Saturday, December 28, 2013

Stitching Annie Stitchery Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Do you LOVE Raggedy Ann?  Do you love creating all sorts of things for Raggedy Ann?  Well, if you do then you'll be pleased to see that Kaaren Johnston has a wonderful stitchery pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog for a "Stitching Annie."  I have my eye on putting this on a pillow.  What about you?

First Friday Freebie #8 - Stitching Annie

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Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  Since we’re leaving later this afternoon to spend a couple of days in and around the Syracuse, NY area, I’m going to share my April First Friday Freebie with you a day early. I’m not sure whether we’ll be able to pick up a wireless signal where we’re going, so I’m going to air on the side of caution and pretend that today is tomorrow.

When I was working on the sketches for my Annie & Friends quilt, I worked up this sketch and decided to use it as an FFF design rather than incorporate it into the quilt. You’ll notice as well that I used only scraps that were leftover after piecing the quilt.

So, without further ado, may I present… Stitching Annie

Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.

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Creating a Stained Glass Look Using a Glass Slide Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

Have you always wanted to create an beautiful stained glass looking ATC using a glass slide?    If you have , then you'll be happy to know that Laura Carson has a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to create an ATC with a stained glass look using a glass slide.  I hope you enjoy her tutorial.  

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial: This example ATC contains a glass slide that has been stamped, embossed and painted with alcohol inks to create a stained glass look.

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

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