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ich heiße Tatjana, bin so jung, wie ich mich fühle, verheiratet mit dem weltbesten Mann und stolze Mama eines fast 15-jährigen Sohnes.
Wir wohnen sehr ländlich in einem winzigen Dorf, mitten im Grünen und ich habe hier in unserem Haus Platz genug für meine dekorativen Anfälle...

und werde Euch hier die Ergebnisse meiner "kreativen Anfälle" zeigen.

Außerdem erfahrt Ihr hier auch, was es Neues in meinem Stickbär-Shop geben wird.

Ich wünsche euch viel Freude beim Lesen.

Eure Tatjana

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How is our Provence trip related to the latest embroidery file?

Please find below a short summary of our recent trip to Provence in Southern France. Apart from the great impressions we got there the trip also inspired some new embroidery files to come. Even when the report is in German you can have a look at the pictures we took to understand what made us happy …

Wer von Euch uns ein wenig kennt, weiß, dass wir die Provence lieben. Ja, irgendwann, wenn wir nicht mehr arbeiten müssen, werden wir da leben… Bestimmt!

Bis dahin trösten wir uns mit ganz viel Urlaub im Land unserer Träume und der letzte ist gerade einmal ein paar Tage her. Selbstverständlich waren auch unsere Motorräder dabei, denn in den Bergen der Haute-Provence, in den Dentelles de Montmirail, den Alpillen, macht das Fahren unglaublich viel Spaß.

Die Anfahrt von mehr als 1000 km mit dem Motorradhänger ist nicht ganz so toll……aber inzwischen haben wir “unseren” Stamm-Rastplatz hinter Brasse, bei dem es unglaublich leckere Törtchen gibt. Die Sauberkeit und das ganze Ambiente der französischen Parkplätze und Raststätten ist mit denen in Deutschland absolut nicht vergleichbar, man hat in Frankreich richtig Lust auf Pause, weil alles so sauber und nett ist.Unser diesjähriges Domizil war in Vacqueyras mitten in einem ökologisch betriebenen Weinberg.Hinter dem Mohnfeld war es, ringsherum nur wunderbare Gegend voller Weinberge, sonst nichts.Erwartungsgemäß war unser Urlaub auch diesmal natürlich ein Traum. Wie auch anders in unserem Traum-Land 🙂

Natürlich waren wir die meiste Zeit mit den Motorrädern unterwegs. Verhungern mussten wir dabei auch nicht, denn an jeder Ecke gibt es Boulangerien und Patisserien, in denen man die wunderbarsten, leckersten Dinge findet, von denen wir hier nur zu träumen wagen.Schaut mal dieses riesige Brot auf meinem Motorrad, das ist ein Pain Bagnat mit Tapenade, Ziegenkäse, Salat, gebratenem Huhn und Tomaten. Es war riesig und es war so lecker. Und nein, ich habe es leider nicht geschafft, alles aufzuessen…Überhaupt drehte sich wirklich vieles um Essen in unserem Urlaub. (Ich esse für mein Leben gerne!!!)

Frühstück im Esszimmer mit Baguette, Milchkaffee und Croissants (den echten guten Französischen, kein Vergleich zu denen, die man hier in Deutschland bekommt), der Mistral blies so, dass wir nicht auf der Terrasse sitzen konnten.Abendessen auf der Terrasse, immer mit den unglaublichen Tomaten, so saftig und voller Geschmack, eingelegten Oliven, Tapenade, Olivenöl, richtig Tolles aus Nyons. Jeden Abend ein anderer Rosé, keinen gab es doppelt…

Kaffeepause in Vaison-la-Romaine:Wir waren in Carpentras auf dem Provencalischen Wochenmarkt……in Saintes Maries de la Mere,…in Orange, im römischen Theater. Einfach nur auf einer Wiese zum Picknick.Und in der Camargue im Vogelpark.Und immer wieder Motorrad fahren. Ihr könnt mir glauben, ich wollte nicht nach Hause fahren, aber nach 12 Tagen war es dann leider doch soweit.

