Needle Crafts

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!

Celebrating Brigid's Day with an Embroidered Brigid's Cross

Brigid's Cross -embroidery

February 2nd is almost here - a day celebrated in many cultures in many ways as the all important half-way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This year I am celebrating with a series of Brigid's Crosses - all made with simple materials and methods and all just a little bit "out of the ordinary"!

Mini Tips and Tuts: Fluffing Up Flattened Yoyos

Fluffing up flat yoyos

After a year in "wip storage" the little yo-yos on my "yoyo pillow" had become flat as a pancake - and NOT pretty. I came up with a little trick to restore them to their puffy fluffy pre-storage selves!

(I did not take a picture of them before fluffing - sorry. I wasn't planning to share this but my daughter has strongly suggested I should! So you will have to trust me - they really didn't look pretty.)

PDF: Patterns For Plastic Canvas Dala, Mushroom and Tree Gift Tag/Ornaments

Dala Horse Plastic Canvas gift tag/tree ornament

Having received requests from several readers for plastic canvas stitch diagrams for Dala, 'Shroom and Tree, (original post here) I decided to create a little PDF. You will find it attached to the end of this post.

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