Ok, this is a big step. I had been thinking about it for a while and never quite dared doing it. I am quite scared (well, that might be a bit strong!), but very excited to be launching my own line of embroidery patterns. You can find the first one in my Etsy shop, aptly named Stitches Abroad.
It seems oddly appropriate that the first pattern to be launched in my new shop is based on a saying that my mother kept on repeating when I was growing up: “Ce qui est fait n’est plus à faire”, which means “What’s done isn’t to do anymore”. What, you say? Well, you know when you are procrastinating, avoiding to do this one task that’s a pain in the backside? Well, once you’ve done it, once it’s been moved on the “DONE!!” list, well, it won’t be bothering you anymore. That’s what it means. That’s a motivational saying, if you want.
My mother is the one who taught me embroidery when I was a child and she herself has accomplished throughout her life some mammoth embroidery tasks, like embroidering posh dinner tablecloth with matching napkins for all 3 of her sisters when they got married (Thanks God some years apart!), etc…
So it feels about full circle that my first pattern uses one of her favourite things to say!
The pattern comes in a 6-pages PDF file, which includes several iterations of the pattern used in my sample, along with just snippets in various sizes from said sample, as well as a stitch and colours guides.
I’m really pleased with how my sample turned out and I really really! love it. And I’m not saying that because the pattern is up for sale. Even if nobody buys it, I’ll still be happy with my little stitching.
Now, I would be eternally grateful if you decided to buy it (it’s only US$5, totally worth it, no?), but I’d also be really happy if you “pin” it on Pinterest, and generally share the love.
I’m hoping to have my next pattern up in the shop by the end of the week (Sunday, that is). How exciting!