Aber wir verlassen Frankreich nicht ohne einen Großeinkauf in einem der riesigen Hypermarchés. (Ich werde über den Betrag an der Kasse mal lieber schweigen, nur soviel, wir werden daheim noch wochenlang gut leben können, ohne hier nennenswert einkaufen zu müssen ;-)) Seht Ihr die Baguettes in der Tüte?

Die bringen mich nun zu unserer neuen Stickdatei, denn da passen sie gut hinein 🙂

Diese leckeren französischen Baguettes sind geradezu perfekt für unsere Brot-Sackerl.

Falls Ihr aber keine Baguettes mögt, könnt Ihr ebenso Brötchen, kleine runde Brote oder anderes kleines Gebäck darin verstauen. Oder Ihr hängt sie einfach irgendwo an den Türknauf oder ein Häkchen an der Wand und lasst die Säckchen einfach nur nett aussehen.Denn nett aussehen, das tun sie auf alle Fälle mit der Bogenkante und den nostalgischen Stickereien. Jetzt wisst Ihr, was unser diesjähriger Provence-Urlaub mit unserer neuen Stickdatei zu tun hat 😉

Die Stickdatei gibt es hier und den Urlaub in Frankreich 🙂

Bonjour et à bientôt

Eure

Der Stickbär has 10th Birthday

Already some time I did machine embroidery and created my own designs and digitized them. So my family and I decided to make a profession our of the hobby. The name Stickbaer, what means embroidery bear, came from my husband, who is my bear.

And since we, as a family are doing all things together we decided to run a family business in a little shop.

I am doing the creative part. I am creating the embroidery files by myself, most of the underlying sketches are done by me. All motifs will be embroidered. All photographs are shot by me.

The other, administrative part is done by my husband: the platform, functionality, the Big picture!

Tatjana is embroidering, Bär is doing care = Stickbär.

And so the Stickbaer was founded on April 7th 2007.

Now it was official and we started to sell my creations. I was happy about each single order.

And we added and added new collections. Not only applique, cross stitch and embroidery, we also started to In-The-Hoop projects and are happy to bring new techniques to our community.

Today we offer not less then 600 different collections, most of them in variations to you.

I want to thank you, dear readers and friends. I met so many lovely people, I am receiving so many friendly mails and comments that I cannot count.

To thank you all we have here the Stickbaer as Easter egg Bear.

The embroidery file for the 10x10cm hoop is done as applique. You can download it in various formats here:

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Follow the steps below to embroider your bear:

Hoop the fabric very taut together with the stabilizer. Make sure that the hooped fabric does not have any wrinkles or is hooped loosely.

First we will embroider the baer, then the egg applique.

The machine will embroider a placement shape for the fabric placement of the applique.

Place the fabric over the outline and let the machine sew it onto the background fabric.

Remove the frame from the machine but not the project from the frame and trim the applique fabric back close to the stitches.

First, the machine will fixate the fabrics again with a zig- zag stitch and then with the satin stitch.

At the very end, the machine will embroider the last details of the design.

That’s it, your bear is done.

Enjoy your new motive.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

Training on Embroidery Software

Last Weekend the first training on BERNINA embroidery software took place.

A long time I was searching for the perfect place, that’s why the courses only took place at Stoffekontor in Leipzig. But I wanted to held courses in South Germany as well.

I found this wonderful place owned by a friend who is using this for photographers courses.

Now me too can use this place for Embroidery software courses.

Have look at the great living kitchen, what a place to spend the breaks.

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ll the catering is done by a sewing friend of mine, Susanne.

Look like beautiful the house is decorated.

The training room has everything I need for my courses

  • a powerful projector
  • a big screen
  • place enough for each trainee
  • daylight

In summary: The perfect place!

Although the course was announced on short notice we had 7 participants, from the north (sea) to Swabia and from Switzerland.

The number of participants should be from 6 to 10 so it was perfect..

Lunch with Quiche, summer salad and raspberry Tiramisu.

We had a lot of time for talks.

We all enjoyed these 2 days. Some of the participants I will see in October for the Advanced training course.

