Saturday, March 27, 2010

I May Have "Accidentally" Adopted A New Craft

I've walked past the needle punch kits at craft stores countless times, telling myself that I should use up all of the yarn and fabric I've been hoarding before I try my hand at anything else but here I am, a few used up 40% off craft store coupons later, totally into this super fun, super easy form of embroidery. It's kind of like doing cross-stitch but without all the counting. I will admit that at first I was a little put off by the seemingly "willy nilly" nature of this craft. There was definitely a learning curve for me. But by the end of my second project (the coffee cup) I felt like I had really hit my stride and now I "get it." So, in order to justify this new craft craze, I plan on coming up with some of my own designs to needle punch (or forcing...er asking my husband nicely to help me with some drawings) and figuring out how to use them as appliqu├ęs for my other crafting obsessions. We'll see how that goes. In the mean time, the store bought kits are a nice mindless, satisfying stress reliever. Here is what I have done so far. (I showed what the backs of the projects look like too just because I think it's kind of interesting.)







5 comments:

Sheila D. Staves said...

WOW! The backs are almost as pretty as the fronts! Kudos!

Katie K said...

Thanks, these were super fun to make. I welcome any suggestions for what to do with them besides frame them and hang them on the wall- I'm pretty much out of wall space and, although I love both of these designs, they don't really fit my decorating style (which is pretty much lots of crap piled up everywhere).

Megan said...

I love the coffee cup! It looks very cool

Katie K said...

Thanks Megan!

Sherida said...

Cute! My grandmother used to do a punch-type craft. I've seen these at the store and they always bring back fond memories.