Craft Ideas Magazine are three sweet little counted cross stitch patterns featuring the smile-ly guys you see above. It was so much fun working with DMC to bring these patterns to life.
If you are looking for some fresh inspiration for all kinds of projects check out this issue of Craft Ideas! And watch for more counted cross stitch designs from SeptemberHouse!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
It's been too long since I have posted here but I can assure you that I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth... or wait, have I?
From the looks of this new pattern collection one might think just that. I'm calling this new set "Solar Flair" and as you have surely guessed it is inspired by outer space and all the wonder and mystery to be found there.
The space bug has bitten me pretty hard lately. Between the discovery of brand new planets, to a dear friend venturing closer to the stars than anyone I have ever known, to a new obsession with Ray Bradbury, setting my sights beyond this planet has been one of my favorite pastimes of 2017.
I don't know about you but in the past few months I have sought ways to step back and try to gain some perspective and to see a bigger picture. Is there any better place to find that than by gazing at the stars? It seemed only natural to pull out the sketchbook and the flossbox to see where this latest preoccupation would take me.
Where it took me is what you see here. Four new designs to be stitched up for friend or for your very own stellar self. I kept it pretty straightforward and framed these up in hoops but I love the idea of using these to embellish pillows and totebags. I also think they might be a fun addition to a space themed nursery or kid's room.
Thanks so so much for taking a peek at these new patterns. I hope your next embroidery project takes you beyond your wildest dreams!
Monday, February 6, 2017
Iron on transfers may be one of the most traditional transfer methods for hand embroidery but they are also one of the most popular. They make transferring your design to your fabric so easy and so clear. For some, it's the only method they trust. That's why I am so excited to say that two more SeptemberHouse pattern sets are now available as iron on transfers.
The two new sets are the Stitches Del Sol Collection - a vibrant folk-style set of Mexican-inspired designs and Holiday Special - a mix of the most popular Christmas designs from three different pattern collections.
Also new to the shop is a special 2 for $13 option for Iron On Transfers. It's a savings of more than 15% with no additional shipping costs.
Thanks for taking a peek at these new offerings from SeptemberHouse. Find all the SeptemberHouse patterns - both iron on and digital downloads here.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The good news is that this is also a GREAT time of year to cozy up with some good reads. I want to share one with you today called "Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches" by Nichole Vogelsinger. First for a disclosure - one of the patterns from my Booksmart pattern set makes a small cameo in this book and Nichole was nice enough to say some really sweet things about it as she wrote about seeking out meaningful patterns for your projects. Thanks Nichole! But today I want to share some of the OTHER reasons I loved this book.
The ideas here are bright and fresh and one cannot help but be cheered just looking at them. Anyone who loves fabric and pattern will enjoy flipping through these pages as their creative wheels start turning. This book will make you look at your fabric stash in a whole new light.
Are you someone who loves to embroider but you are not always sure what to do with your embroidery projects - how to frame them in new ways or turn them into a unique gift? This book has plenty of inspiration for you. Good news guys - there are so many more options than just the round wooden hoop!
I often hear from people who tell me that they are picking up hand embroidery again after having not done it for years. They are looking for a refresher on the basics as well as ideas for projects that go beyond traditional applications and motifs. For those people I cannot recommend this book enough. Nichole looks at hand embroidery with a fresh vision that is displayed beautifully in this book. Go on, check it out!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Who is ready for a fun tutorial? I have a quick little 'how-to" to share today that I think you will enjoy. These easy to make ornaments can be personalized in so many ways - paint or stain your ornament frame, embellish your photo design with embroidery, use some cool filters when you edit your photos - however you decide to personalize this project it is sure to be a fun one. You can find these new ornament frames at SeptemberHouse.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It's so much fun to share new products with you all and I am particularly excited about the one I am sharing today. Now available from SeptemberHouse: Wood frames for embroidered ornaments! These are a SeptemberHouse exclusive - designed by me for embroiderists like you!
You may have had a chance to see these with the new Baby's First Christmas ornaments for 2016. They feature engraved text and a clean modern look. I finish mine with wood stain and a protective seal but they can be painted or left as-is too.
Both the engraved style and the original non-engraved style are available in both individual and multipack options.
And of course directions are included as well since these work in a slightly different way than traditional embroidery hoops (which is what I love about them by the way!). No ugly backsides! - these three-piece frames fit together in a way that tucks away those fabric ends, hides the back of your embroidery and creates a clean, sleek look.
Thanks for taking a peek at these new ornament frames for embroidery. I cannot wait to see the gorgeous keepsakes people make with these! You can find these frames at SeptemberHouse.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Who is ready for a little relief from the heat? If we listen closely I think we can hear that reassuring "ding! ding!" signally the arrival of an ice cream truck. Do you hear it?
Okay, so maybe it doesn't work for an embroidered ice cream truck but it was worth a shot. To be honest I have not seen/heard a single ice cream truck all Summer. Where did those guys go?
So this pattern was designed way back when we still just dreaming about summer and I just now finished stitching it up. I ordered fabric for this one because I thought I would want the added color but I almost think it would have been fine without it. I am curious about how it would look that way too. Newsletter subscribers got this one for free so some of you have already seen this. Hopefully you all had a chance to give this one a go.
Now that I have cooled off I think I will head out to the garden and see how my poor plants are faring! Thanks for taking a peek at this project!!