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It’s May!  Tea Party Time!!!

5 May


May is our annual Tea and Stitches Tea Party. This year we will be up cycling a Teacup and Saucer or Teaspoon into a Pincushion!  I just love useful sewing notions. I can’t wait to see what our Tea Party guests design.  

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Wool Appliqué Truck: Christmas Ready or Not Continued

30 Nov

Here is the cute Truck fused and ready to stitch!  Now to decide on thread colors and get busy stitching!!!

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Die Cut Appliqué Minion

20 Nov

  
Isn’t this little Minion Pincushion cute?  He is an example of me being derailed. Does that ever happen to you? Needless to say the project list is long. But sometimes you just have to stop and do something fun or silly. This Minion is my prototype 1. I am working out a method to create my Minions from my die cuts and of course felted wool. Special thanks to my friend Evie for her inspiration and her Farmers Wife block for display. Put Free Minion Pincushion in your search engine and patterns by others are sure to come up. Happy Stitching! 

Die Cut Appliqué – Sayings, Lettering and Fonts

21 Aug

  
If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know I love all things Sizzix no affiliation (but I would like to).  Thus Autumn Splendor design was die cut using Sizzix steel rule dies, everything accept the lettering.  Sizzix does have alphabets though some can be pricey. Often a design requires a specific font style and size. What to do?  Well if you are competent with any of the electric plotter cutters you are good. If not, here is what I do. In Microsoff Word change margins to .5 and choose landscape then click on Word Art. Select the first lettering choice.  I prefer a font that is “welded” meaning the letters are connected. Script Bold is a good choice. Enlarge to taste. Click Rotate to Mirror image for tracing (flip horizontal)  onto fusible.  If your lettering doesn’t fit on one page make separate pages for each word.  

Cut something out and create!

Die Cut Appliqué – The Bees Knees

26 Jul

Do you appliqué or is it the “A” word as I have heard some quilters call it?  Well, for me appliqué is the Bees knees! Specifically I love die cut appliqué using primarily the Sizzix steel rule dies and felted wool. Never a scrapbooker, I have always used the Sizzix dies in my quilting and fabric crafts. I encourage you to cut something out and create! 

  
   
   
 

Mug Rugs

13 Jul

Have you jumped onto the Mug Rug train?  They are a fun, fast stitch and make perfect gifts.  And…oh by the way they are a great canvas for words of inspiration and look darling as a votive candle mat. Cut some wool out today and create!

    
   

Beach Memories

31 May

imagePlaying in my wooly sandbox to kit up this felted wool appliqué candle mat in preparation for a workshop.  Aren’t the colors awesome?  This project is a great showcase for my hand dyed wools.  I am sure we all have memories of a wonderful beach trip!  Why not stitch those memories into a fun project?  I used my favorite Sizzix.com machines and steel rule Dies to cutout these motifs.   Cut something out and create!