Journal Embroidery | You Shall Not Pass

Embroidery floss is a hell of a drug.

It comes in hundreds of colors in every tiny variation of hue, and taunts me every time I enter a craft store, daring me to buy each and every one. And at just a handful of pennies each, I probably could. But alas, I resist. Because one only needs so much floss.

And I’ve hardly ever even embroidered.

I occasionally use the flossy stuff for knitting projects, but actual embroidery projects? Yeah, I’ve never done one of those. Kind of makes my floss addiction seem silly. But the COLORS. Oh, the colors.

Journal Embroidery | You Shall Not Pass

Lately Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl (who I have just about the biggest shy geek crush on ever – LOVE HER) has been doing a lot of journal embroidery (here, here, here and here), and I thought, hey, I could totally do that! But I’m not much of a journaler. But I am a day planner.

Even though I still don’t have my planner finished due to me still not recovering my life off my hard drive, I still have quite a few important bits in my handy dandy Discbound, and I felt the front page needed a stern warning to any would be intruders.

Yes, Gandalf would do nicely for that.

Journal Embroidery | You Shall Not Pass

Not too shabby for my first try, eh? Yes, I think I could be good at this. I have this funny feeling that most of my embroidery will be pretty geek-centric. Who knows, maybe some LOTR-themed embroidery patterns will find their way to my Etsy shop?

Journal Embroidery | You Shall Not Pass

I do hope you’re having a fantastical day.

Are you an embroidery addict? What was your favorite project?


  1. Ha! That is awesome! Such a fun surprise inside the binder!


  2. Ohhhhh, yeah! And the floss is the best part! Just wait until you start playing with silk! 🙂

    • Natalie Webb says:

      Away wit ye, ye vile temptress! You’re just trying to empty my wallet now. Because now I feel the overwhelming need to go buy a whole bunch of ribbon. And I be EXCITED.