A Simple, Quick Embroidered 3-D Christmas Tree using Yarnia PDX Bits and Pieces

http://www.yarniapdx.com/Embrodered Holiday Tree Using Yarnia PDX Yarn Scraps

This is one of those simple and quick projects that lends itself to all kinds of possibilities. It is beautiful just as it is. Or it presents a great surface for adding beads, embroidery,sequins....

Advent Countdown Calendar 2015 Update #2

Knit and Felt pattern by Marie Mayhew

I have been knitting and felting and embellishing to my heart's content - and then some; trying to keep on schedule to create a new Advent Countdown Calendar featuring tiny ornaments made using patterns created by Arne and Carlos and Marie Mayhew. So far so good!

Meet My Friend Roger and Enter a World of Magic!

Elgol - Isle of Skye, Scotland  IMAGE BY WOLFYPIC

Elgol - Isle of Skye  Image by WOLFYPICS

Hello!!! I haven't dropped off the planet! Just maybe spending too much time on Instagram lately - sharing my progress on the Silver Dollar Countdown Tree over there and connecting with so many lovely and talented fiber artists who I will begin sharing over here beginning in January!

A Little Late Christmas in July: Beginning a Brand New Advent Calendar Tree!

Advent Tree begun

First five ornaments completed for my newest Advent Calendar Tree!

Last year's Advent tree , as some of you will remember, was created using the Advent ornament patterns and the Christmas Tree pattern from one of my four super heros - Alan Dart! (catch up on that here!).

Happy Christmas in July: Make Christmas Bells and Baskets Using Apple Core EPP

Baskets and Bells using Apple Core EPP

Fashion little bells or baskets to use as tree ornaments, advent calendars, on garlands or as package tie-ons using an English Paper Piecing template known as an Apple Core!

Happy Christmas in July: Holiday Pillows in Progress

Winter Holiday themed embroidery and Dala pillow project for Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July!!

I have had to admit it to myself and now to all of you - I am NOT wonder woman like I thought!!! Just another normal human who does NOT have 60 hours in each day, does NOT have 8 arms, and whose crafty appetite exceeds all semblance of reasonableness or possibility!

HappyChristmas in July: Make a Danish Woven Heart Out of Real Birch Bark

Danish hearts  - Make them with real birch bark!

A teeny tiny 1 1/4" Danish woven heart basket made using real birch bark! Find a birch bark tree with the bark peeling off, strip it and make hearts for the Winter Holidays.

I was inspired to try my hand at this by Alan Dart during an e-mail exchange, and when I found bark peeling off a birch last February, I removed it immediately.

"All Points Patchwork" by Diane Gilleland. My First Project Done!

Repurpose a garment! Make it a showcase!

A couple years ago I fell in love with a particular selection of fabrics Diane (Craftypod) had picked for a project to be featured in what is now her brand new book "All Points Patchwork". After hours and hours of begging on my knees, she finally relented and gave me the left over scraps.

Embroidered Version of Norwegian Primstav Calendar: Second Half of Summer Side

Embroidered Primstav

I have had so many inquires about my embroidered Norwegian Primstav calendar and I want to say to everyone who is following the progress made on this project, thank you so much for you patience and your interest. And for keeping this project uppermost in my mind. It is the first project I have touched in months and now I can't keep my hands and mind off of it! So again, thank you!

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