Monday, November 26, 2012

Needlebooks, Scissor Fobs and Pinnies

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend (US readers :)  Last week I made some more needlebooks from my Spoonflower fabrics.  I also made some beaded scissor fobs with different color themes and charms at the end.  Now I need to think about making some more fabrics to  have some new samples to work with in 2013.   
I also made some pinnies for our local Christmas craft fair in a couple weeks.  These have some of my fabric samples in them too.  They are fun to make and cheerful little gifts.  I've also designed a cross stitch pattern for January birthdays that I will be starting soon and hope to have a preview for you next week. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Redwork Tea Towel Kits and Notebook Covers

I've put together some redwork embroidery tea towel kits in my Etsy Shop and have three Christmas redwork kits available now.  They come with the towel, hand dyed floss from The Gentle Art and the pattern.  Quick and fun projects.    

I love these linen guest towels.  They are easy to embroider and look nice on display too.  I used one strand of floss to embroider the snowman design since it is an intricate design and was worried it would look to crowded and undefined with two.  

I have a collection of tea towels I made this year so will plan on making kits for all of them.  Fun little projects that make nice gifts too. 

I'm still working on some things for our local craft show next month.  These are little notebook covers with pockets that hold a small tablet and pen.  A little smaller than the composition notebook cover.  Something different.  Spoonflower is having free shipping today through tomorrow 12 noon EST!  Great time to buy fun Spoonflower fabric!    

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Beginner Stitcher's Kit and Needlebooks

I've put together some embroidery kits for beginning stitchers or anyone who would like to try a sampling of different fabrics and flosses to embroider with.  They have several pieces of different fabrics, several types of flosses and a collection of little embroidery patterns to try.  All of it is put in a patchwork tote so they make nice gifts! 
I've been making some needlebooks for the holidays using my Spoonflower fabrics.  They have pockets inside and felt pages.  Cheerful little gifts! 

For our local craft show in December I've been making a little of this and a little of that.  I love to make covered journals using composition books.  Fun to "fussy-cut" fabrics and frame them in with other fabrics.  This one was made with the fun fruit ladies fabric.  So cute. 

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