Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July!

Need a good reason to think of snow and 30° weather? Well here it is going to be over 100° today, so I figure its time to think chilly! Get those needles ready ladies, get that red and green floss out. It's time to think of Christmas gifts. We have two specials running on our website For the month of July. So get em while they're HOT!

Reindeer Games Kit Incudes: 
Aunt Martha's pattern #3996
10 skeins of DMC floss in coordinating colors
9 vintage stripe red tea towels

Retails for $34.17 on SALE for $27.34


Aunt Martha's Pattern Collection #C950
12 white quilt blocks

Retails for $15.80 on SALE for $12.64

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Hour Apron

No Summer is complete without a BBQ (at least here in Kansas City), so I thought we needed an extra special apron for our next shin-dig. This one features our Happy Hour Pattern (#4012) and our Vintage Stripe Bib Apron. 

You could also use Some Like it Hot (#4004), Superb Herbs (#4001) or Wine Country (#3998). They would all be just perfect on this apron. 

One can never have too many aprons. I keep my holiday ones stored with the holiday decorations, then when it is time to pull them out I have a fun new apron to wear for a month. This one could stay out all year long...Happy Hour knows no season :) right?

Happy Stitching, 

Fun Summer 80's Bag

I needed a new little bag to carry my lunches it is. I used our SR5 pattern 80s Vibes. It was simple to do it in applique and made it a quicker project than embroidering the whole she-bang.

I made a copy of the pattern I wanted to use. Then cut out each shape from the pattern. Select your fabric scraps and cut around the paper shapes creating each piece of the pattern (sometimes I had to get crafty and fill in the blank spots since the hearts overlap in a few spots on the pattern).

Then using some fusible web I ironed on the shapes to my bag (starting with the pieces in the back and building up my layers to the front hearts) and then hand embroidered around them with some DMC floss! What a great fun summer project. Great for those medium kiddos too. They can do the cutting and the simple stitching, just be sure to supervise the ironing :) You can use any stitches you want for the embroidery and any colors--have fun with it!

Happy Stitching,