Friday, September 12, 2014

the Holiday Motif Collection is here!

My new book is here!!

I just received my advance copies of my newest Doodle Stitching book, The Holiday Motif Collection! I'm so thrilled to share it with you, I can't wait to see what you create this Christmas!

My new book is here!!

We gathered some super talented guest designers to help create some of the projects in this book, and they did an awesome job. Besides my own designs, the book includes projects by some of my favorite crafters: John Q. Adams (that's his pillow on the cover), Carina Envoldsen-Harris, Laura Howard, Mollie Johanson, Annie Kight, and Teresa Mairal Barreu.

My new book is here!!

My new book is here!!

While most of the projects are Christmasy, (it's never too early to start sewing Christmas presents!) the 300+ motifs in the book cover holidays throughout the year, including Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukah and lots more. Plus TONS of Christmas and winter imagery, you'll never be at a loss for what to stitch on those holiday gifts. Also included is a CD with digital files to make it easy to size, print and arrange your own patterns from the motifs.

My new book is here!!

I'm giving you a chance to get a copy free! Just leave a comment here, let me know what handmade holiday gifts you have in mind for this year. I'll pick a random winner one week from today, Friday, Sept. 19. Please be sure to leave an email or web address so I can contact you if you win!!
Good Luck!

xo aimee

42 comments:

  1. My mom always made us an ornament every year and this I wanted to continue the tradition. I'd love to see if there's some good ideas in your book!

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  2. Hello Aimee! I'm a huge fan and I'm so glad to see you published yet another book! Last year i made a christmas tree and santa from felt for my parents. I found this cute idea here: http://www.kreativlaborberlin.de/naehanleitungen-schnittmuster/weihnachtsmann-und-weihnachtsbaum-aus-filz/
    For this year, there is no plans yet, but I would love to get some ideas from your new book. I adore the halloween designs!
    You can contact me via schneehaselena@facebook.com
    Love, Lena

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  3. I am planning to make a few smaller handmade things and hopefully something for my girls. Your book would be a huge help and inspiration! Jamie.stripe@gmail.com

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  4. Hi, Aimee! If I manage to finish it, I'll be giving my best friend a huge cross stitch of the optical illusion, 'Butterflies and Skulls', in shades of purple. But as always, I'll be sending family and close friends embroidered Christmas cards, so a copy of your book would make it so much easier :)


    Heather dot cawte at gmail dot com.....

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  5. YAY! YAY! YAY! A new book! I'll be making gnomes; lots and lots of gnomes!

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  6. I'm working on expanding our homemade Christmas ornaments this year! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Love the soft nativity! I'm in the middle of knitting Christmas socks! Thanks!

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  8. I am making Christmas pillows for the sofa.

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  9. Hi Aimee! This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway! I normally don't make Christmas gifts, but this year I was thinking I might make simple ornaments for my nieces and nephews.

    Carol S.

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  10. I am just starting to gear up for Christmas DIY and haven't made much for my little family in the past. I want to make stockings this year. :) Congrats on your newest book!

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  11. My sister has asked me to make a cushion for her bench. I'm also attempting to make a felt ornament for my friend of her dog.

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  12. I make my own cards every year and they include a little gnome motif.

    Tricia
    tdaucrops@comcast.net

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  13. I make my cards and will give my grandchildren a hand made tree ornament as I have done for a few years now. Some of my favourite designers are in your book too not only you but Carina and Laura- Laura's angels often make it to my cards Wendy

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  14. I have some ornaments in mind.

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  15. So happy to hear your book is being released just in time to get started on holiday-themed projects. I love the deer on the cover and would like to make a dishtowel for my best friend with the motif front and center. Congratulations on another great publication! Jill

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  16. Congratulations on your new book!! This year I am making my daughter a couple of doll carriers and some wooden toys. I'm embroidering some dish towels for my mother in law, and I'll likely knit my husband a hat. Thank you for the sweet giveaway! Many blessings!

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  17. I am making a quilt for my sister, and on several of the quilt blocks I am embroidering motifs from Doodle Stitching to decorate them. I hope I get it finished in time!

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  18. So excited to add your book to my collection. Your designs are always great!

