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Cottage Gardens

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Of all the cottages I’m made to date this is my most ambitious. It all started with a simple watercolor image of the pot with a couple of sprigs of green growing up on it and a big door of wooden planks. I never planned to make it this elaborate and not even in my dreams did I consider it could be.

I never know how my freestyle designs will turn out because they are not planned. I start with a simple image and literally design all the rest of it freestyle on the screen of my computer within my digitizing software. The design evolves with each day into something I can hardly believe it could be. This one took me 4 weeks off/on with the last week turning into 20 hour days as it was becoming a bit long in the tooth, even for me. Not to mention that I have other designs I’m anxious to make. 

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The Cottage Shoppes

Cottage Shoppe 8x11 Applique Machine Embroidery Project

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I ran across this free artwork a few years ago. I didn’t know if it would be well received or not. So I have hung onto it. This is actually the first cottage I made. There is so many details, hence all the thread changes. But it is worth it!

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Cottage Rose Collections

Cottage Rose 8x11

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Life is But a Dream

This is my first two-story cottage with my dream landscaping. It was a rather plain house artwork but it was pink which of course drew my attention. I spiced it up with my dream colorful landscaping complete with grass, shaped bushes, and a beautiful balanced tree in full bloom.

I added animal and bird buttons to these sew outs because I like them this way.  Find links to these special buttons by typing the word button into the search box located in the upper right corner.

Cottage Rose 8×11 with Buttons

Remembering my mom’s purple alliums I created my machine embroidery version in the front flower bed. I remember carpets of colorful phlox in nearly every yard back home in Virginia every spring so I made the pink and purple phlox carpets on the ground of the front flower beds.

The overflowing flower box on the second floor is a dream come true for me as I have never been able to grow a flower box this great. So making an embroidery one is an assurance I can own one this beautiful with a plus that it will stay this way all season long without all the work year after year.

Cottage Rose 6×7 with Buttons

The trailing flowers and their vines are again a dream arrangement I have always wanted but no green thumb around here except on my computer playing with nothing more than my embroidery digitizing program and my imagination.

Cottage Rose 5×6 with Buttons

The front railing on the left side I left open especially for a kitty button to be placed as well as a grassy area where other buttons can be added with pets to enjoy. The tree is plenty spacious and open to add button birds. A chicken or two…or three…running around in the yard would be nice.

Included in each collection are all the elements and the house. PDF instructions included.

Cottage Rose 8×11 Inches

Cottage Rose 8-Inches

Cottage Rose 6×7 Inches

Cottage Rose 5×6 Inches

Cottge Rose 4×4 Inches

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Cottage Love 8 inch and Landscaped Designs Plus Elements

Cottage Love 8x11

I had several people ask for the Cottage Love design in an 8 inch size. So I ran a poll to find out if many people wanted an 8 inch version of the Cottage Love design. I can sew an 8×11 inch design so decided I would make one landscaped to fit my hoop plus an 8 inch cottage by itself. 

Cottage Love Landscaped 8 x 11 inches

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Cottage Love – Little House

Cottage Love Pincushion Project

I have been wanting another wool pincushion. I keep them all over the house for convenience when ever I need a pin, needle, or safety pin. If you are not in the market for a pincushion it makes a perfect paper weight and decoration any where you would like, especially window sills or on your desk.

Cottage Love – Little House Front

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