Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Great Gifts for Sewers, Quilters and Stitchers, (and where to find them).

I put together this really great list of gifts for you. These are things that make our days more cheery and bright. What more do you want from the season? These items are from some of my favorite Etsy shops, who I know will take great care of you. I've added a few new ones. I hope you give them a try. Because its getting late, I've included some instant PDF downloads. Make a gift or put together a special gift kit. Better yet, give to or share the gift of making with someone. You will change their life.
Lets begin with
Quilters ~ You know you want to make that one last gift. How about some fun patterns to download instantly! Make mug rugs, ornaments, coasters or even a pincushion in a jiffy! Paper piecing is so much fun and your blocks will look perfect every time! I love these blocks by CenterStreetQuilts. These are just a few of the adorable paper pieced and traditional blocks, bags she has to share. 1. Snowman Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern 2. Diamond Heart Foundation Quilt Block 3. Hummingbird Paper Pieced Foundation Block BurlapAndBlossom 4. Sewing Machine 5. Home for Christmas Quilt Block 6. Pincushion She has over 548 Quilt Blocks to choose from and they are all super adorable! MadebyMarnie Gnome for Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern 8. Tula Pink Holiday Hommies Thread Set From one of my favorite shops for beautiful quilting fabric, notions, from MaterialGirlChic Hurry and take advantage of her 20% off sale happening right now on nearly 3,000 items. HartlandQuiltShop Another of my Go-To Shops 9. Candy Cane Lane Pillow Kit
Tools and Gadgets for Sewers and Quilters 1. LillaLotta Custom Labels I honestly think that is one of the nicest gifts you can get for someone who quilts or sews. 2. Creative Grids Mini Ruler from SnugglyMonkey This is a great shop for anyone who loves to sew and embroider. She has over 900 items! That fun Blue Wolf in the 1st photo is from her shop. 3. The one and only Add a Quarter Inch Ruler from HartlandQuiltShop Its perfect for paper piecing blocks! 4. and 5. QuillAndHive Beautiful Seam Rippers handles and tips 6.Cat Needle Threaders from WhatCantBrookeDo 7. Tula Pink Duck Bill Serrated Scissors from MaterialGirlChic 8. Oatmeal Milk and Honey Quilt Block Soap from SoapEscape 9. Beeswax Thread Conditioner from ThreadGatherer I can't forget to mention CraftyWoolFelt. The pretty Owl Eye Scissors on the top of this posts is from her shop. She also carries the best felt balls, felt fabric, felt shapes, lots of embroidery threads and beauiful ribbons, etc.. I just love working with Claudia. Not shown are some of my favorite buys this year- Cut Sharp Stork Scissors from CutSharp
Just For Fun! 1. Bobbin T-Shirt from InkAndQuotes 2. Quilt Block Necklace from JewelryForQuilters 3. Storm at Sea Patchwork Necklace from PatchworkPendants 4. Quilt Super Power T-Shirt from ByBMx 5. Never Underestimate the Power... Mug from StrictlyBusinessMugs 6. Fabric Hero Mug from BeanMugs
