Archive | June 2021

And the Winner Is…

The blog tour GiveAWAY for the Embellished Art Embroidery Project Planner was a success! A big thank you to everyone of you who left a comment, and thoughts.

LynnMarie Pitticco was chosen in a random drawing as the winner for the book!

For those of you who would like to buy a copy, check the listing here on C&T’s website.

Happy Stitching! ~Christen


Embellished Art Embroidery Project Planner

by Christen Brown

Everything You Need to Dream, Plan and Organize 12 Projects!

This is a 12-month planner, but your planning can begin at any time of the year. For a quick reference guide, you can list Events by month, under My Creative Goals. My Action Plan provides a place to list the specific details of these projects such as Task List/Action, Due, and Completed, in a monthly overview format.

The main portion of the book revolves around the 12 Project color wheel and 12-month Project Log. There are 4 pages dedicated for each of the 12 main projects. In addition to the large projects, there is a Small Projects log, and a Works-in-Progress Log. There are also blank pages throughout the book for you to jot down notes, and Future Project Ideas.

Another helpful feature is the tracking section for your monthly/yearly activities. This section includes the Class Tracker, Stitch Along Time with Friends, Holiday Projects Tracker, Gift Tracker, and Competitions & Show Entries. Your social activities and contacts such as Guilds and Organizations, Stitching Friends, and upcoming Conferences can be listed with dates, addresses, and phone numbers. Your favorite stores and repair shops are important too, so there is a spot to list them as well.

The planner ends with a Reference section, that includes The Basics, Choosing the Correct Needle, Tips from the Field and Embroidery Specifics. Sprinkled throughout the planner you will find close-up sections of 14 of my previously published artworks, and a few inspirational pages, that I hope will encourage your creative spirit to enjoy and breathe in the moment.

It just makes sense to keep all of your creative aspirations, goals and information in one handy planner, because your brain can only hold so much information in it at one time! I hope that you all enjoy the well-planned creative journey!

If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of my book, please leave a comment below with your name and make sure that your email address shows! This contest will run until midnight, Sunday, June 19th, 2021, PST. I will alert the winner Monday morning.

Good Luck, and keep stitchin’ my friends!


Spiders and Webs

Christen Brown Spring ’19

Spiders Hide in the Dusk

If you know my work, you know that I sneak a spider and a web into many of my creations. I am in awe of the beauty of a spiderweb, but deathly afraid of real-life spiders! In recreating a spiderweb, I try to capture the beauty of the delicate woven structure. However, when I embroider the spider, I try to create a more whimsical version to somehow confront my fear!

Thank you for looking, and Happy Stitching to you all!