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

By on 3-18-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, 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.



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

beautiful is

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.

Santa, two great images, Christmas in November

By on 3-18-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

Santa …. two great images just in time for Christmas card and tag making. These vintage colouring book Santas would also make great embroidery patterns for tea towels to give as a hostess gift. If you quilt but don’t embroider you could applique him onto a towel as well…even a Christmas stocking. Done on a fabric postcard he could be sent as a Christmas greeting too.


Santa checking his list. At least he is laughing so he must like what he sees.


Santa telling us to shhhhh !!! …. I wonder if he just wants the elves to be quiet for two minutes or does he just not want us to make a peep so we don’t wake the kids

Pear pattern ….. vintage sketch for pillow

By on 3-18-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

This is the pattern I used for my pear card …. it was published in the McCall’s Needle Art magazine Vol IV. It and a sketch of apples were included. The apples were used to create a pretty decorative pillow that would hold up on your couch today. These vintage patterns lend themselves to so much more. I love to honour them and their creators by using them in what I do today.


This pillow would look just as great on a dark homespun and stitched with white cotton or one of each light and dark for contrast. Done on ecru or white homespun and framed it would look perfect on a kitchen or dining room wall. Both sketches could be used as a quilting pattern in a solid coloured block in your quilt. Wouldn’t that look good on your love seat?

decorative pillow

If you want both the apple and pear pattern you can grab it here: Apple Pillow with extra pear pattern

Card of the Month …. pear cards

By on 3-18-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

These cards were created for a swap on the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo group. Until I joined this group I hadn’t done a card and now I do one for almost every month.

pear card

This is the card I sent to my partner. The pear itself was drawn onto a piece of acrylic and held on with brads. I first designed the template in Photoshop Elements and then chose the papers to go beneath the pear sketch.

pear card

This was the first card I made and I think my favourite of the two, but when putting it to the group they liked the other better so that is the one I chose for the swap itself. Although I used the same template and sketch for both card the choices of papers and colours makes the design look completely different.