Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Funspiration: acorns

Friday Funspiration: acorns


One of my favorite things about Fall!! There are about a million of these in our yard right now, we hear them falling on the roof all day long. I love them! What would you make with unlimited acorns at your disposal?

Here's what I make every year:

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Special edition Autumn Acorn hat NOMs are in the shop today! They only come around once a year, so bring a few home today.

xo aimee


Monday, September 22, 2014

Holiday Motifs winner

My new book is here!!

Big congrats to Angele Carter, winner of the Holiday Motif Collection giveaway! Check out Angele's blog and etsy shop, she makes lovely things. 

I'll be having another chance to win in a couple of weeks, so stick around. If you're itching to get started on Holiday stitching, I have a limited number of signed copies in my shop!

xo aimee

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ship in a bottle

ship in a bottle

I've just finished a new embroidery pattern! I've been wanting to do something nautical for awhile now so this design was born of my favorite oceanic imagery.

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I used mostly Split Stitch on this one, it's my favorite stitch for outlines. I generally use all 6 threads for most lines, and cut it to 3 threads for some smaller, interior details.

details

Fish scales were stitched in tiny straight stitches and bubbles were done in satin stitch.

I have so many different floss colors from all the projects I've done over the years, I usually pull from my stash. But for this pattern, I wanted something unique. I actually consulted my floss color chart and picked out all new colors! Here they are, if you want to use the same palette.

ship in a bottle floss colors

This pattern is available now in my shop for instant download: www.littledear.etsy.com

enjoy!
xo aimee

Friday, September 12, 2014

the Holiday Motif Collection is here!

My new book is here!!

I just received my advance copies of my newest Doodle Stitching book, The Holiday Motif Collection! I'm so thrilled to share it with you, I can't wait to see what you create this Christmas!

My new book is here!!

We gathered some super talented guest designers to help create some of the projects in this book, and they did an awesome job. Besides my own designs, the book includes projects by some of my favorite crafters: John Q. Adams (that's his pillow on the cover), Carina Envoldsen-Harris, Laura Howard, Mollie Johanson, Annie Kight, and Teresa Mairal Barreu.

My new book is here!!

My new book is here!!

While most of the projects are Christmasy, (it's never too early to start sewing Christmas presents!) the 300+ motifs in the book cover holidays throughout the year, including Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukah and lots more. Plus TONS of Christmas and winter imagery, you'll never be at a loss for what to stitch on those holiday gifts. Also included is a CD with digital files to make it easy to size, print and arrange your own patterns from the motifs.

My new book is here!!

I'm giving you a chance to get a copy free! Just leave a comment here, let me know what handmade holiday gifts you have in mind for this year. I'll pick a random winner one week from today, Friday, Sept. 19. Please be sure to leave an email or web address so I can contact you if you win!!
Good Luck!

xo aimee