I have always loved Southwestern Design, but haven't been brave enough incorporate it into my wardrobe too much. But I did find a way to put it on my art desk.
I found this pencil cup at Dollar Tree, for (gasp!) a dollar! Plus tax. : / I had the embroidery thread from my mom. That plus a needle and you have all you need to decorate a pencil cup.
I doubled up the thread because I needed it thicker. I would have used yarn, but I gave it all away after I failed miserably, AGAIN, at attempting to learn how to crochet.
I made sure my stitches covered up the tail, so the inside of the cup wouldn't look too shabby.
I did this without a plan, knowing that I wanted to incorporate at least one arrow. I ended up with two because I liked it so much and one stripe.
Are you dying to try this yet? I want to do another one. I might have to go back to Dollar Tree tomorrow.