We hope you are enjoying the summer and spending lots of time outdoors! If you are going to the fair and Frontier Days in Swift Current next week, stop by the Stockade building and visit our exhibition on July 2nd and 3rd -we'd love to see you there!
We've had a few changes this month, as we've moved our shop to Etsy. Our original site is still in action with our blog, D.I.Y page, and other info, but now the 'Shop' link takes you to Etsy where you can purchase our unique goods. If you live in the Swift Current area and want to make a purchase, we can always refund you the shipping cost and drop it off instead in order to save a few bucks.
Also, our monthly giveaway is on July 1st! We've recently added some beautiful new necklaces to our shop and one lucky person will get one for free! Check out the giveaway details on our site, and learn how to gain extra entries too.
D.I.Y: Drawing With Thread
Embroidering Using a Backstitch
Cecelia has been giddy and excited about learning the backstitch, "It's like drawing with thread!" and decided to share her new-found skill with you all in hopes that you will have as much fun with it as she does. It's a lot quicker than the blanket stitch that I wrote about last month, though they both look really good together as well, as you'll see in Cecelia's tutorial. I just used the backstitch to embroider an octopus on the valance for my bathroom window -so grab a piece of cloth you want to liven up and follow these instructions!
New to our shop are these handmade necklaces. Some are made with vintage sheet music, while others are tiny acrylic paintings. I love the way the glass dome magnifies my little paintings -they look like candies to me!
For the month of July, we are having a Buy 1 Get 1 Sale for these necklaces -so you can indulge and get two for the price of one! Use the coupon code below to redeem your free necklace.
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