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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!

    
   

Let’s Have Tea

13 May

What could be better than Tea and stitching fellowship?  Not much in my little world!  Sizzix.com has a couple of great Teacup Dies and I created a fun make ‘n take Teacup Needle Book with Bigz Die 658093, Flower embellishments 657722.  You might think that a die cut project is pretty cookie cutter, but you would be wrong. My stitching friends blow me away everytime with their creativity. Here is a sampling of their progress today at our open house Tea in the Pretty Penny Precuts Studio. Die cut something soon and create!  May your needle always be sharp and threaded.  
 

   
            

Upcycled Stitching Notion – Petifore Emory Pincushions

10 Feb

Love a useful stitching notion. These Petifore Emory Pincushions fall into that category. The base/lid is from a Slimfast drink bottle. The wools are from recycled 100% wool garments some hand dyed. Even the Perle Cotton threads used to stitch mine were acquired at a local thrift shop. Of course I used my most favorite tools the sizzix.com Sizzix Bigshot Die Cutting Machine and Originals and Bigz Circle dies. The photos are the results of a Make n Take stitching session in my studio. Don’t they look good enough to eat? May your needle always be sharp and threaded!

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Sweet Talk

31 Jan

Sizzix has several Heart dies in their lineup. What could be better than designing around the iconic Conversation Hearts? Here are my projects related to this theme. I created a large table mat for my antique tea table, a smaller candle mat version, a tiny tall table banner, and Conversation Heart topiaries. I hope you are planning some Sweet Talk for your favorite Valentine!

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Frosty Fun

30 Jan

Hopefully you survived last week’s threatened snowmagedon! Here is a photo of my Frosty Fun table scape made with felted wool die cuts from Sizzix steel rule dies. Time to put the snowflakes away and decorate for Valentines.

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Leftovers – Do you have crafting leftovers to good to toss?

28 Jan

I designed this Shot by Cupid’s Arrow candle mat using two Sizzix steel rule dies – Originals Flourish and retired Cupid. The leftovers from die cutting the Flourish the “negative of the image” were just too good to toss. I designed this adorable cushion From My Heart in order to use up the Flourish leftovers. I hope you too can do something creative with your useable leftovers! Happy Crafting!!!

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Stitching Gifts for Sewing Friends

1 Dec
Great gift for you stitching friends.

Great gift for you stitching friends.

Do you have handmade gifts planned for your sewing friends? Locked in my mind forever are these words from my lovely mother Annette “if I can’t eat it, wear it or spend it I don’t want it!” LOL. To this end I created this little Scissor Holder Needle Minder combination. Hope you can fit in plenty of stitching with your Christmas preparations.