Friday, December 26, 2014

Ecclectic

Having fun decorating with little details and a lovely vintage style afghan...

Tiny cabinet of curiosities with a bit of moss, some crystals and mini charms was fun to decorate.


This floral granny square afgan was a sweet find.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hand Stitched Felt Baby Booties

I found this sweet baby bootie pattern online for free at Craft Foxes. Use wool felt and some embroidery floss to make a gorgeous gift for that upcoming baby shower.

I added a flap closure with snaps instead of ribbon ties.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Crewel Monogram

Just a quick pick of a new class I am teaching at Fancy Tiger this winter...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mother Bear Project

I have been taking a much needed break from my crafty life, and focusing instead on meditation. Of late I have been looking inwards to understand how I can contribute to the good of the world...then I found this- www.motherbearproject.org

People from around the world knit and crochet bears from the same pattern, and then donate them to the project. I ordered a pattern and immediately went to work stitching up some bears. They are a mix of yarns, some wool, some cotton and acrylic. Lots of texture and color. They were knitted in the round with 4 dpl in size 7. I enjoyed making them so very much.



If you are looking for a simple way to give some of your heart to a child, this is a great option. They have patterns for a knitted flat, knitted in the round or crochet bear. Each bear is given to a child affected by AIDS in Africa, Haiti and other places.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Vintage Embroidered Dolls

These are my newest creations... hand embroidered dolls from vintage photos. Available in my etsy shop!

Fierce



Geisha


Goddess



Frida


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Crewel Embroidery Kit- Creature!

This new kit is available in my Etsy Shop-



Learn gorgeous stitches...including laid work, french knots, chain stitch and more!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ornate Scissors, Crewel Embroidery Kit

Crewel embroidery is done using wool yarn rather than embroidery floss. It was a big-time craft in the 60's and 70's. It's very rare to find a crewel kit anymore unless you are a vintage craft kit hunter...like me! I decided to create my own crewel kits and this is the first of three that I am working on.

This project has been such a learning experience. First designing it, then editing it on the computer, printing it on fabric, stitching it up, making instructions, and finally packaging it up.

It is available in 3 colors-

Teal


 Fuchsia


 Forest

www.etsy.com/listing/183515834/ornate-scissors-crewelembroidery-kit 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ornate Crewel Scissors

I have just completed my first crewel embroidery kit! This lovely pair is scissors is done entirely using the couching stitch with a few French knots for added detail. This, along with several other kits will be available soon in my etsy shop...stay tuned!



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rag Doll

I love this sweet little rag doll! I will be teaching how to make her at Fancy Tiger March 30th and May 18th.
http://fancytiger.com/sewndoll.html