I finished a fun modern embroidery sampler! I’ve been working on it slowly, for close to a year (I went back on Instagram to check my progress!). I really love embroidery samplers and trying different stitches out, it gives you the “finished project” rush of dopamine over and over again! I got hung up with what to do in the middle; the “color wheel” that I ended up with is far from perfect but I still like it. One of my favorite things about embroidery projects is that I always remember where I was when I worked on them, so I have fun family memories hanging on my wall.
I haven’t made a DIY fairy wand in the past because my kids are rough and wild; I figured that the stick would break in a day. A sturdy wooden kitchen spoon occurred to me as a cheap substitute so I designed a felt star topper for one! Busy Little Bird sponsored this post, which means she sent me the felt supplies in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial, and I’m really excited to share it.
Sew on patches for jeans are a must in this house, there isn’t an iron on knee patch strong enough to take the hiking and jumping my son does. We try to spend as much time outside as possible, hiking and exploring, which leads to a lot of laundry and even more mending.
Instead of buying the prepackaged patches, I have been DIY-ing them from upcycled jeans and denim scraps. You can see a full tutorial for how to make the patches in this post, where I sewed some stars on. For this pair, I used a bug silhouette and they turned out so cute!
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I love gemstone and agate designs, but anything remotely rock-like gets stolen by my children, to be pushed around by their toy bulldozers, so I needed to get creative. Adding some graphic gem designs to our house has been on my decorating list for a while, and I recently had the motivation to hang up some visual affirmations. Reminders help me maintain some of the changes I’ve been working towards in the new year! I have a free pattern and tutorial for how to make felt faux gem magnets if you want to try yourself; they are quick and easy – I can picture a whole set in jewel tones.