Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Snowman Embroidered Gift Bag and Give Thanks

I have been working on this Christmas gift bag project this week.  I'm hoping it will be accepted to the Moda Bake Shop site.  I've been wanting to do a tutorial for the site for a while because I love Moda fabrics and use them all the time.  I used French General fabrics for this bag.  If it's not accepted on there then I will put the tutorial on here anyway.  It's a fun quick little project.  You can fill it up with fun things at Christmas time to give to someone special then they can use the bag too!    

This is a part of my new design "Give Thanks" that I'm getting ready for the online Needlework show next month.  I'm looking forward to it!  Always love to see all the new designs from everyone.  Hope you'll be able to stop by, it's open 24 hours.    

Friday, September 21, 2012

Needlebook Bike, Jellyfish and Sewing Notions

More needlecases this week!  I used my bicycle fabric in this one that I designed for one of the contests on Spoonflower.  It has pockets on the inside and felt for the needles.  

Pink Jellyfish!  Another Spoonflower contest fabric.  I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this summer and saw the jellyfish there.  So delicate looking and float so peacefully in the water.  They were neat. 

A sewing notions fabric with those fun tomato pincushions everyone used to have.  Some stork scissors too.  I think all needleworkers should have a pair of stork scissors... 

I felt very ambitious last weekend and started this quilt top.  This is the most challenging one to date for me with the diamond pattern and the triangles.  So far so good ~ well there are several seams that don't match up but it still came together okay so I'm not complaining :) Now I need to find the perfect backing fabric for it.  Still searching.  Hope you have a good weekend!  Happy Autumn tomorrow.    

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Needlebooks with Lemons, Dress Forms and Fish

Craft show season is coming up so I've been working some little things to have in my booth and in my shops.   

I used my Spoonflower Lemons fabric for this one.  It has felt pages inside and some pockets for scissors and other little things.

I used one of my embroidery patterns in this fabric and put some watercolor in the flowers.

I used Spoonflower Dress Forms fabric for this one.  It has a nice soft pink background.

Watercolor fish fabric for this one.  I designed this fabric for one of Spoonflower's contests with the theme of "Sea Creatures". 

I used Spoonflower Under the Sea fabric for this one.  It has a soft blue watercolor background  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn Fruit and Redwork Christmas Ornaments

New patterns for a new month!  I finished my Autumn Fruit design.  It says "nature sweet autumn fruit".  I like advertisements for fruit, especially those put on boxes and crates from orchards.  Apples are one of my favorite fruits.   

I wanted to make some more Christmas ornaments this year.  This is a set of six redwork embroidery ornaments.  I used a different shade of red from the Gentle Art for each one.  On some of them I used just one strand which gives the design a nice lacy look, the snowman was done with one strand throughout.  I mixed it up within the others.     

I was one of the lucky designers chosen for the Norden's Needleworkers blog feature this month, I'm very excited!  It's really fun to go and read about different designers and shops in the industry.  Nice way to get to know them better.   Lots of variety to read about and free  patterns too!  This is my free pattern I will be offering when my post is put up on the 19th.  Hope you'll stop by! 

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