Treasure Map Embroidery – One Thimble Issue 10

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(Please note, this post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.*) I have a new pattern in the newest issue of One Thimble magazine* - a treasure map embroidery. I previously worked with Jen last year for issue 8, when I made a cactus hexie wall art pattern Jen does such a great job putting together a great selections of patterns, articles, and tutorials. This issue was a really fun one and I loved creating the embroidery pattern for it. The pattern is a combination of stem stitch and back stitch, but the whole thing can be done with back stitch if ... Read More

Valentine’s Day Pattern Roundup

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Valentine's Day is coming up soon and I've done some fun projects and patterns and I thought I'd put together a little round up of them all! Make these cute little felt hearts pouches and get free embroidery patterns from Mollie at Wild Olive. Stitch up this free Valentine's love bird cross stitch with the pattern here. Here's a tutorial for making a heart plastic canvas box, perfect for filling with Valentine's candy. Another free cross stitch pattern for a Modern Valentine's heart. Find out how to make this simple felt ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Coffee Love

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I am relatively new to the coffee drinking scene. Somehow I managed to survive the first three years of Evie's life without coffee. But now things are different, it didn't take long for me to become a "don't talk to me before I've had my coffee" person. My Tea Love cross stitch pattern is consistently my most popular, so I figured I would expand the caffeine love to coffee. When stitched on 14 ct Aida the final piece is about 5.5" so it should fit into a 6" hoop. Download the PDF here – Coffee Love Cross Stitch Pattern There are more free patterns to ... Read More

Free Cross Stitch Patterns – Tsum Tsum

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Last year I made a whole bunch of Tsum Tsum cross stitch patterns for a swap. I've been meaning to release the patterns for awhile and this week I got a message giving me the push to finally do it. (Please note: Affiliate links are indicated by an asterisk*) The finished Tsum Tsum is 2 'x 2.5" when stitched on 14 ct Aida. I used the DMC Water Soluble Cross Stitch Canvas* so I could stitch it on quilting cotton. Download the PDF here – Tsum Tsum Cross Stitch Patterns There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my ... Read More

&Stitches Secret Santa Exchange with Free EPP Pattern

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Among all the Christmas craziness I realized I never posted about the &stitches secret Santa exchange I did! Please note, this post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* My partner was Aimee from Daisy Eyes and I embraced a tea theme for her package and included a reusable mug and sleeve, octopus tea infuser*, and a mug rug. My tea cup cross stitch pattern is consistently my most visited post and I wanted to play around with it a bit. I made the pattern into an EPP pattern and made a mug rug for it. I know it probably would have lent itself really ... Read More

Project Starters Anonymous – Free Pattern

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Kristy from Simply this Life started Project Starters Anonymous as a hashtag on Instagram and I absolutely love it. I enthusiastically joined along because I am the worst about starting new projects before finishing others (need proof? Check out my current UFO list...) Some people have started joining in and this is my official invitation for you to join Project Starters Anonymous. Post on Instagram with the hashtag #projectstartersanonymous when you start something new. And I've also put together a few embroidery patterns that you can stitch (because I assume ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Tiny Cross Stitches

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I had an idea awhile back to make a series of tiny cross stitch patterns. My initial thought was that they could go on a hexagon, but they're so tiny you could stitch them on almost anything. Each of these are only about 1.5" when stitched on 14 ct. Aida. Download the PDF here – Tiny Cross Stitch Patterns There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one of my patterns, I'd love to see it! Tag it on Instagram with the hashtag #hugsarefunstitches If you ever have any ideas for patterns, please send ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Deer (and Reindeer!)

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I have been seeing a lot of deer popping up on fabric and on my Instagram feed, most notably from tinkerellen. I decided to make a silhouette cross stitch pattern for this month's Free Pattern Friday. While I was working on it, Evie asked if it was going to be Rudolph so I decided to make a Christmas version too. This is about 7"when stitched on 14 ct. Aida. Download the PDFs here – Deer Cross Stitch Pattern Reindeer Cross Stitch Pattern There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one ... Read More