Wednesday, February 7, 2018

new for 2018

Just because I have been quiet doesn't mean I haven't been busy these days, I swear. I always feel extra motivated after the holidays are over and I tend to shift into creation mode adding new items to the shop as quickly as I can. I have just a few to share today but more are still in the works.

First up is the addition of the Wind & Water embroidery pattern collection to the Iron On Transfer category. There are now 8 different pattern collections available in both digital AND iron on format. Iron-Ons make transferring patterns to fabric so easy so I love offering this option to people who dread transferring (like me!).

butterfly needle minder septemberhouse

I also added two new designs to the needle minder category so there are now 6 available options for these fun tools. I decided to go sweet and salty with these by creating a subtle and graceful butterfly and bold and edgy skull. I feel like I have both of those sides to my personality and maybe you do too. Now I can match my minder to my mood!

skull needle minder septemberhouse
Thanks for checking out these new guys from SeptemberHouse! Watch for more updates this Spring.

needle minders cross stitch embroidery septemberhouse

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Very Scandi Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns SeptemberHouse

With Halloween behind us the Holiday Season really kicks into high gear - especially if you have some DIY gifts on your 'to-do' list. That's why I am so happy to share these goodies with you today.

Patterns for four different Scandinavian Style Holiday towels have made their way onto the pages of Just Cross Stitch Magazine! This collaboration with DMC was super fun and I hope anyone and everyone who gives these a go has just as much fun as I did designing and stitching them!

Check out ALL the great designs in the December 2017 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Iron On Embroidery Pattern Collections now available

Today I'm so excited to share a quick shop announcement. Two more SeptemberHouse embroidery pattern collections are now available in iron-on transfer format. Happy Houseplants and Il Circo are now on the shop shelves!

Happy Houseplants features mix and match patterns so you can create fun combinations of flower pots and greenery. There are over 200 different possible combinations! 

In addition to the mix and match patterns there are three more patterns included as well. This collection is going to keep any stitcher busy!

Il Circo is a SeptemberHouse favorite. It's been off the shelf for a while as it received an upgrade but now it's back in Iron-on format.

This collection is inspired by vintage Italian Circus trains. Included in the set is a circus train engine and three additional train car designs. These can be stitched in a row or framed individually. 

There is a lot of room for customization with this collection - use whichever cars you like in your project and put them in any order you like. Two more circus themed patterns are included as well.

You can find these iron-on pattern collections at SeptemberHouse on Etsy or over at Handmade Amazon. If you need more than one set of patterns don't forget the 2 for $13 option. Thanks for taking a peek at these new offerings today!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

And the winner is...

Congratulations Judy! Thank you everyone for entering this giveaway. Are you curious which design won the most 'favorites'? It was the Aqua/Bird Design. 

Thanks again everyone who voted/entered!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Win a SeptemberHouse Needle Minder

Giveaway Needle Minder Embroidery Giveaway SeptemberHouse

It's Giveaway time at SeptemberHouse. The lucky winner will be sent the needle minder of their choice. Just be sure to enter by midnight on Tuesday October 3rd. It's that easy. Good Luck!

SeptemberHouse Needle Minder Giveaway

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Exciting Needle News

Needle Minders by SeptemberHouse

Hello! It's been a wild summer and as we turn a corner into autumn I am so excited to be able to share something brand new with you. Introducing Needle Minders by SeptemberHouse! Four exclusive designs have made their way to the shop shelves this week and they are ready to make your life easier. 

Needle Nanny for hand Embroidery

If you haven't used a needle minder before here is a little overview of how they work:
Each needle minder (also called a needle keeper or a needle nanny) has two parts.

Needle Keeper for hand Embroidery

There is a decorative piece that sits on the top side of your fabric. It has a magnet on the back side of it. A second magnet is used on the underside of your fabric. Together these two pieces connect and stay situated on your fabric as you work. When you need to take a break from your project simply rest your needle on the needle minder and the magnet will keep it in place until you are able to start stitching again.

Modern Embroidery Supplies

So, do you need a needle minder to embroider? Well, no. I didn't use one for years. One day I decided to make a simple (and ugly) one just to see how I liked it and was hooked from there. Oh my gosh, I have lost countless needles over the years in couch cushions, on the floor and heaven knows where else. It probably wouldn't bother me so much if it was just me who might accidentally "find" those wayward needles but I do feel awful when my husband, kids or my poor cat stumble upon them. A needle minder eliminates that guilt (yay).

needle minder cross stitch cat

Here is another benefit - if you are used to poking your needle in and out of your fabric to secure
it in place while you stepped away from your project then you know how ugly those needle holes can be. A needle minder leaves no holes in your fabric and is an easy tool to stash away in your sewing box. (I keep mine on a file cabinet where they look so cute while they wait to be called up for another mission).

Needle Minders by SeptemberHouse

My top priorities when I took these on, was to create a useful tool that is durable and looks great. I went with a bold graphic style and rich colors which make these particularly striking. These are professionally printed - not made of shrink plastic or resin. Additionally they are only available at SeptemberHouse - not made with mass market products like buttons or cabochons.

Watch for a giveaway coming soon to So September where you can win one of these beauties!

Find these new needle minders and other patterns and supplies from SeptemberHouse in my shop on Etsy or Amazon. Thanks so much for checking these out!! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

vacation whaaaatttt??

I can hardly believe it myself but it's true - we actually took a family vacation this summer. A week-long escape from the everyday. Well, not a complete escape - I brought embroidery along of course.

There was a LOT of driving but with the help of screens, embroidery, audio books, some nice scenery, novelty, peanut butter filled pretzels and good company, we all did surprising well in that car for all those miles. 

We started our adventure in Estes Park Colorado where we met up with more family. The photo above shows the view driving into Estes and it gets better as you drive on, believe it or not. Wow what a place. 

After enjoying a few days with family and hiking a bit through the mountains we said good-bye to Colorado and headed to South Dakota where we stopped to see these four friends. 

The last day of the trip was spent in Badlands National Park which, like Colorado, is breathtaking. 

If you have kids that love to climb and jump around it is also a really fun place to visit (and also a little scary when you see some of the steep drop offs and signs warning of rattlesnakes in the area). 

I spent most of my time clicking and clicking away with the camera knowing all along that no picture I could take would really capture the beauty here.

It was good to get away and it was good to come home but what I am most grateful for was the time spent with family and the chance to see even just a small portion of the unbelievable natural wonders this country has to offer.