And I already got feedback and snapshots of first own projects from the participants.

The trainings are held in German, I am sorry about this, but my English is not that good for a live course.

The next base course is scheduled for June, the first Advanced course for October.

More details can be found here: Grundlagenkurs und des Aufbaukurses.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

Christmas Freebie No. 3

Today I would like to thank you for the many lovingly written words to our last two Christmas freebies.

It’s really nice to see that we can give joy to you with our embroidery files.

 Of course we have a little freebie for you also this weekend.

The cute reindeer applique is for the 4×4″ hoop.

If you are new to satin applique we have prepared a special tutorial for you.

We also included a pdf file in the ZIP file that shows the sequence of the colors and areas. This you can see what needs to be done first, and you can prepare the applique fabrics and embroidery thread.

Here is the link to the download file that comes with the 7 most relevant file formats (ART, exp, pes, jef, hus, vp3 und dst) and the color and size overview:

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We hope we met your taste this week as well and wish you fun when embroidering.

Have fun with the Reindeer and enjoy the 4rd Advent and the last week until christmas.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

The 2nd Stickbaer Christmas Freebie

Isn’t Christmas time the time of the angels?

In our house we have them everywhere:

The angel orchestra, made from fabric, as applique or embroidered.

Here are some of my favourites:

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Of course with the Christmas tree.stickbaer-engelfreebie-5 So nice:stickbaer-engelfreebie-4

The angels orchestra is continuously growing year over year, some of the musicians are old, some are shining new.stickbaer-engelfreebie-3For me they are an important part of the time around christmas…stickbaer-engelfreebie-2

For you we created a special angel. It is from fabric, not from wood. You can embroider it.

The little Christmas Angel is for the 4×4″ hoop.
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The dress applique are made with the open edge technique where the edges of the fabric fringe out. You’ve seen the same technique already last week with our Snowman Freebie.

Here is the link to the download file that comes with the 7 most relevant file formats (ART, exp, pes, jef, hus, vp3 und dst) and the color and size overview:

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Have fun with the cute Christmas Angel and enjoy the 3rd Advent and the weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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A 1st Christmas Freebie

Like every year in the time before Christmas we have prepared some surprises for you.

We want to thank you for the year you spent with us, and of course hope we will see you next year as well.

Our first gift is 2 snowmen embroidered as doodle applique.

You can embroider 2 files. The smaller motif is for the 10x10cm (4×4″) hoop, the bigger snowmen is for the 13x18cm (5×7″) hoop.

If you are new to applique we have prepared some tutorials for you. The appliques are made with the open edge technique where the edges of the fabric fringe out.

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Here is the link to the download file that comes with the 7 most relevant file formats (ART, exp, pes, jef, hus, vp3 und dst) and the color and size overview:

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Have fun with the snowmens and enjoy the 2nd Advent and the weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Cross stitch – Like handmade

Oh, I love cross stitch.

They remember me of the past, the real past, when I was not yet born.

They are so nostalgic. Sometimes I even do cross stitch embroidery by hand. But most of the time I am too impatient.

How about you? Do you want to create “handmade” embroidery without spending so much time?

Maybe this is the right collection for you?

I put together for you 18 wonderful nostalgic and christmas motifs in cross stitch for 10x10cm and 13x18cm hoops. nl-vintage-crossstitch

And as an on-top 2 bonus files for the jumbo hoop.jumbo

Last week I gave another embroidery software course at  Stoffekontor in Leipzig (we had a lot of fun with the 12 participants) and there I found the right basis for my cross stitch project “Vintage Cross Stitch”: linen band.

They are perfect for this kind of embroidery. stickbaer-vintrage-crossstitch-tati-1

I simply embroidered the big heart onto the ends of the band …stickbaer-vintrage-crossstitch-tati-2

… and draped the band to a ribbon and put a tiny red-white checkered band on it.

A little red bell completes the work.stickbaer-vintrage-crossstitch-tati-3

And, does this look as made by hand? It took the machine only 6 minutes for one heart!

