Hanging Heart_tcm71-55112Make it Coats has a simple tutorial that shows how to make a hanging heart that will be perfect for a Valentine’s keepsake or card. Not only is there a free pattern pdf, but there is also a brief video

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dsc_6119Daria from Kittenhood blog took some simple regular cross stitch flower patterns and adjusted them a little to create some cool Halloween napkins for special Halloween holiday cheer. She explains how you can do the same thing over at her

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IMG_0359Over at Happiness at Cross Stitching, Lynn B. is showing off her completed Edwardian Lady Box Set. She provides instructions for making each piece, including this cool little needlebook that is shown here. If you are like me, you cannot

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PTP03ZHow do you store your fabric? I usually store my fabric as flat as possible in plastic storage bins. I know plastic is not the ideal storage medium, but it is the best I can do on my budget. If

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DSCN1210This detail is from a finish recently posted by a Canadian stitcher who blogs at Leftover Chocolate Stitches. That is a great blog name, by the way. She remains anonymous, but her stitching speaks for itself. She has taken a

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IMG_0891One of the Buttons and Paint bloggers shares her experience with making her first cross-stitch cushion in a recent post and I think it turned out great. She gives a step-by-step photo tutorial if you want to replicate her efforts.

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100_7801Over at Eglantine Stichery, Aurelia has been busy. First, she has recently finished a snowflake ornament and created a tutorial showing off how she did it. It is quite lovely and her tutorial will be applicable to any ornament, so

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Parasol from the Edwardian Lady Collection by Lynn B (2)This free parasol pattern is a preview of a collection Lynn B is creating of Edwardian inspired items. As she says, it will be perfect for a Downtown Abbey fan. Get the free chart and be sure to check out

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Bookmark backing tute 1I love to make bookmarks – because I love to read so much, I can never have to many and I also enjoy giving them as gifts. Tucked into the perfect book, they add just the right touch. One thing

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Use Embroidery Hoop.ashxWhen you stitch, do you use a hoop, a frame, go without, or what? I have used all sorts of tools to help me stitch. It depends on the size of the project which tool I will choose. For smaller

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