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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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