I love Embroidery and Slow Stitching. I couldn't forget gifts for my stitching sisters! 1.and 2. Stargazing and Show Up PDF embroidery patterns by CozyBlue 3. Beautiful Embroidery Threads and 4. Silk Ribbons from ThreadGatherer (ships from the US!) What a luscious selection of embroidery supplies! 5. More embroidery threads from OliverTwists in the UK. Delivery is in about 2 weeks. It was worth the wait! 6. Spring Colors Embroidery Threads from ColourCompliments (Canada). I really love her colorways! 7. Embroidery Pattern download from Pussman. 8. Modern Embroidery Enjoy Life from SnugglyMonkey 9. Dimentional Embroidery Landscape, pattern by Faimyxstitch. Don't forget to check out her amazing selection of embroidery threads over at CraftWoolFelt. She has linen, wool, silk, cotton, metallic and more! Another great shop with lots of wool shapes and supplies is TheFeltPod. You can find some fun Holiday Shapes and Banners there.
Patterns and Kits for Crafty Sewers! These are some of my favorite shops! 1. and 2. Beautiful Snowy Ornaments and Reindeer Pattern from CheswickCompany. The selection and quality is astonishing! 3 and 4. Beautiful Kits like this Matryoshka Doll and Wolf. She also has a great selection of instant downloads, perle cotton and many other embroidery supplies. 5. and 6. Quilted Notions Bag and Hans and Greta Doll Pattern by Retromama. She has so many fun patterns and they are nicely done! Here are a few more patterns and ideas you might love to get or give!
1. and 2. Gingermelon Snowbies Mermaid Dolls and Peek a Boo Pals. I just can't tell you how cute her patterns are. So sweet! She even has a Raggamuffin Doll which will take you back some years. 3. and 4. Three Sheep Studio Needle Punch Chilly Night Snowman and Angel of Peace Pattern. from ThreeSheepStudio. She also carries Needlepoint and Wool Applique Patterns. You can pop over to my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious and take a look at my Favorites. You will see all the amazing things I wanted to include in this list. However, I just had to finish this neverending list of my favorite gifts to get and give for sewers, quilters and stitchers. Next week I am going to do a Christmas Give Away! Check back in on Monday. I'll have a few Decorative Pin Sets, a Christmas Brooch and a Pincushion you may win!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful I just want to thank you all for stopping by my blog and perhaps my Fiberluscious shop. I get to wake up every day and do what I love. Who could ask for more? I hope this day and everyday brings you joy, love and a feeling of belonging. We all kind of fit together like patchwork pieces. Together, well, we are simply amazing! I'm thankful for my husband who doesn't yell about fabric scraps on the floor or a dining room table full of projects. I'm thankful for my mom and grandma, who taught me to love creating things. They helped me to see the magic in taking just a bit of something and turning into something amazing. I'm thankful for all the generous teachers I've had in my life, and the many generous and talented people who share their gift of creating with us all. I'm a self-taught artist but I couldn't have perfected my craft without the help of those who take the time to create fantastic videos and tutorials. I'm thankful for my lovely followers and those who helped me to create a successful shop. To me it means everything to support my family and to have an outlet for my overflowing creative cravings. What a life I have! I'm working on a gift giving guide, which I hope will help you with last minute gifts for someone you love. Perhaps you will find the time to make something for someone this holiday season. I do believe that the best gifts are handmade! I'm also working on a holiday giveaway in December, so stay tuned... I hope you win something you love! Happy Thanksgiving my friends! With thanks, Jill

