What you missed in February!!!


February was a very busy month for me!

The weather has in no way felt like winter...
so, I decided to get a jump on spring!


"A Friend's Gift" a large oval wreath with a cross 
stitched bag filled with greens...


You can read more about this wreath in the 
"finished goods" tab.
~:~

Antique velvet emery and pillow tucks



Read more about them in the finished section too!

Until next time,
Carol

Want another FREE pattern?



I've added another free pattern to the free
pattern section...


It's called Ohio Star Pinkeep...
check it out

Hugs,
Carol

I've added a "made to order" tab...


"Huswif"

One of my favorite things to create is a huswif...
or sewing box, kit, roll...whatever your choice is :)

I added a "made to order" tab with photos of ones
I have created and the explanation of the areas
and dimensions. 

Each customer chooses the exterior and interior
fabrics from my stash...I pick out the rest of the
coordinating pieces. If you'd like to pick them
all out...that's ok with me too!

If something like this is a "have to have"...
email me so I can create one for you too!



Hugs,
Carol

Out with the old...


Out with the old...
isn't that what we do every January!

I have inventory that I will be listing in the 
SALE
section from time to time. These are items that
do not have a forever home.

If you see something you'd like...
please email me and I will happily pack it up for you.

I started with this piece...


It was reduced to 1/2 price. 

Early Work Mercantile for November


It's that time of year when we transform our
homes into magical Christmas wonderlands.

I've created a few items for EWM 
this month...

The first is my "The Smell of Christmas"
cross stitched pillow tucks. They are 5.5"
square, stitched on over dyed linen that
has hints of green and tan.
Each one is filled with fresh balsam fir.
SPOKEN FOR

And then there is...

"TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS SANTA




He is 16" sitting on the antique
salemans sample piano stool.


He has a great needle sculpted face...
see all of him on my Early Work Mercantile
post!

My first Santa of 2019...


The "Backwoods Santa"


Yea...I'm back making Santa's. Well, only one so far
but its a start! He appeared on Early Work
Mercantile in my October offerings.

You can see more of him here...


There is also a wonderful wool appliqu├ęd
pillow too!


More later in the week with the updates
to Primitive Handmades Mercantile!

Later,
Carol

Don't ask me where my summer went...I have no clue!!!


Well, it was spring and I totally missed summer
now it's fall and I'm going to start on Christmas!

No, I haven't lost my mind along with the 
summer...I've just been filling orders and orders
and orders. Not that it's a bad thing, but they do go to
the top of the get-it-done list!

Here's the last of my fall items that I have been
sewing up...

mini cotton velvet pumpkin pinkeeps


They were offered on Primitive Handmades Mercantile
in September. I had a request for one in a different
color...so a blue one was born!

So....hopefully, 
I will be more prompt and current about posting, lol! 

Until next time,
Carol

Early Work Mercantile Offerings

It's May???
My year is flying by...
I'm sure yours is also.

Here is what I offered on Early Work Mercantile
this month...

"Huswif"...a folded or rolled case for holding
needlework supplies.


Here is the "huswif" folded up...


Side view...so you can see the side of the 
hand made lidded box


Opened to show the box...
the wool felted needle keep
and the scissor holder with securing ribbon.
The yellow interior is the brown/tan and yellow floral.


This is the interior of the pink/green one. It has sold
but I will take a few orders. I no longer have the
green for the lid but hopefully I can find a replacement
in my stash...

The size is 4.5" wide, rolled up the ends measure
2.5" x 1.75". There is a long crocheted cord and an
antique button to secure it closed.

Both are spoken for... I can custom create one in your choice of colors.
These are great for the hand sewer, the quilter,
for retreats and collecting.

If I can create one for you please email me.

To see more of these two...
click on the EWM link on the left side of the page.

Have a great week...the sun is shining!

Carol

Antique section added...

This treasure can be yours...
antique gray granite milk can


You can find this along with another gray
granite piece in the antique section.
Just click on the "more" at the top of the page.

Here's something for all those paper pattern customers!!!


Not everyone uses digital patterns and since leaving
Patternmart mine have not been available that way for 
a quick and easy transaction. 
I have remedied that by adding paper version listings
to my Etsy shop for all my patterns.

Since postage has gone up, I'd recommend getting more 
than one to capitalize on the combined weight total. Etsy will charge for each one to ship...
but, I will always refund postage overages.

Hope this helps everyone that creates and doesn't have the
capability of using digital downloads.

Thanks,
Carol

P.S. Click on the 3 small lines at the top to access the links.

My first pattern of 2019...to keep you cleaned up while stitching!!!


Happy Sunny Day in almost the end of January!

Newest pattern release for a Fabric Thread Catcher



This is one of my all time favorites to use and to 
sell at stitching retreats and shows. 
The finished bag is approximately 5" long.  It is intended
 to be tied to the handle of a basket...
however, it will lay open on the table too!

It uses a small amount of fabric and a wooden embroidery hoop. 
Why not make up a few today???
They can be gifts for all your stitching buddies.

Here is the Etsy link to my e-pattern

Here's the latest!!!

What you missed in February!!!

February was a very busy month for me! The weather has in no way felt like winter... so, I decided to get a jump on spring! &...

Oldies but goodies