You all know I love a quick project to personalize a gift and these Felt Gift Tags on Skip To My Lou are the perfect embellishment.
Bits of felt, card stock, floss and ribbon are all you’ll need to make your holiday gifts special.
I am loving this beautiful geometric Deathly Hallows Cross Stitch Ornament on Handcrafted Vintage – have we any Harry Potter fans in the house?
I’d also love the look of white floss on a shimmery gold background like our Stardust Aida for a beautiful variation.
These Swirly Snow Cross Stitch Designs on 123Stitch would look lovely as a sampler as shown, or you could stitch just one design for a Christmas card or keepsake ornament.
The free pattern gives some great tips for linen and DMC flosses to accompany it!
Last, but most certainly not least – how adorable would this Free Grumpy Cat Cross Stitch on Brookes Books Publishing be on an ornament?
Brooke’s page is FULL of beautiful freebies, including her wonderful free Advent calendar designs.
A cute yarn pom pom and colorful bias tape border would look adorable on this pillow as well!
This Embroidered Fair Isle Sweater on Paper and Stitch is a cute, quick idea!
The free snowflake graph would look lovely as a Fair Isle design but it would be equally lovely as a cross stitch, too.
This is a perfect way to spruce up a favorite sweater!
Even your eggs can keep cozy under this Patchwork Egg Warmer on Easy Patchwork – I love patchwork because it’s such a lovely way to use up fabric bits too small for bigger projects.
I can even see this as a sweet ornament – just embroider the date or a holiday greeting on it!
For the cat lovers out there, how about adding a foldaway felt bottom and a little catnip surprise inside so kitty can enjoy a Christmas treat?
Heather used DMC floss in contrasting shades to stitch sweet elements on her patchwork stockings – lovely work!
What are you stitching this season with our DMC floss? Share it with us in the comments and we could feature your work on our blog next!
This Free Christmas Village Pattern on Create and Decorate is just lovely, isn’t it? Stitch all the designs together, or break up the designs and stuff each one individually to make a cute cross stitched village!
How about our Whovian stitchers? This Doctor Wholiday Cross Stitch Pattern on Phoebe’s Craft Closet is so awesome and perfect for a true fan.
The free pattern includes all the DMC floss colors you’ll need and a quick stitch tutorial if you’re new to stitching on Aida cloth!
This dainty Felt and Sequin Snowflake on Ordinary Mommy Design looks delightful – all you’ll need is a few sequins, felt, and some DMC floss.
I’d love to stitch these up in light brown felt for a gingerbread look, or with some metallic floss – they’d make perfect ornaments or embellishment for a special gift!
I’m loving this adorable Felt Christmas Mouse on Molly and Mama Makes – another great project to break out your felt, sequins, and metallic floss!
Customize the stocking with initials or the year to make this little ornament a special keepsake.
These Crocheted Hoop Earrings on Gossamer Tangles are gorgeous, and a perfect color combination for the holidays, no?
Crocheted with DMC Pearl cotton – they’d also look lovely in a snowy color scheme for the holidays!
It’s almost Turkey time, and what better way to be thankful than to spend an hour or two crafting something sweet for your holiday celebrations? Here’s a roundup of inspiring Thanksgiving ideas we found around the web!
This Geometric Embroidered Turkey on Crafts Unleashed is such a fun, classy take on the traditional turkey trimmings. I love how creative you can get with metallic flosses – I’d love to try our Light Effects floss on this project!
This Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Garland on The Silly Pearl is a great way to use up your stash of embroidery hoops- and I love just how creative you can get with festive ribbon, felt, and button trims.
This project is a great stash-buster and a fun project to team up with the little ones in your household!
I’m also charmed by these sweet Pumpkin Dish Towels on Inspired By This.
The cute pumpkin shapes are easily whipped up with craft paints and would look adorable with embroidered embellishment!
This Corn Embroidery Thanksgiving Card on Nessy Designs is so elegant and offers so many opportunities to experiment with color and texture!
It’s so lovely what can be done with just 3 colors of embroidery floss, patterned papers and bits of fabric.
Lest your pets feel left out of the crafting fun, these Thanksgiving Inspired Cat Toys from On My Honor will save the day!
The feather toy is so lovely I can easily see it as a tree decoration or bookmark design – and there are many other ideas, my favorite being the felt turkey leg, of course!
First up – how about these sweet Autumn Mug Mats by your own friends at DMC?
I love the bright contrasting colors of the DMC floss, and that marvelous wooly texture of the felt!
This Free Owl Pattern on Little Sparrow Nest is inspired and lovely!
The free PDF pattern features a stitch guide to guide you through the intricate sweet stitching on that little owl and branches.
This adorable Free Toadstool Pattern on The Little Stitcher makes a wonderful scissor fob for your favorite scissors, or tree ornament!
This lovely little specimen was stitched all up in our DMC threads – in go-to holiday shades!
Or how about this gorgeous contrasting palette of felt, embroidery floss, and burlap in the Leaf Embroidery Hoop Art on Positively Splendid?!
Such a wonderful choice of bright colors, textures, and a great way to use up your colorful stash of buttons!
How sweet are these Fruit Applique Patterns on Stubbornly Crafty?
I love the idea of gifting an appliqued towel with a homemade gift of fruit preserves!
During the past 3 weeks I’ve been taking you on a tour of the DMC Factory in Mulhouse, France. We started with a brief history of the area, then moved on to spinning, and last week we covered Mercerizing, dyeing and drying.
This week we’re ready to put up the thread onto skeins or balls and get it labeled and ready for shipping. After this section, the next part of the threads’ journey is from retailer to stitcher.
After the dye color is checked, the thread is then wound onto large cone so that it’s ready for winding onto balls or into skeins. There’s a veritable rainbow happening on this machine!
Depending on the type of thread, the cones are loaded onto machines that each perform a different duty, winding, and labeling the threads in a series of quick movements.
On one machine – wonder of modern machinery – winds the familiar pull-skeins of DMC Embroidery Floss, labeling and boxing skeins in quick succession.
Another machine almost 200 years old, yet still fully functional, winds DMC Pearl Cotton onto balls, inserting the familiar round label into the hollow cardboard spool.
The finished threads are then boxed, labeled and warehoused, ready for shipment to your favorite, local needlework store! I couldn’t resist posting this image of
In addition to all the wonderful DMC Threads, ready to send to all corners of the globe, these floor-to-ceiling shelves also contain books, kits, accessories, painted needlepoint canvas, needlework fabrics, organizers and more.
There are just so many DMC goodies for stitchers!