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Backyard Birds: Benson the Bluebird

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Benson the Bluebird

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Benson the Bluebird is the 5th pattern in our Backyard Bird Collection. Benson is fashioned after the eastern bluebird, which as their name implies, live in the eastern half of North America. They look quite similar to the western bluebird, but western bluebirds often have more orange rust color on their back and wings and more blue on their throat. Other than that though, it is tricky to distinguish between the two. We hope you like how Benson turned out!

To celebrate this new pattern’s release, we are offering a discount of $1 off this pattern from now until Friday, Feb. 27th. (regularly priced at $4.50)

Use the Code: BLUE2015BIRD

IMPORTANT! How To Use Coupon Code:

At checkout, look for the BLUE TEXT that says “Apply Shop Coupon Code” off to the right, under the “How You’ll Pay” section. Click this blue text and the box will appear for you to put the code in. Please do NOT enter the code in the note to seller box, because the code won’t be applied there.

Until next time,
Happy sewing!


How To Batik Fabric With Glue

How To Batik Fabric With Glue


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        Learn how to batik fabric with glue! The batik technique is a really fun way to dye fabric. It’s a dyeing technique that’s different than the typical tie-dyeing process. To batik fabric, you use wax or glue to make the fabric resist the dye. So by using the batik technique you can create beautiful designs by using glue.

Check out the full project instructions here: How To Batik Fabric With Glue.

Artist Spotlight Giveaway Ande Hall: Winner



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        Congratulations to the winner of this Artist Spotlight Giveaway: Stacey Roy!! And a big thank you to everyone who entered! We’d also like to thank Ande Hall again for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway and for doing an interview with us. You can check out her interview here.

And Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our wonderful fans!!

Artist Spotlight Giveaway: Ande Hall

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Win a Beautiful 8×10 Art Print!

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        We are very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with artist Ande Hall, to offer a fun “Artist Spotlight” giveaway! We just did an Artist Spotlight interview with Ande Hall, and had a great time learning about her and her work. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to check out her interview.


The Giveaway:

The giveaway starts today February 8th, and runs through Friday, Feb. 13th. The winner will then be announced on Saturday, Valentine’s Day!!

The Prize:

There will be one winner drawn for this giveaway, and they will win one 8×10 print of their choosing! You can choose from the work in Ande Hall’s Art Gallery.

How To Enter:

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on THIS blog post, telling us what your favorite painting is by Ande Hall. To browse her work and select your favorite, visit her gallery as linked to above. Also, be sure to check out and “like” her Facebook page as well!

Other Important Info:

Due to the nature of this giveaway, we can only offer it to contestants in the USA. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. And when you enter, please be sure to double check that you’ve entered the correct email address, as this is how you will be contacted. If we do not hear back from the winner after 5 days, we will redraw a different winner.


Thank you all so much, and we can’t wait to hear what your favorite artwork is by Ande! And don’t forget to read her interview if you haven’t already!

Ande Hall: Oil Pastel & Acrylic Paintings

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Ande Hall: Oil Pastel & Acrylic Paintings

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        We just finished our interview with Ande Hall, oil pastel and acrylic artist. Ande’s art caught my eye quite awhile ago, and I was immediately drawn to the bold colors and outlines! And so I couldn’t help myself, and finally decided to buy two of her original paintings. I just loved them too much, and had to have them! So we decided we’d love to interview her, and spread the word about her amazing work. And we are so glad we did! We had a wonderful time learning more about her and her artwork, and admire her even more than before. So we really hope that you all will also enjoy her interview, and have fun browsing through her beautiful paintings!

Read Ande Hall’s full interview here!

Free Embroidery Patterns: #7 Spring Songbird

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Our collection of free embroidery patterns has a new design! We just added design #7 Spring Songbird. This design was inspired by Ande Hall, oil pastel and acrylic artist. We hope you will enjoy this new addition to our “Little Stitchy” Collection. And be sure to check out Ande’s interview.

To download this free printable embroidery pattern, click here: Spring Songbird