Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Teacup Pincushion PDF Pattern


Graphic by Two Pink Possums
Do you have a collection of mixed matched teacups, too pretty to throw away yet not very useful?
I have the perfect solution for you.

A teacup pincushion!

Made from off cuts of fabric, lace and ribbon, it is the perfect idea and inexpensive too. So quick and easy to make that even the kids could get in on the act and make one for Mum or Grandma.


If you need a helping hand, a pdf pattern for a teacup pincushion, with clear colour step by step instruction can be found over on the Stitching Cow website. Click here to go there now.

You could be making some of these delightful teacup pincushions today, how exciting!

Have fun!
Warmly Lenna

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Handcrafted Timber Sewing Accessories





My darling Dad has been busy again creating these amazing handcrafted timber sewing accessories for you. Most pieces are one off items. As you can see they are amazing. Each time I receive a collection from him I have to resist the temptation to keep them all myself...very selfish of me I know. But I just love everything that he makes.

It was my sweet daughter of 14 who reminded me that I needed to share her grandfather's talents with others are well, and she was right!

So with no more to be said, click here now to see what he has made for you. You won't be disappointed.

Warmly Lenna


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Button Dolly



Many years ago I stumbled across a button dolly and was immediately taken in. Perhaps it was the excitement of having a worthy project for some of the many buttons in my button collection, or perhaps it was the simplicity of the doll that appealed to me. Whatever the reason, I decided to have a go at making my very own version for you to enjoy.

Since colonial days women have been making dolls from leftover buttons for their children to play with. These delightful button dolls are still popular today, although are used as decorative items rather than toys.

The biggest decision was sorting through some of my button draws trying to decide which buttons to use.


The process of making the dolly is quite simple once you get going.


And I couldn't resist in making her a primitive style dress and garden hat.


The good news is that I have just uploaded my button dolly pattern onto the Stitching Cow website. So click here now and download a copy of the Button Dollly pattern.

You could be making your very own button dolly today! 

Have fun!
Warmly Lenna

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Kindred Stitches Christmas Patterns at Stitching Cow

Have you started your Christmas sewing yet?

Each year I vow to get more organized, yet still I seem to find myself scrambling to get everything done, including making those special handmade gifts. If this sounds like you, good news. I have some Christmas inspiration for you. Here is a new collection of Christmas patterns just uploaded to the Stitching Cow website. These patterns have all be featured in Kindred Stitches Magazine, but are now available for non digital users to enjoy as well. They can be purchased as PDF downloadable patterns so you could be sewing them within minutes, how exciting!

 There's something for everyone one, and many of them are inexpensive, quick and easy to make, perfect for Christmas swaps and school teacher gift giving.



Hope you find some Christmas projects to enjoy, have fun!
Warmly Lenna




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mug Rug Swap Invitation 2014



Something very special for you today?

You are personally invited to join a Mug Rug swap that has been put together by myself and Michele at the Quilting Gallery. Our swap was so popular last year that we couldn't resist the temptation to do it all again. 

The theme this year is based on neighbours and friends and I have designed two projects for you to sew. If you are interested in having fun and meeting a like minded quilter from another country, this is a wonderful opportunity for you. Head on over to the Quilting Gallery now for all the information.

All you need to do is click the link here to visit the information page

If you have any further question please direct them to Michele, and feel free to pass on this invite to your other sewing friends as well. The more the merrier, but be quick registration closes soon.

Have fun.
Warmly Lenna


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Handcrafted Timber Sewing Items from Stitching Cow



Just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded lots of new handcrafted timber sewing items onto the Stitching Cow website.

Each of these items is unique because they have been skilfully created by my Dad who loves nothing more that spending time in his workshop. All the timbers used are quality Australian timbers that have been selected because of their grain and durability. Lots of time and care has gone into making these items and they are exclusive to my website, most are one off pieces.

So do yourself a favour and check them out by clicking the link here.

Hope you find something special for your sewing room or as a gift for a friend or loved one.
Warmly Lenna

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