View From the Studio


Animals Everywhere!

June 03, 2015 Megan Eckman

There have been SO many new stitched creations in the studio lately that my partner can hardly keep up with photographing them. Thanks to your comments, the hedgehogs will soon be available as a kit for you to sew. Aren't they adorable? I've also been working on two new stuffed animal designs. The first one I have been wanting to do ever since I finished the llama prototype. I had an image in my mind of stitching curlicues to make a sheep's fleece. The sheep has just undergone his first fabric test so, with a few tweaks, he'll soon be...


Creativity Date - Portland's Rose Garden

June 01, 2015 Megan Eckman

If you've ever read, 'The Artist's Way,' you know the importance of taking artist dates with yourself to get your creativity flowing. My partner and I have been feeling a bit blocked lately so we've decided to start taking more artist dates. Each week I'll be sharing pictures from our date. Hopefully, it inspires you to get out and have your own little creativity day to get the juices flowing. For our first artist date we set off to see Portland's Rose Garden in full bloom. We missed it last year and there was no way I was going to...


Friday Fun Week 21

May 22, 2015 Megan Eckman

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party. Camp Craft Upgrade - Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets - These are not the embroidery floss bracelets you braided as a child. You're going to immediately sit down and make one after you see this tutorial. Street Artist Hot Tea Brought 145 Gallons of Paint to Roosevelt Island's Pool - This is by far the...


Flower Pirate Embroidery Kit

April 27, 2015 Megan Eckman

I've been hard at work making new embroidery kits for you and I'm so excited to share one of them with you today. Meet Reginald, the Flower Pirate. Injured in the nest by his younger siblings, Reginald was destined for a life of flower piracy. You’ve seen boys play with sticks and injuries always follow. I can’t imagine being a mother hummingbird and dealing with a nest full of beak-wielding chicks. I’m sure injuries abound when the parents are off finding food. This sweet little bird is now available as a fun embroidery kit in the shop. It includes the...


Friday Fun Week 17

April 24, 2015 Megan Eckman

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party. Fields of Flowers Bloom in the Netherlands - I missed prime tulip season by a few weeks when I was in Amsterdam last month. However, you can still see all of the beautiful flowers thanks to PBS's blog post that showcases not only the rows of tulips but a floral portrait of Van Gogh's...