Artimagus the Adorable or Arty for short

By on 9-24-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Arty is a little dragon who blows bubbles rather than breathing fire and is adorable. The White Knight of Flowers found him sleeping and blowing bubbles under a sunflower hiding from the Black Knight of Shadows. You can read his story below. The arm was scanned from an ad and the little dragon came from a free Dover image from an old storybook. Photoshop allowed me to make them one.

Artimagus the Adorable fabric collage

This is Arty’s story. Before I had finished the piece he was whispering in my ear, telling me who he was and all about him. If you ever see a sunflower field, stop and watch for the bubbles floating by …. it will be the White Knight of Flowers and his companion Arty. Don’t forget to say hello.

Artigamus the Adorable story

This little fabric collage was created for a swap on the Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. If you like swapping and are working with mixed media come on over and take a look. The link is listed on the side links.

Two seasonal and two beautiful overlays for creating your own papers and tags

By on 9-24-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Pixel Scrapper has a designer call for words and fonts and since I will not have time to create new ones I am adding four pages that I have created earlier. One spring, one winter. Personal use only on all four overlays please.

Spring overlay

Winter-snowflake overlay

Here are two more, one states “I am beautiful” and the other is all about the word ‘beautiful’. Grab all four and tuck the seasonal ones away for a few months.

I am beautiful overlay

Beautiful is overlay

You could also transfer these to fabric and sew a pillow for a loved one’s room to remind them that they are beautiful. The winter snowflake page would be great printed on fabric and framed for your seasonal decoration.

More vintage ladies for your embroideries

By on 9-24-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Two more pages of Godey Ladies for you. These ladies along with the earlier page are all from the same vintage McCall’s transfer book. I love them all. They remind me of “Gone With the Wind” with the ladies and their long, hooped, swishing skirts.

Vintage Godey Ladies

A set of tea towels embroidered with these lovely women would make a great hostess gift to take along with you when you attend your next holiday party. One could also adorn a journal cover as well.

Vintage Godey Ladies

Redwork or bluework could make your lady stand out on a crisp pure white cotton or muted earth colours on an ecru background would give them a vintage appeal.

Vintage wedding rugs and patterns

By on 9-24-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

These three rugs are hooked. What a great way to recycle your old woolens or sew the motives onto a background using wool felt. Done in bright colours, they could be updated to look right at home in today’s home. Treated as a center piece on a whole cloth quilt would make a great conversation piece for your next stay over guest.

vintage wedding rugs

I have posted the heart pattern. I thought it is the most current looking and could also be used on a pillow as a valentine gift next year.

vintage heart wedding rug pattern

If you would like all three patterns you can download the pdf document here:
Vintage Wedding Rug patterns, McCall’s Magazine Feb 1986

Spring wedding and anniversary embroideries

By on 9-24-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

holiday transfers

The Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine was a great little magazine and this insert from 1992 has plenty of cute and timely embroidery patterns. This month I am posting the wedding and anniversary page. If you need a cute embroidery for that spring or summer bride this would be ideal. It could be used as a gift tag or embroidered onto a little ring pillow. The anniversary pattern would be great with a photo of the couple printed in the center or on an album cover with photos from their life together. Both frames could be used for quilt labels as well.

wedding embroideries