February Newsletter Posted

February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I have posted the February edition of the Sew Creative Cottage newsletter. Click here to view the entire newsletter. To help bring on thoughts of the warmer Spring days to come (maybe its wishful thinking but it was over 36 degrees here today so it felt like a heat wave), I have added four new fantastic kits to the Sew Creative Website. These MAGIC kits will provide everything you need to create treasures that are sure to bring magic to your creations and at an unbelievable price!

The Fabricadabra Special Design CDs have arrived so order now while the special pre-order sale price is still available or take advantage of the Jenny Haskins Spring Design Set that includes Fabricadabra and Jenny’s newest CD, Sam’s Love Hearts along some of Jenny’s best floral design collections. The Sam’s Love Hearts CD includes free directions for Jenny’s latest quilt Windmills of the Heart, another beautiful quilt made with Jenny’s When Dreams Flower fabric. Look for kits for this latest quilt on the Sew Creative Cottage website soon!

We also have the 3D Embroidery Magic Design CD in stock. These designs are created specifically for use with Krinkle Magic and are truly amazing. Each 3D Magic CD comes packaged with 1/2 yard of Kinkle Magic to get you started. Detailed directions, steps and how best to use the 3D Embroidery Magic designs are included on the CD.

Windmills of the Heart Quilt by Jenny Haskins

Margaret’s Magnificent Melody Jacket

February 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I had this jacket in my closet for a while and had in mind to add either some Lotties Poppies embroidery or Margaret’s Magnificent Melody designs. One thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to use shades of red for the flowers. After seeing Jenny Haskins’ War of Roses quilt done in reds I knew I wanted to use the designs from Margaret’s Magnificent Melody. I used the same color threads as War of the Roses and just love the shades of red. The most amazing part is that it took only about 1 hours to layout and stitch down all the embroideries using Jenny’s Embroidery Decoupage technique! Jenny would be so proud of me as normally I am such a perfectionist (and I think it came out great because I didn’t sit and think too much about it)! Now I can’t wait to get started on my War of Roses quilt!

Jacket Front using Margaret's Magnificent Melody designs from Jenny Haskins

I used Jenny’s embroidery decoupage technique for adding the flowers from Margaret’s Magnificent Melody design set. After taking this picture with the jacket buttoned I can see where it’s a bit off center on the left side, but that’s the beauty of using embroidery decoupage…I can just add another flower wherever one is needed. I will post an updated picture so you can see.

Jacket Back

Close up of Jacket Back

I used the following Jenny Haskins Rayon thread colors on the embroidery: 1000 Scarlet, 1007 Barn Door Red, 6 Red, 174 Paradise Hill, 84 Fern, 1173 Summer.