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Embroidery Pattern: Flying Bee

Art & Illustration Embroidery Printables & Downloads

Embroidery Pattern: Flying Bee

We've been working to get bees at our house, which I've been very excited about. I seem to have bees on the brain when I sketch, so I couldn't resist a little bee-broidery. I enjoyed stitching this little bee, and I like that I have a good way now to sew up a tiny bee, which will come in handy for some future stitching projects. I had one idea that I'd been working on with little bees flying out of something, but they looked more like flies and stink lines. I'm looking forward to trying again with my newfound skills....

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Embroidery Pattern: Rabbit

Art & Illustration Embroidery Printables & Downloads

Embroidery Pattern: Rabbit

Here's the second embroidery pattern I created to help new embroiderers dive into the craftJust like the Clover pattern, this is a fairly simple pattern that will give you some practice with stem stitch, running stitch, and satin stitch.

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Printable: Color Me Springy!

Art & Illustration Miniatures Printables & Downloads

Printable: Color Me Springy!

I recently found a pack of tiny tiny colored pencils, and I needed a reason to have purchased them. My solution: a tiny tiny coloring book, of course. Perhaps some of you have the same problem (it could happen), so I made the little coloring book into a printable. They come in sets of two (as it turns out, filling an entire 8.5" x 11" page with such tiny drawings is a bit tricky), so print one for yourself and one for a friend (human or doll), and enjoy! Files:•  Download the Miniature Coloring Book here (PDF) - prints on 8.5" x 11" paper•...

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Embroidery Pattern: Lucky Clover

Art & Illustration Embroidery Printables & Downloads

Embroidery Pattern: Lucky Clover

I've been working on a little series of embroidery patterns intended for beginners to try their hand at a little variety of stitches. This clover is the first of those patterns.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Repeating Pattern Tile

Art & Illustration Pattern Design Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorial: Repeating Pattern Tile

Today I created a new fabric pattern for my Spoonflower shop, and I decided to create a tutorial along the way. I have adapted this method of making repeating pattern tiles from information I've found at a variety of sources, so none of this reinvents the wheel, but it is my own little method that might help some other folks get into pattern design.

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