Color of the Year, and fun projects for the new year!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Marsala, color of the year on EweKnitIt looks like 2015 is the year of Marsala, a beautiful wine-colored tone – according to the Pantone Color Report.

Over on EweKnit, I was tickled to see our very own DMC floss featured in their lovely collage of Marsala-inspired fibers.

What do you think of the official color of 2015?

Thread Winding Ideas on Sew We StitchYou’ll find some wonderful Thread Winding Tips on Sew We Stitch! Using a DMC Bobbin Winder, Plastic Bobbins and a power drill, a determined stitcher wound up an impressive array of DMC threads – a full 10 boxes of them! (How many do you have?)

She has lots of helpful tips for the process, and a tantalizing thread collection.

Pink Ombre Hearts Tutorial on Sew FrenchThere’s a cute Pink Ombre Hearts Tutorial with a free cross stitch pattern on Sew French – well illustrated with photos and helpful tips for absolute beginners!

I love the pink shades she chose – DMC 600, 601, 602, 604, 605, but wouldn’t it also be fun to celebrate the 2015 color of the year by using a variety of wine-colored tones?

DIY Statement Necklace on Aspects of StyleThis DIY Statement Necklace on Aspects of Style is very lovely, with some very pretty shades of DMC floss.

I love that this necklace can be easily adapted to suit your tastes and favorite colors.

Fiesta Scissor Fob Tutorial on CraftsyHow cheery and adorable is this Fiesta Scissor Fob Tutorial on Craftsy?!

This project is a great way to practice fun stitches that may be new to you, and there’s even a chance to experiment with our Memory Thread!





 


Categories: Cross Stitch, Free Projects Tags: , , , ,

Cross Stitch Crown Tutorial

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuto Crown for the Galette de Rois is a fabulous universal crown project which can be made at any time of the year.  This project was posted on DMC France Blog around Christmastime. However I thought with the reds and creamy white colors that it could be a perfect crown to make for Valentine’s Day. 

cross stitch crown

Materials

-Charles Craft Vinyl Aida

-DMC Light Effects Embroidery Thread (I recommend Red Ruby E321 and White Gold E677)

-Threading needle

-Scissors

crown supply

 

 

 

 

Directions

1. Cut a crown shape out of a piece of Charles Craft Vinyl Aida

2. Thread needle with light effects color of choice and begin stitching a continuous cross stitch “x” shape around the crown.

3. Stitch a few circle, button hole or heart shapes at the crown points.

So many possibilities with this project.  A crown for Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, the list goes on.  I’d love to see what you come up with.

crown tutorial steps





 


Categories: CharlesCraft, Craft Projects, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, holiday projects Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Birds of Love

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hi Everyone, its time for a new year and a new set of adventures. As we move forward into 2015, its time to restart and begin creating new memories, attend new events, welcome new holidays, new seasons and fresh new creative ideas. Not to mention the start of the Valentine Season.

That’s right Valentines Day is almost 6 weeks away. Do you know what that means? Lots of sweet, romantic reds, pinks, chocolates and creams. Tokens of love and romance begin to fill the air. Valentines Day also brings us closer to Spring and warmer days.  

2a5fc92580aefaf1e31ef290a9ae7adcWith all the holiday decor put away, I can now focus on putting together some Valentine creativity.  For today’s post I gathered inspiration from adoring birds, bugs and sweet flowers.

I adore this cute embroidered bird over at Stitching Dreams - This is just too sweet, I love the mix of blues and reds which came together to create this fun embroidered Valentine. Perfect for that special Valentine in your life.

ladybug embroidery from floss box

 

When I saw this adorable ladybug embroidered piece, I instantly fell in love. Over at The Floss BoxEmily creates fabulous embroidered and stitched pieces. She offers galleries, patterns and great ideas. Visit the DMC Spain Blog to read Emily’s interview and get inspired.

f163bac5dd88cc4afcf815157be23ed1

As soon as I saw this gorgeous embroidered bird mirror necklace over at La Bastidane – I was smitten. The various reds and color mixes, the details, love it.  A perfect accessory for your Valentine dinner or friends tea time luncheon.

two birds

 

 

 

A pair of adorable love birds can be seen over at Two Little Aussie Birds – With just two simple stitches, back stitch and a single lazy daisy petal stitch, some DMC floss and free pattern, you can make this adorable embroidered piece. 

embroidered hearts

Embroidered hearts of love can be found over at Dutch Sisters – These red and white gingham hearts with embroidered centers are so sweet and cheery, perfect for adding some sweet love on Valentines day.

Look forward to more projects, Valentine inspiration, interviews and events to come.

