Friday, January 14, 2011

Ta Da! Two New Designs!

Let Us Be Truly Thankful, the Valentine Edition

It is a little hard to see in the photo, but there are heart-shaped puffs of smoke rising from the chimney, and a white bird perched on the flower bud.

Stitch Count: 101 x 61
Model stitched on R & R Reproductions 35ct. Espresso linen

Using flosses from The Gentle Art: 0320 Old Brick, 7019 Pomegranate, 7080 Endive, 7084 Espresso Bean

And Weeks Dye Works: 1094 Linen

In addition to being available in my etsy shop as a mailed pattern, I have decided to keep this series available in PDF format indefinitely, for a lower price of $7 each... simply email your request, and I will respond with the emailed file(s) within 24 hours of payment (in most cases you will receive it in less than an hour, since I check my email almost constantly when I'm home).

I Get Lost in Your Eyes, a Sewing Pouch

Can you tell what song I had stuck in my head the day this design was born? Combining words from a 1980’s refrain with a design inspired by a grain sack born a century before, somehow works perfectly in my mind. The blending of previous generations’ art is an idea that I am increasingly fascinated with. I am a child of the 1970’s with a nostalgia for all of the pop culture from my lifetime, but I am also inexplicably drawn to the art forms from centuries past.

This little sewing pouch is meant to be both useful and decorative. A sweet design to commemorate the emotions of love.

Stitch Count: 117 x 98
Model stitched on Weeks Dye Works 40ct. Confederate Gray

Using the following flosses:
The Gentle Art 7067 Garden Gate
Weeks Dye Works 3900 Kohl

Additional materials needed: cotton fabrics for lining and scissor pocket, felted wool scraps for closure and needle keeps, button for closure, clasping key ring for thread keeps, and shell rings (found in the bead section of your local craft supply store) for thread keeps.

Both patterns are available for purchase in my etsy shop for $10 (shipping is free to the USA), but you can also order them directly through me via email ( or you can wait until your local needlework shop has them in stock (if they don't carry my designs, ask!)


Verde Farm said...

I just love the Valentine Sampler--so pretty. I can’t resist anything with hearts, pink and red :)

Robin (Samplerbird) said...

Such beautiful designs! I would have missed the little hear shaped clouds so thanks for pointing them out. What sweet details!

joann boswell said...

I love the pouch! I want one. :)