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  19. I'm thinking Christmas ornaments for most people, and maybe knitted socks for my husband!

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  20. Not sure what I'll be making but, looking through "Doodle Stiching" is always an inspiration...would love to have your latest edition for some great ideas...thanks for the chance to win it...annluvsandy@yahoo.com

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  21. Juhuuu!!!!!!!! I knit, crochet, embroidery pillow... and moooore pillow!!! :)

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  22. I've been so ecstatic for your new book! I've been stalking your blog for just this announcement! Because of you I love adding personalized details to quilt tops, pajama pants, dish towels... You name it! I have a sister who loves Halloween and a grandma and step mom who collect Christmas things... so many possibilities for these motifs and projects. Congrats to you!

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  23. Congrats, Aimee !!! For this Christmas I intend to make some patchwork little bags and make some yummy cookies to fill them with - I am sure they will be a nice gift for family and friends ... :D

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  24. I found a WIP from many years ago that was intended to be a quilt but I'm just not feeling that anymore so instead it is going to become a table runner for a very special woman in my life.

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  25. Congrats on your new book Aimee! I am thinking of making some ornaments or felt plushies for gifts this year if I can find the time! (jenniferabe@gmail.com)

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  26. What a wonderful book! Rich of great ideas!!!
    For Christmas I'd like to make homemade apple jam: jars put in nice embroidered bags.
    Waiting for Christmas I've sent you your little present last friday, I'sorry I was a bit late... best wishes, Katia.

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  27. Congratulations Aimee!! I don't have any definite craft plans yet - but I'd love to make custom handmade tags like I did a couple of years ago... a lot of people save them as decorations :) We'll see. Of course - if I win this book, I'd love to embroider something for my Mom or sister-in -law :) If I should be so lucky, you can reach me through my [very neglected] blog: mycreativenergy.wordpress.com

    - Amy

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  28. Hi Miss Aimee! How cool is this?? Pretty soon you're going to have your own bookcase at Amazon!
    I'm hoping to create a holiday can koozie this year and some mugrugs for sure.
    Maybe some holiday outfits for Monster High & Blythe's too!

    annieaunders1970@gmail.com
    www.pinksandneedles.etsy.com
    www.pinksandneedles.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Annie! You should be getting your copy soon!! Let me know if you don't. I'm so glad you contributed to this book! <3

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    2. Super exciting!! Just wish you lived close so we could stitch together!! I'll let you know once I receive : ) Thanks again...over and over again!

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  29. A beautiful book Aimee. I'll probably make some festive drawstring bags to hold little Christmas goodies!!

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  30. Ooohhhh I am so excited about this! I must confess, though, I'm not much of a holiday handmade gift giver. I don't know many people who would "get" or appreciate handmade gifts, except for my wife. So maybe this year I will FINALLY make her a hand embroidered advent calendar!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. I make ornaments every year - last year I made white stars with feather stitch embroidery and beading...this year - candle mats! I'm also working on a quilt for my son and finishing up an advent calendar for his girlfriend. Looks like a wonderful book - I'll be adding it to the wish list on Amazon!

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  32. Hi, I try to make a few handmade gifts each year, usually for my daughter an my little nieces. I've made little dolls, lap quilts, embroidered pillow cases but not sure yet what this year's things will be!

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  33. First I just have to tell that I love your work. I'm all excited with your Doodle Stitching book, that I bought from Estonia this summer.

    I'm planning to make embroidered greetings cards for Christmas and those ginger bread houses are so tempting too.

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  34. Hi! Congrat this new book! That is amazing! I crochet stars for the Christmas's tree. :)

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  35. Sorry to excited about leaving comment......email address lapetitechouette@gmail.com

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  36. Aimee! Awesome! I will be adding this to my gift giving list ; )
    Sara
    saraltj@hotmail.com

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  37. I want to make some Christmas throw pillows and I love your designs and ideas. Valerie - Valerie@gullprairie.com

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  38. I will embroider dish towels for my family. My Gram used to do it and now I've taken on the tradition. I'd love to win a copy of your newest book to add to the others on my crafting shelf.

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Thanks for your comments! I love hearing from you! :)