embroidery

It’s a Swedish Thing

Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.
Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.

My new obsession – Swedish embroidery.

Love the color. Love the flowers. Love the style.

What is it? It’s rich – full of life and character. It’s a feeling.

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Happy flowers make for happy linens at Brodera.

Here are some examples of Swedish folk art fiber art:

Embroidery featured on Sticka's blog.
Embroidery featured on Sticka’s blog.
Machine embroidery pattern from www.emblibrary.com
Machine embroidery pattern from http://www.emblibrary.com

Check out the rich tapestry on the chair below, found in Kurbits’ blog. It’s just so very unique and special.

Something to CHAIRish.
Something to CHAIRish.

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I love this amazing technique on the jacket here, too. Fabulous!

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Is That Caffeine on Your Wall or are You Just Happy to See Me?

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, caffeine. It’s how I start (and continue to live) my day. Coffee, Diet Coke, chocolate – anything will do in a pinch.

My love for that sweet magic is what inspired me to embroider this little puppy. It’s a hand-stitched caffeine molecule. The hoop is about 5.5 inches and it’s stitched with eye-catching yellow on a bright teal fabric – sure to wake you up, just like your morning cup of Joe.

Stop by my Etsy shop for more listing details. It’s perfect for home or office and is a great gift idea, too!

Caffeine - it makes the world go round
Caffeine – it makes the world go round

Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting handmade!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Friday Freebie – You’d Be PSYCHO To Miss This One

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Each Friday, I post a free pattern download. These are available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.

Today is Halloween! The holiday just isn’t complete without classic horror movies.

I made this awesome Janet Leigh cross-stitch pattern from the unforgettable shower scene in Psycho.

It’s approximately 18×17 inches, based on a 14 count fabric (252×243 stitches) and it uses all full X stitches.

Janet Leigh in Psycho Cross-Stitch Pattern
Janet Leigh in Psycho Cross-Stitch Pattern

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Thanks so much, and Happy Halloween!!

xoxo

Genevieve

P.S. Did you miss this week’s freebie? No worries! You can download a copy here on my Etsy shop!

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Spoooooktacular Cross-Stitch

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
               Only this and nothing more.”

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

Fall is a great time of year to decorate, and Halloween is filled with lots of spooooky, creepy options. Some of my favorite cross-stitch patterns are of Halloween. It can be anything from gothic, Vintage and retro to modern and colorful.

The pattern above is my newest creation, lovingly called Halloween Library, and it can be downloaded here.

Here are some more of my favorite Halloween patterns, all of which can be found at my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop:

Owl Silhouette Pattern
Owl Silhouette Pattern
Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern
Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern
Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern
Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern
Retro Vintage Halloween  Witch on Broom Pattern
Retro Vintage Halloween Witch on Broom Pattern
Retro Mad Hatter Halloween  Pattern
Retro Mad Hatter Halloween Pattern
Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern
Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern
Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern
Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern
Haunted House Silhouette Pattern
Haunted House Silhouette Pattern
Edgar Allan Poe Pattern
Edgar Allan Poe Pattern
Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern
Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern
Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern
Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern
When Witches Go Riding Pattern
When Witches Go Riding Pattern
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Friday Freebie – Peach and Pink Roses Cross Stitch Pattern

TGIF!

Hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind pattern. It is based on a photo of rich pink and peach roses. This tapestry would go beautifully in a country or shabby chic style home.

Peach and Pink Roses Pattern

Happy stitching, and have a lovely weekend!

xoxo

Genevieve