Gingham backgrounds

By on 3-07-2010 in Paper Dolls

Gingham has always been a favourite of mine. It can be ‘country’ or it can be ‘sophisticated’ depending on what else you use with it. It can have a vintage feel or a modern look. These backgrounds would be great used with photos of your kids, a picnic with added butterflies and bumble bees. The pdf document has red and green for Christmas, purple, blue and pink for Easter and for fall there is a tan and leaf green.

red gingham background

blue gingham

I’ve made several in rainbow colours. If you want the whole set you can download the pdf Rainbow Gingham Backgrounds for your scrapbooking

Cross stitch Alphabets …. for the words in your embroidery projects

By on 3-07-2010 in Paper Dolls

This alphabet was published in the McCall’s Christmas Iron On Transfers,Vol-II-1976. It is a smaller size and could be used throughout the year. Mother’s and Father’s day cards using embroidery floss, fancy recipe cards using a permanent marking pen are great ways of using these in mixed media. Little muslin samplers made into personalized ornaments and gift tags would be quick to do and give a personal touch in any season.

cross stitch alphabet

The cutest Christmas feline and friend

By on 3-07-2010 in Paper Dolls

Christmas kitten and friend

These two little companions are too cute. With that self satisfied smile on the kitten, it makes you wonder just what he is dreaming of. They were published in a Whitman Golden Limited vintage colouring book. This little colouring book has great pictures for Christmas embroidery and I will post one each month. Wouldn’t this cat and mouse look at home on a pillow for that special little someone? They could also adorn a Christmas stocking.

An embroidery for dad…just in time for Father’s Day

By on 3-07-2010 in Paper Dolls

McCall's Memory Lane Embroidery Book cover

I have several vintage McCall’s Iron On Transfer Books. I will post these pages throughout the year. The first transfer book is the McCall’s Iron On Transfer Memory Lane, Vol V. There are some wonderful transfers to embroider including cross stitch motives. Check out the price for the book.

Locomotives, page 3

The first transfers I am posting are these vintage trains. Just in time for Father’s Day in June they would look great on tea towels (for those guys who do their own and other’s dishes). I think it only fair to give them some towels of their own. They would also look good on a pillow for his favourite arm chair or a cover for his CD case.