Sometimes, I like to go the the park to get my stitch on. Not with yarn but rather with Sublime Stitching's Stitchable Stationery Set ($15). This cool pack comes with everything you need — colorful string, needles, connect-the-stitch cards, and envelopes — so you can sew your way into creative genius. Actually, I think I'll stitch my mom a groovy Mother's Day card for Sunday. She'll love it!
When it comes to the birth of a family's second, third or fourth child, many homes are already well stocked with baby gadgets and gear. Consider presenting the infant with a baby gift made especially for them. Handmade items from knitted outfits to crocheted shawls are often cherished and become heirlooms.
For ladies that lack the talent to stitch their way through an entire blanket, there's a shortcut. Sublime Stitching's Baby Bib Embroidery Kit ($20) comes with two blank bibs, iron-on transfers, embroidery floss, needle, and a full-color, illustrated instructional booklet. The patterns range from dress up clothing and fairies to rock bands and dancing vegetables, which can each be used several times over.
Later today I'm going to show you a DIY project that involves embroidery. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who possesses a lot of embroidery and sewing skills, so she passed down that knowledge to me. I know that many folks aren't so lucky, and if that's the case, good news — I have a video that shows you how to do so after the jump. However, I also know that a lot of people might think that embroidery is reserved for Victorian ladies waiting by the hearth. If that's the case then Jenny Hart and her business Sublime Stitching are here to prove you wrong.
Interested in learning how to embroider? Then check out a video of Jenny teaching the basics when you read more