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Made by Joel Embroidery

Hey everyone! I’ve got a guest post over at Made by Joel – one of my very favorite blogs!

For those of you who don’t know about Joel – he’s an awesome Dad who make The Most Amazing Toys for his kids. Simple things out of everyday materials that have LOADS of play value. Scroll through his archives and order his book, Made to Play!. It looks fabulous!

Anyway – Joel does these terrific coloring pages – really great lines drawings that just beg to be embroidered. So I stitched one up and wrote up a post on how to do it.

There’s a lot of info you’ve already seen on my site about how to transfer the pattern and what some of the basic stitches are. But I also include some information about my thought processes as I made the design decisions about what stitches to use where, where to add color, and what color thread to use. I think it would be useful to anyone who wants to learn more about making their own embroidery design decisions.

Check it out!



  1. Love this! Adding you to my blog roll! I adore your embroidery designs. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the link, Wendi. Joel sounds like a really cool dad. I’m going over now to check it out!

  3. This is so cool! I’ve been an admirer of Joel for a while now. It’s really neat for me to see you two have connected 🙂

  4. Thanks Michelle! Isn’t Joel awesome? I hope to do some more projects with him in the future.