Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice"

As soon as I heard President Monson quote that in this last General Conference, I could picture it embroidered on my wall. First I embroidered the quote and decided I didn't like it and then I embroidered mason jars with the quote inside and decided I love it!

 First I found the mason jar pattern using a stamp image that I blew up to the size I wanted:

I then traced the image onto some muslin fabric and started embroidering with one of my favorite stitches called the stem stitch (great for outlining)

After I finished embroidering the mason jars, I cut and ripped the edges to make them look a little more tattered...

Hand stamped the quote using a basic lower case stamp set and some black ink onto muslin and glued them onto some burlap

I covered 2 8X10 canvases in a burlap, used my hot glue gun to put it all together and voila!


Linking up to these amazing parties:


LivingSmall said...

Love the burlap. I have been wanting to use some bu the yardage is expensive. I found a better priced alternative. If you have a Tractor Supply Store near you they sell burlap bags for only $1.29 and they are large with lots of good fabric and only 2 seams.

Unknown said...

very cute, I love burlap!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh what a super creative idea! Great job!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I saw these featured over at Oopsey Daisy and had to stop by!! I love the embroidered mason jars and they look perfect on the burlap frames!! So cute. I'm sharing this on my FB page and Twitter.
I don't normally do the link party invite thing - but I have one on Sundays and I'd love for you to come by and link up!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

These are so exquisite!! I LOVE these!! I featured these on my blog today. Here is the link:

Thanks for inspiring!

Amelia said...

What a perfectly retro-y version that highlights his quote beautifully. Love your funky take on this! Coming from eighteen 25 and your new admirer of your awesomeness.

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