Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Items in the Shop!

Good news everyone! I've listed brand new beads and sequins in the shop and doubled my inventory for existing ones! Lots of pretty pastel colors!

As for life updates, I've been down with a flu lately which ,in fact, I'm still quite not recovered yet.. I'm waaay far behind on my blog posts and I can't help but feel super disorganized! I've had my parents over for 3 weeks and my mother-in-law for 1 week and I've been sooo busy trying to catch up for the lost time so I had no choice but to put my little business aside for awhile. I only see my parents twice a year... So having them with me was just too precious and I couldn't bare to not spend time with them. Last Monday I was down with high fevers, a stuffy nose, sinus pains and to make the situation more disastrous, my little one was down with fever and a cold as well... So here we are, both of us recovering together with the house in a mess, lots of laundry to wash and fold, a broken stove and a empty fridge... definitely not of my best weeks!

On my desk right now are 4 patterns that I've traced over the past weekend but I'm thinking to sew one of them and turn it into a giveaway somewhere this month. How exciting!
Christmas pattern is among these sheets and definitely planning to release them much earlier than planned. 

So till the next blog update!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Free Pattern of the Month - Kitty Bee Ornament

Hello everyone!

I know that I'm a bit random when choosing my free patterns...but I guess that's how inspiration comes to me. And when it comes, I'll just draw it down! I mean... Halloween is just around the corner, so let's just take it as a kitty dressing up like a little bee! So, are you ready for a new fun project?

Main felts for the Kitty Bee
Needle and Scissors
Embroidery threads matching felts
Universal Glue
15 cm long bakers twine
1 pair of 3 mm round black beads for the antennas 
1 pair of 2.5 mm round black beads for the eyes

Step 1.
Lay the 'wings' and the 'legs' and applique stitch them in place. Feel free to secure your cutouts with a little bit of glue prior of stitching. 

Step 2.
Take your 'bee body' and dab a bit of glue on the bottom edge then lay it in position.

Step 3.
Slip in the 'arms' and adjust.

Step 4.
Applique stitch the 'arms' and 'bee body'.

Step 5.
Apply a thin strip of glue around the 'face' and lay the 'bee head over the 'face'.

Step 6.
Lay it over onto the 'cookie' cutout and applique stitch it in place.

Step 7.
Applique stitch the 'bee strips'.

Step 8. 
Backstitch the little antennas.

Step 9.
Stitch on the round black beads.

Step 10.
Our little kitty is a calico cat, so let's stitch on the 'calico markings' using the applique stitch.
Applique stitch the little 'cheeks' as well.

Step 11.
Let's stitch on a tiny triangle for the kitty's nose.

Step 12.
Fill in the little triangle using the satin stitch.

Step 13.
And for the mouth, make a tiny fly stitch.

Step 14.
Fold your bakers twine cord in half then make a knot on the loose ends. Cut off the excess.

Step 15.
Place your bakers twine in the center of the other 'bee cookie' cutout and secure it with multiple knots.

Step 16.
Combine both 'bee cookie ' cutouts and blanket stitch them together leaving a small entry for the filling.

Step 17.
Lightly fill your ornament making sure all corners are evenly filled before closing.

And you're done!

Please click on the link below to download the pattern in its original size :)

Hope you enjoy this little tutorial! Let me know how yours turn out! So 'till next time again <3