Monday, April 2, 2012

Stitchalong Handmade Ryan Gosling 'Hey Girl' for Hand Embroidery

Good morning crafty peeps!

Thought I'd start off April with a free pattern for y'all to stitch along!
Last month I did a swap on Craftster & made this oh so handy embroidered tote for my partner featuring inspiration from craftster & the handmade Ryan Gosling tumblr!

The tote I stitched on was a heavy canvas type of fabric which was challenging to stitch on to say the least...but there was also no need to use a hoop.
I used 6 strands of black DMC floss for the thicker parts & the details were done in 3 strands.
Here is my free pattern for you! I hope you have fun stitching up your very own handmade Ryan Gosling lovelies! Please share with us what you stich up! I'd love to see all the crafty goodness!

If you've never been to craftster before, & you're the crafty type, you should check it out! I love swapping on craftster. You get to meet really cool crafty folks & participating in swaps gives me an opportunity to get out of any craft ruts & make fun things for other people.
Here are some of the other treats I made for my super-wonderful partner!

These are a few of the items my partner made for me! I was spoiled so much!

I'm participating in the Unicorn Swap right now & making all kinds of cute & glittery surprises for my partner!
I can't wait to see all the pretty unicorn things everyone else is making.

If you'd like to get in on some crafty swap action, then sign up for one of the organized craft swaps going on now on craftster! It's a joy to craft something for somebody else & then a joy to get super fun mail!
Huzzah for craftster swaps!