Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Another Birdhouse

Kind of sad, but I think this is probably one of, if not the last glimpse of summer before I officially move on to fall and Christmas finishes. I really liked the first birdhouse wall hook that I finished, so I decided to make another one -- this time with a bit more colorful bird. I found the pattern in one of my old magazine stashes and I only changed a few colors. 


The hook itself is sturdy and seems to be extremely well made. In retrospect, I wish I had bought a couple more when I had the chance because I think I would have liked to stitch up a a Christmas cardinal or two to hang decorations on. Ugh...

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

I LOVE this pattern by Little House Needleworks -- even though for this particuar finish I only stitched up the bottom part. At first I wasn't sure about the colors, but when I started stitching them together I realized how well they complimented each other. The only substitution I made was the yellow flowers that were much more muted in the original. I chose DMC #676 to make them pop against the fabric a little more.

The stitching was mounted with batting before it was matted with two sets of complimentary fabrics. The back I just finished with some golden yellow felt. Then I just added the burlap bow and cover button and voila! Fall here we come!!

Pattern Details:
"Pumpkin Hollow Farms"
Designer: Little House Needleworks

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Gift Card Holders

I'm addicted to making these new gift card holders lately!! Took me awhile to get the measurements down to exactly how I like them but I'm finally happy with the results. I decided to go with a belly band instead of a velco closure so that I would be able to switch out sentiments for the occasion -- or leave it blank to match the coordinating DP. 

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Love My Coffee!!

Do I ever! Especially any kind of Macchiato - either hot OR cold -- from Dunkin. I swear the amount of caffeine in these things make me stitch faster --- at least that's what I tell myself. And pumpkin season just around the corner, I have a feeling I'll be doing a whole lot of stitching and a lot less sleeping!

Anyways... this "Love My Coffee" sampler is one of my faves to stitch. I framed it inside a blue/grey frame and added some coordinating fabric and ric rac to pull out the colors -- many of which I substituted for slightly different variations.

Pattern Details:
"Coffee Crazy"
Designer: Lizzie Kate

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A+ Teacher Apple Paperweights

Spent the early part of the morning putting the finishing touches on these fun square apples. Around this time I tend to get a little overzealous with fall items considering it's my favorite month, but I ultimately decided to go with the teachers gift route on these appes rather than making them a fall finish. I've had them in my stash for a long time so I'm glad they're finally done!


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