Friday, April 22, 2011

New line: Pendants

Good morning!

I have launched a new line that will be available through my Etsy store.

These three embroidered pendants are my favorite flowers to embroider: a purple iris, snowdrops and a pink spiderweb rose.

I do have one pendant frame remaining and am conflicted on which flower to embroider to complete the piece! Please help me decide - vote on your favorite flower to enter the giveaway!

How to enter:
* Post a comment here with your favorite flower (1 entry)
* Tweet about this contest (2 entries)

The giveaway concludes on Wednesday, April 27th! Check the blog for which flower has been chosen and who has won the pendant!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good evening, every one!
The after noon was spent at the day job, sadly. When I got home, I was eager to finish up a card in rich burgundy and green.

I am planning on having new book marks show up at the store, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New line: rings


As I mentioned earlier, I have been interested in getting into a new line of embroidery: embroidered jewelry. I have settings for pins/brooches and necklaces. I am shopping around for ring settings :)

Here is the first of the new line. Peach colored rose ring!
Keep an eye out for more pieces to roll off of my coffee table :) I invite your comments!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Push Cakes

A question in Etsy forums made me wonder about a 'push cake'. Having no idea what it was, I did a quick search.

The pictures look so lovely! I'm not a very good cook, but for this I would certainly try! Has any one else tried to make these?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Craft Idea for children

In visiting my favorite seller, NormasTreasures, I found a wonderful craft idea for children!
Child Craft wearing sticks

I can attest to hours of joy after being taught silk ribbon embroidery as a child. Wouldn't this be a wonderful idea for a craft to occupy a child during a stormy night or vacation?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bunny, bunny cotton tail!

This is still one of my favorite cards! Working on some new garden flowers, with beaded charms and insects. Which would animals & insects would you like to see at my shop?

Lazy Daisy stitch

Chenille needle
Embroidery needle
Embroidery Floss in DMC
Yellow floss 741
cream ribbon
Complementary Ribbon for 937 & 956

Using 9741 floss, make a french knot.

Using 956 pink, thread two plies of embroidery floss on an embroidery needle. Bring it up as near to the knot (at the blue dot in the picture). Form a loop and hold it in place with your finger or a second needle.Pull the needle through the linen to form a petal - shaped loop.
Holding the loop with your finger, place the needle as close as you can to where you brought the needle up. Bring the needle through to the back of the linen. You've formed a lazy daisy stitch, perfect for flowers, chains and borders!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coupon Code is ending!


I just wanted to let every one know that the coupon code is ending this week! Don't miss out on your chance to save 20% on your order!
Code: twitter

*edit* Code has ended!

Tulip Tutorial!

Hello every one,

Can't sleep tonight and wish to be productive. Go grab your sewing supplies and lets make a tulip bookmark!

The tulip flower is stitched with a straight stitch and ribbon stitches. I find it best to choose about three different colors - even if the pinks are slightly different, it will look nice.

Set up about three different straight stitches with a good green floss.
The first tulip (the left most one) is created with three stitches. Place two ribbon stitches very close together and leave some slack so that they create that nice curl. Pull up the last stitch at the center of the flower and place it over the top, between the two ribbon stitches.
The second tulip (in red) is created with a single straight stitch! These will look great as buds.
The third flower (in pink) was created in the same manner as the first flower- two close placed ribbon stitches. You can use variations of this technique for a beautiful, natural look!

Saturday, April 9, 2011



I am buckling down to work on some new tutorials and I thought I'd compile a list of the past tutorials.

Tutorial List:
Spider web roses:

Leaf tutorial:

Fuchsia Stem tutorial

Fuchsia Tutorial:

Now I'm setting up for tulips, snowdrops & bluebells!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Twitter has shared with me a very interesting link on how to make a staple free note pad.

It would be a marvelous way to wile away next Saturday, wouldn't it?

One of my new ideas is to begin embroidering jewelry - broaches and necklaces. I have been shopping around for suppliers- if you know of any, please drop me a line!

I'd like to thank ScrapHappyLyrebird for featuring one of my items in the Sew Cute Treasury. I have to admit that it is very cute! Come check it out at your leisure come check out the sew cute treasury!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Treasury Trove


I am interested in any Spring Treasuries that you have made or have been featured in. It would be great if they were needle work, but it doesn't have to be exclusive! Please comment with a link, I'd like to promote them on Twitter.

Thanks for reading!
Hello every one!
I was recently diagnosed with tendonosis, which has put a bit of a cramp on my sewing! But I sew a bit every day, its very therapeutic!
To make room for new items, I'm offering a sale!

Announcing coupon code for twitter followers: 20% off with code twitter from entire stock

If you follow me on twitter, you'll see all of my new items and the
items that I am promoting.

Be well!