Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Button Cards

In between my bigger projects I made same simple buttons cards for friends.
Antique Mother of Pearl buttons, laundry ribbon and lace. I used a patch of printed fabric and cross stitch the other 2 cards.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


I made some pouches for my mother and my daughter.
My daughter loves wristlets so I made it that. I used the model of a bird from Pinterest:   HERE
I cross stitched a lace applique with an initial and added some laces, ribbons and buttons.
I found the tutorial for the pouches Atelier Cerise et Lin (She has beautiful cross stitch & many tutorials)

Blue Mas d'Ousvan Fabric: Eternal Maker (they have a huge selections of this designer)
Red Mas d'Ousvan Chambray & Red Stripe Linen Fabric: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Cotton Lace Embroidery: Yeahshop - Etsy.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Unknown Model

Does anyone know who makes this model and where I can purchase?
It was at the Fees Brodeuses 2013 in Dijion.

This may be a transfer copy.

New SAL 2014 Ancient & Romantic

I committed to a new SAL which lasts from January to November 2014. The site is here: Magic Stitches

The last day of registration for this SAL is December 20th.
She makes beautiful Samplers. Now to get my supplies.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SAL Marquette Rouge/Le Boudoir d'Amega

Le Boudoir d'Amega offers a SAL for 2014 of a child's embroidery with all its authenticity and its mistakes: HERE

With my creativity flowing, I wonder what my turnout will be. It is to be stitched on 12 son which does not come here in the US, only 32 count. I will have to work with that. Can't wait to get started.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Vintage Table Cloth & Napkins

I found this beautiful flower table cloth with napkins embroidered at the flea. It was to long to take a full photo. The cloth is an extended oval shape with green stitches along the sides.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blue Pouch

I made this pouch for my woman who delivers the mail everyday to my door. I also made her a lavender sachet along with the rest of my family of women. Some need to be stuffed.
The pouch I made with cotton gingham and the inside light blue cotton linen mix table cloth I found at the flea market. I love the feel and it is nice and heavy. It was a really big table cloth so I have a lot of it.
The next few weeks I need to work on handbags for my girls. Scary.

Mini Sampler found HERE
Blue Rose Ribbon: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Linen & Blue Lace: Broderie Passion
Blue Gingham: Found at my local market

All the ribbons on the sachets I bought at Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes. The link is above.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Antique Toy Sewing Machine Found

This was found in a friend's basement uncovered recently. A blast from the past. A toy sewing machine. It needs a little TLC.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Snow Fall of the Year

It is snowing here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States). Great time to stitch all day and stay warm.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monogram "T"

This beautiful monogram is for my daughter. Now to construct its home.
I used 32 count natural linen DMC 931 & Blanc 2 over 2 wires.

If anyone would like any of these letters just leave me a comment and do not forget your email address and I will be happy to send it to you. I like to share with my fellow bloggers.


Christmas is almost here. I did  a pad for my door to decorate.
Stitched on 32 count natural linen with DMC 815 of course.
Each hanging pad spells "NOEL". The single pads I filled with crushed walnut shells to add weight to them.
Some ribbons, bells, buttons, hemp chord and lace to put it all together.
I love this gingham linen. It is easy to finger fold and I could probably stitch on it. I will have to try it later with my scraps.

Model Found Here: La Contesse E Le Point de Croix
NOEL Alphabet: Filet Crochet Free Patterns
Red Gingham Linen: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Vintage Gingham Ribbon I bought at my local craft shop.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On many blogs I see this really nice suitcase made of fabric. The links on the blogs do not work but I was told it was a tutorial by Claire. Does anyone know where to find this tutorial?

One of the bags I saw on a blog was this one. I contacted the owner but no response from anyone.
Please help.