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So I’m embroidering all the letters of Layla’s name. You may remember that I stitched up the “L” back in November. Now that the holidays are behind us, I’ve gotten back at it. This weekend’s project was the first “a” in her name. For this letter, I used a combination of the “a” from Anna […]

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I said it was the year of the baby and I wasn’t kidding. Last week I had out my trusty copy of Handmade Beginnings (again) when I made a couple pairs of Quick Change Trousers for a little boy due to make an appearance in February. This was my first time using the Quick Change Trousers […]

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I think its the year of the baby. Every person I know is having a baby or just had one. And when new life comes into the world, that means its time to make something special. For a little girl who was born last month, I made this Patchwork Sleep Sack from Anna Maria’s book Handmade […]

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  • Tiara

    This is so amazing! Definitely putting it on my to do list whenever the next baby may comeReplyCancel

  • Needlewoman2

    The sleep bag is just gorgeous; I love the colours, and the creamy yellow really sets the pinks up beautifully. I’m intrigued by your use of the term ‘voile’. I assume you do mean a fabric different from quilting cotton – even the better quality sort. Where do you find it, and is it much harder to cut/sew than quilting cotton?

    Thank you; I’m really enjoying your blogging

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    • Voile is different from quilting cotton. It can certainly be used in quilts, which is something I do quite often. Its also perfect for garment sewing. Its the softest fabric ever. It’s cotton (at least AMH voile is) and it has a very tight, fine weave making it very strong and sturdy. I could give your my views on it, but its better coming from the master herself. Here’s post Anna Maria wrote about her voile fabric: http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/all-voile.htmlReplyCancel

  • So cute, Meredith! Voile and flannel sound so cozy and perfect for a sweet little one.ReplyCancel

So I’ve been wanting to make this project forever.  Since I purchased Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner back in 2010, I really have been itching to embroidery Layla’s name in a similar fashion. I don’t know what held me back at first, but for this year I had been waiting and waiting on Anna’s Love […]

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  • tiara

    I love this embroidery, can’t wait to see how the rest of the letters turn out. How are you liking the new book?ReplyCancel

    • I’m loving Needleworks Notebook! Even though I haven’t taken a specific project from the book and made it yet, its a great tool for inspiration. Besides that, it contains some serious eye candy for stitchy geeks like me! If you don’t have it yet, definitely pick up a copy! :DReplyCancel

It’s Monday! You know what that means. It’s the official first day of the Holiday Craft Bash! Woot! Jessica from A Little Gray has today’s tutorial for you. She’s making a Bumble stocking! Go check that out and make your own. Don’t forget to post your project to the Holiday Craft Bash Flickr group so you […]

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  • Oh, yay!! I’m really excited about that book! It looks so amazing! And I know Jessica’s stocking is incredible!!ReplyCancel