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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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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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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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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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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Did you hear that? It was me squealing with delight over the new Kurt Halsey pattern at Sublime Stitching. The little animals are just over the top! There are so many …

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Oh sleepy turtle, how I understand your need for a nap. While we can’t take a quick turtle nap, we can indulge in a good cup of tea and wish for …

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There is a great inchie/twinchie swap over at  The rules are that the finished piece can not be bigger than two inches. Every piece in this swap as been amazing so far and it’s not over yet! …

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Love, ain’t it just grand? You get to be all smoochy smoochy with your favorite person. Two people in love make me so happy! Bees Knees Industries created this Venn Diagram pattern for her and her sweetie. She was …

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