Last month, an Etsy ad showed up on my Instagram feed (as they do). And, well, let’s just say Instagram has my number when it comes to feeding me . . . temptations.

I clicked.
I sighed.
I added-to-cart.

And now . . . I’m embroidering a sweet little canvas tote bag (with an inside pocket!).



When I ordered the kit, I worried that the canvas might be too stiff to work with/stitch on. But – no problem! It’s soft and weathered and perfect — a really nice bag. The embroidery floss is included, although I’m going to add in a few colors I have on hand to “spice” things up a bit. The directions are minimal – but clear, and there are QR codes in the directions that lead to video instructions (which is pretty clever). The only thing that’s kinda tricky . . . is maneuvering all the fabric when I’m stitching near the corners. (There’s just a little . . . awkwardness. But just near the corners.) (It reminds me of embroidering on shirts and overalls back in the day.)

I think this is going to be a fun little stitching project.
Right up my alley.
Instagram? It’s like you know me or something . . .


How about you? What are you working on this week?