Friday, November 20, 2020

Cozy Winter Felt Friends

 


I've been working on some new Winter Holiday patterns and I know you'll love making them too!
This woodland animal pattern set is inspired by the Ukranian folk tale "The Mitten" (most famously retold and illustrated by Jan Brett.) If this story isn't part of your Holiday traditions, give it a read, you'll love it! This special release set includes some of my previous animal patterns, and a few all new ones. Plus a cozy mitten for them all to hide in!


I get lots of requests for Christmas patterns. Since I already have a large menagerie of felt animal patterns to choose from (more than 100!) I decided to make an accessory pack so that any of them can be Christmas-y! This Cozy Clothes set includes patterns for a hat and scarf, mitten and stocking, and they'll fit almost any of my animals. Or, use them alone as super cute ornaments! Stitch a ribbon on the mitten or stocking to hang them, then hide a sweet treat inside.
Come visit 
littledear.etsy.com for these sweet accessories, as well as all of my coordinating felt animal sewing patterns and pick favorites for everyone on your Christmas list.



This lovely wintery trio was one of my favorite Patreon Felt Friends releases last year, and now they're in my Etsy shop for everyone to enjoy. (By the way, if you'd love to get an all new, exclusive felt pattern, or a printed hand embroidery sampler each month, come check out my little dear craft club subscriptions at Patreon.com/littledear!)

I hope you'll love stitching these sweet, winter friends and have a cozy and peaceful holiday season!!
xo aimee

Friday, October 23, 2020

November Patreon Preview!

 

Hello friends! November is almost here and I'm all ready to send out goodie packages to my Patreon craft club subscribers!  I'm loving these projects and I know you will too.


Felt Friends subscribers are getting the pattern for this sweet trio, Raccoon, Fox and Chipmunk! Although these are new pattern designs, I have done a simpler felt fox and raccoon before (you can see those in my Etsy shop) But they are some of my all time favorite animals and I wanted to do up some new, fancier versions. The Chipmunk is an all new animal in my menagerie, and also a big fave of mine! They are so much fun to watch. All three of these cuties appear in my real life neighborhood regularly, and I feel so lucky to have such magical nature around me.


Stitch-a-Long subscribers will receive this Autumn Wreath sampler to embroider. This design will be unique because I'm going to stitch in all in just ONE stitch, can you guess which one? It's my favorite. ;)

I can't wait to show you how it turns out. 


If you'd love to get an exclusive felt sewing pattern PDF, or a beautiful printed fabric embroidery sampler in your mailbox each month, come subscribe before November 1 at Patreon.com/littledear and join us!


xo aimee


Monday, October 19, 2020

Thread Doodling by Carina Endvoldsen-Harris

 I was so thrilled to receive a copy of Thread Doodling by Carina Endvoldsen-Harris in the mail recently and I'm excited to share it with you! This book is full of so much eye candy and inspiring embroidery projects, it's a great addition to your craft book shelf. 

Carina (of polkaandbloom.com) and I have been friends online for years and she has done some projects for a few of my Doodle Stitching books as well! She and I have similar stitching tastes and styles, but Carina's fun designs and bright color palettes are uniquely her own. I know you'll love her work as much as I do.

Here are some sneak peeks into her newest book, Thread Doodling! This book contains over 20 embroidery designs and also includes Iron-On transfers for all of them. There are stitch diagrams and instructions for getting started in embroidery, making this book perfect for beginners as well as experienced stitchers. Each project has color and stitch guides, but also lots of useful suggestions on making the patterns your own!

Some of my favorites of Carina's designs are her repeating, geometric patterns and mandalas. If you're looking for some calming, meditative embroidery time, these are the perfect patterns to start with! 

My all time favorites of this book are the map designs. I'd never considered turning an above view of a favorite city or landscape into embroidery but this is such an awesome idea. There are several different suggestions and patterns for map embroideries here and I can't wait to try one out.


Thread Doodling by Carina Endvoldsen-Harris is available now, you won't want to miss it. 
Also check out Carina's website at polkaandbloom.com for more fun patterns and projects.

xo aimee


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Pincushion Rings

 


Hello! Today I want to share a fun little project with you for how to make these cute and fun pincushion rings! They're quick and easy to make, the perfect gift for your crafty friends. 

I made them for my Crafty Superstar Patreon subscribers (did you know I send something extra special to my top level members each month?) and I think you'll love them too.

I purchased 1 inch felted balls from Cutest Little Garlands on Etsy, and ring blanks from Constructing, also on Etsy (I buy a lot of things on Etsy. :) The rings have a flat circle piece to use as a base.


All you need to do to put them together is grab a glue gun and glue the balls onto the rings. All done. They are super cute and fun to use. They'd make great stocking stuffers, or treats for your craft or sewing group. Or just make one for yourself! (anyone else constantly misplacing your needle??) 


I hope you will try these out. Have fun!
xo aimee



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Into the Forest or Under the Sea

 


Are you more at home in a shady, fairy forest or on a sunny, tropical beach? Either way, the perfect craft projects are waiting for you at littledear.etsy.com. Lovely Octopus and Mushroom Fairy Ring embroidery samplers are a wonderful way to take yourself on a relaxing, virtual mini vacation from everyday life. Stitch up a set of felt seashells or mushroom buddies to match with easy PDF sewing pattern downloads! 


Come treat yourself, or stitch something for someone special. The perfect project is waiting for you at littledear.etsy.com.

xo aimee

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Stitch your ABCs

 

Felt Alphabet sewing patterns are new at little dear!

Now you can stitch up all 26 letters from felt. These are so much fun for you to sew, and for little ones to learn and play with. 


You can also use them to make custom name garlands! Stitch up your ABCs, names or inspiring words in any color palette, they'll be the perfect addition to any nursery or kids room decor.



Grab your PDF pattern download at littledear.etsy.com and stitch up your letters for someone special. Have fun!
xo aimee




Thursday, September 24, 2020

October Patreon Preview!

 


Are you ready for spooky season? All new creepy cute craft projects are waiting for you when you subscribe to a little dear craft club at Patreon.com!

These fun, felt Classic Movie Monsters and elegant, black on black Spider Web embroidery sampler are coming to little dear Patreon subscribers in October.

You'll love making these fun projects for your Halloween decor!
Come join us by Oct. 1 at 
Patreon.com/littledear to subscribe and get
one or both of these exclusive new designs.



This is set #2 of my Felt Monster patterns, they join Classic Monsters set #1 from last year (seen here peeking in around the edge!) If you missed that pattern, it's available now at littledear.etsy.com

xo aimee