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How-To: Dark Fabrics Part 1 How-To: Dark or Stretchy Fabrics Part 2 How-To: Tracing Paper & Transfer Pens

Project: Vintage Lamps Hoodie | Sublime Stitching So, by now you either have the new patterns in your stitchy little hands, or are anxiously awaiting them. Wanna project ideer? How about this one using the Vintage Lamps and Glow-in-the-Dark thread? x - x - x - x - x Who: You! What: Hoodie w/ Vintage Lamps and Glow-in-the-dark (GITD) thread When: Right now! Easiness Level: Beginner to Intermediate You'll need: * Vintage Lamps patterns * GITD Thread (optional, but nice touch!) *Floss in Pastel Palette (or your choice) * Stabilizer (optional) *Basic embroidery supplies of needle, hoop and scissors * White hoodie, light-colored cotton jacket (or a shirt you like) A Note on Knits: Unlike cotton weaves, hoodies and t-shirts are knits, which makes them spongy and stretchy and more challenging to embroider (ie: #$%@!). A transfer tip: The best results for getting a pattern on knit fabrics is with an iron-on transfer or transfer pen. Oh and: I worked with a hoop on this project. INSTRUCTIONS x - x - x - x - x - x Embroider the design completely.

March Stitchalong: Happy Birthday, Feeling Stitchy! March is a very special month on Feeling Stitchy - our blog is turning 5 years old! In honor of our birthday, someone very special created a free pattern set for this month's stitchalong - Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive! By the way, that little piñata was stitched and photographed by Mollie herself - eeeep! I was beyond thrilled when I saw these adorable little patterns - such sweetness: Even sweeter were the colors Mollie chose - perfect Fiesta colors - which is, by the way, a huge street party held in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas every year. Download the PDF Are you guys as excited as I am about this stitchalong?! Can't wait to see your stitching!

fuck you very much Stitchable Gift Tags Template | Sublime Stitching Here's a super quick embroidered gift tag tutorial for those extra special gifts. Pish, it looks more difficult than it is, so let's do this! Who: You! What: Embroidered Gift Tags When: Right now! Difficulty Level: Simple and Easy You'll need: *Gift Tag Template (download below) * Light-weight Cardstock (index or Bristol Board, avail at any art supply store) *Embroidery floss in festive hues *Embroidery scissors *Embroidery Needle For this project, there's a template (download below) for you to follow, but did you know that any of the Sublime Stitching transfers can also be ironed on to thick papers? Tip: When ironing transfers on to paper, try not to press the hot iron any longer than you need to, or the paper may curl. Step 1: Download, print and cut out the tags from the attachment below. (The hole on the far left is where you can use a paper-punch for the ribbon to attach your tag) Step 4: Attach and give! all text, instructions and images © 2008 Sublime Stitching

patterns What would Love Week be without having some friends around? Michelle Clement is a gifted illustrator, designer and crafter. She has a bright and playful style that you can't help loving. I invited her to share something here, and when I heard what she was working on, I audibly gasped. Seriously! So please welcome Michelle, and show her some love! Hi, guys! Aah. So I created this free Valentine pattern for you, 'Love in the Middle' - cuz that's where the heart is! I think it will make a lovely edition to my craft space (under my heart garland, of course), but how cute would it be to give one your crafty Valentine friends or display at your pink cupcake party? Happy embroidering (and early Valentine's day!) Thank you so much, Michelle!

Mozilla Firefox How Dya Smoke Pot and Stay Out of Jail?"Be cool, be careful, and keep your mouth shut." This one caused quite a stir. Cinderberry Stitches Time to share a little Cinderberry fun with you just in time for Easter! It's a Bunny Bunting printable - it's quick and simple to make and will look too cute hanging in your home! No stitching or needle required, just plain old paper & scissor fun. What will you need? printer/scissors/hole puch/string and your happy face. {Download the printable from the link below} Download Bunny Bunting Step one: Download the Bunny Bunting printable from the link above and print from your home, I used 210gsm paper and printed about six pages {giving me 12 bunting rabbits} so print just what you require. Step two: Using paper scissors {not mamma's sewing ones here folk's} carefully cut out each bunny egg shape. Step three: Take your hole punch pop a hole in each of the white spots and thread the twine through the holes as shown. So enjoy playing & I'll chat again soon Natalie xx

thursday = embroidery just a quick post today to share this week's vintage embroidery transfers: {full set available here} happy stitching! Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them. So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. These are the simplest, yummiest little bites. If you have a mini muffin pan you are good to go. Preheat oven to 375o. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Meet Me At Mikes : Good Stuff For Nice People: Mike's Stocking Stitchalong - Episode 5 - Cam Learns To Backstitch Cam's got his needle threaded and his work on his hoop! Go Cam! see the tip of the needle poking up through the poor boy's hip?! pulling the needle and floss through to the top... Now he's pushed the needle up (from underneath his hoop) and through to the top of his work. Next, he pushes the needle back down through the work (on the line again). Look... he's pulling the floss down and through - his needle now underneath the work. There you have it! Look above - See that he's bringing the needle up again to the top of the work - but notice the gap?! Now push the needle back down into your work (as above) - it needs to go down into the end of the previous stitch - there's a tiny hole there where you came up before - so poke the needle back into that hole and back through and down under your work. Now look! Now do the same thing again (like Cam's doing above!) Probably that second gap betwixt the two stitches is a bit big... Thanks Cam! Comments comments

embroidery whenever I travel I make sure to plan ahead & get some projects together to bring with me. on this trip my destination provided inspiration for one of the projects I brought along: the heart is appliqued onto the state & both were in turn appliqued onto a piece of linen. I used a sharpie paint pen to fill in the letters & painted the hoop. this week's vintage embroidery has nothing to do with traveling or my hometown, I just thought it was nice: happy stitching! MrXStitch — The number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog