Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You Can Count On Me

Houseplants Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Today I am so happy to share a little debut with you! Nestled in the pages of the latest issue of Craft Ideas Magazine are three sweet little counted cross stitch patterns featuring the smile-ly guys you see above. It was so much fun working with DMC to bring these patterns to life.

If you are looking for some fresh inspiration for all kinds of projects check out this issue of Craft Ideas! And watch for more counted cross stitch designs from SeptemberHouse!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Announcing, "Solar Flair"

Solar System Planets Embroidery pattern for hand embroidery by SeptemberHouse

It's been too long since I have posted here but I can assure you that I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth... or wait, have I? 

Solar Flair Space Embroidery Patterns for Hand Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

From the looks of this new pattern collection one might think just that. I'm calling this new set "Solar Flair" and as you have surely guessed it is inspired by outer space and all the wonder and mystery to be found there.

Astronaut Embroidery Pattern Space Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

The space bug has bitten me pretty hard lately. Between the discovery of brand new planets, to a dear friend venturing closer to the stars than anyone I have ever known, to a new obsession with Ray Bradbury, setting my sights beyond this planet has been one of my favorite pastimes of 2017.

space embroidery patterns by SeptemberHouse

I don't know about you but in the past few months I have sought ways to step back and try to gain some perspective and to see a bigger picture. Is there any better place to find that than by gazing at the stars?  It seemed only natural to pull out the sketchbook and the flossbox to see where this latest preoccupation would take me. 

Rocket Embroidery Pattern Space Theme Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

Where it took me is what you see here. Four new designs to be stitched up for friend or for your very own stellar self. I kept it pretty straightforward and framed these up in hoops but I love the idea of using these to embellish pillows and totebags. I also think they might be a fun addition to a space themed nursery or kid's room. 

Thanks so so much for taking a peek at these new patterns. I hope your next embroidery project takes you beyond your wildest dreams! 

Monday, February 6, 2017

New Iron On Embroidery Patterns from SeptemberHouse

Stitches Del Sol Mexican inspired Hand Embroidery Iron on Transfer Patterns

Iron on transfers may be one of the most traditional transfer methods for hand embroidery but they are also one of the most popular. They make transferring your design to your fabric so easy and so clear. For some, it's the only method they trust. That's why I am so excited to say that two more SeptemberHouse pattern sets are now available as iron on transfers.

Holiday Embroidery Patterns Iron On Patterns SeptemberHouse

The two new sets are the Stitches Del Sol Collection - a vibrant folk-style set of Mexican-inspired designs and Holiday Special - a mix of the most popular Christmas designs from three different pattern collections. 

Modern Embroidery Patterns Iron On transfer SeptemberHouse

Also new to the shop is a special 2 for $13 option for Iron On Transfers. It's a savings of more than 15% with no additional shipping costs. 

Thanks for taking a peek at these new offerings from SeptemberHouse. Find all the SeptemberHouse patterns - both iron on and digital downloads here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cozy up with a good book

Hello! Here we are in the deep dark heart of Winter (unless you are lucky enough to be somewhere in the southern hemisphere - yes I AM jealous). As I walked back from the mailbox this morning every part of me that was not covered was screaming to go back inside. These are the days when the wind is actually painful.

The good news is that this is also a GREAT time of year to cozy up with some good reads. I want to share one with you today called "Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches" by Nichole Vogelsinger. First for a disclosure - one of the patterns from my Booksmart pattern set makes a small cameo in this book and Nichole was nice enough to say some really sweet things about it as she wrote about seeking out meaningful patterns for your projects. Thanks Nichole! But today I want to share some of the OTHER reasons I loved this book.

The ideas here are bright and fresh and one cannot help but be cheered just looking at them. Anyone who loves fabric and pattern will enjoy flipping through these pages as their creative wheels start turning. This book will make you look at your fabric stash in a whole new light.

Are you someone who loves to embroider but you are not always sure what to do with your embroidery projects - how to frame them in new ways or turn them into a unique gift? This book has plenty of inspiration for you. Good news guys - there are so many more options than just the round wooden hoop! 

I often hear from people who tell me that they are picking up hand embroidery again after having not done it for years. They are looking for a refresher on the basics as well as ideas for projects that go beyond traditional applications and motifs. For those people I cannot recommend this book enough. Nichole looks at hand embroidery with a fresh vision that is displayed beautifully in this book. Go on, check it out!