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Saturday Spotlight, Studio MME

Studio MME – a Portland-based artist who creates embroidery patterns with simple stitches you might actually be inspired to use! From Megan Eckman’s About page:

I started making embroidery patterns after discovering that craft stores were selling the EXACT same patterns I had stitched with my grandmother as a child. The world needs new patterns that inspire you to daydream and laugh. I believe in simple stitches (I tell people I specialize in just going up and down with my needle) and fun designs that are nothing like what you stitched years ago.

Her shop has embriodery patterns and kits, stuffed animal kits, and East and West Coast focused patterns. She even offers a free guide to embroidery to help get you started.

(Portland’s Mount Hood embroidery kit)

Check out Megan’s blog too¬†and get stitching!



Friday Craft, Tree of Life Series Part Two

The Trees continue to come out of my craft cave. I am working on a new shop (jumping ship from Etsy) so stay tuned!

Tree_Tiny_TurquoiseCopperThis is the only tiny one I’ve made, I like it but I want to see more of the branches. I think it would be very wise to have a mixture of tiny and big for sale…


I like the mixed metals here, gold and copper wire. The purple beads glow when you see it in person.Tree_OmbreBrownPinkCopper

I really like the ombre colors here and the branches are so clearly defined and visible.Tree_BlueCopper

More mixed metals, and the icy blue really stands out.Tree_TurquoiseSilver Tree_TurquioseBrown_Pointed Tree_PurpleBlueCopperI like the different shape of the frame on these, with the roots growing out of the bend.

More of the same with tiny variations. Progress?



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