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Friday Fun Week 24

This week we're all about fabric! While it's summer time and you might not feel like curling up with a quilt, you'll love these airy and fun creative projects involving fabric.

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It's a Hedgehog Party

new release

Hedgehogs aren't always so prickly. Sometimes they put on their party hats and let loose. That's the scene of my newest embroidery kit and pattern, Hedgehog Party!

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Friday Fun Week 23

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Animals Everywhere!

There have been SO many new stitched creations in the studio lately that my partner can hardly keep up with photographing them. Thanks to your comments, the hedgehogs will soon be available as a kit for you to sew. Aren't they adorable? I've also been working on two new stuffed animal designs. The first one I have been wanting to do ever since I finished the llama prototype. I had an image in my mind of stitching curlicues to make a sheep's fleece. The sheep has just undergone his first fabric test so, with a few tweaks, he'll soon be...

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Creativity Date - Portland's Rose Garden

If you've ever read, 'The Artist's Way,' you know the importance of taking artist dates with yourself to get your creativity flowing. My partner and I have been feeling a bit blocked lately so we've decided to start taking more artist dates. Each week I'll be sharing pictures from our date. Hopefully, it inspires you to get out and have your own little creativity day to get the juices flowing. For our first artist date we set off to see Portland's Rose Garden in full bloom. We missed it last year and there was no way I was going to...

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