People, gather round. I have something domestic to share.
Have you heard of Clementine Patterns? It’s just about the most adorable embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life. Granted, it’s probably the only embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life, but that is neither here nor there.
I’ve been wanting to try embroidery for a while now, but I didn’t want to invest a lot of money in the supplies necessary just in case I didn’t love it. I’ve tried sewing and knitting, and while I don’t dislike those, they aren’t exactly my favorite pastimes.
Enter Clementine complete kits.
You can order a complete kit, which is exactly what it sounds like. You get the pattern, the embroidery floss, a needle, a small embroidery hoop, and really, really clear instructions (I’m a teacher, so you know I like clear instructions). It’s such a reasonable price for what is included, and if it turns out that you don’t like embroidery, you haven’t invested a ton of money and storage space in a hobby that’s not for you.
But I think this hobby is for me. I haven’t become frustrated to the point of crying (see “Lauren sewing”), and I can actually keep up with the pattern PLUS I don’t feel like I’m getting arthritis the whole time I’m doing it (see “Lauren knitting”).
Look! I’ve even made progress! That’s not always the case with my ventures into the world of crafting.
I’m giving myself a lot of grace during this project, which is probably adding to my enjoyment. If you’re an experienced embroiderer, give me a little grace, too. ; )
The mother / daughter team at Clementine puts so much thought, care, and attention to detail in their products. I even received a handwritten note!
I can’t wait to continue this new hobby. I look forward to getting home to work on this because it’s fun and relaxing—so not the case for me with sewing and knitting. Did you see the patterns for different seasons? Check them out: winter, spring, summer, fall. These are perfect because I can complete each one and switch them out in the same frame all year long. I’m thinking the summer one will be my next project.
What are your favorite crafts and hobbies?