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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You asked for it. A 4-inch size Cottage Love design.
I had to do some changes to make this design sew well in this size – i.e. the flowers, chain stitches, and polka dots did not sew well when shrunk to this size. I had to go in and swap out the flowers for some simpler ones, make a new chain stitch, and polka dots. But it sews well now. I know you will be as happy with this one as the larger cottages.
Would you like an 8-Inch Cottage Love design? If so, then climb on board the democratic and caste your vote below.
As I’m posting this, I’m in the process of finishing up a 3-D Little House made with felted wool that I plan to use as a paper weight or perhaps a pincushion. It looks so cute on my desk. I just love looking at it. It’s almost done so prepare yourselves.
It will be a separate item because it has a front, back, 2 different sides, and a bottom. Also some oh my goodness instructions I have to make.
And a 2-story cottage is coming! So keep your eyes peeled.
Links to each collection can be found at the bottom of this page
I’ve been holding onto this artwork for a long time but I didn’t think anyone would be interested in embroidery cottages. I decided to start making these anyway. I love them myself and am anxious to make projects with them. I have so many projects in mind for them.
I created several hand look stitches for sewing onto heavier fabrics like fleece and wool, but incorporated them into these sew outs as well for truly original designs. These sew outs I used regular quilting cotton fabrics as well. They are full of details. I can’t stop looking at them!
There are 3 appliques in these designs – house, roof, and dormer.
The 5×6 design I made in pink and green
The 6×8 design I made in cream and brown
The four inch design should be available early next week.
Happy Sewing Everyone!
Cottage Love 8×11 Landscaped Design
Cottage Love 8 Inch Design
Cottage Love 8 Inch Elements
Cottage Love 6 Inch Design
Cottage Love 6 Inch Elements
Cottage Love 5 Inch Design
Cottage Love 5 Inch Elements
Cottage Love 4 Inch Design
Cottage Love 4 Inch Elements
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