I've long been an admirer of embroidery—or rather, of skilled embroiders—but a little too nervous to try it myself (aside from embroidering little accents here and there on sewn projects).
Well, all that has changed! Here's my first attempt at an actual image:
It's one of the designs in the Seedling Trio by SeptemberHouse, all of which are so, so lovely, but this one just happened to fit nicely on a onesie. I think I'll try the others too, although my six-year-old has, quite reasonably, requested that I do something for her. I have some new embroidery patterns to add to the shop that would be perfect for a six-year-old girl... hmm, I think I'm hooked!
For anyone else who would like to give it a try but are a little nervous, take my attempt as encouragement—it's lots of fun and not as hard as you might think! And check out this tutorial, which is super helpful: http://tashahorsley.typepad.com/photos/embroidery_tutorial/index.html.
Happy stitching everyone!