This is what's happening outside today. Spooky isn't it? At least I can see the tree line now. Earlier there was nothing to see at all from the window, just a wall of white mist. It's been this way on and off for months now, with bright, sunny days breaking up the monotony from time to time. With all this gloominess outside, it's nice to have fun projects to focus on inside--and that's just what I have been up to.
February tends to be a fickle friend, bringing with it a mix of weather. But, it also means that spring is not far off. With that thought in mind, and with hope in my heart for an early spring, I bring you the February bonus designs. Yes, dear friends, hearts and flowers win out again. (Sigh) What can I say. I am an optomistic romantic.
The love swans are free to trace on the website, but I decided to offer them as an iron-on transfer this month. The entire sheet can be stamped to cloth and worked as a sampler, or the motifs can be used individually as you wish. (I think I can almost hear the birds tweeting and the bees buzzing.)
OK. And more hearts and flowers . . .
The 2014 Bonus Collection is complete---I am really on the ball this year. It surprises me too. (In case you don't know, these are all the bonus designs from 2014).
More pattern news:
Three more vintage patterns have just been added to the PatternBee Vintage Embroidery Shop.
Personalized Linens #4047; Simplicity c. 1941
This one has been on my "to-do" list for quite awhile because of its complexity. The tissue paper transfers with the light blue wax is very difficult to reproduce with good crisp lines---these take a lot of time to clean up pixel by pixel. The designs are quite pretty though, nice for towels and linens. I have reprinted them in several sizes to allow for more project options. Options are good.
Next we have . . .
Happy Pots & Pans #7150; Simplicity c.1946
This darling dish towel pattern has a fun vibe and lots of cuteness. I was giddy when I found this recently. I mean, what's not to love about an apron-clad teapot?
Besides the six motifs, I include additional transfer sheets with the center portion of each design enlarged (without the spoons) along with a selection of other elements for a variety of uses.
Last but not least . . . cluck, cluck. Chicken wire anyone? I think this is so cool. I don't know what you do with it though. It is shown embroidered on the bib of an apron. That works I guess.
It's part and parcel of Chicken Accessories (mentioned in the last post). This pattern has been uploaded to the Potholders category because I didn't know where else to put it. And it does actually have a wonderful stuffed 3D chicken potholder pattern along with the appliance covers and towel motif. So it makes sense.
But wait, there's more!
More "hearts & flowers" up my sleeve--will share them soon!