Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Embroidery Craft: Stitching through the Seasons



Another (turkey) feather has just been added to Vicki's Haninger's crafty cap! The wonderful author of Turkey Feathers blog  and Blanket Statement has just released her second indie book Embroidery Craft: Stitching through the Seasons. As described by Vicki, the book is filled with more than 100 embroidery designs, 30 small embroidery projects, stitchery guides and tips. Best of all it is sprinkled with sugar, love, happiness and a spattering of polka dots here and there. Truly a delightful book that's a cross between a cute  Japanese embroidery craft book and a sewing book.

Vintage stitchery lovers can purchase the book on Createspace  and Amazon. The iron on transfer collection is also available on Vicki's Patternbee website. Fans of DIY vintage sewing can visit the Turkey Feathers Thrift shop  on ETSY for hard to find retro, vintage and out of print sewing patterns.

Visit Turkey Feathers now for a chance to win Stitching through the Seasons! The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Little Mr. Moustache






The most delightful things just arrived in the mail--a pair of  Whisker Works moustache props  and sweet shabby rose fabrics from the wonderful Kellie of Rice Babies blog.  I won the lovely prize from Kellie's Celebrating a New Little Mr. Giveaway.  Here you can see my Paddington Bear showing off the latest moustache look. Ain't he dandy?

Thank you so much Kellie and congratulations on the arrival of your newest and cutest family member!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cath Kidston printable labels + wallpapers



Add a bit of Cath Kidston charm to your home with these printable organizing labels from Hubpages. What a sweet way to add that shabby English vintage style to your kitchen, bathroom and office. Try getting a little help from the Rambling Rose Label and Stickers Book or Tips for Vintage Style from Book Depository (free delivery worldwide).



Also decorate your desktop with  new desktop wallpapers from Cath Kidston. While you're at the site request the Autumn 2010 magazine too for fun weekend reading.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Randi's Cluck Cluck Sew Skipping Squares pattern and fabric giveaway

Images from I Have to Say


The fabulous Randi at I Have to Say is having an ETSY sale of Cluck Cluck Sew's newly released Skipping Squares quilts pattern. She's also giving away a pattern plus 10 fat quarters to one very lucky person. Better hop over to her giveaway blog post  as the giveaway offer ends on Friday, August 27 (US time).

P.S. If you don't win you can always treat yourself to some fabulous Freshly Squeezed Fabrics or Cluck Cluck Sew's amazing craft project tutorials.  Oh, don't these Christmas prints  look so yummy?

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gnome Paper Toys from My Fantastic Toys




All images from My Fantastic Toys


Calling all gnome lovers of all ages! Head over to My Fantastic Toys Blog for a fun and cute gnome tutorial and download. I'd love to make the gnome mobile for my little niece's nursery room. For more printable toy crafts, gifts and plush toys check out the My Fantastic Toys ETSY Shop.

Happy Thursday my good friends!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Soft Bunnies & Letters






Looking for fun and easy sewing  projects for children? Check out the soft letters  and soft bunnies patterns from Ottobre Design's free pattern section. They're so cute and lovable!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kissing Dolls

Image from Canon Creative Park

Crank up your printer and print this super adorable kissing doll toy paper craft  from Canon Creative Park. Rendered in sweet pastel colors, this wonderful printable would be a lovely touch to a nursery or kid's room. Have fun with paper!

Happy weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

ETSY's Whimisical Delights

If you're looking for delightfully whimsical gifts on ETSY, look no further! Click on the photo to be directed to the shop.


HANDMADE 20 inch wool felt pillow from Home to Roost


Les petites douceurs 13x19 from Eva Juliet


I Love Lucy Retro 50's Apron from Lover Dovers Clothing



Edible Chocolate Filled Toadstools from Andie's Specialty Sweets


Cherry Blossom- miniature art canvas from I Can't Sew Creations

Princess necklace from Chez Germaine Caillou

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lis Lis Home and Garden











Imagine stepping into a home and garden filled with utterly lovely treasures from zakka shop Lis Lis. So inspiring!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Embroidery Thread Bobbins



My coffee cup  runneth over with these happy embroidery thread bobbin cards! What a fun way to save and organize gnarly embroidery floss.This printable was created by Mollie Johansson of Wild Olive and it's available for download on her website. Thanks to Jessica of How About Orange for sharing the link!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Build Your Own Cupcake


Oh, the perfect cupcake recipe is here! It has no calories, no trans fat. Download your very own printable build-your-own cupcake kit from the fabulous website Volume 25. Happy baking!

Have a great new week!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Sewing Life



Enjoy Sewing No.36 online catalog from Fujix Ltd. is now out!

The pattern for this cute zakka apron is available for printing. As the catalog is written in Japanese, you would need to do some random clicking on the page to find it. Also check out the old editions of  Enjoy Sewing catalog.

Enjoy a crafty Sunday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hello, I'm back!

Hello there! I missed you all!  I'm officially back from my vacation visiting family and friends. I have a new cuddly baby niece too! I missed reading all your blogs and I promise to catch up with everyone as soon as I can.

There has been no crafting and baking happening in this blog lately but with these new books given by family and friends I am so inspired and motivated to make, bake and create!


You gotta take hold of a copy of Clare Young's Scandinavian Needlecraft book. The projects are really gorgeous. There are felt bird garlands, reindeers, totes and cute baby booties to make. Oh my!




Happy weekend!