Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bunnies and eggs, freebies and Giveaway!

I have been busy making and finishing up some small projects.
My machine is supposed to be done by midweek, so I sure hope it is ready tomorrow.

I also reached 200 followers today! I truly appreciate all of the comments I receive and try to answer questions when I can.
Tonight I started on a new punched piece, based on an antique rug. So, since we have hit 200 followers, time for another giveaway. Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name to win my new pattern. I am thinking it would make a fun stitchery too, so a good pattern for quilters too. The contest will end on Monday, April 10 and I will announce the winner on Monday night. Once I finish the punched piece, I will post a reveal. Or if the pattern is not your thing, you can choose from any of my epatterns.

First I will show you a new freebie I found. It is from an Australian craft site and they have some wonderful free patterns. I could not find the actual pattern, so here is the link to the PDF File. I made mine into a stitchery pillow, but it was for punch needle.



I also made another egg, loved the little girl with the eggs in the apron. But, I forgot where I got it. There was no copyright on the printout.



Then I decided to use my bunny pattern and redo it into a cutout bunny. I used my cheater fabric and quilted it with batting, then sewed a whipstitch on the outside edge. I added a little extra stuffing when I got to the bottom to fill them out some more.



Then I decided to try some with my old sewing machine, that was not fun, lol. No needle down, so I had to stop and crank it down and turn and as you can see, lost a lot of shape, so they are definitely prim;) The new soft stuffing I got definitely makes the stain set in weird ways, but it gives it a true aged look sometimes. With these I used a watered down solution of tsukineko ink and brushed it on, to soak them, then I added extra spray after.

31 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love the stitchery - it's so cute! I'll have to check out that site! Your rabbits are adorable too! Love the two different ways you created them.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

The pdf link didn't work - I do love that bunny stitchery...can you send it to me? rwprimcrafts@aol.com Thanks dear!

KittyWampus said...

Congrats on the 200 followers Debbie! Yippee!! I love those little prim bunnies you sewed on your old machine (as well as the others....but those simple one are way cute...) I would love to be entered in your giveaway for your punch pattern - I know it will be sweet. BTW, that punch pattern you did in stitchery from the Austrailian site - you can get the punch pattern at http://www.completecraft.com.au/projects?cid=12552&pid=3123845 It's called "Star Filled Night."
I was just thinking of doing it...
:o)Hugs & Smiles, Robin

Linda said...

Congratulations on 200 followers! How cool! Love your little bunnies!

Dorothy said...

Everything is beautiful but I especially love the cheater cloth bunnies. They are just wonderful

The English Romantic said...

I love your rabbits especially the really prim ones.
Well done on 200 followers.

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Love those prim bunnies!! I've never used ink before, great look. Thanks for the stitchery pattern and the link to the site. Congrats on 200 followers!!
Blessings,
Lorna

moosecraft said...

Busy, busy, busy! Love the stitchery with the bunnies! I just might try that pattern... and LOVE those bunnies! You always think up such wonderful pieces!

Courtney said...

Congratulations on 200 followers!! I love all of your projects. The prim bunnies are my favorites.
Courtney

coinguyslady said...

I love your stitchery and congrats on 200 followers.

primitivebettys said...

You are always so crafty-busy! More great works! Congrats on 200 followers too. :) And another giveaway? Please drop my name in the hat too.

Smiles,
Betty

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations Debbie! I would love to win the giveaway. We really do get spoiled by our modern sewing machines. Knee lift pressure foot, thread cutters, needle down. I have my grandmother's old machine and it has something my new machine doesn't...history and the spirit of my grandmother teaching me to sew.
Deb

Wendy said...

Thanks for the link to the stitchery, I can never get enough of these. Yours are so inspiring.

~Madalynne~ said...

Love those bunnies Debbie! The old machine might slow you down a bit, but it doesn't make those pieces any less adorable!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 200! Love your bunnies! :-)

Gayle said...

Congrats on your accomplishment in blogging! Lots of friends to be found!

Kim said...

Congrats on the 200th follower milestone. Your projects are always adorable.
Kim

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on so many followers! Isn't it amazing to see how many people read us?

coinguyslady said...

I can't believe I won.Thank you so much.I love your patterns.I am playing with some fine hooking and would love to do your "Angel Blessings".


rughooking(at)wildblue.net

Ter'e said...

I love your Easter Friends pattern. How sweet this is!
Your Followers are now 203.....I just signed up too.
GREAT blog! You are so talented!!!!

Sue Tokash said...

Love those bunnies made from the cheater cloth! Always wonder how you keep Moki away from your bunnies, eggs, birds, etc? My guy seems to make it his nightly mission to knock things like that down.
~Sue

Karen Farley said...

All your creations are wonderful. Could I borrow you to come to my house and teach some classes???? Happy Spring.

Firecracker Kid said...

Yay on your gain of followers Deb. I like all your lil creations,but I especially love those bunnies with the tsukineko ink on them. I've never heard of that ink before.
Carol

Jacque. said...

WOW...look at all the spring/Easter pieces you have done! Congrats on the 200 followers! Happy for you that you have your machine back...and that you have a way of getting lessons on it!

Kathy H said...

I liked your little bunnies made out of the cheater cloth. I have seen this in the shops and wondered what could be done with it. Perfect for the stuffed animals. I will look up that bunny stitchery/punch needle. I like doing both of them.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Hi Debbie
Love your stitchery pillow! Thanks for posting the link to the freebie :)
Your bunnies are awesome too!
Congrats on your 200 followers.:)

Allie said...

Congrats on 200 followers! I love that little stitchery, thanks so much for the link. I've tried to do punch needle, but it hurts my wrist and I'm terrible at it. I sure do love it though!
Love your little sunbonnet girl, that's a very old pattern, out of copyright. Your little bunnies are adorable - I especially love the prim ones. So sweet!!!!!!!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love your new chicken design ~ would make a good hooked piece, too! I'd love to win it! Thank you for offering!!

Miccosukee said...

Deb,
I am so excited about you reaching that milestone. What is interesting is the number of people who read and forget to become followers. I know you must have a ton of those as well.

Your giveaway is exciting and I am thrilled to enter it. Your patterns are so cute.

Congrats!
trisha

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

love your lil' bunnies and stitcheries! Will check out the AU site...Thanks so much!
patti ;)

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Debbie: Where did you find the stitcheries on the Aussie site? I couldn't find them??
Thanks,
patti