Blog Swap- Crystal’s Craft Spot

I want to welcome Crystal today from Crystal’s Craft Spot.
Crystal is super talented and you will love her ideas.
Check out what she has to share today and when you are done come visit me over at her blog.

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to blog swap with Allison today. I just love her cute blog and great craft ideas.

She is just so talented.

I am Crystal from Crystal’s Craft Spot. Its my little spot to share my current craft projects, tutorials, recipes, and ideas I want to use in the future. I have have a craft challenge every Wednesday and Feature yourself Friday that I would love for you to join. I try to post something new almost everyday and I enjoy a variety of crafts. It is my way to relax and take a break from a busy day. If you have little ones you might also be interested in my preschool blog. We post our fun activities and crafts over there. Also I just opened up my own etsy shop called A.O.kay designs. Its not very full but I’ll be adding a lot of fun new things as I go so check back often. .

Today I have a really quick and easy project to share with you. I have been loving all of the embroidery hoop decorations as well as the adorable stitcheries. Well here is how you can make your own.

Start off with your hoop and cut a piece of fabric. You can also add a piece of batting behind your fabric if you don’t want your thread to show through.

Using your hoop as a frame draw your design with a pencil.

Stick your fabric in your embroidery hoop

Use 3 strands of floss. (most come with 6 strands so you will need to separate them)

Next you are going to use a back stitch and stitch directly over your pencil lines.
Not sure what a back stitch is here’s a quick picture tutorial.

You can change colors, add embellishments, or even color in parts with crayons (I’ll have a tutorial for that on my blog soon). These are so fun and so addicting.

Next cut your fabric down and use hot glue to secure it to the back or you can just tape it like I did so I can switch it out for the next holiday.

Come by Crystal’s Craft Spot anytime for more crafts and tutorial. Thanks again for letting me stop by. Its been a lot of fun!

Thanks Crystal! That is so cute!! I have quite a few hoops that I will have to pull out and use.
Everyone go visit Crystal’s blog and give her some love.

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  • shari @ little blue deer
    October 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Too cute! I used to love to cross stitch when I was little, so relaxing! I should take up embroidery! Love your sweet little world, so happy to be your newest follower! XX!