Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Stuff!

Hello and happy winter. I know its been cold and snowy and icy, but there is an upside to the colder months. There are those long days of studio work. I don't know about you, but some of my happiest days are days I spend creating. In the spring, all I can think of is flowers and plants. I am happy to get out and walk in the warm sun. I'm dreaming of gardens and planning beds and containers. In the winter, its the 4 walls between me and yet another snow storm or this year, the dreaded arctic vortex. What the what is that?

Well, I have had my shop in a no custom order mode for too long. I'm afraid it will be a bit longer. However, I think you will find it worth the wait if you are one of my collectors. My goodness, you can only order so many tomatoes in so many colors. I don't know if I can make another strawberry. I made over 60 in 3 months. I long for new designs and I have lots of fabrics to inspire them.

I am a vintage junkie and one of my new designs uses some of my favorite embroidered designs.

This weekend I picked up some beautiful red and white fabrics. They are inspired by redwork embroidery. In fact, I thought I heard them whisper, "Take me home! You need to create some stitchery for me." Okay, I don't actually hear fabrics talk to me. I think I am more likely to walk into my studio and ask, "Who wants to play today!" Those new red fabrics definitely were ready to go.

Well I hope you like my new things. I am going to digress a bit when I'm finished with my next order. I am dying to get back to my little houses. Aren't they fun? They are so much fun to make. I'd do a tutorial, but I have seen some on-line tutorials which seem to use a much simpler pattern than the one I use. Here are a few of what you will find in my shop soon...

I also have a new idea for little wallets/needlebooks. I think they will be so handy when you are on the go. I have the designs all ready to go. I just have to create a pattern and start to play!

Now I have a question for you. If you have a moment, I'd love to know what you would like to see me try in the upcoming months. If you would like a tutorial on a specific design, I'll see what I can do. I kind of like to hold on to my best designs as my little secret. But there are things I wouldn't mind sharing. I also plan on creating some patterns to add to my shop. For those of you with mad skills, you will now have my plans to try a few of these things on your own. Its all so much fun!

Stay warm and stay creative. Winter is nearly heading into spring. Before you know it, there will be a thousand distractions keeping you from your sewing machine. Take advantage of your cabin. You don't have to see it as a negative when there are so many wonderful things just waiting to come to life and only you can make them!

In Addition....

I wanted to add one more new item. I've had it in the works for a bit and I finally finished it! Watch for a tutorial coming soon on how to create a pattern using your own vintage doily! I'll take you step by step in creating a custom shape that fits any doily you have on hand!


Julie said...

Gorgeous redwork and in using that red and white fabric, it just POPS! Love your houses too! Adorable!

Kristy M said...

Your little houses are adorable! I want to live in one! So cute. Happy sewing!


Oh, Jill these are just wonderful! You continue to amaze me! I saw them in your shop the other day and gave them some love there.

Charlotte Wilson said...

I would love to see a tutorial on crocheted gloves. A friend of my mother's made me a pair when I was a little girl and that was about 55 years ago.
Your blog is very pretty and interesting too.


Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Qué lindos tus trabajos. me encantaron.
Saludos desde Chile

mamita said...

Hi there, congratulations for your great blog. I love your work. Those little houses look so pretty. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Createology said...

Very sweet little pincushions. The variety makes them such fun to collect. Creative Bliss...

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