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Topic: Doodle Stitching- My book is here!!  (Read 13138 times)
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« on: August 26, 2007 02:48:36 PM »

Howdy Craftsters. This is Leah, the Craftster admin. I know some of y'all have been expressing concerns that this post borders on breaking the "no advertising" rule. But I think that since merwing is a long standing active member here on Craftster, it's AOK by me for her to share her big achievement here. -- Leah

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It's finally arrived! My embroidery book, Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners is now available and I am soooo excited to share it with you! Grin It's full of lots of fun projects, patterns and ideas to incorporate hand embroidery into your life. Here are some sneak peaks, I would love to hear what you think!  Cheesy

(visit my flickr for bigger pics...www.flickr.com/photos/merwing)
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007 02:56:49 PM »

OH MY GOSH! This looks so fun and adorable!

I've done a teensy bit of embroidering, but it was more of a just pick it up and wing it sort of thing!

However, i still have TONS of embroidery floss from when I was hand making bags (i found that the thickness of the thread made the bags more sturdy) and since I got my machine I haven't used any of it!

So, long story short, this would be perfect for me to help me get through my stash!

Unfortunately, I'm poor right now, so I'll drop my boyfriend tons of hints to get this for me as a Christmas present (or a "hey, I love you" present Smiley ) and until I get it, I think I'll just start winging it again... Maybe it will prove worthwhile!

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007 03:05:04 PM »

You don't even KNOW how long I've been waiting for your book to come out! Its been on my amazon wish list for MONTHS. I can't wait to read it!

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I've also had this on my amazon wish list forever.  I can't wait to get it and try it out.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007 03:28:07 PM »

I've never tried embroidery and that looks like such a fun book to try it out on!

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007 03:34:47 PM »

Congrats  Grin  It looks great! This is further motivation for me to try embroidery.

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007 03:42:01 PM »

I got mine the other day and I love it! I've already ordered a pair of brown canvas sneakers (from Target) to embroider. And, I love the little felt critters, so I'm digging out my felt supply to see what I can do.

The projects in the book look so fun, that I'm inspired to start doing a few doodles (beyond my usual geometric boredom) to see how they look when I embroider them. Now, to find all of my embroidery supplies...

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007 03:46:38 PM »

This is a perfect book for beginners.  My grandmother taught us all to embroider by having us (boys included) write our names on our handkerchiefs (yes I am old) and then embroidering them.  At the time I thought she was punishing us for saying we were bored, but now I agree there is never a reason to be bored.

Best of luck with the book.
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2007 03:47:04 PM »

THATS SO CUTE!  Me want!

« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2007 04:01:01 PM »

Congrats!  I saw and bought it last night at Barnes and Nobles - it's awesome!
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