Can I get this finished today?

I’ve been working on Evening in The Shire so much this week that I really only have a few hours’ worth of work left on it. The bottom right corner is the only area that needs back stitching now, and I’m excited to finish it. I’m aiming to get it done before tonight’s new episode of The Walking Dead so I don’t get distracted from either one lol



(yeah, I messed up on the left window)

After this is done, I’m thinking of doing a small. Something that should only take a couple days at most to finish before moving on to Witch Board.


That’s really all there is in stitchy updates, but I was thinking of adding something different to my shop soon… This design, actually: 

castle previewFree patterns

At any rate, this week’s etsy pattern is a Golden Girls quote (the older you get the better you get) and this week’s free pattern is ‘I’m a Survivor’ in honor of those who are fighting (or have survived) breast cancer.


That’s all for now. Until next week, Happy Stitching!


A whole lot to show you!

First, I finished Tigerlily on Sunday:


I then started a pattern called Evening in the Shire, and promptly messed up so badly I needed to start over. Here’s what I have now: (pro tip. don’t start with the backstitching)


Yesterday I decided I wanted a quick finish, so I stitched up this week’s Etsy pattern:


But that’s not the only thing going on Etsy today! I will be offering a limited supply of kits for both this pattern, and my Strange and Unusual pattern (I’ll offer more when I can get more thread in)! Not only that, but I have new fabrics to list soon too! My Halloween fabric is returning, along with Swamp Monster, and one cut of Cauldron, and some new fabric, so watch out for those.


This week’s free pattern is a subversive ode to Dr. Suess


Now for something a little special . . . a preview of some of the patterns that will be going into my shop soon!


What’s this? Something new?

That’s right! I did a new craft this week! I bought a cheap diamond painting kit from China to see if I’d like the craft, and even though it didn’t turn out like the picture they gave, it was okay. Here’s what I did:


I also finished Dark Shadows last Sunday:


And then I started something totally different! Tigerlily by Brooke’s Books:



Thursday was my birthday, so I spent a couple hours playing video games. It was a much needed break. Since then I’ve been watching a whole lot of The Walking Dead, gearing up for the mid-season premier happening today.

I’ve also been spending time creating new patterns both for my shop, and for you guys. I even dyed up a few cuts of fabric that will soon be added to my shop, and I have plans for more (including new colors!) . In that vein, This week’s free pattern is Coffin Sweet Coffin, and the new etsy pattern is a flowery ‘Don’t make me poison your food’.


Also in the works: I’m gathering supplies to offer kits of my smaller etsy patterns!


Finally, I’ve been thinking of giving you guys more sneak peaks into what’s going to be added to my shop, and what goes on behind the scenes. Hopefully you’ll all like it!


That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

More finishes!

Yes! I have more finishes! And I’m almost done with the Dark Shadows series!

Here are two pictures of what I have:


I’ve also been working on more pattern designs, though you’ll have to wait to see those (don’t worry, they’re going to be EPIC!) 


And now for a double dose of cute:



This week’s free pattern is a tribute to the TV show Scrubs (Monday is bongo day!) and the Etsy pattern will be the Wednesday class patter that goes with the Tuesday class pattern. I also have a sale going in my Etsy shop…. half off all fabrics!


That’s it for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!


The cats let me sleep in!

The cats have decided to be nice this morning, and didn’t make me get out of bed super early! I got two extra hours of sleep! I swear it’s like having a baby, the way Crookshanks meows and cries in the morning to be let out of my room.

That said, I have TWO finishes this week! Two!!! First up is Draculaura:


Then I started back into the Dark Shadows patterns from Sue Hillis. Here’s the finished one, right next to the one I’m currently working on:


That’s all in my stitching news. This week’s free pattern is a cute little love note, and the etsy pattern is a scandalous little number you’ll have to see to believe (but only if you’re okay with vulgar subversive things)


I have a question for you this week. What kind of free and paid patterns would you like to see? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do!


That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Of Ravens and Vampires

Firstly, I started and then finished a project last week! It’s one of the patterns from Sue Hillis’ ‘Dark Shadows’ booklet. I will be doing the other 5 on the same fabric (Fabrics by LJ in the color Chocolate Cherry) that StitchingLis so graciously sent me. Check her out on youtube! Here’s what I have:


Of course I also worked on Draculaura this week. She’s coming along much more quickly now:



As for this week’s two new patterns? The free one is a Nightmare Before Christmas font, and the etsy shop listing is the dreaded Windigo!


That’s all for now! Until next time, Happy stitching!

Witchy Wall Hanging and an adorable vampire

I finished the Apothecary sign! I used some old cotton yarn to braid a border and hanger, then sewed it on. All I need to do is hang it up!


I know, I know! Not that easy to read on camera, but it’s lovely in person! It says:
‘itchy Woman Apothecary
Spells Hexes Potions Brews
Charms and Cures
“Bound to heal what haunts you”


I’ve also started working on Draculaura again!

I even have a plan to finish her before Valentine’s Day (her birthday)


Today’s free pattern is a Disney themed piece, and today’s new shop listing is one you’ve seen on this blog before. It’s the Supernatural piece!


That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!