Monday, September 14, 2009

stitch-along


Another thing I've made for Market Soiree (see how busy I've been?)


I hesitate to call these kits because they don't include detailed stitching instructions. But they do have everything you need to make a mini-sampler, including a tiny embroidery hoop, fabric with grid, needle, floss, and teeny tiny scissors all packaged sweetly in a 4" round tin. Oh, and best of all, an itty bitty book showing each square of the sampler.

I only made 4 of these to see how they do. I'll be making more for sale on etsy. What do you think? Do you want one?

42 comments:

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

These are really cute. I love the idea of everything in there to just get started. No having to go and buy it all individually. This would make a great gift for someone who just wants to get started.

gasparino6 said...

I love them pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaase put some on etsy too. Why is California sooooo far !!! Great idea !

Jill said...

YEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! oh! pretty,pretty please make some more for etsy!
Love them!
Blessings!
Jill

Shannah said...

Yes! I want one! Put some on Etsy!

(Oh, and hi, I've never commented before, but I really enjoy reading your blog...!)

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Soooooo adorable!

Piper said...

YES!!!

Suz said...

Oh, I want one...this is just my speed! Amy you are coming up with such creative, whimsical, beautiful things!

Diva Kreszl said...

so sweet!!! please put some on etsy soon!

Diane said...

This looks wonderful. Please put some on etsy!

Lisa said...

Oh! I would love to get one...but I think I need a few instructions.

Christy said...

Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes! Please make more for etsy! You come up with the cutest things!!

jess said...

I have been hoping that you would put up a pattern for a sampler. I love the ones that you do. I have all the stuff, but would definitly pay for a sampler pattern.

Kristi said...

I'd love one! Please make more!

Mette said...

They are lovely. I want you to make more too.

Holly Loves Art said...

You only made four? Oh nooo... you might just run out of these before the doors even open! haha... can't wait to share a table with you, Amy and be elbow to elbow! Have a great, productive week and safe travels, my friend.
Holly

Lghost said...

I have followed your blog but never commented. In fact, I read your blog like a book--what a wonderful story you have!
I fell madly in love with your embroidery sampler. It even inspired me to learn how to embroider!
You MUST MUST sell these on etsy. Count me in!

saraneyer said...

Most emphatically, YES! I covet your sampler and use it as my computer's sleep screen. I would adore one of my own even if I have to make it myself.

Mary said...

i'm all over anything that is a KIT lately. especially with a toddler, it simply makes creativity easier if EVERYTHING is right where i need it to be!! i was actually thinking of "mama amy" and alfredo yesterday at big lots of all places. you know those martha stewart kits they sell at michaels? for things like puppets, frames, cards, paper flowers, etc? they had all sorts of sets for 2 dollars each. some where retail of up to 20 dollars!!! anyhow-- the puppets in particular made me think of you guys because they would make great "following direction" activities. you might want to call ahead if you do go, because these have been available a long time...my store still had a good selection- i sure bought a ton!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's adorable! I absolutely love it! love, love, love! They're certain to sell, even if just to sit on a shelf and be cute...

Jenny S said...

I love your samplers, they are adorable!! I followed them here to your wonderful blog too.. xo

LindaSonia said...

These are so sweet and yes, yes, I would love to have a chance to get one. LindaSonia

Alison Gibbs said...

What a cute idea and yes, definitely list some on Etsy everyone will love them
Alison

Merle said...

Oh yes, please. Your blog on your sampler has inspired me to teach my niece to embroider -- I have supplies I haven't touched since college -- and we're going to do some small ones for her to give to her mom and the grandmas for Christmas. I think having a kit to start with would really get her inspired to do our winter-themed versions for gift giving.

Cynthia Flores said...

I hope I'll be able to snag one on Friday!!! Soo darn cute!!!!

Cynthia

Jill said...

So cute! I do hope you'll post them on etsy!
Hugs,
Jill

Beth Leintz said...

As soon as I saw one I wanted one, and I have a drawer full of embroidery floss, but the idea of having everything in one sweet little tin might get me started stitching again. Sweet, sweet!

cupcake studio said...

oh yes...please do some for etsy...oh-so cute!!!

Rachel said...

Yes absolutely! I was thinking someone needed to put a little kit like this together!!

Cassi said...

i'd love to pick one of these up. however, i would be a bit nervous as i don't know any embroiding stitches.

Anonymous said...

yes yes yes...

Sarah said...

Absolutely make them for etsy -- grand idea!

In fact, your tiny embroidery was what got me started following your blog back in June (that and the adorable Alfredo!) A little picture of little pictures is such a sweet idea...

Jill Elaine said...

Want one?? I want at least one!!!!Maybe several, they would make the best gifts. How much will they cost and how soon will they be available!! I'm thinking Christmas shopping!
Jill

Karima Illustration said...

I love what you do. Everything is just so pretty!!

Kelly in Canada said...

they are very cute. yes, i like them and i want one too.

Caitlin said...

i would def buy one.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Hi Amy,
I dont stitch or sew but just one look...and I WANT ONE! ;) Absolutley precious! Look forward to seeing you this weekend! XO,Jenn

sweetpeaink said...

YES! When can we buy them???
xoxo

Glenn said...

I want one!

Doreen said...

Yes! I want one! Wish I could be in CA!

Maria said...

YES PLEASE!
I want one too!
So cute....
http://mariagrimes.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Hi Amy

Love the kit idea - have you ever thought of doing patterns?? I love your little drawings, murals etc. and they would lend themselves to patterns Here is one example

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gertvr/3847966691/

but you could also do them as PDFs and send them electronically.

Allsorts has embroidery patterns set up like this.

Just a thought

Leslie said...

I want one! I'd like to pick up stitching again.