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Valentine’s Textile Hearts at Bloomfields Flowers

Valentine’s Textile Hearts at Bloomfields Flowers

If you’re looking for a unique gift along with the most beautiful bouquets, do check out my textile hearts at Bloomfields Flowers (my favourite Ottawa flower shops!) in Ottawa. They have two locations – one on Bank Street in the Glebe and one on Wellington Avenue in […]

DIY Blanket Stitch Wool Felt Hearts – Video Tutorial

DIY Blanket Stitch Wool Felt Hearts – Video Tutorial

Hi there! If you are a Saturday morning Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas shopper who gets one of my little DIY Blanket Stitch Wool Hearts in your tote bag (I was able to make 50!), you’ve got yourself a little kit with a needle (sorry, not […]

Dec 2018 Show – Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas Holiday Market – Dec 21 and 22

Dec 2018 Show – Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas Holiday Market – Dec 21 and 22

I’m sooooo looking forward to participating in the Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas Holiday Market! Sensplex, Ottawa Friday December 21st 6-9pm Night Market ($15 in advance) Saturday December 22nd 10am to 4pm ($5 at the door) Kids under 16 are free.

Fall 2018 Show – Idle Hands – Nov 25

Fall 2018 Show – Idle Hands – Nov 25

I’m happy to announce I’ve added another amazing show in November. Please do come and see me and 70 other vendors at the Idle Hands 10 Year Anniversary Sale on Nov 25th, 2018! Sunday, 25 November 2018 from 10:00-17:00 St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall in Little […]

Fall 2018 Show – Wall Candy – Nov 8 – Lansdowne Park

Fall 2018 Show – Wall Candy – Nov 8 – Lansdowne Park

Please come and see me at Wall Candy: Sweetly Affordable Art Sale – Nov 8 Facebook Event Brite Link Here  

Free Beaded Eye Template

Free Beaded Eye Template

If you tried out the My Beading Heart Tutorial and got hooked on the art of embellishment, here’s a great next project to get some practice in. I beaded mine on my well-loved Joe Fresh denim shirt (I loooove Joe Fresh), but like the heart […]

My Beading Heart – Free Tutorial

My Beading Heart – Free Tutorial

My materials: Embroidery needle – a beading needle is needed if you are using small seed beads. 2 strands of DMC embroidery floss (can use fishing line) Size 6 glass Czech beads – assorted coloursMuslin fabric (can use many fabrics as a foundation – linen, […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Satin Stitch, a traditional filling stitch. My stitching is a little open here to show each stitch, but really is best to get as close as possible to the previous stitch. A good tip is to always put […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Long and Short Stitch, a stitch I use all the time when embroidering animals. It can look like fur or feathers, esp when done so it isn’t so consistent… I wanted to show the basics of the stitch […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – My Cat Needed Attention Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – My Cat Needed Attention Video

Beause EVERYBODY has to stop what they’re doing when the cat needs attention. This video has no sound to distract you from the beauty of Stella. haha!