Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about hand embroidery. There are 3 videos below! The first is brand new, and the second and third are videos that I shot a little while back (my hair is so long, and I look so young, lol).
This first video will be how to transfer your embroidery designs, and also how to use interfacing on the back of your embroidery:
Hey everyone! Special treat for you today, LOL! I’ve shot a video, talking about my new “Everything Patterns” e-book, which will be released soon!
This e-book will have over 50 embroidery/coloring patterns! This includes some continuing borders that you can use for the edging on a table cloth, on a table runner, the hem of a skirt or some cute curtains…. You will also get some corner designs which are great for napkins, table cloths, and quilt blocks and borders. Plus you will get a number of projects for both fabric and paper that you can use with the embroidery/coloring patterns. (In a future post, I will give you a sneak peak of some of the patterns included in the ebook.)
First of all, I’d like to thank you for the incredible response we had to the survey I sent out the other day! Wow! You guys had so many great ideas, and the feedback you gave will really help me with this new product I’m developing! I’ve got lots of ideas brewing! There’s still time to give us your opinions and ideas, just click here.
What a great time we had at Sew Along Day this past Saturday! We gave away lots of fun prizes, and people told me that they got a lot of sewing done- Yippee! We even had a “dance break” at the end! If you weren’t able to make it, click here to see what you missed! (more…)
Hello!! Here we are!! It’s Catching Up Sew Along Day and I’m so glad you are here!! This is a fun opportunity to get caught up on your Maggie’s First Dance Free Block of the Month, and I’m so excited to see how your blocks are coming along!
As I post updates, I will add to the TOP of this post- so if you are just joining us, scroll down to the bottom where it says “Introduction.” Remember, I’ll be posting every hour, so remember to refresh your page! (more…)
I’ve been working on a project that I think you are going to like- or at least I hope you will, lol! One of the things people have told me that they like most about my free Block of the Month is the options that it provides – three different ways to make each block. One of those options is embroidery, and we are seeing it more and more, on all kinds of projects. Why not? The supplies are very inexpensive and it’s so fun and relaxing.
Folks have been asking me for more embroidery patterns :)
Also – can we talk about the adult coloring book craze?
Sew Along Day is coming on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from noon to 4 pm Eastern time (NYC time). I hope you will join us! We will be sharing what we are working on, giving away great prizes, and having tons of fun! The online Sew Along will take place here on my blog and over on my Facebook page.
Since we will be busy stitching the day away, no one wants to think about making dinner, right? Wouldn’t it be nice, after a long day of sewing, to simply dip into the crock pot for a delicious meal? Here are 11 ideas for you! Just pop open a bag of pre-cut salad mix and your dinner is complete! I’ve included some make ahead dessert ideas, too.
I hope you will join me for my third annual live Sew Along! On Saturday, September 17, 2016 (that’s just over a week away), we’ll be “meeting” via Facebook and here on my blog. This will be a fun day of sewing to catch up on the Maggie’s First Dance Block of the Month. Or maybe, you are already caught up, but you’d like to make some extra blocks. Maybe you haven’t even started yet and you need a littlekick in the butt gentle persuasion to get you going!
Hey there! Thanks for joining us! Let’s get started!
The fourth block for Maggie’s First Dance Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.) (more…)
Hi there! This is a quick post today- I just wanted to share this FREE embroidery pattern with you, called Friendly Jack-O-Lantern. As you can see, he’s not at all frightening!
I am thinking about fall projects and decorating… I got some new fall wreaths the other day (one for the front door, and one for over the fireplace mantle.) I decided to put them up, even though it’s just a little early :) And yesterday, I made a large apple cake– that really made the house smell homey and put me in a “cozy mood”! (First time I made this recipe and I highly recommend it. I didn’t have orange juice or oranges, so I squeezed the juice of a fresh lemon into a measuring cup, added water to make 1/4 cup, and added a couple of drops of orange oil. Delicious!)
Just click here to get your free pattern. What will you make with it?? Remember it can be resized to make it larger or smaller, and you don’t necessarily even have to embroider it! Give us some ideas in the comments!!
Do you love fall? I’m getting ready! Today I wanted to share a couple of pretty projects with you. I don’t know why, but I think that fall projects look especially beautiful when you add a bit of shimmer- maybe because it brightens up what can be a bit of a dark palette. That *sparkle* makes your projects extra pretty!
We will be making a double-sided, hang-able ornament- perfect to hang in a window, from a door knob, use as a gift topper… And then we will make a pillow, too.
This post will also appear over at the Thermoweb blog– be sure to stop by and see all of the fabulous projects and creative ideas being shared over there!