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Poinsettia and Snowman Embroidered Towels

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Redwork embroidery is really nice for the holidays.   This embroidery is done on a linen towel. You can click here for more information.


This design is embroidered on a flour sack towel.  I think it's a bit easier to embroider on the cotton flour sack towel to begin with.  This is a simple outline embroidery pattern that's great for beginners or a quick project.   You can click here for more information.

Autumn Birds Kitchen Towel

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My new pattern for autumn is now available!  
I used Gentle Art flosses on a Dunroven House kitchen towel.  I find those towels at the quilt shops in my area.  They may be at Michaels too and other craft shops.  

I transfer my patterns using a lightbox and a #2 Micron pen or a fine Sharpie pen.  On thicker fabric like these towels that are off white the Sharpie pen works well. 

Honey Bees Botanical Fabric

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My  new Spoonflower fabric this week is Bee Botanical Also, Spoonflower is having their two for one sale on fat quarters through November 12! Great deal, don't want to miss it! You can click here for more information 

Butterfly Collection Watercolor Fabric

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This is a fabric sample of the Poly Crepe De Chine from Spoonflower with my  Rainbow Wildflowers pattern printed on it.  It is wonderful dress fabric. 

All four of these fabrics are available in one yard of fabric in my Spoonflower shop. It's called Butterfly Collection and you can click here for more information.  

Redwork Embroidery Needlebooks for the Holidays

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I've been putting together some patterns and needlebooks for the holiday season.  I've been inspired by monograms and thought one would be nice on a needlebook.  I have a few of these available in my Etsy Shop and they are finished with French General fabrics.  I love French General fabrics.    

And a needlebook with some sweet snowman friends.    You can click here for more information.

I also have tea towel kits available with a monogram design on them.  They would be nice for holiday gifts and gift exchanges.   You can click here for more information.


Lupine Embroidery, Birds and Pumpkins

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A customer requested a lupine embroidery pattern and I've been working on it this week. I like working all in purple.   

and some autumn birds on a Dunroven House kitchen towel.  

A new check fabric in my Spoonflower shop called Spring Green Check. You can click here for more information. 

Tulips Fabric and Birthday Greeting Card

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A new tulips fabric available in my Spoonflower shop. It's called Tulips and Butterflies.   You can click here for more information.

And a happy birthday greeting card for a sweet aunt made with the same drawings. You can click here for more information.

Christmas Botanical Mug Rugs Pattern

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Christmas botanical embroidery patterns for holiday crafting.   This one is bayberry.
And a pine cone embroidered with The Gentle Art Sampler Flosses.

There's also holly and a Christmas rose.  I finished them with French General fabrics with a border of thin rick rack.  You can find links to the patterns in the column to the right.

Green Butterfly Fabric and Needlebooks

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New this week is my Green Butterflies fabric with stained glass style wings and pink flower blossoms.  You can find the fabric here.  

I've already sewn them into needlebooks available in my Etsy shop. You can find them here.

On the bottom border is my Cherry Check fabric and you can find that fabric here.

More needlebooks I've sewn lately.  The bird needlebook on the left was made with Spoonflower fabrics also.  You can find it here.

Autumn Placemat Set

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I've put out some of my autumn decorations including these placemats I made from some of my Spoonflower fabrics. 

I've edited some of the fabrics, but most are the same as you see in the placemats.  Here is the link to my Autumn Fabric Collection on Spoonflower.

I bought an autumn bouquet at the store the other day and have been working on a series of drawings of the flowers and want to make new designs with it soon.  Hope you're enjoying lovely autumn days.  

Apricots and Golden Checks Fabrics

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New Farmers Market inspired fabrics this week in my Spoonflower shop. This one is called Apricot Cherry and you can find it here

And a watercolor Sunshine Golden Check that coordinates.

Christmas Botanical Embroidery and Sail Away Fabric

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I've been working on some new hand embroidery designs for Christmas.  I like plants and garden so I'm going with that theme this year.  I plan on finishing them with French General fabrics ~ some of my favorite fabric. 

My latest fabric that is available for sale in my Spoonflower shop.  It's called Sail Away and is bright and colorful for kids items!  It is a digital design.  I worked in illustrator for a time for my designs, but it didn't last long.  I missed the traditional method of pencil, pen and paints.  You can find the fabric here 

Botanical Sketchbook Fabric and September Towel Kit

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My Garden Notes fabric is now available.  It was my entry into the Spoonflower Botanical Sketchbook fabric contest.  The design is printed on the sport lycra fabric from Spoonflower.

September morning glories flour sack towel kit is now available  here in my Etsy shop.

It comes with a nice quality flour sack towel, the red stripe floral fabric and the flosses. Nice bright cheerful towel for gift giving or your own kitchen!

New Embroidery Book and September Morning Glory

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My new hand embroidery book is now available!  It has over 50 patterns, most of which are border patterns for towels, pillowcases and totes.  You can find it in my Etsy shop and here in  my Artfire shop.

And September Morning Glory is available to for September birthdays. All patterns for the twelve months are in the new embroidery book You can find the pattern here in my Artfire shop.  

Royal Blue and Yellow Floral Fabric Collection

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Inspired by French Provencal indigo blue and sunshine yellow fabrics 

Yellow Pansies and Checks fabric inspired by the abundant yellow viola flowers I had in the garden this year.

Provence Blue Floral is a nice accent fabric with several shades of blue.

Provence Yellow Floral is a nice sunshine yellow fabric.



Provence Stripe is a hand painted watercolor stripe.

Watercolor Butterflies Fabric Collection

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Butterflies fabric collection ~ new in my Spoonflower shop. 

Butterflies fabric painted in bright watercolors.  I have several fabrics that coordinate with this one.   

A nice Aqua Teal off set plaid inspired by the overshot weaving patterns used in coverlets. 

A companion geometric pattern Aqua Check fabric.  Nice for kitchen decor.  



Avocado White Check is one of my favorites in the geometric series.  I love the shade of green. 

And a Stripe fabric.  This is a actually horizontal stripe  :)   

Christmas Botanical and Nutcracker Fabrics

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My Christmas fabrics are available in my Spoonflower shop!   You can click here for the Christmas Botanicals fabric.

And some festive nutcrackers in lively holiday colors. You can click here for the Nutcrackers fabric.  

August Poppies Flour Sack Kitchen Towel

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My August poppies pattern is now available in my shops.  You can find the links in the column to the right.

The pattern comes with directions to put a fabric border on a flour sack towel.  A quick and easy project that makes a nice gift for someone with a birthday in August!