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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Embroidery, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Thimble Pip Tutorial

Welcome! Whether you’ve arrived from Pinterest, CraftGossip, Total Tutorials or another of the wonderful sites that have linked to my Thimble Pip Tutorial… I’m so glad you’re here! How many times have you been working on a hand sewing project where you need to use your thimble only to search and search and not find it anywhere? How many times…

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Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Not All Plastic is Created Equal

This post is a supplement to my Thimble Pip Tutuorial. After I posted about the first three thimble pips I’d been making, one of my readers e-mailed me asking me to share what kind of plastic I was upcycling to make the pip forms. She gently reminded me that international readers such as herself might not have something similar in…

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WIP Wednesday – Set of Matching Travel Bags

Back in July, I showed you this beautiful fabric (scroll down to the last photo) that I’d purchased with the intent to make myself a new set of matching travel bags.   At the time, I hoped to have them finished to use when I traveled back to Canada to see our daughter and her partner while they were on holidays…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Vintage Embroidery Monday – His and Hers

Do you have an upcoming bridal shower or wedding to attend? Or perhaps you didn’t have time to make something before the big day and are thinking ahead to Christmas for the newly wed couple in need of a gift recognizing their joyful status. Today’s and next week’s vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns could be just the thing to stitch on…

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

To my readers in Canada, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Canadians have so much to be thankful for.  Even the least fortunate in Canada have access to health care and other resources that people in other parts of the world probably don’t even dream of because they cant imagine such abundance. I grew up in…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Zebra and Sunflower

The sixth and final pattern for the baby or child’s quilt is this sweet baby zebra with sunflower. To make the quilt, square up the blocks and then alternate plain blocks with the embroidered blocks.  For the baby quilt using 9 1/2″ squares, arrange the blocks 4 rows of 3 blocks across.  For the larger child’s quilt using 12 1/2″…

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