The Camera Shy Shrug

I made this Something Lacy Shrug for my partner in a recent swap (hope she's not peeking!!). It's several sizes too big for me but I'm hoping it will be just right for her. I used Amy Butler Rowan Belle Organic DK yarn which is a 50/50 cotton wool blend. I loved working with it and am glad I snagged a couple extra skeins so I can make something for myself.

I'm calling this the camera shy shrug because I couldn't get a decent picture of it despite snapping through nearly a whole memory card worth of shots!

The lacy pattern reminds me of peacock feathers. I'd love to make this again using a variegated yarn of blues and greens.

Thanks for looking!!

AND don't forget that there is still a week to enter my Sublime giveaway. Thank you for all of the lovely comments left so far. I can't wait to pick a winner!

A Sublime Giveaway!!

It's been just about a year since I started this little blog. I've had such a great time sharing my craft projects, being inspired by yours and making new bloggy pals!

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Lime Riot, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY!!!

I'll be giving away a Sublime hoop and all of the supplies to make your very own felt hoopla including; a stack of my favorite fancy felt, a handful of DMC flosses, a wood embroidery hoop, a square of linen fabric to stitch on, a couple embroidery needles and the book Scandinavian Needlecraft to provide all the inspiration you'll need!

Be sure to check out my felt embroidery tutorial for some tips and tricks!

Want to win all this great stuff?! Just leave a comment on this post! If you're a follower, you can leave 2 comments! I'll pick a winner on Saturday, September 3rd so be sure to check back to see if all these goodies will be headed your way.

Thanks for playing!!

Christmas in August???

The Seattle sun is finally warm, the smell of BBQ is in the air, the sound of the ice cream truck can be heard around the corner, the dogs are playing in the sprinkler... and I'm crafting for Christmas!

I recently participated in a Christmas ornament swap with some of my fellow moderators over on Craftster. It was so fun to get into the holiday spirit in the middle of the summer!

I made these gingerbread embroidery hoops for my ornaments. I was inspired by a similar design I saw in the book, Fa La La La Felt. I stitched the ginger boy and girl onto a dark blue felt and then used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch that to linen fabric.

I made quite a few!

I wanted to put the swap name and year on the back of the ornament so my moderator pals could remember the fun we had when they hang the ornament each year! I stamped the name onto a grocery bag and zig-zag stitched it to a piece of green felt.

I've already received one fantastic ornament and I'm excited to see what the other mods came up with!

Patchwork Embroidery

I made this hoop for a swap partner who likes patchwork, trees and life! The tree design is from the book Doodle Stitching. I used a chain stitch and teeny tiny pieces of felt for the leaves.

It's a simple design but I like the way it came together!