Friday, September 23, 2022

the new home of little dear

 The all new is here!!

I've been working on a HUGE secret project all summer and I am SO excited to see it finally finished: the new has launched!!

The new site contains everything little dear, from here you can:

  • Shop for little dear craft patterns, kits, books, SVG files and more
  • Look through the Tutorials for lots of instructions, ideas and projects
  • Check the Project Gallery for photos of finished embroidery samplers
  • Browse the Free Download Vault for tons of free projects and patterns
  • Visit the little dear studio in an exclusive tour post!
  • Join the little dear newsletter for updates, the Downloads Vault passcode 
    • and a $5 off coupon

It is all here for you! **This will be my last, official post here at blogspot, all future posts and updates will be at

The brilliant team at Aeolidia designed and built the new site, I used to work with them years ago doing illustration and have followed their projects ever since. It's been amazing to finally have them design my own home on the internet! They have truly created the site of my dreams. 

See you soon!! xo aimee

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Bundle of Joy

My friend Mollie Johanson has written the most adorable cross stitch book!! Cross Stitch Celebrations: Bundle of Joy! is out now and I am excited to be part of the blog tour this week. (Check the bottom of this post for the full schedule as well as details on how you can win a free copy!)

If you're familiar at all with Mollie's super cute style, you'll agree that she is the perfect person to design a book of baby patterns! Her sweet animals and color palettes make these projects so delightful and a joy to make and give. 

This book shows you everything you need to design your own baby gifts and announcements. It contains lots of patterns to mix and match: cute baby animals as well as borders and alphabets so you can create something super special and unique!

One of the best things you'll discover is how easy it is to create your own, personalized projects! You can put together and customize any of the design elements included to make the perfect pattern to fit your needs. You'll find detailed instructions and ideas for laying out your design, combining motifs, choosing colors, adding names and dates, as well as ways to frame and display your work when you're done. 

Even if baby gifts are not on your project list (yet) you will love this book for it's super easy, beginner's cross stitch instructions, and sweet little motifs and letters that are perfect for learning and practicing on! 

Here is the blog tour schedule for this week! Be sure to visit each stop, you'll find lots of chances to win a free copy of Bundle of Joy. To enter my giveaway, visit my post on Instagram at @aimee_littledear. Good Luck!

July 11 - Mollie Johanson

July 12 - Clare Albans

Monday, February 28, 2022

Embroidered Mythical Creatures!


I am so excited to share my new book with you, Embroidered Mythical Creatures from C&T Publishing!  I’ve been a huge fantasy lover for as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawing unicorns, mermaids and dragons for as long as I could draw. So, putting all of my favorite mythical creatures into a book of iron-on transfer embroidery patterns has been a dream project for me! I think you’ll love stitching up these whimsical patterns as much as I loved drawing them. 

The book is available now at C&T website as well as other online book sources, and signed copies are in my shop!

The book includes more than 50 unique designs inspired by fairy tales and fantasy, as well as complete beginner’s embroidery instructions and stitch diagrams.

As a special early bonus, I have a cute little free pattern for you! This guy is one of my favorite mini motifs from the book. 

This little "butterfox" (fox-fly?) like most of my patterns, began as a tiny sketch in my sketchbook:

Here's the pattern:

Grab some supplies, download and Have fun! 
xo Aimee

Friday, February 25, 2022

Make tea, not war

Share tea with me? I made this pattern long ago but I thought it was a good time to share it again. How many fights and misunderstandings could be avoided if we all just sat down to share a pot of tea, talk, understand and love each other? (Maybe even stitch something together?)

Here's the free pattern to download, stitch and meditate on working together to make the world a happier, safer place for all. 

<3 Aimee

Monday, February 7, 2022

Stick and Stitch patterns!


Hey guys, I've got something super fun and new for you from little dear! Have you ever used Stick and Stitch embroidery patterns before? They are a really easy way to embellish clothing, linens or any other fabric craft project you're working on. 

I've just added 3 new Stick and Stitch packs to my shop, choose Woodland, Floral or Celestial themed designs to embroider and love!

These little one-use stickers are so easy, just peel the back and adhere to your fabric, stitch through sticker and fabric together, then rinse away the sticker with warm water. Be creative, use whatever colors and stitches you like!

I hope you'll try these out, I know you'll love them!
Find all three sets at

xo Aimee

Friday, July 2, 2021

One Hour Embroidery Giveaway


Happy Friday! I hope you've been following along on our Doodle Stitching, One Hour Embroidery book blog tour, it's been so much fun! I'm rounding it out with one last giveaway today, but be sure to visit all the other links on the list for more chances to win a copy of the E-Book, plus some fun, free projects, patterns and more.
Here's the list:

June 28

This book has so many sweet, little projects that you can stitch in just around an hour. It is perfect for anyone with limited creative time! You really can make something unique and special, no matter how much time you have.

There is also a motif library containing over 100 cute little embroidery patterns to stitch! My favorite part of the book is that you can mix and match these designs with almost any of the projects to make your own unique creations.

I know you'll love this book, even more so if you win a free digital copy, right? To enter, just leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at random on Monday, July 4. Thanks and good luck!!
xo aimee

Monday, June 28, 2021

One Hour Embroidery Blog Tour!!


I'm so excited to share the release of my newest embroidery book, 
Doodle Stitching, One Hour Embroidery, and to give you a chance (actually lots of chances) to win a free digital copy!!

I created One-Hour Embroidery with busy people in mind. Everyone is busy but so many of us get so caught up in daily to-do’s that we don’t think we have time to craft or be creative. This book will show you that you truly can make something wonderful in just an hour! 

(For a sneak peek inside, come peruse this post on the book I did recently for C&T Publishing.)

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned stitcher, I know you will love the fun, quick and easy designs in this book. It contains over 135 cute motifs to embroider; mix and match them with 18 simple projects that you can complete in right around an hour. It doesn’t take long to create a special something that you’ll love.

Come follow our blog tour throughout the week on the link schedule for a new chance to win a free copy of the E-Book each stop. I'll be posting again on Friday with my giveaway here, along with some free patterns from the book! Good Luck!