A brand new FREE Embroidery design is being released today! This Tree Of Life stitches out in a 4x4 hoop. The cross stitch pattern will bring back memories of "Old Fashioned Holiday" projects. If you are like me, you may have some pillows, hankies or tea towels from your creative relatives. I love walking in my local thrift stores and finding these treasures. So much work goes into hand sewing. It truly is a labor of love.
Maybe you love the cross stitch look but don't have the patience to work with needle and thread? This is a great way to try it with your embroidery machine. Here are a few ideas to stitch this Tree Of Life design out.
A soft Cotton Tea Towel would look perfect hanging in your kitchen. You can add some meaningful text above or below the tree.
A designer pillow for a chair or sofa is another great project. If you purchase plain covers that slip onto pillow forms, you will have a custom gift.
A wine holder as a gift filled with your favorite brand would be a unique gift for friends or family.
Check out my store page for this FREE Tree Of Life embroidery design and many others. All you have to do is add designs to your cart. Pick one or all of them, then proceed to checkout. Enter your info and receive an email link to download. I hope you enjoy this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
My latest In The Hoop Santa Tized Holder embroidery design being released today is a cute way to carry hand sanitizer for the holiday season. It completes in a 5x7 hoop and finishes really fast. If you have marine vinyl remnants in your stash, you will be able to stitch up several in no time.
The text is a play on words and I know it made you smile. I love corny jokes. The project is designed to complete in one hooping and with some creative cutting, even the top loop will finish so you can install any kind of hanging hardware you like. I used a key ring here.
Now I bet this picture has piqued your creative thoughts? If you are interested in seeing the instruction video you can scroll to the bottom of this page and watch. Wash away cutaway stabilizer is the best way to get a good stitch out so all you are left with is the project once complete. I like to use the type that is woven as it has enough strength to hold the weight of the stitching.
The tab is looped so various sanitizer bottles will fit inside. I had several that I showcased in the instruction video. If you give this as a gift to someone, they should have no problem finding one to fit.
Are you ready to be "Santa" Tized? Look for the design in my store here and don't forget to watch the video to see how the project comes together. I know you will enjoy making these and maybe filling a few stockings. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Pine Cone Turkeys are cemented in my childhood memory. They were an annual craft in my elementary school years. Usually the last day before we got our fall break the teacher would have puzzle pages, mazes and some sort of craft. We usually used construction paper for the pine cone turkeys but this In The Hoop Pine Cone Turkey project will make them sturdier and sparkly.
So how cute is this? A simple pine cone transformed into a decoration that you can use on your holiday table. How about one for each of your family members and dinner guests? Notice the small tag hanging on the front says "Thankful For". A chalk marker can be used to fill in whatever you want. How about a new family tradition where each person writes in what they are most thankful for?
The special material used to give all that textured shine is Mylar. I have talked about the magic of Mylar before and it is so much fun to work with. Look for it in the gift wrapping section of your local store.
Ultra Firm Interfacing is the other material that allows the finished pieces to stand up tall. Here you see the pattern piece for the turkey tail. Mylar gives the shine to the front, the interfacing gives structure and the fabric conceals all of the stitches on the back so everything is pretty.
Here is the tail with all of the beautiful fall colors. You can customize those any way you like. You can also see the removal of the Mylar. It comes away very easily.
Once all of the pieces are completed, there are a few steps to prep them for installation. Here you see yarn being used in button holes. This allows the pieces to be woven into the pine cone and held securely in place.
Have I piqued your interest and sparked some creative thoughts? You can watch the entire In The Hoop Pine Cone Turkey video stitch out below to see how fun and easy this project will be. See the design here in my store. Once the Thanksgiving season is over, you can remove all of the pieces and store for next year. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
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