This month, Ladybugandfriends is coming out with my latest rubber stamps. There are six new designs in all, three brand new teddies and three featuring sprites and fairies. The team at Ladybugandfriends have recently redone their website and will now be able to take international orders too. What great news! Check out their site, their beautiful products and creative gallery, and a special offer for some free blog candy. Here’s a look at what’s new:
And I’m thrilled to be able to you show you some of the wonderful work that card makers are doing. I came upon Tammi’s blog yesterday. Have a look at a sample of her gorgeous work:
Have A Nice Day Stamp © Joan A. Elliott for Ladybugandfriends
If you love the idea of fairy tales and magical gardens as we enter this sweet season of renewal, there is a new design in Issue 212 of the UK Cross Stitcher. A trio of dainty fairies dance among the daisies against the beautiful backdrop of Polstitches pretty ‘Whisper’ Jobelan. There are beads, shimmering Kreinik threads and tiny white lazy daisy stitches to add a little challenge to your stitching and bring lighthearted movement to this design. I hope you’ll choose it to add a touch of magic to your favorite little pixie’s room.
In a couple of days, the UK’s World of Cross Stitching will be celebrating with its 150th Issue! Congratulations to Hannah and the entire team. You’ll find one of my designs inside too, perfect to hang above the breakfast table to brighten up the kitchen. Celebrate and wake up with my Good Morning Cockerel bringing a sunny outlook to each new day. He’s stitched on white Aida in the magazine but I’ve tried him on a pretty soft yellow for you here.
For everyone interested in machine embroidery, I am now working on some machine embroidery applique designs with a company called Dalco Home Sew. These designs are sold as kits and come complete with pre-cut fabric applique pieces for three sew outs of each design. The enclosed disk is formatted in 10 different modes. All appliques measure about 5 x 7 inches and are wonderful for making quilts, totes, embroidering sweatshirts and pillows or just about anything your creative side might come up with. Here’s a look at my first two collections.