Sunday, November 10, 2019

cut and sew dolly friends


Two new cut and sew fabric doll panels have arrived at little dear!
Meet Merwing and Blue Eyed Jack, they are ready for adventure. 
 

These dolls are so much fun to tattoo with embroidery and sew into a sweet new friend. Fabric panels are printed with all sewing pieces and instructions. Also included is a special web link with lots of extra tips and accessory patterns. Such a fun project! Check out the whole gang of cut and sew dolls at little dear.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Autumn Leaves paper crafting

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Happy Fall! I love decorating for Autumn and I've been having lots of fun with the Autumn Leaves printable paper craft! There are so many fun things you can make with it. 
When you subscribe to my newsletter, you can download the PDF version FREE from the Free Downloads Vault through November! Or you can purchase the full version at little dear prints, which includes PNG files and SVG files for cricut and silhouette machines.
The PDF includes leaves in three different sizes, so you can create all sorts of fun fall crafts.

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 I LOVE making mandalas out of leaves and other nature treasures. Creating one with these paper leaves is just as fun and relaxing! After cutting, I folded the leaves in half a bit so they'd be a little more three dimensional, then arranged them in a pretty, repeating design. You can use poster tack to make one on the wall, or glue them onto a board or canvas.
You can see the huge mandala I made with real leaves last year, right here.

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Wreaths are perfect decor for any season. To make this one, cut a circle from stiff paper, with another circle out of the center. I'm using 2 printouts of the smallest leaf size (the first page) and an 8 inch circle with a 4 inch hole. (I used embroidery hoops to trace the circles, because I kind of have a lot of those around. ;)
Start with the largest leaves, spacing and gluing them evenly around the circle. Angle and point them all in the same direction. Fill in the spaces with smaller ones until you've covered the white circle. 

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You can also string leaves onto yarn or embroidery floss for a fun garland. Have I mentioned lately how much I love garlands of all kinds? They're one of my favorite things to decorate with.

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Or make Leaf Fairies! My son and I have invented stories about the Leaf Fairies, who change the leaf colors in the fall, hibernate all winter, then make new leaves and flowers to grow again in the Spring, with their factories inside of trees! We often pick up pretty leaves and flowers outside, make little bouquets, and leave them in trees for the Leaf Fairies to find. :) I went to his class fall party last week and we made Leaf Fairies (and animals and monsters) from real leaves with his class. It was lots of fun! You can use this PDF to create your own Leaf creatures, and they'll last all year (unlike real leaves. :)
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I hope you enjoy this Autumn Leaves printable and you Autumn season as well!
xo aimee

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Crafties


I'm so honored to announce that I've been nominated for a Crafties Blogger award for 2019!! My little dear blog has been nominated in the Stylish Stitching category and I would LOVE it if you took a super quick minute to vote for me! 

Thanks guys!! You are the best.

xo aimee

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

All New at little dear


So many fun, new projects have arrived at little dear shops!! I'm so excited to share them with you.


 I've just finished a Woodland Numbers art print to coordinate with my Woodland ABC print that's been one of my best sellers. Don't they make a perfect pair? It's the perfect artwork for your forest themed kid's room or nursery. Sweet details are calming to look at and will foster a love of nature in you and your little ones. Plus they're educational as well! Choose mailed art prints, or DIY printable files from littledearprintshop.etsy.com 


Autumn is my favorite time of year and it's inspired so many of my designs, including this leaf mandala embroidery sampler! This one is unique because there are two different options for stitching it in the instructions: linework or solid shape versions. (or combine the two like I did!)
Printed fabric samplers are waiting for you to stitch at littledear.etsy.com


Dinos are here!! I've had so many requests for a felt dinosaur pattern and it's now available at littledear.etsy.com
These little guys are so much fun to make, who wouldn't love a tiny dino tree ornament this year?


Have fun!
xo Aimee

Thursday, October 24, 2019

November Patreon Preview!

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Look what's coming to my awesome Patreon subscribers in November!! I'm so excited to share these.
Cute felt Australian animals and an all new Harvest embroidery sampler are exclusive to craft club members at Patreon.com/littledear. Come join us! Everyone needs a new cozy project to stitch this chilly fall season.

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Do you know who this guy is? Look up Bilby if you're not familiar with this super cute Aussie critter, you'll fall in love with them.
I hope you'll come join me at Patreon.com/littledear, there's a little dear craft club that's perfect for you!

xo aimee

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Halloween printable craft files


Halloween craft files are ready for your spooky decorating! This creepy cute digital download is perfect for your October crafting adventures. Included is a printable PDF file with 3 sizes so you can print, cut and create tons of fun decor. Make garlands, finger puppets, table top displays and more! PLUS, all digital craft files now include PNG files for digital crafting and SVG cut files for Silhouette and Cricut machines, so your creative possibilities are endless! 
Grab this and lots more digital download files at



Friday, October 4, 2019

new cozy stitch projects at little dear

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Does fall make you want to cozy up and make something fun? New stitching projects are waiting for you at little dear!
This unique and colorful butterfly embroidery sampler is one of my favorites, I love how it turned out and I think you'll love working on it too.

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Safari animals felt sewing patterns make adorable tree ornaments, baby mobiles or just cute little toys! What will you make with yours? 
Grab the digital download at little dear and start sewing today. (PS, all felt patterns now come with SVG files so you have the option to cut them out on your Cricut or Silhouette machine!! Check it out.)