Thursday, 14 March 2019

Shop News: Price Rises Coming Soon

I've got some non-fun news to share today, which is that I'll be putting up the prices of my PDF sewing patterns slightly at the start of April (2019).

Currently, all the PDF patterns in my Etsy and Big Cartel shops are £2.50 (+VAT if purchased via my Etsy shop), but from April they will be £3 each (+VAT if purchased via Etsy). So, if you've had your eye on any of my current designs now's the time to grab them before the price goes up!

Good news, though: I've got lots of new patterns in progress and I've decided to have a special launch price for all of them (£2.50), rising to the standard price after a week... so you'll still be able to snap up the new patterns at the old price. Don't want to miss when I add a new pattern to my shop? Sign up to my newsletter!

Currently in my shops, you'll find...

Felt Poppies (including a poppy embroidery pattern).

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin

Felt Primroses and Auriculas.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin

Felt Robins (including a robin embroidery pattern).

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupinhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin

And a wren embroidery pattern, inspired by an old proverb.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lupin 

Visit my Etsy shop for instant pattern downloads, or head to Big Cartel to buy direct from me (if you make a purchase from my Big Cartel shop your pattern(s) will be emailed asap and always within 48 hours).

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Daffodils and Narcissi: Spring Flower Embroidery Patterns

UPDATE: these patterns are now available in my Patreon pattern library.

---

February's free project for my pattern newsletter subscribers? A pair of little floral embroidery patterns!

Subscribe to my newsletter to receive these free spring flower embroidery patterns

These sweet, easy-to-stitch little flowers are designed to be framed in 4 inch embroidery hoops but they'd also be great for embellishing all kinds of spring projects.

There's a large, solo daffodil...

Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
  Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
 Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern

... and a trio of narcissi (or daffs, I guess, if you stitched them with yellow thread instead of white!)

 Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern
 Subscribe to my newsletter to receive this free spring flower embroidery pattern

Stitch your fave, or embroider them both as a pair! They'd make lovely gifts for Mother's Day or Easter.

I'm running a little behind with my newsletter freebies at the mo, as you may have noticed, but I'm gradually getting caught up! The emails might land in your inbox at slightly unexpected times but you'll still get a free project for each month this year.

I'll be sending out these two patterns to subscribers later today, but don't worry if you're not already subscribed: you'll immediately get sent the current project when you sign up, and I always include a link to the previous project when I send out a new newsletter. There'll be lots more crafty goodness on the way soon, too!

Click here for more information about my newsletters and to subscribe!

Click here to visit my tutorial archive for lots more free patterns, including more embroidery patterns and lots of ideas for spring craft projects.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Sew Felt Spring Flower Brooches With My Primroses Pattern!

Do you know what the absolute best part of my job is? It's seeing things people have made from my patterns!

This fabulous photo Daniela, aka ivyarch, shared of the brooches she's been making from my Primroses & Auriculas pattern has brought me such joy this week:

https://www.instagram.com/ivyarch/

I love the bright colours Daniela has chosen and I adore how the brooches look when worn together like that.

Want to sew your own version of these brooches? My Primroses and Auriculas pattern is available as a printable PDF from my Etsy shop as an instant download.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/587158987/primroses-auriculas-pdf-pattern-felt

The tutorial includes templates and step by step instructions for sewing primroses and auriculas, floral trios and single flowers (with or without leaves), and lots of ideas for different colour combos.

As well as using it to make brooches (perfect for adorning your jackets and cardigans this spring) you could also use these patterns to make spring flowers for decorating anything you fancy. Hair clips! Floral crowns! Purses! Pincushions! Even cushions!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/587158987/primroses-auriculas-pdf-pattern-felt

For even more spring flowers, check out my tutorial archive for loads of free floral projects and sign up to my pattern newsletter - the next free project I'll be sharing is two little daffodil / narcissi embroidery patterns! Here's a sneak peek of one of them...


... I'm just waiting for a delivery of 4 inch embroidery hoops so I can frame both designs and take some decent photos of them, then I'll be sending out the newsletter asap.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A Year of Wreaths: March Felt Daffodils Wreath Tutorial

UPDATE: my Spring Daffodils wreath tutorial is now available as a printable PDF pattern over on my Patreon.

-------

This month’s wreath is all about joyful spring colour: fresh spring green yarn paired with bright felt daffodils and narcissi.

spring flowers wreath

Just like real daffofils, the felt version will add a vibrant pop of cheerful colour to wherever you hang this wreath!

As well as making a wreath decorated with felt flowers, you could adapt this tutorial to make floral brooches or headbands, or add stems to the flowers to create a felt bouquet.

felt daffodils and narcissi

 

Subscribe to my newsletter for a monthly(ish) free pattern and visit my crafty tutorial archive for lots more free projects.

Visit my shop to buy my printable PDF sewing patterns: