Tuesday, August 24, 2010


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From now until September 15th
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on ANY pattern at my website!
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but you guys are all so kind, I know this will not be a problem~

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Doll Pattern!

F~125 Lil' Honey!
Here she is! My newest pattern! I love the way this little girl came out so much I decided to put her into pattern form! She is 20" tall, with spun wool hair and all embroidered details. Instructions are very clear for the simple construction of this doll. The embroidered details are all included, with clear instructions on how to transfer the designs and stitches used. Here are some close-ups of the *cute* details:
F~125 Lil' Honey!
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Little Raggedy I'm working on

Little Raggedy

Close up
Here is a quick snap of this little raggedy I am working on. She is about 20 inches tall. I like the way her embroidered face came out.  I am trying to go with a more vintage look, using more embroidery than paint. She has a little bee print dress on, so I am embroidering her an apron that has a flower pot and bees on it. I don't like the way her arms came out, a little too stained. Its a prim look, just not what I was going for here.  I am starting another-this time I have aged the fabric ahead of time. We'll see how that goes...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What I worked on while on vacation

apron block
detail of embroidery on pocket
Isn't this super cute? It is the first block of a quilt called Grandma's Kitchen, by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I love love love this quilt. I am doing it in 30's and 50's conversation prints and colors. It is all hand applique using the needle turn method. There is plenty of hand stitchery to keep me happy too! I just adore this project!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Primitive Sailor Cat Doll back on ebay

This little gal is looking for a home! She is back on ebay at a reduced price. Please hop on over and take a look at her, she's getting lonely!! LOL!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Autumn Splendor-a new pillow design!

Here is a little sneak peek of my new stitchery pillow, a companion to the Summer Glory pillow. What do you think so far?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Back from vacation!

Wow we did a lot of stuff in the last 2 weeks, from Niagara Falls to the Football Hall of Fame, we drove all over upstate New York, Massachusetts and back through Ohio to Indiana for a basketball tournament for Aidan. Whew! The best part was our 5 day stay in Gloucester,Ma. where we stayed at an Inn on the ocean-so beautiful! We noodled all over Cape Ann and did some antiquing-what fun! There was a sad lack of quilt shops though, I must say! We also visited a lot of shrines, Our Lady of Fatima shrine in New York being one of our favorites. I am definitely refreshed and ready to get back to work-though I am still steadfastly denying the approach of "back to school"!!!
Niagara Falls from the US side

St. Anthony-the most decorated statue out of the hundreds at this shrine! He's my guy!
Our view outside our inn at Gloucester

Aidan and Chelsea goofing around in Essex. We had such a fun time antiquing together!