Yet surprisingly, I love making things for my loved ones. Odd little piece of conflicting trivia about me, I know. But thats how it is.
So when I realized that mid-April was sneaking up on me, it also meant the Season of Birthdays in beginning.
And I better work fast to find those gifts.
I decided I would be a crazy risk taker (not actually) and make my first real embroidery project a biggie. Embroidered pocket squares.
So I did a little research, because what do I know about mens fashion, and learned that pocket squares are traditionally made of either silk, linen or cotton. Silk would be way to slippery and I would be afraid of it stretching out in my embroider hoop. So I got a polyester one (super cheap and not so classy, but hey, it was my very first try) and a linen one. And after a little practice on a scrap of cotton, I dived in.
They both ended up being given as birthday gifts anyway, and they were very appreciated.
Any good websites to learn more? I actually really enjoy embroidery. Its so relaxing. :)