to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Vase and Flowers - Vintage Embroidery Collection Now Available!

All this week, I have been previewing some fun, quick and easy embroidery kits that are for sale in my web shop today. Here's the last design - it is called "Vase and Flowers". I had to include some flowers and a piece of pottery - they are such stalwart decorating accessories in our home.

The fabric comes pre-printed and all you will need to do is stitch the outlines. Or you can go further as I did - adding cross stitches to the gingham fabric and polka dots to the "wallpaper".  Fun and simple summer stitching when you don't quite want to tax your brain too much - or are just beginning to learn to stitch. A perfect project for kids too.

The kit comes with the fabric and how-to instructions and photos of what I did. Use your own odds and ends of embroidery cotton floss. You should feel free to decorate as you wish using your own favorite stitches. 

When you are done stitching, there are lots of uses for these kits. I sewed my embroidered panel onto a piece of linen and then added a bit of rick-rack to up the vintage vibe. You could use them in a quilt or frame them. 

Check out my web shop for more information and to order the Vintage Country Embroidery Collection. Kits will begin shipping next week. If you live overseas, please order through my Etsy shop.


Jennifer said...

Kristen, these are great designs! Thank you for continuing to give us so many opportunities to work with your designs. Keep up the great work!

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just blogwalking.. Nice post and have a nice day :)