Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspiration in stitches...

kate o'connor

joetta maues


I just adore these works and hope you do, too!
So, I've stitched a little more on my vintage doily...

I'm trying to keep the back of the work as neat as the front and will update a photo of the back soon.
Happy stitches,

Monday, March 28, 2011

So simple. So gorgeous! Ruffle shirt envy.

Love this top?
I know, me, too!
Check out Sachiko's at Tea Rose Home Blogs 
tutorial here!
It's made with a t-shirt she bought
for $1.00.

Very cool.

tomorrow then,


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Enlarge image (check), transfer image (check). Begin.

I'm attempting to embroider this "B" initial onto this lovely old doily. 
To transfer the copied, enlarged image to the doily I just taped the copied image to the bathroom window (any window will do) and then I taped and aligned the doily just so and taped it onto the image.  Using the light from outside and the window worked just like a light box (without the expense).
Next, I used a fine point black pen (yikes), and carefully traced the now easy to see image right onto the doily.
The lovely pattern for the initial was found in Alicia Paulson's book,
Thank you, Alicia!

Also thought I'd share a few of my pretty slips!

I simply love how delicate they are.
What are you working on?
tomorrow then,

Friday, March 25, 2011


Our librarian must think I'm nuts.
I think I've checked out more books in one trip than the last 15 people.
I get that look, like, yeah, you're gonna read all these.  Truth is, I'm just perusing them in hopes of finding the gem!

Latest trip net 13 books.
Gems, 6!
Not bad.

find it here

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find it here

find it here

find it here

find it here

Now, these aren't all-inclusive stitch-o-masters (although, stitch-opedia is close), but they are easy reads with great, attainable creations.


tomorrow then,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Muted beauty.

Love this Cabbage & Roses collection.

tomorrow then,

What to do. What to do.

Love and Liberty Cross Over Dress

Pretty, yes. Agreed.

A very dear family member has requested that I make her this see there are no more small sizes left at FP.

Looks innocent enough but I'm finding it incredibly difficult to come up with an embroidered chiffon substitute for the top layer.


tomorrow then,

Twinkle, Thimble, Tattoo...

Dress Envy.

Twinkle Sews

Definitely, one of my favorite sew books.

Love the draping over the belt.

design sponge

Thimble envy.

Thimble perfection.


Thimble love, for sure.

tomorrow then,

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