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Etsy 20% Off Sale starts November 18th

Need to start your holiday shopping early? Come to Fiberluscious on Etsy. I have so many fun things for sewers in my shop. Starting November 18th to the 30th, everything in my shop is 20% off!
I just added two fun Cheshire Cat Pincushions, one in Purple and one in Gold. I used Tula Pink prints. Since I have a thing for Mia Charro as well, I added a crown of flowers to their heads and added a bright collar too. If you want to give a little stocking stuffer, I have decorative pins in small assortments. Here are my Holiday Pins.
I also have some little pins, perfect for Cross Stitch pattern markers. Here are a few sweet sets that would be perfect! I have flowers in glass and in lightweight lucite. I have tiny millefiori and more! Find them here.
Don't forget to order early. The post office recommends shipping by December 17th for 1st class mail. If you chose a Made-to-order item from my shop, allow for 2 days creation time. Most orders ship the Same Day! Never be shy about asking for something special. I love to create gifts that make people happy! See you soon!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

New Gift Ideas

I always say that I'm going to start my holiday shopping early. Then before I know it I'm scrambing at the last minute, and you know how disappointing that can be. I think.... if only I could just make up my mind earlier and order something special. There are so many fun things to buy on Etsy. Where else can you find that one-of-a-kind, unique, perfectly imperfect gift? There is always a funny t-shirt, a personalized bag, a hand made quilt... the choices are wonderfully endless! I also work hard to bring you fun and fabulous gifts for the sewer in your life. I have lots of pincushions, like the Sweet Forest Friends pincushion shown above. I have zippered bags, scrap baskets, sew inspired earrings, beautiful art yarn assortments and of course, lots of Decorative Pin Assortment. Let me show you some of my newest creations and some of my tried and true favorites and best sellers. I hope you find something for someone you know... or even give one of these gems to yourself! Oh Nuts! An adorable squirrel print from Tula Pink! I stuffed this pincushion totally with crushed walnut shells. It keeps in flat on your work table and gently sharpens your pins as well.
Also from Tula, I have an Alice in Wonderland pincushion with an emery core, called Six Impossible Things. This one even has a Teapot pin!
For those who love a little nostalgia, I bring you some sweet, 1930's reproduction prints in a few pincushion styles. My best seller of all time is my 1930's Tomato Pincushion. It was inspired by my grandma who taught me to sew and let me dive into her button box anytime I wanted! You can order it in 6 colors, 3 colors, 2 colors or even in your favorite color! Just ask! I've also made a quilted, Square Patchwork version that is double sided!
You can find lots of Decorative Pins in my shop. They are like icing on any pincushion cake! Add them to one of of your creations, give a set to your friends, put them in your next fundraiser or just keep them around to bring a little sparkle to your sewing studio. I have Holiday Pins, Pretty Flowers, Millefiori, Birds and Bees and try them all in a Sampler! They come in 10 pin assortments all wrapped up in a pretty box. Or try just a few on a card in lots of fun assortments. Be sure to visit my Etsy Shop to see all of them!
Maybe you are just the DIY kind. I have some pretty yarn assortments to add to your next crochet, weaving or craft project. They are even great for gift wrapping.I even have a Holiday Assortment. If you love pretty yeans, I totally recommend my 20 Yarn Assortment. Tell me what you are making and I will put together a custom collection for you!
I love special orders so let me know what you are looking for and I will work with your to create something truly one of a kind. If you're lucky I might even something embroidered available like my Wool Leaf Pinncushion.
Stop by Fiberluscious and I'm sure you will find the best sewing tools on Etsy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

New Baskets, Just in time for my Labor Day Sale!

Tula Pink, "Tiny Beasts" Scrap Fabric Basket. I love a good sale and I love something new to show you! You can find all kinds of things on Etsy this Labor Day, especially all the goodies for sewing in my shop- Fiberluscious! I just added these adorable fabric baskets for scraps, threads, flowers, pens and pencils or even.... scraps! I made one for myself last year and I finally got around to perfecting the design, so I could share this little cutie with you! Its 4 1/2 inches high with a 3 1/2 inches deep, (at the base) and 5 1/2 inches wide top opening. Fold the top over to store little things. This little basket is so versatile. Its made from quality quilting fabrics from a nunber of designers. Check out this bright little beauty in a bold modern print-
Here is a sweet woodland print called "A Meadow's Tale" by Anna Davis for Blend Fabrics. I just love the soft prints and the sweet little critters!
I can't forget the "Sew Wonderful" print by Moda with a cute lining by Lori Holt called Hush. Sew perfect for those who sew!
Everything is 15% off this week! Mention you saw these here and I'll throw in some quilting clips! Just visit my shop- Fiberluscious to see more! When you order from my shop I promise to get your order out Toot Sweet! I'll pack it up ready for gifting is a pretty tissue with a big tulle bow. My decorative pins are adorable. They come in pretty boxes. I have lots of styles available from Christmas to Halloween! I have pretty Flowers, Hearts, Jewelry Inspired gems and even The Birds and The Bees. I also have pretty Millefiori Pins. If you can't decide, just try The Full Assortment or maybe even a smaller assortment on a card in large or small sizes. I have lots of pretty pincushions. Need a box? I'll send one for free! Here is one of my most popular- The 1930's Tomato Pincushion. All my pincushions have an emery core, making them not only pretty but super functional. I even carry artsy yarn assortments for your own diy project.
Can't Wait to work with you! Jill

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Good Things come in small packages...

