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2024 Digital Teddy Bear Watercolor Calendar with Corresponding Embroidery Patterns

Happy New Year to one and all!  We wish you a year full of aloha and prosperity! As 2024 rolls in, Sue has created a wonderful watercolor calendar for you all, full of nostalgia and whimsy as teddy bears frolic throughout the year. This year, Sue has created corresponding embroidery patterns to go with each month’s illustration.  Digital downloads of…

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Christmas on a Budget, Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing Tutorials

10 DIY Christmas Ornaments To Sew and Embroider

Add that touch of handmade charm to your tree this year. Make one or more of these easy DIY Christmas Ornaments.  There are 10 different ornaments to choose from. All you’ll need are some basic sewing or embroidery skills. Some ornaments are a combination of both.  Each tutorial has complete step-by-step instructions with lots of photos. They’re especially perfect for…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Embroidery Gift Guide 2021

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the embroiderer in your life then you’ve definitely come to the right place. I’ve been embroidering for over 40 years and in this Embroidery Gift Guide, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite embroidery supplies.  One of the great things about embroidery is that it needs very few supplies to get…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

7 Easy Sewing Projects for a Greener Christmas

This year, perhaps more than ever, many of us are looking for ways to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. We’ve all read headlines about the amount of waste that is generated world-wide over the holiday season. So with the holidays fast approaching, I thought I’d share with you some easy sewing projects for a greener Christmas. The great thing…

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Pumpkin Harvest Time Embroidery Hoop Art

October here in the northern hemisphere brings cooler evenings, leaves changing to red, orange and yellow and pumpkins available everywhere from road side stands to farmers’ markets and grocery stores. I’ve designed this beautiful Pumpkin Harvest Time Embroidery pattern for you to stitch for fall. It’s framed simply in a wooden orange painted hoop. But the design would look beautiful…

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