Friday, November 9, 2012

New PDF Patterns on Etsy! Felt Dala Horse Ornament & Holiday Ornaments now on Etsy!

New! I had so many requests that I decided to offer my Dala Horse design as a Pattern along with this sweet matching bird that are inspired by traditional folk art designs. You can find the pattern here in my Etsy Shop.

This is the first in a series of Felt Holiday Ornament PDF Patterns - I have at least 2 more coming this season (time permitting of course). This first series includes a fun Xmas Tree, Holiday Stocking, & an Iceskate. You can find the pattern here in my Etsy shop.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Owl Cozy Design Copied & Distributed all over the internets

Stolen Owl Hard Case Phone Design @ 

Hey friends, I've removed this post because I am seeking help on this issue. Please keep in mind that if you see hard shell cases that look just like my felt & fabric versions of my owl cases that I did not in anyway authorize the use of my design.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Quilt Market 2012

This week I'm headed to Quilt Market for the first time ever to promote my new book Happy Stitch, it's going to be crazy considering I still have a felt mountain of work to do before I leave, laundry to do, shopping to be done, mini-stress freakouts to be had, and having to catch an insanely early flight in Bmore (that's Baltimore by the way) on Thursday. I'm so not complaining, even though it seems like complaining - traveling any place just stresses me out, there never seems like enough time to prepare!  

 *Anyhow* if you're heading to Quilt Market come visit me at my School House Session on Friday, Oct 26th @ 12:45-1:15pm in Room 372D to hear all about how to put together classes from Happy Stitch and stop by the F&W Booth #559 on Saturday at 11pm for a Happy Stitch Book Signing! I'll also be instagraming & tweeting & facebooking a bunch from Market so be sure to check in with me for some eye candy over the weekend!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Acorn & Leaf Coaster DIY Tutorial + Happy Stitch Giveaway @ Sew Mama Sew

Autumn Felt Coaster DIY Tutorial
Felt – variety of fall like colors
Variegated embroidery floss
Card stock

1.    Print templates onto heavy paper, cut out templates and pin to felt. Cut closely around the templates with detail scissors to cut out shapes – 2 each of the large leaf shape per color that you are using, 1 large acorn shape, and 2 colors of brown for the top and bottom of the acorn. 

2.    Pin the top of the acorn to the bottom so there is about a ¼ inch overlap, use a straight stitch to secure the top to the bottom. 

3. Next, stitch 3 large cross stitches on the top of your acorn for decoration. 

4.     Finish by layering your front piece to your full acorn shape and straight stitch all the way around the edge, knot and tie on the back when you are finished. 

5To make your leaf, using one left shape, layer your leaf center and stitch in place with a straight stitch. 

6.       Then layer your other leaf shape behind it and straight stitch all the way around the edge.
There you have it! Stitch up a bunch for your Thanksgiving or Autumn party table, make several and put a stitch through the top with some string to make a fun garland, or use the shapes to appliqué a placemat or pillow.
This Tutorial is also appearing on Sew Mama Sew Blog - we're also doing a Giveaway for a copy of Happy Stitch so head over to Sew Mama Sew and comment for a chance to win!
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Stitch magazine features!

Happy Stitch is being featured in the October 2012 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn!

Happy Stitch was also featured in Mollie Makes Issue #18 (UK) with a full page spread of my favorite project from the book! Horray! Thanks so much to Pregnancy & Newborn and Mollie Makes for the features and lovely write ups!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Embroidery 101 Class @ Confetti Studio

Hey friends! I hope you'll join me at Confetti Studio in Warrenton, VA on October 12th from 6 to 9:30pm for my Embroidery 101 Class! We'll make an embroidery sampler and learn 8 stitches together. I'll also be selling and signing copies of Happy Stitch. If you'd like to sign up for the class visit the Confetti Studio Workshop Store to register. 
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Stitch featured in Mollie Makes Issue 18!

Horray! Happy Stitch was featured again in the latest issue #18 of Mollie Makes! I was so excited to see this full page spread featuring one of my favorite projects from the book - my Embroidery Tote Bags and Confetti stitched pillow cover! Happy Stitch is available almost everywhere and of course, if you want to get a signed copy with some neat freebies check it out on Etsy!  
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Art Prints! New on Etsy!

Owl on a Vintage Film Camera 8x10 Art Print

Teddy Bear on a Vintage Film Camera 8x10 Art Print

Tweet Bird on a Boombox 8x10 Art Print
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Halloween Collection Now on Etsy!

