Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Once Upon A Time I Used To Blog

The other night I was sorting through a stack of free patterns that I had printed out because I was going to make them ASAP [insert hysterical laughter here], and decided to make a list of the patterns and the blogs & sites they were posted on so I could link to them here. The following day, I knocked a full plastic cup of iced tea over on my night table and the list got wet and the ink ran so my plan to post the links went out the window. The good news is I didn't file any of the patterns anywhere -- they are still in a pile on my bedroom floor -- so I'll just make another list and then post their links here. In 2012.

I also promise to take some pictures of what I'm working on just to prove I am actually doing something. One is a cross stitch design that I found on a French blog that actually came from the blogger's grandmother. Or maybe it was her great-aunt. I only read the English translation once and now I don't remember all the details. I also started making a stuffed Dachshund a few days ago. The original pattern was for a flat Doxie with a top body piece, a bottom piece and one ear. But I wanted to make him three dimensional so I added an under body piece and he will have ears on both sides of his head. Hopefully, he will stand up on his own. (I stole the idea of the under body from the Scotty dog at allsorts and used part of the Doxie pattern to make it. I have no idea how this will turn out but I know I'll learn from it no matter if it's good or bad.)

Have you ever been to Karens Variety? Karen sells new and vintage patterns, pattern books and pdf's for cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, dolls, toys and sewing. I haven't yet bought anything from her but I do get her monthly newsletter and have printed out some of the free patterns she's shared like this one for an adorable Bunny Bib. You can go here to subscribe to the newsletter. There's also a contest every month for a $50 gift certificate to her store. To see all of the free patterns so far, check out this page (many are for crochet and knitting).

Over at Red Brolly, you'll find an embroidery pattern for Brutus the Cat [via Freebies for Crafters], which is the first block of The Catalicious Quilt. Every month, another design will be posted. Block #2 is on this post.

Look at the cute Baby Bunka and her little dog at Fantastic Toys! How do I find out if I have an ink jet printer so I can make this? Looks like I have a laser jet. :( I also love the adorable Pom Pom Bunny and Mushrooms over there. Some day, I will make the Cupcake Softie from Fantastic Toys and shock and appall myself.

Ok, I'm going to work on that stuffed Dachshund. Happy Tuesday!

7 comments:

Gina E. said...

Oh dear, Murphy's Law strikes again, Patty! Tipping liquid over handwritten pages is a sure recipe for disaster! Look forward to seeing the cross stitch you are working on. I love old designs.

Threeundertwo said...

Have you tried delicious.com? It's my favorite thing in the world. I can save tons of patterns there and I only print them when I'm actually going to use them.

I smell a cat quilt in my future. . .

and the cupcakes? I'm dying from the cuteness, although I'm pretty sure mine wouldn't turn out so perfect.

MafiosaGrrl said...

i've made the cupcakes before- so fun! I love the baby bunka doll too! I don't have any printable fabric, but I have a heck of a stash. I think I'm going to take the pattern and made an appliqued one with felt or something like that! I need to learn to adapt...I'm trying not to buy more stuff, lol. Thanks for the links.

Loralynn said...

Nice to hear from you, Patty! I miss all your links to patterns! When are we going to see a stuffed Tubby???

Busym1 said...

Hi Patty! Nice links!

Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you're back for now! Looking forward to your projects.

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