I can’t help but to giggle every time I answer my friends with the expression, “totes.” I am instantly turned into a teenage girl and want to start talking about nail polish and boys.  Chris Carey along with the …

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1. Steampunk girl, Dover Publications 

2. Flower girl, Dover Publications

3. Little girl dress shop, The Baby Gardner

4. Motorcycle skeleton girl, Sew Lovely Embroidery

5. Golden Girls, Sew Lovely Embroidery 

6. Flower face, Doe C Doe


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10 decorative ways to patch your clothes



Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there.  Why not take the opportunity to add a decorative patch rather than giving up on …

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Lately woven wall hangings have been popping up all over my Pinterest and blog feeds. It’s like the 70′s and 80′s all over again. I remember making these in grade school, but mine were never as fancy and colorful …

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I am all about using embroidery hoops in fun decorative ways, that is why I love this Embroidery Hoop Earring Holder tutorial by Sarita Creative. It is such a fun clever idea. Although this tutorial is for more …

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Okay…so Benedict Cumberbatch is certainly inspiring all on his own but this hoop from Marleymiss on just raised it to the next level. I can not believe how spot on this hoopla is! Her stitching is near perfect …

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Have you ever tried Cutwork embroidery before? I have always been tempted to try it but admit that the stitch is a little intimidating to me. Cut my …

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I admit it, I have a slight infatuation with 1930′s circuses and carnivals. I love the images and the pageantry. No wonder so many kids wanted to run away and join up, it seemed so excited and glamorous.  Artist …

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How many of you use coloring pages and books for embroidery patterns? There are so many options out there that you could find a pattern for every day, every season and …

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As someone who lives in a rainy climate,  this girl with her umbrella holds special meaning to me. It also speaks to me because my home, or more importantly those who share it with me, are always close to my heart. …

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I love everything about the ocean and I’m fascinated by all the mythical creatures that “live” in it. Mermaids, however, are my favorite. I love the idea of the freedom …

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Happy 4th of July! To celebrate America’s independence, the Pink Samurai  created Uncle Kitty, the American flag and a few fireworks for you to embroider. Lucky for my dogs, these fireworks are …

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Inchies are taking over the crafty world! They are everywhere I turn. These pint size projects pack a big punch in such a small space. Over at  not only is there an Inchies Swap going on right now, but …

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1. Roses on a Tea Set-Hudson’s Holiday

2. Jelly Fish -Deshilachado

3. Domingo/Parrot playing drums-Maria via Flickr

4. Bunnies in Love,

5. Joy is Coffee-Wild Olive

6. Flowers-broderie d’ antan

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Elderflower at started this project over a year ago. Each petal is a different stitch and color. Everyone in her guild interpreted the daisy  in their own way. I love the textures each stitch made. This is a great way …

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