I got a pretty good response when I posted about this crafty projects on my IG below, so I wanted to share it here on my blog too!
I ordered this kit here on THE CRAFT CENTRAL website! I loved the packaging it arrived in – so pretty – but I was a bit disappointed that it was wrapped in so much plastic inside. Hopefully they shift to biodegradable honeycomb protective wrappers in the future!
I love this seaweed wrap from the Loopstore.ph & hope more people shift to it instead of bubble wrap!
I also ordered cute plantita stickers!
WHAT’S IN THE KIT?
Washable linen fabric with outline
3 x embroidery needles
20cm embroidery hoop
Embroidery bobbin (didn’t use this)
The first thing I did was place the fabric into the hoop. Make sure it’s in the center. Apparently I didn’t do it tight enough so my MIL stretched it out for me so that the fabric is super taut. Must remember for next time!
TIP FOR KEEPING SCISSORS SHARP
If you wanna keep your scissors sharp, use them for only one material. So my scissors for paper are only for paper. This is even more important for sewing scissors. So my big cutting scissors are only for fabric & I have this smaller scissors for thread. This is something I learned from my grandma! And my answer to hubby when he asks me why I have so many scissors! LOL!
THE ORIGIN OF THE STORK SCISSORS
These scissors are been copied all over the world AND wrongly named! The original German STORK scissors were made in the 1900s. They are usually called crane scissors by mistake.
They were originally midwives clamps for babies’ umbilical cords. While they would wait for the baby to come the midwives would do embroidery to pass the time & use it to cut the embroidery thread too. So interesting right?!? You can see some antique/vintage versions of it on Vatican.com, ETSY, Amazon, Heimerdinger & Pizzini. The one shown above is a copy that I bought here in The Craft Central. It’s quite sharp! Check regularly to see when they restock.
CACTUS EMBROIDERY KIT
This came at the perfect time because I was on bedrest during the Christmas break for more than a weak! It kept me from going crazy!
I would take a picture once or twice a day so you can see my progress here. If I wasn’t working on it everyday all day in bed, it might have taken me months. But I get obsessive like that coz of my bipolar disorder!
My bedrest buddies: Keeping Up With The Kardashians & embroidery!
OTHER DESIGNS ON THE CRAFT CENTRAL
If you search for embroidery kits on their website you will find so many options! Highlighting some below, but if you click on them you will see the other options in the same category.
CACTUS EMBROIDERY KIT A
CACTUS EMBROIDER KIT B
They also have a VAN GOGH EMBROIDERY KIT but the photo isn’t so clear.
EMBROIDERY BOBBIN ORGANIZER
After I finished, I had a lot of left over thread when I finished. It looked super messy, So I decided to organize it. I bought this Embroidery Bobbin Organizer from Lazada.
This organizer from Lazada comes with plastic Bobbin winders, a perfectly sized case and stickers so you can keep your color organized. However I learned something important about the kit’s numbering below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I belatedly realize that numbers in this kit do not actually correspond to their proper DMC thread numbers so I made the mistake of putting the sticker numbers on the Bobbins. Do not make the same mistake.