Tag Archives: Needleworks Notebook

Sewing with Kids: Layla’s big cross stitch pillow

Want to sew with your kids, but aren’t sure where to start? Try making this easy, big cross stitch pillow!

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Nouveau Needle Cushion : Needleworks Notebook

A week or so ago, I had a hankering to do something different. I wanted to sew up some sort of small project unlike anything else I have going on. I picked up my copy of Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook knowing that it would have just what I was looking for. Her Nouveau Needle Cushion fit…

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Blocking, Boxes, and Growing Up

What a week this has been! I wish I could explain to you my sewing emotions, get a pep talk from you, and be on my merry way. I’m so off lately. I have done plenty of handwork however. This past week my focus was on stitching up Anna Maria’s Nouveau Needle Cushion from her…

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“a” embroidery

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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For Layla

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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