3.12.2008

new embroidery patterns

I've listed some new patterns on my website—


For you cat lovers there's Kitten Capers based on a vintage nursery quilt. This pattern comes with a copy of the original directions for making the quilt although you certainly don't have to—the blocks would make really cute pillows, too!

And a fun pattern of animals in hats that I'm calling Party Animals, also based on a set of vintage quilt blocks—


Can you tell I like quilt blocks? A lot of my patterns are based on them, and I think I like them so much because they are the perfect size for pillows. That's certainly the reason I started buying them. And I always scanned and digitally-traced (my computer background helps with this part) each one to keep for my records anyway. Then I got the idea to share them.

I have lots more tracings in various stages of completion so look for more patterns soon. And I may at some point, start selling off some of the originals. It's getting so that, even if I embroider every day for the rest of my life, I'll never get to them all. Yes, it's an addiction :)

Special offer for blog readers during the month of March—Buy 1 embroidery pattern, get 1 embroidery pattern free! I don't think there's a way to set up a code for this in my shopping cart so, when you check out, write the word BOGO in the comments section and tell me which pattern (equal or lesser value) you want for your free one.

5 comments:

Bailey said...

I absolutely love the new embroidery patterns!!! Especially the "Kitten Capers". They are so sweet-Where do you get your patterns? They are the best for quilts, pillows, and aprons!

janet said...

Thanks Bailey! I make these patterns myself by scanning and tracing the vintage stamped-for-embroidery projects I buy on Ebay and in my flea market travels. You probably won't find these designs anywhere else because they were never sold as transfers or printed patterns. There are already several great sites for those kinds of patterns and I wanted to do something different!

Junie Moon said...

What cute patterns; thank you for sharing them! I'm with you, I have so many things I want to do on my list that I really need to be clones in order to accomplish them all.

Kristin said...

Those patterns are fabulous! :)

Blessings!
Kristin
http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Patty said...

Janet, I didn't know some stamped embroidery items were only sold that way and not as patterns. Several times on eBay, I came across a dresser scarf with two puppies busting out of a purse embroidered on it and assumed that the embroiderer had just transferred the pattern on to the dresser scarf. Now, I think I know why my efforts to find the transfer haven't been successful. I was lucky enough to finally win one of the dresser scarves. I guess now I can stop looking for the pattern since there probably isn't one. :)