As a young girl I purchased pre-printed pillowcases from a local
five-n-dime store. The images were sweet, quaint, and creatively
stimulating. The colors were beautiful and the embroidery threads
luscious. I enjoyed creating such a project in this FREE Emboidered Pillowcase Pattern with a bit more of a modern flair, and designed it with a holiday theme. The design is so simple, it can be embroidered in a day! Try it, it's free!
Awe, isn't he so cute?! Perfect for the holiday season, this little snowman will bring a joyful cheer to your home. The December Candle Mat is constructed from Quilter's Candy fabric options. Applique, embroidery and half-square-triangles (HST) make up this cheerful project.
I'm sure you'll want to make a number of them as gifts for friends and
family. Certainly a quick sew, and easily created in a couple of hours.
You just need to be careful which way you turn the HSTs.
It’s that time again; the holidays are just around the corner and we
here at Connecting Threads have been getting into the holiday spirit
with a fun new project: 12 Weeks of Christmas. To learn more about the 12 Weeks of Christmas event, check out yesterday's blog post: We're counting down the weeks to Christmas! I’m starting off the countdown with a new embroidered pillow pattern.
Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew. It was a win win situation! For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase. For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry.
When we flipped through “S is for Stitch” by Kristyne Czepuryk we fell in love with the simplicity of the embroidery designs and when we came across the spider web, we thought it was perfect to incorporate with my new Rest In Pieces collection. Judy suggested we make a joint project by using the pin cushion pattern “Pretty Little Pins – Oct-Nov-Dec” by Sherri K. Falls. This pattern is great because it showcases a cute embroidery on the front. So we made up two…one with the “W is for Web” embroidery design from “S is for Stitch” and one with the existing pumpkin embroidery design from “Pretty Little Pins”.
For the spider web embroidery, we chose Haunted Grounds in Curry & Pumpkin Toss in Black.
For the pumpkin embroidery, we chose Ghosts & Ghouls in Lt. Carrot & Pumpkin Toss in Plum.
The embroideries were quick and easy and Judy whipped them up into the cute little pin cushions they are! Definitely a fun gift for someone!!