Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Needlebooks and Sewing Bag

I've been busy making Christmas needlebooks.  They make great gifts for your crafty friends.  Put in some needles, pins, buttons and such.  Great way to say, "I'm thinking of you".  

I'm taking a Craftsy class called "Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers" and this is the first project.  

I learned a lot in the class.  The instructor is wonderful and explains things very well.  Lots and lots of zippers in this project.  There are two pages of vinyl pockets and each pocket has a zipper.  So I learned to work with mesh, vinyl and zipper yardage.   

It was a fun class.  I'm taking a break before starting the next bag in the class.  Probably after the holidays.  I've already filled my bag with sewing accessories and use it frequently. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just Cross Stitch 2014 Christmas Ornament Issue

My little frosty cross stitch ornament is in the 2014 Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament issue along with a lot of really cute ornaments and projects.   
Lots of projects to work on for the holiday season! 

I was also very excited to learn my Redwork Borders hand embroidery pattern was selected for embroidery pattern of the year for 2014 on the Craftsy Blog

Here are a couple more new fabrics from my Spoonflower collection.  A Cornflower Blue blue watercolor check that is a nice accent fabric. 

And a fun lavender polka dot with watercolor spatter in darker purple colors. Another nice accent fabric or home décor fabric.  You can find the Lavender Dots fabric here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cricket Bugs Watercolor Fabric and Redwork Rabbit

Some fun bug fabric this week from my Spoonflower collection called "Crickets" ~ great for Halloween!  

September Morning Glory from my birth month flower series is now available in my Artfire shop.  All of the designs are the same size so they can be easily finished with framing or sewing. 
And October Marigold with soft golden autumn shades with some pink, orange and purple.

My daughter is off to college now and I found this redwork embroidery pillow that she made when she was in kindergarten.  Think I'll keep this one around.  Have a great Halloween weekend!   


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