I'm really excited to bring back my popular Catnaps embroidery pattern, with an all-new addition to the designs. The new patterns are available as iron-on patterns or PDFs, but the entire collection wouldn't fit onto a single iron-on transfer.
Since I couldn't just turn my back on the two kitties that didn't make the cut, I decided to share them here, as a free PDF embroidery pattern.
A few years back, I started making new felt ornaments for my tree every holiday season. Last year, I discovered sequins, and now I'm hooked. They just add so much fun holiday sparkle and cheer! Making felt ornaments with them is easy as pie.
I've been working on an embroidery of a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz. I knew I wanted to play with some fun stitches, and his fur and the embroidery on his outfit seemed like a great way to experiment with some new techniques.I learned a new stitch for this project called the Hungarian braided chain stitch, and I thought I'd share it with you as a tutorial. It creates a really lovely textured, raised line that seemed perfect to decorate the monkey's little cap. Start with a small straight stitch at the beginning of your design line.Bring your needle up...
I've wanted to try 3D stumpwork embroidery for quite a while, and what better way to learn a technique than to teach it? I created this wired ghost popping out of a tombstone, with a PDF that has a tutorial for the stumpwork technique you'll need. I love the fact that he's ready to escape from the frame!
I made this embroidery for a crafting swap with someone who enjoys nerd culture and old-school Mario, and I turned it into an embroidery pattern to share, since I figure everyone needs a Nintendo-based stitch sampler.