Embroidering (Page 3)

Reading is fun! Should we settle for ho-hum glasses or glass cases? BAH! Our glasses and their accessories should be every bit as enjoyable as our books and bookmarks. So… here’s my latest additional to our reading corner… a glass case that’s sure to please young and old alike! TheRead More →

What I should be doing is sleeping… I’m about 80% better, sleep could actually take me to 100%!!! Instead, I was working on the babushka doll. I have her done, but since I’m not sure what I’m doing with her yet, her side seams are open until I blanket stitchRead More →

Materials: 10” wooden embroidery hoop 2 pieces unbleached muslin, 16” x 16” 1 piece thin cotton batting, 16” x 16” Ecru crochet thread (candlewicking or embroidery floss) 16” of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon Washable marker for tracing Placement pattern Mushroom pattern 1] Make copies of placement pattern and mushroom patterns. 2]Read More →

Way back in the 80s, candlewicking made a comeback. Candlewicking is an interesting Colonial craft technique where ecru thread is used to embroider designs on ecru fabric, traditionally unbleached muslin. Candlewick is the unbleached cotton thread that is used for making candles, something most Colonial families had available for use.Read More →

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Several months ago I shared a project I had justRead More →

The directions are now complete for turning our Valentine Brooch into our Valentine Necklace. I made the necklace first, and as an after thought, removed the heart and turned it into a brooch. When Fairy came over, she was heartbroken. She loved the necklace. Well, it took Gammy about 2Read More →

I wanted to share these great needlework pieces I recently dug out of storage. My mom made these while she was pregnant with me, and they hung in my nursery. I had them out briefly in our old house, but they have sadly been packed away for the past threeRead More →

  As promised, I completed the pattern and directions for our Puppy Dog Doorstop, Horace. Although I love the Kitty Cat Doorstop, Jasper, I’m a dog person, and this little guy just tickles my fancy! In the directions I included the felt and embroidery floss colors I used, but goRead More →

Edit: Directions for our Doorstop Puppy can be found HERE. Yesterday I turned my doggy doodle into our Puppy Dog Doorstop. Meet Horace. And despite common misconceptions, cats and dogs can exist harmoniously! Horace and Jasper have become fast friends and can be found skulking about, looking for mischief and mayhem.Read More →

The good news is I got the directions for the Kitty Cat Doorstop posted in the Crafting Club Patterns. If you are new to the site you'll see that many of our patterns are FREE for public viewing, whereas some can only be viewed by Crafting Club members. Membership and patternsRead More →

  Materials: Felt color A Felt color B Embroidery floss color A Embroidery floss color B 2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes Stuffing (wool or polyfil) Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom Pattern Directions: (All seamsRead More →

  EDIT: Pattern for the Doorstop Cat can be found HERE. Well…over break I was able to design the pattern for the cat doorstop, and finished him this morning. He’s purrfect! He weighs in around a pound, which wouldn’t be enough to hold open a door in a torrential wind, but he’llRead More →

I finally finished the hobby horses. Boy, these sure have been a long undertaking. It’s not that making the individual horses took that long, but when you design something instead of following a pattern, you wind up with a couple beta runs and there’s usually at least some “tweakage”! The last pieceRead More →

The pattern and directions for this wise old owl is now available in the FREE Pattern section. This one took me a bit longer to make than the pussycat…about 2 hours…but still a quick little project to make at the last minute to give to an avid reader. Use my design, theRead More →

Make this book mark for a stocking stuffer or a token gift for a friend who loves to read. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s cute… definitely my kind of project. Enjoy! Materials: 8” x 4” piece of wool felt for book mark 4” x 6” piece of wool feltRead More →

The other day I was going through some old books and came upon a wool penny rug that I’ve wanted to make for years…I shared the pic last week. I know I don’t have enough time right now to tackle a rug, but I wanted to use the wool pennies for SOMETHING!Read More →