Friday, June 29, 2012

Creepy Lamb DOW


Ask, and you shall receive... weirdness! The clear winner in the poll for the DOW pattern you wanted to see next was - creepy lambs!

Okay, they're not TOTALLY creepy. I mean, they're a little endearing, if you can ignore the glassy stare, the fact that they only have one tooth, and that they're camped out on your ironing board, knitting you a sock, washing your clothes, baking, and dusting.

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Thanks for your responses to the poll! :) Bears tied with Puppies for second place, so I plan to scan those in the coming weeks. Next was Angels, which are pretty adorable, so I'll also share those. Coming in dead last were Poodles. Poor poodles!

Enjoy your creepy lambs - let me know if you stitch them, what you plan to stitch them on or who you're stitching them for. Have an awesome week, you guys! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Custom pillowcase pattern #2

alpha bird

Hey guys! Back again with more ideas for pillowcases. I started off with a simple cross stitch font and a sweet little bird design. I realize there's a whole host of cute, weird, or funny things you could say on these but I thought the basics would be nice:
Custom pillowcase #2
Custom pillowcase #3

Hope you enjoy and as always, please comment if you've stitched these - I'd love to see them!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Which DOW would you like to see next?

For the week after next, I'm planning to scan a whole set of Days of the Week patterns, and I thought I'd ask - which one would you like to see?

Creepy cutesy lambs:
creepy cutesy lamb

pups to the rescue


Angel + dust = Angel Dust?

I think you need a bath

I added a poll to the upper right so be sure to cast your vote for the Days of the Week pattern you would like to see! :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Custom pillowcase pattern

motif mono1

This week, I decided to do something a little different... instead of just bringing a few old patterns out of the vault, I decided to combine them to make a new vintage pattern!

 I started off with those two images at the top, which are very nice as is, but I thought that together they'd make a really pretty pillowcase pattern. I added a few french knots on the "Hers" pattern, and if you know a "His" who won't mind a pillowcase so thoroughly girlified, you could try the "His" pattern, too:

I like all the detail you could work into this pattern - and if you stitch it, be sure to leave a comment or send me an email, I'd definitely love to see it! :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dutch Days of the Week


Here's a little Friday freebie for you! In my early days of scanning, I had SO MANY transfers to catalogue, that I never tried to scan a whole set. For peeps who love Days of the Week patterns (like me), that was surely a bummer.

So, I thought I'd scan all of these Dutch girl days of the week patterns for you. I found them unmarked, and they don't look like any transfer pattern companies I'm familiar with - the lines are dark blue, and they're a bit yellow with age. The lines are much simpler and thicker than some of the other patterns I usually scan, but I think she's pretty charming just the same.

Hope you like these, and stay tuned for tomorrow - when you'll see a guest post by Beth about an exciting vintage pattern contest starting soon! :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Senorita and chicken

senorita with a chicken on her head

Let me formally add this scene to the culturally accurate annals of vintage transfer art. :) What? You've never seen a Mexican woman with a chicken on her head? It's really the best mode of transport, for a chicken. It also keeps one's lunch quite fresh. I also like how the baby has cute creature-from-the-black-lagoon hands. :) Okay, regardless, of these elements I still love this señorita pattern. And the next time I don't know where to put my lunch, I'll be sure to wear it on my head.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crinoline lady #3


This crinoline lady has very pointy hands and a waspish waist, but is charming nonetheless. I'd like to think she's warming up for some really good dance moves.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crinoline lady #2


Here's another crinoline lady for you - she's pretty cute, her slightly vacant stare notwithstanding. :)

And by the way, if you've been having trouble pinning my images to Pinterest I am so sorry! I hadn't visited Pinterest since they added Flickr attribution. The attribution is awesome, but it knocked something out of whack and pinning wasn't working for my stuff. :( But I found the right permission in Flickr and it's fixed now, so, happy pinning! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Crinoline lady pillowcase


I received a couple of messages from a reader, Phyllis who said she was looking for crinoline ladies. Now I'll warn you I am usually pretty pokey about responding to such requests, it's not that I don't want to - it's just finding the time! :) But I just happened to have crinoline ladies on the brain so trotted out to my garage to see what I could find...

I found this cute girl as part of a large pillowcase pattern below - my sheet was very fragile and I got a couple of small tears while scanning - but not in vain as I am finally sharing her with you guys! :)


I also flipped over the envelope and got quite a kick out of the verbose directions, which I thought I'd share with you guys as well:


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sassy little señorita

sassy senorita

I think what I love most about this pattern is the peculiar, cute way this señorita is curling her toes. :) Another one from my vintage vault for you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sweet deer

sweet deer

Here's another one from the archives - I've been cleaning up some transfers that were unavailable in my stream for awhile, and I'll be posting them bit by bit up here. I also added a bit of navigation at the top and along the sides - hopefully that'll help you comb through my patterns...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Same Old Grind


Here's a cutie from the archives! Phew! It is tough work being enough of a multi-tasker to remember to post in 3 places. I'm brainstorming some ideas for managing that, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy this pooch! :)