4.12.2011

20 in 20 giveaway (April- day 7)...

embroidered
embroidery
20 handmade projects in 20 days...day 7. Some days I start a project and just can't stop. Case in point: this embroidered piece. It consumed every free moment for several days and I'll honestly be happy to see it leave my possession. If it doesn't soon, I may be tempted to keep working on it! The banner is blank because I simply couldn't decide that to 'write' in it. With a cute photo pinned to the center, it would be lovely for a wedding or engagement party. You could always embroider a special date or phrase. Would you leave it blank or embroider a message? It's kind of large (18.5 inches in diameter)...see the photos below for a sense of scale. Thanks to ravenna girls Vintage for sponsoring today's project (they also have a lovely blog). Happy 20 in 20!
,
Abbey

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embroidered
embroidered
giveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple projects).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time.
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random.
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your craft project: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your 20 in 20 project in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

94 comments:

Knoopjes said...

Yes please! It would be just perfect to commemorate our upcoming wedding!

ilana said...

i love it!

billie said...

This is just precious! I love the vintage feeling of it ;-)

Laura said...

Love, love, love this!!!

Aušra said...

Gorgeous! I want it! Spring didn't come to Lithuania yet and I need to remind me some beautiful flower and warm weather. :)

jandjhome said...

Very Sweet.

rachel h. said...

i am in love.

Anne Thompson said...

I LOVE this! What a lovely piece you've created! Anne, yourmainestamper

ShePenguin said...

So original for a picture frame...I like it!

Mandy said...

I would put our initials in the banner! :)

Vivi said...

It'd be perfect for a baby boy's room! Lovely.

Kate said...

Love it!

sarahjane said...

My word, that's beautiful!

kay said...

this is absolutely lovely

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

wow! you've taken these april projects to a whole new level! this would look right at home among my cross stitch collection hanging out on my porch. beautiful work abbey!

felicia said...

When we were all babies my grandmother made all of the grandkids embroidered birth announcements. Then for the great-grandkids she did them too. My son got one but sadly she passed before my daughter was born. I would embroider all of my daughter's birth info on this so she can have one too!

mdg said...

this is my most favorite yet! it reminds me of our Thing in the Spring logo...

Bandita said...

awww i love it!! the flowers are amazing :)

Erin said...

Holy wow. This is the most impressive 20 in 20 yet!!! You are getting super talented at embroidery.

olivia said...

This is beautiful!

cheryl.andrey said...

The colors in this are just perfect.

Robyn said...

Cute! Great colors.

April said...

this is probably one of my favorite items from any 20 in 20 you've done.

Norma said...

so wonderful! The pics are lovely too.

steph said...

beautiful!

LookWhatICanDo said...

Mine mine mine mine mine
Fingers crossed :)

julie vw said...

Oh wow this is lovely!

emily said...

gorgeous. and spunky.

Words and Eggs said...

WANT!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, this one is absolutely amazing!!!!

Leigh said...

Beautiful, I love it!

Casey said...

it's beautiful! I really like the idea of putting a picture in the center :)

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Whoa! I love it! Especially the size and the color of the background. Way to go Abbey :)

Katie said...

This is so pretty, and that hoop! I love it! My grandparents celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, and we share the anniversary date, so that is probably what I would add.

bklopst said...

Hats off, it's awesome!!
Love the pattern and the colours!

sk said...

Awesome!!! I think I would have to leave it blank. I love how you pinned a photo in there, and I love the colors!

Adrienne said...

amazing. totally amazing. looks great with the photo.

Katia said...

Oh, I love that. I would finish it off with either "home sweet home" or "sisters make the best friends" in the banner for my girls' room. So pretty.

Nosce Te Ipsum said...

So gorgeous! I adore the vintage picture too; looks great. Would love love love to have it hanging on my wall. <3

sarah said...

So so lovely. I would never offer that beauty up to the Indonesian postal system just in case....I don't think anyone in your comments section would appreciate that beauty sitting in some dusty back room lost forever - Raiders of the Lost Ark style - stored in a giant government warehouse filled with countless other similar shaped parcels! It's really beautiful.

NikkiB said...

You are so talented! I love this.

Juniper Grace said...

Oh my word! you've outdone yourself!

Janee Lookerse said...

