Inspiration for the New Year…

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Years Fabric Coasters on Purl BeeCan you believe it is almost the new year? Entertaining is far from over – there’s still New Year’s parties to plan and attend – why not have a handmade gift in hand for one of them?

These gorgeous felt and fabric coasters are offered as a free pattern on The Purl Bee. And that large, blank space in the center is just begging for some lovely embroidered embellishment, isn’t it?

Substitute Aida cloth or linen for the center panel and customize your coasters with a cross stitch monogram usingĀ this elegant free alphabet on or, stick with the felt panel and try this beautiful alphabet to practice your feather stitches and French knots.

Free Tea Towel Calendar on Dollar Store CraftsThis Scandinavian-inspired free tea towel design is available as a free download on Dollar Store Crafts. Using transfer paper, a tea towel or fabric, you can easily create a printed calendar with this gorgeous graphic.

Why not add some embroidery to embellish that calendar? It’s a perfect way to try out new stitches, and test out some new DMC threads like our Color Variations threads or Light Effects floss.


2014 Resolutions Free Pattern on Sew LovelyHow about working on your New Year’s resolutions… in embroidered form? This free 2014 Resolutions pattern is available on Sew Lovely and is a sweet way to keep yourself honest this New Year.

Wouldn’t it be nice to use this list to catalog your crafting and embroidery-related resolutions? For example, why not make a list of new stitches to try, and embroider them right onto your list?

And now that I’ve gotten us onto the topic of crafting resolutions, why not share some of yours with us? What are YOUR crafting resolutions this year? What threads will you try next? What stitches do you want to learn this year? What craft would you like to master? We’d love to hear it all!


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  • Heather - dollarstorecrafts
    December 27th, 2013 6:13 pm

    Thanks for linking to my tea towel calendar – what a treat to see it on your blog! I think some embroidered embellishment would be perfect!

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