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Hand Embroidered Note


I’ve seen several versions of hand embroidered notebook paper and handwriting, but I’m still quite smitten with this sweet, simple embroidered love note from katie.cupcake. What I love even more is the location where she decided to hang it … above her toilet in the bathroom. I always forget about decorating the bathroom, but what a fun, unexpected place to find a bit of art like this!

30 thoughts on “Hand Embroidered Note

  1. miss Kait says:

    Oh wow, this is adorable!!
    – Kait |

  2. Jamie says:

    So cute! Here’s the original on Twig & Thistle:

  3. katie haddox says:

    this is such an honor to be featured here! i updated my blog with some new information regarding this embroidered note. [i’m now selling them in my etsy shop, ]

  4. Concerned Citizen says:

    I have a friend who produces a great blog Twig and Thistle. She is actually creative, original, and relevant. I have known Kathleen a long time and she has worked really hard to produce some genuine original pieces of work that she may or may not sell and to steal an idea like this is pathetic.
    I too have been “inspired” before, but I never would dream of selling products or promoting myself based on someone else’s idea.
    Get your own ideas or not…but stop selling other people’s ideas…BTW my mom with no thumbs can embroider better than that….

  5. Hand Embroidered Note Becky Stern says:

    Katie, the woman who embroidered this, credits Twig and Thistle on her blog as the inspiration for this piece (with a link, even!), but we’ve seen loads of this same concept around the web. (just one example)
    As for your remark about the execution, we have a “be nice” comment policy. Rachel found it lovely enough to post here, and I agree that I like it even better than the original since it’s more cartoon-gradeschool-looking with the thicker stitches.

  6. Rachel Hobson says:

    Thanks for your note. I understand and appreciate your concern for your friend, and I’ve admired Kathleen’s work. In fact, I featured some of Twig and Thistle’s work here last weekend:
    However, as I mention in the post, this isn’t the first instance of embroidered notebook paper and writing that I’ve seen. Here are a few other examples
    As Becky mentioned, Katie gave credit to Kathleen in her post and linked to the inspiration piece. When I initially posted this project, the notes were not offered for sale. That may be an issue the two artists need to discuss together.
    Finally, while it’s perfectly acceptable to express concern over a project, we ask that all readers keep their comments respectful. Thanks so much for understanding.

  7. lucy says:

    i think the embroidery is awsome tho.. =) i wanna be pro like you!!!

  8. katie haddox says:

    Dear concerned citizen:
    I appreciate your concern, and Kathleen from Twig and Thistle shared the same concerns with me via e-mail. I have replied to her e-mail (several weeks ago now) with the knowledge that I best have regarding the matter and have not yet heard back from her. If there is further concern I am sure it will be addressed appropriately between Kathleen and myself.
    I have seen several people crying fowl play and “copyright infringement” over this piece, but it concerns me that people post these alarms to twitter, blogs, and forums but never attempt to contact me. Everywhere I notice the concern I find that there is easily a link to my Etsy shop or blog which would allow them to contact me personally. I happened to come back to this blog post and discovered your concern, but had I not randomly come back I would not have known about it. If someone is going to post a concern publicly they should also consider posting a comment on the blog our source of the concern so it may properly be addressed.
    Obviously your comment isn’t meant to be taken kindly and I understand there are a lot of people that think the first work they see is always the original (people just tend to be closed-minded like that), but as pointed out by the author of the post as well as other commenters, there are a lot of works like this already in circulation. One of the works linked to was created in 2004 (which far outdates Kathleen’s work). There are countless examples of these hand-made notes on the web and it seems to be generally accepted that the idea of a handwritten note (in stiched form, written form, or some other form) is essentially not copyrightable as it has been in the public domain for hundreds of years (lined paper has existed since the 14th century).
    Thank you to those who have already replied to this comment and I appreciate everyone’s understanding that copyright issues are not as simple as everyone thinks and I would encourage everyone to do research before assuming someone has violated a copyright.

  9. Alexandria says:

    I really want to make some, it would be great for my college fundraiser… I wonder if she would mind. Of course I’ll ask frist.
    Thank you for posting!!

  10. addie says:

    I am just learning embroidery for embelishing crazy quilts, which I am also just learning, this project is so adorable and great for someone just getting the hang of the craft.
    Thank you B)
    Just as an aside because the eaarlier conversation made me feel bad to read.
    To me, the worst part of being public with an anger fueled, disagreement is that it makes the people not involved uncomfortable. Also if it turns out you are making a mistake you are going to feel like a dope.
    Sorry to lecture, I used to have a quick temper and have had to make some embarrasing apolgies in my life. lol

  11. Alicia says:

    To be honest… I like yours better than the original. It has personality to it compared to the other one. Not knocking the original too much, but simply I can see where you put your own spin to it and I love it.

  12. Danielle says:

    This is totally going to make a clever 1st year anniversary gift for my boyfriend.

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  14. Kevin says:

    Too much creativity in this and now going to try

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