Free Embroidery Pattern – Lovely Lotus

Hi there. A sweet reader emailed me a couple of weeks ago, telling me she had some vintage embroidery patterns that needed a home, and asked if she could send them to me. I told her I’d be happy to give them a home and put them to use. This is just one of the many beautiful patterns I received.

Just click on the image above, and you’ll be able to save the jpg. I thought this could be lovely for Mother’s Day, or any time at all really.  If you reposition the scroll design, or embroider just the lotus, it would look really great in a hoop frame! Or transfer the design as it is on a tea towel or a tote bag.  I’m hoping to stitch this design up for myself soon. I hope you enjoy it!

If you need tips or information on transferring the design, be sure to check out my post on Embroidery 101: Transfer Techniques.

Please note: I do not have a steady hand when it comes to tracing, and I am still learning the basics for making line drawings cleaner. So please forgive my wonky lines, stitchy friends.

Happy Stitching,

Cupcake Toppers

Today’s project is so easy, it’s ridonkulous. Let’s be honest, I’m not sure it’s even worth posting about. But it’s so cute, I can’t help myself.

Easter is pretty much all about the bunny and the celebration of Spring here at our house. So when I found a vintage copy of The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown at a yard sale last Summer, for only $1.00, I had a cute attack and knew I wanted to do something with the wonderful illustrations by Leonard Weisgard.

Cupcake toppers were the obvious answer.

Print out of images on cardstock.
White label stickers

Cut out the images:

Attach a toothpick to the backside of each image, using a white label sticker:

Blam. You just made a cupcake topper:

Army of cuteness:

See what I mean? So easy. I originally started this project with the intention of sharing the cupcake topper file with you. But after considering the legalities and not knowing if I would be violating any copyright issues, I’ve decided not to share. Which really bums me out. So if anyone can shed some light on this issue, I would love to know about it.

Otherwise, I hope you’re inspired and make some adorable cupcake toppers for your Spring or Easter celebration.


Dreaming of Spring

Today it’s beautiful and full of sunshine. A sure sign that Spring is just weeks away.

I love you, Winter, but I’m ready for longer days, shorter nights, lots of sunshine, getting my hands dirty, having a house full of open windows, leaves on trees, homegrown food, birdsongs, and picnics. These are just a few of the things I love about the upcoming change in seasons.

Who else is ready for Spring?


Fawnly Finished

Ok, so I’m finished with the stitching portion of the Mommy & baby deer piece. I just need to wash it and stretch it either on canvas or in a hoop. But here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

If you’re interested in knowing more about the stitches I used and how many strands of floss, be sure to check the photo descriptions on my Flickr stream.

I hope you all have a happy and long weekend!

Hugs & Stitches,

Mother Deer

I thought I’d take a time out from my busy schedule to post a couple of pictures of what I’m currently embroidering.

A while back, doe-c-doe uploaded a beautiful scan of a mother and baby deer embroidery pattern, but unfortunately I can’t find that original photo to link to. But I did manage to find another scan of the same pattern in the Flickr vintage embroidery pool. You can find the deer pattern here.

I’m not sure if you can tell by the picture, but I am using two slightly different shades of golden brown. I used all 6 strands of floss for the outline of the mother’s body, and 4 strands of floss for the line detailing. For the baby, I used 4 strands all over.

I’m on a bit of a woodland creature kick right now, so don’t be surprised if you see more woodland themed embroideries pop up in the future.

Hugs & Stitches,