Yes! I would love to hang that anywhere in my dwelling! Its so beautiful :)

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Patty said...

Gosh Abbey, I'm in love with this. You are an edgy Erica Wilson for the 21st century! (And I'm an enormous Erica Wilson fan.)

mash handmade said...

perfect pop of spring for the screened in porch!

Alison B said...

Would be so great for our newly painted living room!

my name is sécia. said...

I like it left blank. Oh! And I love that chair!

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Trina said...

that is wonderful. I really love it. If i win i think it will hang proudly in my spar-oom turned craft studio to commemorate my fledgling business venture with a friend of mine. maybe highlight our brand new business card or a picture of the two of us... :) thanks for this project. it's so fun and inspiring!

heh, the word veri for this is codgeryy. that really should be a real word.

curlygirlpress said...

This would be a lovely gift for my mom, who has recently taken up embroidery. Very fun and happy!

kristin said...

i love it, once again! pretty please!

Anne said...

I love this so much!! It is beautiful!

Hana said...

I love it so much! I would probably leave it blank too because I am very indecisive when it comes to things like that! Reeeally hope I win this one!

Ms. T said...

Lovely colors! I really love this piece!

Roseanna said...

Really, very pretty...love it!

Monica said...

Charming! I'd leave it blank - there's something so pretty to me about the stark yellow banner with all the fleurs! I've been meaning to take up embroidery, this is beautiful.

val said...

i just love this! I think I might leave it blank, so as to let the viewer make up their own story.

Jen Craun said...

This is my favorite of all the 20-in-2o's! Charming blank, I LOVE how generic it makes the celebration. I would change out the photo and keep the banner void...

beverly said...

This is so beautiful. I adore the color choices!

Carrie said...

Really great! It would be great with a date or name embroidered or it could stay ambiguous.

amy said...

I love your idea of using this as a way of showing-off a favorite photo. I'd likely use an old photo of my grandma as a girl with her maiden aunts. Lovely.

Indy Anna said...

OH! this is simply lovely!!! I would leave it blank so I could rotate pictures. You are out-doing yourself these days!

Sheau said...

wow so lovely and delicate.

Christina said...

I would be to afraid to ruin it to embroider anything. I think leaving it blank is just lovely!

rosie tea said...

LOVE love love this!

Sarah said...

holy cow! that's awesome! nice job!

Kristen said...

The colors are amazing!

Nina said...

So beautiful!

juli said...

This is great! I would love to win it and embroider a message at the bottom.

ninji said...

How fun. The flowers remind me of firecrackers!

Emma said...

A lovely crest indeed.

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just in time for spring.

Jill Turner said...

You made this? Lovely!! XO Jill

Ginger said...

Anniversay coming up...perfect! :)

Elizabeth said...

They're all fun & inspiring, but I adore this one!

Prairie Bird said...

*swoon*
What beautiful embroideries you make!

Jaimie Lee said...

So pretty! This would be absolutely gorgeous in my dorm room with some fun pictures of my roommates and I pinned up. :)

sarah said...

impressive!

ariane said...

so beautiful! i love it!

Patti B said...

this is so sweet and beautiful. i LOVE it!

kbluem said...

oh my god oh my god!!

Lili said...

this is spiffinly amazing ! please let me win it !

rebecca said...

love it!
rwvanvoorhis at gmial dot com

Anna said...

love it!

Sarah said...

I love this! (And the mysteriousness of the blank banner is so cool

chiara said...

gorgeous! I don't want to enter since I won last week (bbbiiig smile) but I had to share this picture of my favorite pillow:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24835095@N02/3015658025/in/set-72157607609721254

since it reminded me so much of your embroidery.

Chloe Lees said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

sophia said...

i don't know if i'm too late in the game but this is too beautiful to not comment. sweet piece!

FutureLint said...

Oh my gosh! It's so detailed and pretty!

Romi said...

Wowie! Heart!
Romi.x

Kate said...

so pretty!

Lex said...

Please Lord Jesus, gimme gimme gimme! AMEN

andrea said...

I am totally in love with this. Please count me in!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Wow! Thank you all for your comments!

Patty, I'm also a huge Erica Wilson fan, so thank you so much. :)

xo,
Abbey

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becky said...

love it!
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