Lova Revolutionary Halloween Holiday Ornament Set BRAND NEW!
Created a little collection for Halloween including some new & classic designs in Halloweeny colors! There's a Mini Owl Plush in Orange Polka Dot, Set of 2 Classic Owl Ornaments in Orange & Black, a Set of 4 Puffy Hearts in Halloween colors, and my NEW Halloween Specialty Set - Felt Bat, Pumpkin, & Ghost Ornament set. The Bat is my absolute favorite, he might just have to become a plush!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Stitch Giveaway & DIY Headband Tutorial at Feeling Stitchy Blog!

Big Happy Stitch Giveaway at Feeling Stitchy Blog! Enter by August 12th 9pm Central Time for a chance to win! We're giving away 2 copies of my new book Happy Stitch, 1 DIY Felt Fox Ornament Kit, & Your Choice of 1 PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern from my Etsy Shop! 

Plus! Check out my DIY Tutorial for a Navajo Western Inspired Embroidery Headband! 
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Fav Stitches: Hip Hop Edition

Slick Rick Embroidery Portrait by melissahatesyou on etsy
Ice Cube Today was a good Day Cross Stitch Kit by StitchologyNZ
I heart Rap Letterpress & Embroidery Art by refashioned
DMX Embroidery Hoop by OoooStitchy on Etsy
Fugees Tote Bag with Cross stitch by Ida on Etsy
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Stitch featured in Mollie Makes!

Woohoo! Was so surprised when my pal Annabel from Confetti Studio told me today that Happy Stitch was featured in Mollie Makes Magazine! I had to rush right out and find a copy!
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Interview & Giveaway with DMC Threads!

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithinHey Friends! I was interviewed by DMC Threads this week for Emma Broidery's Blog - Check it out to find out a little bit about me and how I got started stitchin'. They were super fun questions so I hope you enjoy it! If you have any comments or questions leave me a note here or on the DMC blog and I'll get back to you!

We're also giving away a copy of my new book Happy Stitch - so leave a comment on the DMC blog or on the DMC Facebook page to enter!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Embroidery Shoes Tutorial & Happy Stitch Giveaway at Skunkboy Creatures Blog!

I'm guest posting over at Skunkboy Creatures Blog today sharing a restyle DIY to spruce up some plain canvas shoes using  embroidery! We're also giving away *2* copies of Happy Stitch!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Festival Pouch DIY Tutorial @ Wild Olive Blog

I'm guest hosting over at Wild Olive Blog today sharing my Festival Pouch DIY Tutorial - a perfect accessory for summertime parties, festivals, and concerts! Festival Pouches have been everywhere lately so I could resist making one plus they make such a cute & funky necklace for summer! Also I totally adore Mollie's work at her shop Wild Olive on Etsy - be sure to check it out, she's also got some super fun classes available!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Reviews & Happy Stitch Giveaways!

Felt Owl Plush from Happy Stitch Book by Lisa of Spoon Full of Sugar Blog
Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithinHey Friends! I've got 2 giveaways to share with you! Both run through the 30th so be sure to enter! First up, visit Craft Gossip to check out the review and enter! Be sure to tweet about the giveaway or post to your facebook page! Next, visit my friends in the AU at the lovely Spoon Full of Sugar Blog to check out another review and to enter their giveaway! The lovely Lisa at Spoon Full of Sugar also demonstrated my owl plush - it's super cute! Both giveaways are open worldwide! Check back in with me here at the blog or on the LR Facebook page for more neat Happy Stitch promotions!

French & Dutch Language Versions of Happy Stitch
Happy Stitch is also being released in French and Dutch language versions for my international fans! Horray!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Stitch Release!

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithinMy new book Happy Stitch will be hitting store shelves very soon and will be officially released by Amazon on June 12th (that's in 2 days!). Be sure to visit the blog or like & visit the Lova Revolutionary FB Fan Page to get all the latest news on my unofficial blog tour so you don't miss any exclusive tutorials or giveaways! I'll be posting all the events as they happen! International fans won't be left out either - the book will be distributed in Canada, UK, and Australia - there are also Dutch & French language versions available! You can also visit my Etsy shop for signed copies that will include an embroidery starter bundle to get you started stitching! Again, stay tuned for the unofficial blog tour updates, it's going to be a super fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fav Stitches of the Day

I love this vintage mason jar embroidery, it's so sweet and simple! Plus I can never figure out what to do with oval hoops, this has definitely got me thinking! The strange part is I totally have that same vintage bird wall plaque! *Source Your Wish Cake on Etsy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fav Stitches of the Day

Chevron Cross Stitch Embroidery Necklace by ZelmaRose
Loving these cross stitch necklaces by ZelmaRose, they look so super cute layered together.
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