Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Neddlecraft| Embroidered Welcome Pineapple

Aloha friends, this is my embroidered Welcome Pineapple!

Pineapples have long been a symbol of hospitality and welcome.  I received the little pineapple pattern as a welcome gift to the StudioMMe Super Stitcher's Club.  (Click here to learn about the Club.)

What I Did:  Stitching this pattern, I used split stitch on the leaves and the letters.  For the "w's" in the pineapple, I stitched with running stitch.  On the rest of the pineapple, I used back stitch.

My daughter has claimed this Welcome Pineapple as her own!  I will be pleased to see it hanging in her home as a way to greet guest.

Wishing everyone happy crafting moments and thank you for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sewing| Sparkling Hearts Apron

Happy Valentines Day Friends!  I made this Sparkling Hearts Apron to celebrate the day.

What I Did:  I drafted the apron pattern from the book,  "The Perfect Apron" by Rob Merritt. I enjoyed applying frilly ruffles and a touch of pink bias tape to the perimeter of apron.  I also hand-stitched the perimeter of the apron using White DMC Pearl Cotton Thread No. 8. 

What I Used:
1. Brother & Sister Fabric - Cotton Fabric,  Assorted Hearts from Hobby Lobby (no link available) 
2. Waverly Inspirations - Cotton Fabric, Red from WalMart. (Click here)
3. Wrights Double Fold Bias Tape, 1/4 inch, Pink from Joann. (Click here)
4. White DMC Pearl Cotton Thread No. 8 from Joann. (Click here)

Happy crafting everyone.  Thank you for visiting my blog!  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Needlecraft| Embroidered "Fresh Squeeze"

Welcome friends, look at "Fresh Squeeze" my 1st finished Super Stitchers' Club Kit from Studio MME!

This kit was so much fun to stitch.  As Megan, owner and design head of Studio MME states, "It's bright and colorful and tart!"  I used three simple stitches to embroider this design; back stitch, split stitch and running stitch.  The floss provided in the kit is from Sublime Stitching and was such a pleasure to work with I did not experience an exposure of knotting or twisting floss throughout the entire project!  That is a big plus in my embroidery world!

If you enjoy or would like to learn to embroidery checkout Studio MME at this link (StudioMME) and Sublime Stitching at this link (SublimeStitching) for great kits, floss and embroidery instruction.  I did not receive anything for endorsing these companies.  I just enjoy supporting companies that provide just customer service and excellent products!

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Comments at always welcomed.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sewing| Gracie Wearing Beagle Puppy Fleece Coat

Warm wishes everyone!  Here is the picture I promised to share of Gracie, the little beagle, wearing her Beagle Puppy Fleece Coat!

Her owner, Erica, says, "Gracie likes her coat!" I love the little story the photo shares of the progression of the coat from start to happy finish.

Today that groundhog saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter weather.  So glad Gracie has her coat to keep her warm! (Hahaa)

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sewing| Beagle Puppy Fleece Coat

Hi friends!  Today I share my cute, handmade fleece Beagle Puppy Coat.

My co-worker, Erica, needed a coat for her little beagle.  This little sweetie rides in the truck with Erica's husband on many adventures and was getting chilly when going outdoors in this brisk winter weather!

I used Blizzard Fleece Spotted Puppy from Joann  (Click here for Fabric) and It's So Easy Simplicity Pattern A1271 purchased from WalMart.  Erica's puppy is small but has a 21 inch belly.  So I cut a size medium to fit that tummy!

 If I get a photo of puppy wearing the coat I will share with you!  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Comments are always welcome.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Crochet| Tweed Stripe Scarf

Hello friends, I'm happily presenting my crocheted, handmade Tweed Stripe Scarf!

I always seem to take the time to crochet a scarf during my Christmas holiday.  This year I made this lovely scarf using a simple double crochet stitch.  

In the past, I have found striped yarns produced unflattering color patterns in my crocheted pieces.  I was very happy with the color pattern I achieved working with Charisma, Tweed Stripe Yarn, in the color of Cappuccino, by Loops & Threads. The stripes blend softly into a tweed pattern with no extra crochet stitch pattern manipulation.  I purchased this yarn from Michaels.  (Click here to view Charisma Tweed Stripe Yarn.)

Thank you for visiting my blog!  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Needlecraft| Embroidered & Felt Applique Animals In Hoops

Hello everyone, here's my collection of Embroidered and Felt Applique Animals in Hoops!

I am so very pleased with my little collection of handcrafted animals.  The felt applique llama, fox, owl and flamingo are kits from Dimensions Crafts which can be purchased from Amazon.  (Click here for felt applique kits.)  The cross-stitch owl kit is from Bucilla which can also be purchased from Amazon.  (Click here for owl kit.) 

Embroidery and felt applique will be a main feature in projects posted on the blog throughout 2018.  Hope you will enjoy viewing them as much as I will enjoy making them!

Thank you for visiting my blog!