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February 2015

Chicken Accessories


Chicken wire anyone?  I think this is so cool as a decorative element along with these plucky chicken motifs.  It's part and parcel of Chicken Accessories (1950's) another new addition to the PatternBee website!


This pattern includes an old-fashioned 3D chicken potholder pattern, along with appliance covers and a large rooster towel motif, plus some smaller cross-stitch chicken motifs.


Chicken Accessories #0125

Happy Pots & Pans


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. 

Happy Pots & Pans #7150

Hearts & Flowers


A few weeks ago, I went digging through my shoebox stash and pulled out another sweet pattern.  I still marvel at the dates on these--this one was printed in 1946.  It seemed perfect for February.  

The motifs are small scale, with heart appliques that can be used on the larger ones.  The envelope illustration shows them worked on natural colored linen, so that the white flowers stand out nicely on the darker background, but other colors would be fun.  I guess they would be used as embellishments on clothing and such.


All of the motifs were given singly, however, when I saw the corner motif I got this idea to make a border out of it.  The entire design is approximately the size of a sheet of paper--about 8" x 10".  The center area can be filled in with words, a saying, poem, personalization, or special occasion (think wedding or birthdate), and turned into a pillow or framed as a picture/sampler.  Lots of possibilities.

The best news is, this sweet little border motif will be included with the new updated transfer pattern.

Hearts & Flowers #7161  

Personalized Linens


This super cute vintage pattern from Simplicity (c. 1941) has been on my "to-do" list for quite awhile because of its complexity.  These tissue paper transfers with the light-blue wax is very difficult to reproduce with good crisp lines and take a lot of time to clean up pixel by pixel.  The designs are so pretty though so well worth the effort I think.  I've reprinted these in several sizes to allow for more project options. Options are good.  

Personalized Linens #4047

2015 February Bonus

BONUS_FEB2015February 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 optimistic romantic.  (I think I can almost hear the birds tweeting and the bees buzzing.)  

The swans are also free to trace on the website (under FREE STUFF) 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 for smaller projects.  

UPDATE:  Now included in the 2015 Bonus Collection