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Dec 6, 2010

Elf Stitchette Pillow

Dec 6, 2010
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I AM SO EXCITED!  I suddenly felt the urge to start an embroidery project... 

(I think I am realizing as I write the reason: quite a few people bring their handwork to the CMQG meetings.  But since I lead everything, I really can't do something else on the side...  But their stuff looks fantastic...  Anywho!)

I was inspired and decided to give it a try!  Here's what I came up with...



It little while ago, I found the Wee Wonderfuls site while browsing for ornament ideas for the Ho-Ho-Holiday Swap.  I ended up making one her free patterns for my partner.


I saw a bunch of other super cute free projects while I was there and remembered this little Elf Stitchette pattern when I was struck with the embroidery bug.  The pillow is completed by some prints from the 12 Days of Christmas line.




There is also an adorable little boy elf that I think I may have to make to keep her company.


If anyone else knows of any cute embroidery sites, I think I may have started a new little habit....





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13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is so darn adorable! Wow! I'm scared of embroidery, I'm awful with hand stitching, but now you're making me want to get over my fears! That pillow is just awesome, great job :)

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  2. Great work! If you are looking for "not your grandmothers embroidery" my two favorite embroidery sites would have to be UrbanTreads.com, and SublimeStitching.com.

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  3. That's so cute! I've never done a single stitch of embroidery, but at some point I would really like to try it. Not that I need another hobby. : )

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  4. I love it!! I need to stop looking at quilting blogs right now. It's making me want to go to the sewing room and play.

    Unfortunately my doctor told me to rest with my feet elevated. The swelling has gotten bad. :(

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  5. This turned out great, AnneMarie. After seeing your little sneak peek, I happened to be looking at artsy files I had downloaded, which included this elf and the boy version. I knew that's what you must have been working on. So cute! I'm definitely going to work on this for next year's Christmas!

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  6. Check out BirdBrain! They have both a blog and a store (with freebies!)
    http://www.birdbraindesigns.net/category/21-free-designs.aspx

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  7. Adorable!! I have only really tried embroidering words - I'm a little afraid to try something so detailed!

    You live in Columbus right? Have you ever stopped by Sew to Speak (http://www.sewtospeakshoppe.com/)? I've never been but my aunt has made the trip out there (from northern Ohio) to buy fabric for me. They were amazing apparently -she was impressed- and carry lots of modern fabrics! I used to live in Columbus and miss the area, and Hounddogs Pizza. :)

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  8. That stitchette is so cute! I second the bird brain suggestion, I've made some redwork ornaments of theirs that were in a BHG magazine a couple years ago. :)

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  9. I love it! I used that same pattern to make my daughter her own Christmas stocking last year. I used the little boy for my son. :)

    http://www.skooksplayground.com/2009/11/stockings.html

    The picture is terrible, but you get the idea!

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  10. That Pig is SO ridiculously cute!!

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