Sunday, June 3, 2012

Leftover Embroidery Floss?

Ever wonder what to do with the various colors leftover from embroidery/cross-stitch projects?? Well wonder no more because I have an easy solution for you. 





All you need is canvas, embroidery floss, and an idea. I went simple and filled in a letter, but you can choose any design or pattern that works for you. 


 The trick is to use a lot of large stitches (makes the work fast) and not be too picky about the color scheme (remember using up odds and ends). 

 
See, I told you it was easy!

Have a great week!


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20 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! I am pinning it for a winter project :)

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  2. This is something that looks great and could be finished in a short amount of time, my kind of project! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. It took a few hours of tv watching for me to finish it, a great fill in from bigger project burn out.

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  3. Amy, I like the colorful rainbow affect! This would look terrific framed.

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    1. Hmm never considered framing it, but now that you mention it... It might look cute on fabric in a hoop too...

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  4. This is so great and i've got tons of embroidery thread. I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-3.html

    Thanks so much!
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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    1. Thanks for the comment and the invite!

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  5. this is soooo pretty - my daughters would love one of these.... I just don't know if I share your patience! I'm your newest follower - yay - would love you to come visit me and share in some of my crafty party fun too - x
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/
    PS - LOVE your blog name - love it! x

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    1. Thanks for the comment, wish I could claim great creativity on the name, but the nickname came with the house when we bought it!

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  6. Ooooh! I love this! It's a great scrapbuster, but more importantly, it's looks great. If you're looking for another place to share your creative ideas, head on over to Etcetorize . Would love to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and the invitation!

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  7. I love this project so much that I'm featuring it at this week's party at Etcetorize. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again!

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  8. This is such a great project! Lovely!!
    thanks for coming to visit and for your lovely comment on my forest creatures. got me to visit you.
    i like it here and am following you now with gfc. i would be honored if you would like to follow back, but no hard feelings if not :-)
    love
    jutta

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