Monday, February 6, 2017

New Iron On Embroidery Patterns from SeptemberHouse

Stitches Del Sol Mexican inspired Hand Embroidery Iron on Transfer Patterns

Iron on transfers may be one of the most traditional transfer methods for hand embroidery but they are also one of the most popular. They make transferring your design to your fabric so easy and so clear. For some, it's the only method they trust. That's why I am so excited to say that two more SeptemberHouse pattern sets are now available as iron on transfers.

Holiday Embroidery Patterns Iron On Patterns SeptemberHouse

The two new sets are the Stitches Del Sol Collection - a vibrant folk-style set of Mexican-inspired designs and Holiday Special - a mix of the most popular Christmas designs from three different pattern collections. 

Modern Embroidery Patterns Iron On transfer SeptemberHouse

Also new to the shop is a special 2 for $13 option for Iron On Transfers. It's a savings of more than 15% with no additional shipping costs. 

Thanks for taking a peek at these new offerings from SeptemberHouse. Find all the SeptemberHouse patterns - both iron on and digital downloads here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cozy up with a good book

Hello! Here we are in the deep dark heart of Winter (unless you are lucky enough to be somewhere in the southern hemisphere - yes I AM jealous). As I walked back from the mailbox this morning every part of me that was not covered was screaming to go back inside. These are the days when the wind is actually painful.

The good news is that this is also a GREAT time of year to cozy up with some good reads. I want to share one with you today called "Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches" by Nichole Vogelsinger. First for a disclosure - one of the patterns from my Booksmart pattern set makes a small cameo in this book and Nichole was nice enough to say some really sweet things about it as she wrote about seeking out meaningful patterns for your projects. Thanks Nichole! But today I want to share some of the OTHER reasons I loved this book.

The ideas here are bright and fresh and one cannot help but be cheered just looking at them. Anyone who loves fabric and pattern will enjoy flipping through these pages as their creative wheels start turning. This book will make you look at your fabric stash in a whole new light.

Are you someone who loves to embroider but you are not always sure what to do with your embroidery projects - how to frame them in new ways or turn them into a unique gift? This book has plenty of inspiration for you. Good news guys - there are so many more options than just the round wooden hoop! 

I often hear from people who tell me that they are picking up hand embroidery again after having not done it for years. They are looking for a refresher on the basics as well as ideas for projects that go beyond traditional applications and motifs. For those people I cannot recommend this book enough. Nichole looks at hand embroidery with a fresh vision that is displayed beautifully in this book. Go on, check it out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DIY Photo Holiday Ornament Tutorial from SeptemberHouse

Who is ready for a fun tutorial? I have a quick little 'how-to" to share today that I think you will enjoy. These easy to make ornaments can be personalized in so many ways - paint or stain your ornament frame, embellish your photo design with embroidery, use some cool filters when you edit your photos - however you decide to personalize this project it is sure to be a fun one. You can find these new ornament frames at SeptemberHouse.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Ornament Frames from SeptemberHouse now available for DIY Holiday Ornaments

Wood embroidery frames for DIY ornaments

It's so much fun to share new products with you all and I am particularly excited about the one I am sharing today. Now available from SeptemberHouse: Wood frames for embroidered ornaments! These are a SeptemberHouse exclusive - designed by me for embroiderists like you!

Wood Embroidery frames for Holiday Ornaments by SeptemberHouse

Wood Embroidery frames for Baby's First ChristmasHoliday Ornaments by SeptemberHouse

You may have had a chance to see these with the new Baby's First Christmas ornaments for 2016. They feature engraved text and a clean modern look. I finish mine with wood stain and a protective seal but they can be painted or left as-is too.

Wood Embroidery frames for Baby's First ChristmasHoliday Ornaments by SeptemberHouse

Both the engraved style and the original non-engraved style are available in both individual and multipack options.  

Wood Embroidery frames for Christmas Holiday Ornaments by SeptemberHouse

And of course directions are included as well since these work in a slightly different way than traditional embroidery hoops (which is what I love about them by the way!). No ugly backsides! - these three-piece frames fit together in a way that tucks away those fabric ends, hides the back of your embroidery and creates a clean, sleek look. 

Wood Embroidery frames for Christmas Holiday Ornaments by SeptemberHouse

Thanks for taking a peek at these new ornament frames for embroidery. I cannot wait to see the gorgeous keepsakes people make with these! You can find these frames at SeptemberHouse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

beating the heat

Ice Cream Truck Embroidery Pattern by SeptemberHouse

Who is ready for a little relief from the heat? If we listen closely I think we can hear that reassuring "ding! ding!" signally the arrival of an ice cream truck. Do you hear it?

Ice Cream Truck Embroidery Pattern by SeptemberHouse

Okay, so maybe it doesn't work for an embroidered ice cream truck but it was worth a shot. To be honest I have not seen/heard a single ice cream truck all Summer. Where did those guys go?

So this pattern was designed way back when we still just dreaming about summer and I just now finished stitching it up. I ordered fabric for this one because I thought I would want the added color but I almost think it would have been fine without it. I am curious about how it would look that way too. Newsletter subscribers got this one for free so some of you have already seen this. Hopefully you all had a chance to give this one a go.

Now that I have cooled off I think I will head out to the garden and see how my poor plants are faring! Thanks for taking a peek at this project!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

the angels make a comeback

angel embroidery pattern holiday hand embroidery

Since we are in the middle of a heatwave and the middle of July you can bet I'll have just one thing on my mind... you guessed it, Christmas!

angel embroidery pattern holiday hand embroidery

I decided to re-vamp my Holiday Angels pattern collection a few months ago and finally have the updated version ready to go.

angel embroidery pattern holiday hand embroidery

One little angel got a pretty big makeover and I just re-stitched the other two. And yes, there is still a secret freebie pattern in the set - dang it - I keep blurting that out! I meant to say there may or may not be a secret free pattern included * wink *

angel embroidery pattern holiday hand embroidery

And now back to our regularly scheduled heatwave. To be honest I love the hot weather - and so do my tomatoes so I refuse to complain about it. Stay cool everyone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ornament options, oh my!

Hi everyone, just wanted to share a new option this year at SeptemberHouse. I have added an un-engraved wooden ornament frame this year so even if it isn't a "first Christmas" for a special loved one, you can still treat them to some personalized holiday delight. 

personalized holiday ornaments handmade by SeptemberHouse

All of the 2016 designs can be made with this new from OR with the "1st Christmas 2016" frame
personalized holiday ornaments penguin design handmade by SeptemberHouse
You'll find a slightly lower price for the un-engraved option as well.
personalized holiday ornaments elephant design handmade by SeptemberHouse
 Find these and all the 2016 hand embroidered ornament options at SeptemberHouse

personalized holiday ornaments squirrel design handmade by SeptemberHouse