Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

UT Tutorial – Linen & Lace Wedding Bunting

It’s that season, and wedding bells are ringing. Need to make some rustic decor in a hurry?

With our new lace pennant design, you can whip up some simple and totally adorable wedding bunting to add a little vintage romance to any space.  Make a small one to hang above the newlyweds table, or make a long string and drape it around a tree for a truly chic effect. Embroider the name and date of the couple on one of the flags to make it an heirloom to last!

Check out the tutorial here, and let those bells ring.

The Magical Monochrome Stitches of Marpet…

A little vintage glam, anyone?

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You might have noticed that this weeks designs follow a bit of a love theme, and nothing to me seems more romantic than white and cream stitches and layers of lace. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to show you some of the magical stitchery of Marpet

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I just love the vintage look of off-whites, creams and lace, and I LOVE how many embroidery designs she has layered on her pieces, using everything from steampunk to apothecary (which, by the way, is a fabulous combination). They feel so light and yet decadent at the same time!
She really has an eye for layering, and I’m quite fond of her color schemes, as I’ve used similar ones myself in the past.

Hats off to you madame, you know your stitching.

Tutorial – Framed Pincushion

My personal project list these days is made up pretty much exclusively of things that involve ornate frames. Bulletin boards, chalkboards, mirrors, you name it. (Here’s hoping for a good garage sale season…) Add this project to the must-do list: a vintage framed pincushion. This tutorial by Beach Vintage uses an old embroidered hankie, but it’d be awesome with some of your own brand-new hand-stitchin’. It’d even work with machine embroidery if you choose a design that’s very light-stitching and open. Love love love! Via Craft.

New Apothecary Series

We’re very excited to introduce you to our newest batch of designs, the Apothecary Series.

Trinkets and labels of wonder promising all kinds of miracle cures for every kind of ailment, all with an old world charm and just a hint of snark. As well as beautiful solid stitching designs perfect for your bathroom or kitchen (remember, you can stitch just the black for lighter fabrics!), we have a number of gorgeous in the hoop projects from handmade vintage tags to herbal sachets and drawstring bags.

Lucky you, these are on sale along with everything else in our store for half off through May 31, 2011! Find them all here.