Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make This Cute Needle Threader

I just saw this project for a cute felt needle threader from Wild Olive linked on Craft Gossip's needlework blog (thanks, Denise!) and I swear a light bulb went off over my head when I realized I could post it here as well.  Sometimes I really am a little slow.

This has nothing to do with crafting but missing dogs always get to me, and it's even worse if they're older and have special needs.  This is Cleo, a deaf 12 yr old Cocker Spaniel, who was recently saved from a kill shelter and is now lost.  He was last seen in the 92105 zip code, which is in San Diego.  (Cleo is a boy.)  Please feel free to post this on Facebook, your blog, or anywhere you think it might help.  Thank you!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Is This My First Post Of 2012?

There's a new computer in my life and my old camera works just fine with it so I'm hoping to start blogging again, or at least post some pictures.

Since I haven't finished making anything lately, I don't have any photos to post today but thanks to Feeling Stitchy, I have a couple of links to share.  First, check out Floresita's finished alphabet. which I just love.  It's so pretty.  She's included a link to the free pattern too.  Look how her letters look perfectly centered on the fabric.  My patterns never are.  In fact, I just transferred a design on to a dishtowel and it was noticeably off to one side so I sprayed it with Resolve and washed it, and all the transfer pencil came out.  I don't know if Resolve will work with other transfer methods, (like iron-on patterns), but I've had luck with lead and transfer pencils, especially if you get the Resolve on it soon after you realize your pattern is not where you want it to be on your dish towel.

There was a link on Feeling Stitchy to Kitschy Digitals and if you haven't been there before, you need to go now.  Everything is cute and fun.  They sell printables, fonts and things for digital crafting, but I especially love their sewing and needlework patterns.  Thanks for the link, Floresita!

As I was reading through older posts on Feeling Stitchy, I realized two things:  I finally got the Sublime Stitching book (yay!)  and I bought two cute embroideries and a stitched potholder at the local antique store.  Pictures to come soon. 

Did you see the cute fox cross stitch pattern on Mollie Makes?  So many cute patterns, so little time.