I've always been a bit of crafter; specifically, I like to embroider when inspiration strikes. Well, this weekend, inspiration struck when I came upon the book "A Rainbow of Stitches" at Joann Fabrics. Embroidery and cross-stitching are funny hobbies because the design options are limited, that is of course unless you are into duck or teddy bear designs.
Here's a piece I embroidered straight onto stretched canvas back in 2006. I stitched directly over a pencil sketch.
The design was pulled from Barry Moser's illustration for "Lewis Carroll's Alice: Alice in Wonderland"...a very, very cool book.
peruse this book. You won't be sorry. Designs are varied, from seed pods to good luck charms. I can't wait to dig into it--I'm already brainstorming the holiday gifts this book will inspire.