I found this Etsy shop recently and I love the sketchy designs.
I also started following Pam’s blog and other stalkable social media things, she’s a rather creative lady and I love her work.
I picked up a pile of colours that I thought were pretty and while I love the open endedness of the project it’s also a bit daunting to just have to ‘wing it’. Getting it all organized since it’s a good portable craft and then I’ll start madly stitching.
I have no clue where it is but I want to live there.
Found these at a thrift store in Kensington Market in Toronto. Also, why didn’t I have a Hoedown in Grade 1?!
Next mission is an authentic looking shirt to stitch on this collection. Oh and expand the collection too.
I love patterns and tutorial and instructions to make things. I collect far too many but someday I’ll get to them, someday. I get that you work hard to make something and it’s ‘yours’ in a sense but I super duper love when creators are willing to let you take their project and run with it, make your own and give and sell them. Like this lovely lady, this tutorial turned licensed pattern and now my friend Mollie!
A while back we collaborated on a project and it’s now part of her new commercially licensed products. This means you can take her cute adorable embroidery patterns and put them on things you make and sell them for your own little crafty profit. The commercial license is here as an add on in her shop, if you already own her patterns you just nab it and there’s no need to purchase the patterns again. Sharing the love is great!
You can pick up the pattern for the Make a Memory game here.
How fun are these?
Made from vintage linens found while thrifting. Some are embellished with some hand stitching. Get Batman and Robin here and the Wonder Woman here.
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Tagged batman, embroidery, hoops, reusing, robin, thrifting, up cycling, wall art, wonder woman
Well I have to say Friday night was pretty stinking amazing. I was super pumped about heading out to Impresario to see Lucky Jackson’s work in the gallery. It was also the official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the store. My clutches, wallets and some other items are available for purchase there and so it was nice to support the store on such an important day.
But the highlights of the night were 1) meeting Lucky Jackson, who actually stopped me as I tried to nonchalantly sneak past her “Hey! Are you SewTara?!” (darn purple hair) 2) seeing some of her amazing pieces in person and 3) meeting Chantilly. It was truly an awesome night.
If you happen to live out that way, or head East out of Toronto you should pop into the shop. Rebecca, the owner and curator, is selling some lovely handmade items. Currently I have almost a whole shelf to myself. I went in a bit early and dropped off a new batch of items for her to carry. Good news is it’s all on display and ready to go home to happy people. Bad news is she took everything I had and now I have to get sewing all over again!
I also created a new product, some fun hair clips and about half of them are living on the check out counter.
A while back I signed up for Wild Olive‘s stitch swap. It was round robin style so the person I sent to isn’t the person who sent to me, which is a fun way to do it and keep it all secret.
Here’s what I made for my partner.
It’s a copy of a piece I made myself a while back. I just changed the colours to fit her favourites.
And here are the surprises I got.
I love how she wrote along the hoop, it’s a nice touch and will stay with the art.
I found this fun little pattern a while back and planned on having it ready for Valentine’s Day but you know how things get. I managed to finish them on the weekend. Such a cute idea and really quick to complete. I changed things up, not following instructions exactly again and stitched mine on the sides.
Pattern and instructions here.
Congrats to Christine who is the lucky winner of the Cozy Blue pattern! Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and of course to Cozy Blue for the generous donation.
Thanks to the plague that got me I’ve only just traced my design and plunked it in a hoop. Not sure I’ll have much to reveal on Friday.
That’s no big secret, Mollie is just super awesome. I was very happy for her when I saw her featured in the past issue of Mollie Makes. Plus, like a weenie, I also chucked at Mollie being featured in Mollie.
I printed out her cuckoo clock pattern and set to work making this hoop art for my craft space.
If you’ve never seen Mollie Makes you are missing out on a very pretty and inspirational part of life! It’s a magazine from the UK and while I’ve never had the privledge of holding a paper copy I do have a digital subscription(also in the app store) with Zinio.
If you’d like to get Mollie’s cuckoo clock pattern it’s available here in her shop.
I made my adorable little brooch, of course late at night once again so I Instagrammed it (is that a word now?). I’m growing quiet the little collection of handmade accessories, I’ll have to post them soon.
Next up is this great embroidery pattern. It’s for your family tree, which could include loved ones and pets too.
Not only is it a fun little project I have an even funner part (yes, I really talk like that in person) I contacted CozyBlue and they’ve agreed to give away 1 copy of the pattern to a lucky blog reader. Check out the Flickr group to see all the fun creations people have made using their patterns.
Leave a comment here until Tuesday February 28th and I’ll announce a winner in my post on Wednesday. For fun tell me what you love from the shop.
I think these are really nice.