Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

An Embroidered Rake: Jane Austen Villain George Wickham Gets Stitched

By Kerry

I just realized that this handsome devil never got his own post! When I found out about the &Stitches Villains Stitchalong back in October, it didn’t take me long to choose the perfect fictional villain. Jane Austen’s George Wickham is an unapologetic rascal through-and-through…he had to be hooped. I based the line drawing on Adrian Lukis’s Wickham from […] Read more…

1977 – The Year of the Funky, Funky Quilt

By Kerry

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I have quilting on the brain right now. So, I turned to my trusty copy of Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting from 1977. You can probably guess that 1977 was a supremely good year for funky, funky quilts. Need photo evidence? How about this: It’s […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Gathering Courage to Quilt

By Kerry

Last week, I drove up to Alabama to visit with my family. I mentioned to my Mom how I still want to make my first quilt…after saying I was going to make one years ago. She mentioned that she had some quilt squares that my Gran had made, and asked if I’d like to have […] Read more…

Will you be my retro Valentine?

By Kerry

Planning a “junior miss” Valentine’s Day Party? Better Homes and Gardens have got you covered! In case you are concerned that these party ideas will not be “girlie” enough for your junior miss, rest assured that the word dainty was used 3 times on one page. Right up front, I love this quote: A spoof […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: I’m Catfishing You All!

By Kerry

Is January like the WORST for anyone else? I feel the post-holiday malaise acutely for the entire month. As a result, I am just now getting my act together here in the final week. But, I do have the dearest spambots in the world. Seriously – perhaps sensing my ennui – they have been including […] Read more…

Dolly Parton Embroidery Work no longer in progress – because, it’s done!

By Kerry

Well, I finally finished my Dolly Parton embroidery! I would’ve posted sooner, but didn’t have a hoop large enough to contain Dolly’s awesomeness. So, I had to purchase a 14-inch hoop yesterday. Someone requested the pattern so here it is! I will warn you that the pattern is a little rough, as I wasn’t really […] Read more…

Free PDF Pattern: Merry Matryoshka Felt Ornament

By Kerry

Today, I’m sharing my pattern for Merry Matryoshka felt ornaments. These little ladies are inspired by Russian nesting dolls. The pattern is super simple (as evidenced by the fact that the pieces are drawn in Sharpie marker), and they stitch up quick – so you can make a bunch to give as last minute gifts! […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Mod Podge Marvel Coasters

By Kerry

This week’s work in progress is this set of coasters made with beat up copies of Marvel comics & Mod Podge. (All comics were unfit for the collection in some way, so I decided to give them a new life). I think this Galactus one looks especially badass: I still have three more to make, […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Progress & a Finished Project!

By Kerry

I recently stitched a gift for my cousin (it was the sneak peek from this post). Now that she’s received it, I can share it on the blog! Here’s a close up – I’m super stoked with how she turned out: The pattern is a freebie from Andrea Zuill’s blog. If you are not familiar […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Dolly Parton Appreciation

By Kerry

I finished up last week’s mystery WIP, and got that in the mail yesterday – so I was able to get started on stitching my ode to Dolly Parton last night: She looks slightly cross-eyed – so I need to re-stitch her left pupil – but I’m otherwise pleased with her so far! Now, I’m […] Read more…

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