If you have ever ordered a pincushion from my Fiberluscious shop, you know, I rarely do anything small. My pincushions are normally fat and sassy and ready to hold lots of pins. But, lately, I've been thinking small. I wanted to make a pincushion that less than $20 and use some of my favorite fabrics without all the bigness of my usual patterns. I started with some 1" strips and began to play. I had fun and these little wonders are really some of my favorites. They have my signature emery core. They also come with a pair of coordinating decorative pins. Each pincushion is less than 4 inches high. The largest is 3 1/4 by 5 7/8. Take a look and if you think you want to take one home with you, pop over to my shop. Use the coupon code, FiberBlog10 and get 10% off. Once you order I'll give you another coupon code that never expires and can be used over and over again! I told you I rarely do anything small. The pincushion above is a Mini Wonder. Its 3 1/4" square. I used Wonder by Carrie Bloomston and a sweet banner print called "Go Fish" for Blend Fabrics. You have to just love this rainbow of fun colors. This same style comes in Eat Your Veggies green by the same name of this fun triangle print called "Eat Your Veggies", from Blend. I used some pretty green solids as well. I really love Blend fabrics. They have nice weight and have a lovely hand.
My favorite is my Blue Bird using Tilda's GardenLife collection. Tilda's fabrics just make me happy. This pincushion features a lovely blue bird on one side and a yellow butterfly on the bottom. Both sides are quilted and either side can be used as the top. So when you need a change, just turn it over! Its 3 1/4" by 5 7/8" long. It also has an emery core and comes with 2 pretty pins.
Last but not least is a pincushion I called Sunny Side Up Ombre. I used Tula Pink's "True Colors" and a variety of solids that range from sunny yellow to bright orange and finally deep fuschia pink. It just makes me smile. Its 4 1/2 by 3 1/2".
Hope you try working small too once in a while. But never forget to think BIG! Happy Summer!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spring is Here!!!

Well, its here on the calendar. Here in the Midwest, well its more of an idea that comes and goes. But my heart is happy because my spring bulbs are peaking out and doing well. It won't be long now, even if they have to poke through a late snowfall. Spring makes me feel hopeful and getting out for some nice long walks does my soul some good. I just had to celebrate the beginning of this awesome season by making some new pin assortments. I have both a full 10 pin assortment and a small, 6 pin carded set of pretty flower pins. They are my favorite. I mixed in some pretty glass leaves and in the big assortment I added a butterfly. I hope they make you happy too.
I have lots of new things to share with you.
This is my new pincushion. I call it Dog Love. I used up all my kitty fabric and I needed to pay some homage to my pup, Jordy. The fabric is from Spoonflower. I love that anyone can design fabric and have it printed. Someday I'd like to try that out. In the meantime, you can find them here on Etsy or on their website. There are so many talented designers, just folks like you and I. You can choose from many different kinds of fabrics. This is their cotton. It has a tight weave and the printing quality is so good. I have some more new pincushoins to share with you. I call this one, "Sew Much Fun".
I founds so many pretty sew themed prints that I love. I've been busy working on them. I think they would make great Mother's Day gifts for a sewing mom. The prints are from a few different lines. The pin print is called "Make Time" by Aneela Hoey for Moda. It somes in a variety of pretty colors. The adorable scissors is part of a cute print from from "Sew Wonderful" by Paper and Cloth for Moda. The pink fabric frame is by Tula Pink for Riley Blake. Here are a few pincushions in Make Time. I call these "Pin Love". They come in Blue and White, Blue in 2 shades and an orange/red version in 2 shades.
The last one "Stitch Love". has some pretty low volume prints by Lori Holt called "Hush" and Sew Wonderful, "Stitch in Time". I've never made a white pincushion before. I just love how fresh and bright it feels.
If you work in fiber, knit, crochet, make tassels or fiber jewelry, weave or scrapbook, Here is my Spring Fever yarn assortment. This one has so many different bright colors and great textures!
Well, I've been busy. I hope you all are having fun sewing too. Stop by my shop and perhaps you will find something you like. Use this coupon code, FiberMom10 and get 10% off for yourself or your mom. I will throw in a free gift box if needed. Every order is wrapped like a gift because we all need a little spoiling sometimes! Once you order from my shop, I'll send you a coupon code that lasts forever! Happy Spring!