Saturday, January 26, 2008

Holly Hobby-esque

Holly Hobby-esque

Do you remember Holly Hobby? Back in the day I was a huge Holly Hobby fan and I remember my Holly Hobby lunchbox with special tenderness. I treasured my lunchbox and matching plastic thermos with all the love in my first grade soul, that is, until I lost it and found it... with a half-finished drink in the thermos and rotting cheese sandwich locked in its horrifically smelly depths. But now, Holly and I are reunited again! And this time with no accompanying bad odors.

This is an uncut, 8 by 19 in. red-lined sheet. Also on the sheet is a disturbingly faceless scarecrow, large poppies, and crazy-eyed Raggedy Ann.

this pattern donated by thanks Eydie!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Four fuzzballs for a quilt

Mailorder 85 - fuzzy bear Mailorder 85 - fuzzy rabbit
Mailorder 85 - fuzzy dog Mailorder 85 - fuzzy cat
Okay, I've been away for awhile, so I sat myself down and did some serious scanning. Here are 4 cute fuzzballs ready to be embroidered on a baby quilt (check out the baby bear pattern for the skinny on making it). They're mostly harmless sorts, but what's up with the dog / timberwolf? Am I the only one that finds him a wee bit creepy? And isn't bunny a bit too excited with the shovel? Is it just me or could bunny be burying the evidence?

My sheet is complete, uncut, 20 by 22 inches and numbered 85. Also on the sheet are patterns for a hunting dog eyeing up a tasty pheasant, cross stitch flowers, two tiny birds, butterfly, puppy, and a good old basket of flowers.

this pattern donated by thanks Eydie!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy New Year!

from the Flickr Hoop Love group

You may have noticed I've been pretty pokey about uploading new transfers. Don't get me wrong, I have tons - so what have I been up to instead? I've been learning how to paint and making monkeys for one, but mostly I've been enjoying all the new vintage transfer resources out there!

Sewing Palette Transfer Guides
I got an email recently from the cool peeps that put this together - they've collected a huge amount of transfers from different manufacturers and have put all their knowledge on the web:
About Vintage Embroidery Transfers
Vogart Facts and Trivia
Vogart Master Guide

New Vintage Transfer Blogs
There are wonderful new people blogging their patterns out there! Give these folks a visit, you won't be disappointed!
Stitchy Britches
doe-c-doe (embroidery and/or patterns on Thursdays)

Vintage Transfer Groups on Flickr
Hoop Love Group
Add your vintage transfers and share the love!

Vintage Embroidery Patterns Group
Add scans of your vintage embroidery pattern envelopes. (again that's the envelopes, not the patterns)

Now can you see why I've been so busy? :) Still, I promise, more patterns soon!