Thursday 26 November 2020

Christmas 2020 Felt Ornaments: Santa Wearing a Face Mask!

I couldn't resist sewing a special felt ornament to commemorate the deep weirdness of 2020!


I liked how this cute and silly felt masked Father Christmas bauble turned out so much that I've decided to sew a batch and pop them in my shops.

You'll find them in my main shop here and over in my Etsy shop here. 

My shops are set up with UK shipping only but if you live elsewhere and would like to buy one of these ornaments, please do get in touch! 

Please note: I've got very limited quantities of the royal blue felt I used to make these Santa ornaments and won't be able to get hold of any more before Christmas, so if you're interested in one of these please do order early to avoid disappointment.

UPDATE: Want to sew your own masked Santas? Click here for the tutorial!

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Sew Easy Felt Poinsettia Brooches for Christmas

Want to sew some pretty felt poinsettia brooches?

My newly updated Fabulous Flowers PDF sewing pattern is the one for you! 

The PDF includes step by step guides to sewing large felt flower brooches...


... plus some matching flower embroidery patterns. When I launched the pattern last year a comment on my Instagram page made me realise that this pattern would be perfect for making poinsettia brooches and I'm so pleased with how they turned out!

These are big and bold brooches which make a real statement. They'd look fabulous pinned to a winter coat, or you could glue several flowers to a homemade Christmas wreath.


Already bought my Fabulous Flowers pattern and want a copy of the updated version? Send me a message with your order number and I'll get in touch as soon as possible.


You can make these to look like real poinsettia plants, with yellow seed beads in the centre to represent the flowers...

... or use gold beads instead for a more glam festive look.


These brooches would make lovely Christmas gifts (I've given some as gifts myself!). I'm also happy for you to use patterns you buy from my shops to make items for sale at craft fairs or online.

Click here to buy my newly updated Flexible Flowers pattern from my Etsy shop (the file will be available to download immediately after purchase). 

If you're based in the UK you can also buy it from my shop (I'll email you the file within 24 hours)..

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Monday 23 November 2020

Free Felt Christmas Candle Ornament & Embroidery Pattern

Another month, another free project for my pattern newsletter subscribers!


This month's project is a tutorial for sewing a felt winter candle ornament - lovely to hang on your Christmas tree, or to send to a friend you can't visit this holiday season.

The felt candle is adapted from a candle embroidery pattern I shared a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd include the embroidered version in this month's email too. 

Which one are you gonna stitch? 

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Click here to visit my tutorial archive for lots more free Christmas patterns and project ideas. 

 You'll also find Christmas patterns in my shop!

Sunday 15 November 2020

Vintage Cross Stitch Patterns, Books, Puzzles, Pottery, and More

Today I will mostly be drinking tea and adding lots and lots of new stuff to my shop!


I've got loads of fabulous vintage finds to share, from cross stitch pattern booklets to home decor items to wonderfully retro clothing...


... plus non-vintage things like stationery, bargain felt bundles, brand new hardback books, and lots more awesomeness!


UK P&P is just £4 per order, no matter how much you buy. If you're interested in international shipping, send me a message via my shop's contact form and I'll get back to you as soon as possible with a postage quote. 

Click here to visit my shop and see what's new!

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Free Tutorial: Make a Felt Partridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Wreath!

 If you've been reading my blog for a few years you might remember that back in 2015 I designed a pretty 12 Days of Christmas-themed wreath for Mollie Makes magazine: a little felt partridge in a pear tree!

It was hugely exciting seeing it on the cover of the magazine, and seeing all the wreaths people made using my templates and instructions. 

Well, I'm delighted to be able to tell you that this project is now available online for free - hurrah! As well as making the full wreath with all its sparkly leaves, you could also use this pattern to make little felt partridge and pear ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or give as gifts this festive season.

You'll find the step by step instructions over on Gathered, and the printable templates here (scroll down to find the PDF templates for issue 59).

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