Yada.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 4th of July!

I just realized I made my very first blog post one year ago today!  I haven't accomplished as much with my blog as I had hoped to but on to bigger and better things in year two.  :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Creative Summer Update/Pinterest Challenge

I have been interested in learning how to do embroidery by hand.  I have been inspired by several images on Pinterest.  Some as simple as embroidering of a road trip on a map to as ornate as beautiful flowers:
1.  Map

Then I found this Seahorse pattern from Kim's Etsy shop, bigBgsd:

                                                  Source: via Monica @ Creative Gator on Pinterest

Since I have a love for all things of the sea, I decided to try to use this PDF pattern as my first attempt at embroidery.  I used Kim's blog to figure out the scroll stitch as the border.  My stitching is not anywhere near perfect but it was fun to try.  As for the rest of the pattern, I just winged it.

I'm still trying to decide if I will rip out the scroll stitch along the top left and try it again.  Overall, it was a lot of fun and I look forward to learning new stitches. I plan to eventually frame it and hang it in my daughter's room on her gallery wall. I'm linking up with the Summer Pinterest Challenge hosted by Katie, Sherry, Kate, and Michelle.