Stitch Love: A One Year Celebration! With Free Embroidery Patterns

Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* One year ago today Mollie from Wild Olive had the book Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small: Cute Kitties and Cows and Cubs and More...and a Yeti* released. I reviewed the book and made an adorable whale purse. I also participated in the Stitch Love Valentine's blog hop last year and the Stitch Love-Along. I am very lucky to call Mollie a friend and was so excited when she asked if I wanted to stitch up some new free patterns to go along with her book's one year anniversary. ... Read More

Stitch-Love-Along! A Giraffe Pocket Pal

Over on Instagram there is a super adorable stitch along going on for Mollie from Wild Olive's book, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small: Cute Kitties and Cows and Cubs and More...and a Yeti*. Today is the end of round one, to stitch a Pocket Pal. You can read more about the #StitchLoveAlong here. I had a hard time finding a garment for this. Neither of my girls own any jeans and I've stitched on a regular t-shirt before and wasn't eager to do that again. So I found this old hoodie of Evie's and went with it. Since the pocket is at an angle I ... Read More

Stitch Love Blog Hop – Free Patterns

Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive has a fantastic new book out, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. I already reviewed it and absolutely love it, you can read my review here. Because she's so incredibly awesome, Mollie has organized a Valentine's blog hop and made a series of free patterns for you all! I chose two designs to stitch up, Evie is getting the little rabbit with the flowers, and Mira is getting the ferret. This was my first time using Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer and I am officially smitten. I have always loved embroidering on ... Read More

Book Review – Stitch Love

I have been eagerly awaiting Stitch Love from Mollie Johanson since I first heard about it months ago! Mollie is the amazingly talented lady behind Wild Olive and someone I am pleased to call my friend. The other weekend Mollie and I went out to breakfast and she gave me a copy of her book and it is so unbelievably adorable, I immediately knew I needed to make a project for Evie. Evie picked this super cute whale purse which was perfect, I've been wanting to make her a purse for awhile. Whenever we go on a walk she always picks up treasures that I end up having ... Read More

50 States Update!

A few weeks ago I posted about the 50 States Stitching Club from Mollie at Wild Olive. I ended up redoing the ones I had done before on a thicker fabric. The thinner fabric was really see through and I felt like it looked bad. I had only done a few and it seemed worth it to just start over. This past weekend we went up to Milwaukee for my birthday and I brought all of the states along to get caught up. There have been nine patterns released (the tenth comes today!) and I managed to get them all done. I am working on assembling the stars now, but it feels ... Read More

50 States Stitching Club by Wild Olive

Mollie from Wild Olive has another fantastic stitching club, this one is the 50 States! I swore to myself I was going to finish the spring stitching club before starting, but I just couldn't help myself! Every week is a different state and in the end I will have a quilt. I picked out my fabrics and I stitched up the first three states. On Saturday I went to breakfast with Mollie and I gave her a few state themed gifts. I had Jen from 52 Lasers cut this map thread holder and needleminder. I love how they turned out! I also saw these state cookies at Whole Foods ... Read More

30 for 30 Crafting Challenge Done!

I made it through the 30 for 30 crafting challenge and I'm pretty proud of what I've accomplished! I finished the French knot color wheel. This became my main focus for awhile and I'm really excited to have finished it during the 30 days. I didn't work on Evie's blanket at all but I'm almost done with Mira's. This is the hardest to see a lot of progress on, but I've done 4 rows around. I have 4 more rows and then a border and I'm finished. I still have a few more designs to stitch up and a lot of hexagons to make, but it made good progress on the Wild ... Read More

WIP Wednesday – Hexagons, Embroidery, and Plastic Canvas

I'm working on a lot of different projects right now and I can't wait to finish them up. In the world of hexagons, I am working on the Wild Olive spring stitching club. I have last week and this week's to do still and I'm a little behind on the hexagons. But I love the colors and the patterns that Mollie has sent out so far! I loved the size of the hexagons for the stitching club, so I decided to make a table runner. I'm really close to finishing, I just have one more row to attach. I think I might finish it with a felt backing but I'm not sure yet. I'm ... Read More