Tag Archives: Wool Applique

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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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! 

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!

    
   

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.

Name Tags

9 Nov

Do you have occasion to wear a name tag? I participate in several stitching groups and name tags are encouraged. Sizzix has a number of label dies that make wonderful name tags. Here is how I prepare my name tag: fuse fabric to both sides of Peltex then die cut desired shape. Apply white glue to the side/perimeter, it’s about 1/8″ and dust with your favorite fine glitter. Yes you could stitch around the edge, but the glue and glitter is so quick and accents the edge without overpowering. Select your favorite Sizzix Flower Layer die and make an embellishment for your name tag. Use a Pigma Pen or other permanent none running ink pen to write your name. I usually use a corsage pin to pin my name tag to my garment.

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Met with the Pins and Needles group and they made Name Tags from kits I prepared.  

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Doing the Blog thing!

23 Jan

Needless to sat I don’t really have this blog thing figured out. If you are following this Blog thank you so much! Please find more activity on Facebook at LauraBvolld Pretty Penny Precuts, Pinterest Laura’s Pretty Penny Precuts Projects, Etsy Pretty Penny Precuts.

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Easter Egg Hunt

23 Mar

Easter Egg Hunt

Felted Wool Applique, Sizzix die cuts Mini Bunny and retired Egg die. Hand dyed eggs and felted grass.
Do you have a favorite Easter Egg Hunt memory? Both my Mom and my paternal Grandmother Vada sure made Easter a magical time with tons of eggs to find and of course that money filled golden egg.