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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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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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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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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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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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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I am in the process of remodeling my craft room. I want it to be cozy, inviting and yet still functional. When I started the remodel I found a lot of pillows I loved but they were SO expensive! Why …

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Now that the kids are out of school what are you going to do with them all day? Playing in traffic and hanging out on the corner is not an option….trust …

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Home…whether it is a studio apartment or a large sprawling ranch, it is where we build our lives. A person’s house truly is their castle.  The wonderful sisters at The Common Creative, I’m sure feel the same way and …

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I love lacing cards. I think it is a great way to introduce kids and adults into the needlework world. Why not get the kids even more involved and excited about …

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Only 19 more days until my birthday! YAHOO! I guess you guys better get started on stitching up this cake. The best thing about this pattern from Hudson’s Holidays is that it …

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Some days life is just spot on. It is pretty amazing and you are just happy to be alive. Life is beautiful! From the birds chirping away to the snuggle of a warm puppy…bad thoughts just melt away when …

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