Christina, the founder of Stitch Soup began embroidering over 12 years ago. After she embellished almost all of her wardrobe, she saw her first in-the-hoop project, a tissue holder, and had an ah-ha moment. She realized there can be so much more to an embroidery machine than just cuffs and collars! Since then she has focused on digitizing in-the-hoop projects for the home, birthday or Christmas gifts, for new babies, and for mom. She blends artistic talent with an engineer’s approach to function and the results are an offering of unique embroidery designs – something for everyone.
Over the past year, the DIME staff has been enamored with her collections. Denise Holguin, managing editor, swooned when she made her first fairy house. She couldn’t stop at one; in fact she made several dozen and has enjoyed photographing them in charming settings.
Her little fairy houses even jumped into her Caribbean-bound suitcase on a recent vacation. Clearly these fairy houses spread a whimsical spell over the stitcher’s creative talents. Because she dreamed up a resident – a silk flower skirted clothespin doll!
Denise had a ton of fun with the thatched hut.
She played with color and buttons on the roof.
The shell trim under the roof line was added in the hoop! She’s a brave lass, she is.
As fun as fairy houses are, some of us prefer a bit more function. Stitch Soup’s tea-light collections were born from necessity. You see, Christina, lives in a fairly remote part of Canada, and is often left in the dark due to power outages. Those ‘dark moments’ inspired her to keep tea lights close out at hand yet of reach of her canine companions (she has four!). Hanging tea lights were the answer. Marie Zinno shared the how-to in our July/August 2015 issue.
One of my favorite Stitch Soup designs was published in our May/June 2015 issue. What fun to use embroidery, fasteners, small ribbon and trim!
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