Gift Card Ornaments

Gift-giving has never been easier! These delightful ornament bags, designed by Rachel’s of Greenfield, are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and fastens on the back with an old-fashioned figure-eight closure. The kit includes woolfelt®, embroidery floss, and gold string plus precise patterns, and complete instructions to make 6 gift bags.

Gift Bag Ornaments Kit

There are lots of kits to choose from.

Kit Warm Feet Ornaments
Christmas Critters Ornament Kit
Kit Warm Hands Mitten Ornaments
Charcoal Mittens Kit

These kits are a great way to keep those mask makers engaged. This is my plan:

This year I made GALLONS of Chex mix, filled quart jars, and put them in gift bags. My children and grandchildren had a ball leaving these gifts on the doorsteps of friends and on the desks of their favorite teachers. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the holidays this year up close and personal, but we want to continue the tradition. I drew squares the size of each woolfelt piece onto freezer paper. Then, I traced the templates for that color within the square. Since my family and friends are making multitudes of these, we can run as many copies of the template sheets as we have kits – and only have to trace them once. Now, the instructions say to trace the templates right onto the wool felt, but ironing the freezer paper onto the woolfelt with a warm iron was much faster. Why not provide a template sheet to your customers as that “value-added” bonus with the purchase of each kit?

This Gypsy Quilter Appliqué Freezer Paper is over-sized and worked well!

Gypsy Quilter Freezer Paper 12in x 15in Heavy Weight 40ct

And, what great handwork while sitting in front of a fire…..

Snowflake Squad Wool Garland

The pattern name is even adorable! Sew Cherished created the Snowflake Squad to help you with your winter decorating. Using the interchangeable banner and attaching the appliques with magnets – these little banners change out really quickly for a big impact. Each wool applique measures approximately 5″ in diameter.

Snowflake Squad

This is the winter version of the Gouly Gang pattern I shared a few weeks ago. Made of hand-dyed wool, each pumpkin head is approximately 4″ x 4″. Designed to fit in the banner with magnets, they could easily be made into separate ornaments as well.

Ghouly Gang

Both patterns are designed to work with this 67.5″ garland from Kraft Klub. Simply affix the wool work with magnets. The circles have a chalkboard finish you can write on them with chalk, too.

Circle Garland


Here are the magnets designed to work with everything above! They are1″ inch enamel magnets that come in a 12 pack.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Don’t you love having a handwork project this time of year? Let’s sit in front of the fire and stitch away!

Cutest Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Sew Cherished has designed this Ghouly Gang to decorate your mantle.This garland in wool is the perfect handwork for Fall – and it is easier than you think!

Ghouly Gang

The Ghouly Gang were made specifically to fit the circle garland by Kraft Klub.

Circle Garland

There are even magnet packs to hold the wool in place so you can switch out the designs for other holidays.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Everything is in stock – and more patterns are due this week – so order now.

New by Sew Cherished

I love these wool designs by Dawn Shuck. The height is an added bonus since you can still display pictures, etc. beneath them. And the magnets make it easy to change out the designs.

A Round the Year March
A Round the Year April
A Round the Year May

These are great projects for those newbies that came from knitting or cross-stitch. These newest additions to the line are expected at the beginning of October. And, don’t forget to order your stand! From Kraft Klub, Black Round Stand# KK8864-B.

Black Round Stand

Homegrown with Sue Spargo

I love everything by Sue Spargo – it just makes me happy! And Homegrown is so cheerful – don’t you want to live in this village???

Homegrown Book

Just look at the detail in every single block – and the colors are so unexpected in wool and mix beautifully with the cottons.

Homegrown Book
Homegrown Book
Homegrown Book
Homegrown Book
Homegrown Book

Why not start this as a block of the month? Handwork is definitely on the upswing and embroidery is exploding!

Sew Cherished in the Round

I LOVE this new round the year series by Sew Cherished! All of her designs have that awe factor that you just can’t resist! These 10″ wool circles are the perfect handwork project and would be a great wool Round of the Month!

A Round the Year June
A Round the Year July
A Round the Year August

We already have pics on the website for the first three. The next three are entered – but we don’t have the pics yet! Don’t you love a surprise – especially when they are this cute???

I love the stand because it is 22″ high so it adds height to any display. Smaller things can be showcased around the base to create a charming vignette! The designer used sew-in magnets to attach the wool design!

Black Round Stand

The patterns and stand are all due to arrive later this month.

Gathered Hearts

Many of you have had to close your stores during the quarantine and are looking for ways to connect with your customers. Kitting these Gathered Hearts patterns and mailing them as a block of the month might be just what you need!

Gathered Hearts Thru the Year April
Gathered Hearts Thru the Year May
Gathered Hearts Thru the Year June
Gathered Hearts thru the Year July

Let’s face it! Most of your customers are home and would love some handwork while binge watching something on T.V. Receiving a kit in the mail will bring a smile – and much needed sales to your shop! New patterns and images are being added so you can see ALL of the patterns in the Gathered Hearts series. Some are in stock, some are due to arrive in April. Check our website for availability.

Gathered Hearts Thru the Year September

Wool Applique Heirlooms

The title says it all! This book by Mary A. Blythe includes fifteen different projects – and they all are stunning!

Wool Applique Heirlooms

I think my personal favorite is this Advent Tree. How cute is that? Who can resist pennies?

I had to look twice at this one! It reminds me of my grandma’s canning lids. Such muted colors are stunning!

Neutral Pinwheel Fields2.jpg

But wool can be bright as well – and adding curves to the centerpiece adds another design element.

Fall is my favorite season and these two are beauties!

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

The layering on these two makes them come to life. The petals look three dimensional!

The book is in stock so order it now. We are almost to the handwork season. Don’t you love to have a project that travels well???

Vintage Vibe

With a title like that, who could resist??? Stacy West’s newest book – due out in February – is sure to be a winner!

Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

The book includes 25 patterns with a vintage feel. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is just a sampling of what you have to look forward to:

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Each one is cuter than the next! But, since they are smaller projects, why not treat yourself to one a month?

Primitive Gatherings with Class

Lisa Bongean is famous for working and wool and her eye for detail. She adds that awe factor to everything she touches. Her latest book – shipping this week – is full of all of the tips and tricks Lisa has learned along the way.

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread

Ditch the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery stitches, and much more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will show you how to master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you can’t go wrong.