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Tiny Bee Mural

Tiny Bee Mural

I made a tiny felt mural with an embroidered bee and flowers for my gardening friend.

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a Cassette Tape

a Cassette Tape

Inspired by an image online, I made a felt cassette tape displayed on a small canvas for my nephew’s birthday.

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Stitch Club: Vickery

Stitch Club: Vickery

As part of TextileArtist.org Stitch Club, Susie Vickory inspired me to create art from otherwise plastic garbage.

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Woolly worm on a leaf

Woolly worm on a leaf

At one of my guild meetings, I picked up a small dimensional embroidery kit by A Candle In The Cellar, aptly named "woolly worm on a leaf". I put it away for a time because at a glance, it looked like it used bullion knots to make the worm and I wanted more practice...

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Pretty Birds Flamingo

Pretty Birds Flamingo

While I still had Pretty Birds laying around, I made a flamingo. I wanted to see how goofy the long legs would be. Instead of using just fabric, I stuffed each leg with two pipecleaners; I love how they turned out with this trick! It isn't too noticeable, but because...

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Pretty Birds Cardinal

Pretty Birds Cardinal

A while back I was at a discount bookstore and picked up a book by Virginia Lindsay, Pretty Birds. It has very simple patterns to make a range of different little birds and was just the thing I needed to find an idea for the handmade ornament exchange my embroidery...

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even more cacti

even more cacti

I made some more mini felt cacti (see the originals here, and my last round here). I needed a gift and it never makes sense to only make one since they are pretty easy so I was experimenting with a few options. You'll notice I tried painting the terra cotta pots. One...

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Needle Felted Christmas Pickle

Needle Felted Christmas Pickle

I needle felted a Christmas pickle! I realize not everyone knows what that is, so let me explain. My MIL introduced me to this concept many years ago, which is apparently German-American, though I don't think I ever heard anyone in my family using the tradition....

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more mini felt cacti

more mini felt cacti

I made two more felt cacti, although they are less-mini than the previous set. Unfortunately, I gave both away without getting a photo next to the tiny originals for a size comparison (they happen to be on display at the county library with other embroidery guild...

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mini felt cacti

mini felt cacti

I made a little potted garden of mini felt cacti! I set out to make them for Boy's office, but then people caught wind and wanted some;) You might remember from last week's WIP post that I was using Delilah Iris's Cactus Plush pattern. I added bead melon's to some of...

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Little Lark ornaments

Little Lark ornaments

For my embroidery guild ornament exchange, I decided to make a Little Lark - Gingermelon Dolls makes the cutest little plushies, and she is so generous to offer some patterns for free! To test out my skills and the pattern, I started with a fabric I really liked and...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 49

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 49

Brrr it is cold out there! This week's Works in Progress do not include TAST, nor has there been progress on my crazy quilt block, but I do have things to show! I needed to make something for the ornament exchange with my guild. I will write about that in another post...

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Scarf Mouse Sold

Scarf Mouse Sold

Remember these very nice mice, made with Ann Wood's pattern? I had given three total to a shopkeep down the hall from the candy store. They were my "practice" ones before making my friend an ornament. She notified me yesterday that someone bought this little dude: So...

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Very Nice Mouse Ornament

Very Nice Mouse Ornament

After making a few practice goes that have all since been spoken for, I made yet another very nice mouse ornament! Each time I make one I think of something new to try out for the next one, so the process is quite fun. This time, I used beads for eyes, really built up...

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Very Nice Mice

Very Nice Mice

A guild member gifted me some amazing fabric - lots of it. I cannot wait to get going on a crazy quilt design! To thank her, I wanted to make her an ornament. The guild had a holiday dinner with an ornament exchange so I was hopeful to make two. Alas, I had zero...

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Sue Spargo’s Textured Embroidery Craftsy Class

Sue Spargo’s Textured Embroidery Craftsy Class

You might recall that I signed up for two Craftsy courses earlier this year. Today, I present to you my first finished project, from Embroidering Texture and Dimension from Sue Spargo which is a lesson in textured embroidery. I ordered her fabric kit but could not...

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leather book cover

leather book cover

This project has been floating around my house for quite some time. Frankly, the idea of sewing leather was scary to me, so I hemmed and hawed a lot, but eventually I got through it! I had a swath of green leather from years ago, waiting for an interesting project...

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Crafternoon: Felt flowers

Crafternoon: Felt flowers

Over the weekend, I hosted another crafternoon. I printed out several templates from around the web and between my friend Ashley and I, we supplied felt, scissors, glue, thread, needles, buttons, and beads. Sites included How Joyful, Make & Do Girl, Lines Across,...

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Lysa’s match needle book

Lysa’s match needle book

Here it is! This is the result of a pattern I tested for Lysa, the most generous gal to have given me a free kit to make my own (serious goodness, right there!). I truly felt that this little needle book was one of the most clever things I've seen around. I just had...

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Monogram Wreath: the letter J

Monogram Wreath: the letter J

Another wedding, another letter for a monogram wreath! My friend Ashley loves aqua and her bridal shower was naturals and bird-themed, which is how I chose the design. I did not have the exact color of felt I wanted, but in the end I am very happy with how it turned...

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