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


Categories: Craft Projects, Cross Stitch, Embroidery Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Dazzling Chandelier Project

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Eve is here tomorrow and in a few days, students are back at school.  Gearing up to show off their holiday gifts and perhaps jazz up their school lockers.

Today I’d like to share a great project perfect for adding some dazzle to your New Years Eve tablescape and decor. These dazzling chandeliers can also adorn a locker or college dorm, perfect for the student who wants to add some sparkle to their school year. Pink and Silver Chandelier 72dpi 4in wide

These Dazzling Chandeliers are simple to make using-DMC Embroidery Floss, beads, craft foam and general craft supplies.  For extra bling, add some rhinestones, jewelry findings or sequins.  The final piece produces a chandelier that is light enough to hang from a magnetic hook.Pink and Silver Chandelier 72dpi 4in wide 2

Personalize the chandelier by selecting your favorite colors of thread and beads.  Enlarge the chandelier template and create a larger one to hang in your favorite room.

Download the full PDF directions by clicking below.

DMC Dazzling Chandelier Directions

Think boho chic, shabby and sweet, bold and colorful, gilded golds and silver brights! I’d love to see what you create!

 





 


Categories: Craft Projects, home crafts, Other Crafts, Thread Crafts, Tween projects Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

New Years Eve Countdown

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The New Years Eve Countdown begins.  Once we wrap up 2014 and tuck it away in our memory box, we can embrace for a whole new year of creativity and inspiration.  I’m so excited to prep for a brand new year, 2015 is going to be a blast.

When I think of New Years Eve, I envision some glitter, glitz, and dazzling glow.  Navy’s, silvers and gilded golds. Popping colors and confetti adding to the night. I started combing around for some inspiration in which you could use DMC floss, yarns and accessories.  il_570xN.249902598

I fell in love with these Embroidered Watches found on Oh Sweet Babies –  These beauties consist of embroidered faces in whimsical styles and are created by Metal et Linnen. Perfect if you’re looking for a creative way to incorporate a little embroidery into your jewelry.  

Adding some stitching to your jewelry turns something from plain to dazzling in seconds like this take on Friendship Bracelets by Material Therapy.  These fabulous friendship bracelets are made with floss, threads and jewels. Very boho chic. a16f681c7a69431ce26638d2bfcbc7d2

After searching for more dazzling floss jewelry inspiration, I came across this Tiny Tassel Bracelet project over at Mazie Hutton - if you love tassels, then you will love this fun project made using DMC floss and jewelry findings.  I love this project just so festive.DSC_0094

The jewelry making doesn’t stop here.  Here is another floss jewelry project you will love. Hardware Store Bracelets on Thanks I Made It -I love the mix of hardware and DMC floss.  Such a clever way to unite two mediums together.DIY_hardware_store_bracelets_3

All these projects are fun and flirty. Perfect accessories to add just the right sparkle to your New Years Eve wardrobe or any outfit waiting for some pizzazz! 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


Categories: Accessories, Embroidery, jewelry projects Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Santa’s On His Way

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Its Christmas Eve and Santa is on his sleigh with Rudolph leading the way.  He’s waiting to bring additional holiday surprise to kids and adults everywhere.

Before Santa comes family and friends are hosting parties and gathering around tables to eat and be merry.  Here are some quick last minute ideas to jazz up your table settings and Santa’s midnight plate of cookies.wreath 8a small

Tiny Floss Wreaths- Lightening quick little holiday wreaths that add a touch of holiday cheer to your holiday tables. Make some as place card attachments for your holiday table guests or attach to gifts.  Made from DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss and plastic rings. Tiny Floss Wreaths Project Sheet

GingerbreadFolkOrnaments3web (1)Give Santa a surprise by his plate of cookies with these cute Gingerbread Folk ornaments- Make one, two or a whole baker’s dozen for Santa’s helpers!  Creating with DMC Memory Thread makes decorating a breeze. Gingerbread Folk Ornaments Project Sheet Thread Trim Gifts small

Gift Trim Ideas- Make sure all your gifts are wrapped, trimmed and decorated. Here’s some super fast and glitzy gift trim and embellishment ideas using DMC Threads.  Its A Wrap Project Sheet

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Christmas.  May it be filled with joy! Thank you for making DMC apart of your creative world. Happy Holidays from everyone at DMC!





 


Categories: Craft Projects, Embroidery, holiday projects, MultiMedia Tags: , , , , , ,

« Previous PageNext Page »
Copyright DMC Corporation 2012
Please do not copy my original artwork nor take images or content from this site without my explicit permission.
Thank you.