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What shall I do with the time I get? Yes, embroider all the other lovely motifs 🙂

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The whole 18+2 collection “Vintage Cross Stitch” is available today in our Stickbaer Shop.

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By the way, cross stitch: Last week we had this released in our shop: gift (or for others) tags, completely done in the embroidery machine. You only have to attach them to your presents.

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All in all 8 different cute tags that you can do in no time and give joy to your relatives or event the postman.

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Or you use them with the “Vintage Cross Stitch Bags”.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitch-tags-6

You find them here in the Stickbaer Shop.nl-vintage-cross-stitchtags

Did I say I love cross stitch? 😉

Enjoy your weekend!

Seid alle lieb gegrüßt

Eure

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Vintage Cross Stitch Bags ITH

Christmas not only is a traditional event for many people but also an event where we give presents to our beloved. We wrap the gifts in colorful paper and ribbons and place them under the christmas tree.

And when the christmas eve or morning is over there is left only a pile of paper, that we stow into the paper recycling.

That’s why I try to use reusable gift wrapping. Not only our advent calendars is reused year after year. Also other gift wrapping is timeless. Like textile bags. They are useful and care for the environment.

And they are top … when they have embroidery on them.

To give you the chance to save the earth 😉 we put together a little file collection for embroidered cross stitch bags.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-2 stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-3

Each of the bags is about 13x18cm so it can hold something.

Not all presents have to be large. The smaller, the finer, …stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-4

You can close the bags with a ribbon or a cord.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-5

I did the cross stitches with cotton thread. This does not have to be embroidery thread, sewing thread works well.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-6

The stitches a looking like they were handmade!!!stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-7

Not only the present is a gift, the wrapping is it as well.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-8

and the bags can be reused many times.stickbaer-vintage-crossstitchbags-tati-9

Our latest embroidery file with 7 different ITH bags is available today in our Stickbaer Shop.nl-vintage-crossstitch-bags

Did I mention that it takes not much time to make them?

Of course you get a detailled instruction.

Enjoy your weekend, we will have an extended due to a holiday next week.

A lot of time for embroidery 🙂

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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This Years Christmas Stocking

It already became a tradition that we in the time before christmas present a new Christmas Stocking  that you can embroider in your embroidery machine.

Back in 2010 we startet our series of ITH stockings that are completely done in your embroidery machine.

Here are some examples, like this 2013 stocking, a modern, stylish version:

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The 2013 stocking had a little bird with a winter cap.

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In 2014 another bird, no without the cap.

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Last year, 2015, saw the stockings with Christmas baubles.

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This year we present a deer to you:

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He comes with a curly deer head. To this you can attach ribbons or bells.

Even when the whole stocking is made from wool felt: the front side applique’d with great fabrics. This method combines the stable stand of wool felt with great colored fabrics. Each stocking can look different.

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We offer you different hoop sizes, from 13x18cm to 20x36cm. Sure your size is there.stickbaer-weihnachtsstiefel-2016-tati-4
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You can stuff a lot into the large stocking:

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But even the mid sizes can hold St. Nikolaus presents.

The small stocking could be used for an Advent calendar, maybe for the St. Nikolaus day?

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Our latest embroidery file is waiting for you in our Stickbaer Shop. In 4 different sizes or as discount sets.

Enjoy your weekend!

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Shoe fun

I like shoes. Although my taste is different from my mates, nevertheless I like shoes!

I like most high quality shoes with soft leather that last many years. And they should have colored insoles!

Sometimes you get some with your new shoes, but usually they are really boring.

That’s why I am doing my insoles now myself.

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They now perfectly match my shoes and are in the correct size.stickbaer-sohlenspass-tati-1

It is so easy …stickbaer-sohlenspass-tati-4

… that I have a big choice now:

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Sure you found this embroidery file already in our shop. This is for most of the women sizes, each in 3 different designs, of course for left and right feet.

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What I have today is “Happy Feet for Kids”.

Mom has it, so why not her daughter?

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That’s why we added colorful insoles in sizes from 28, in 3 designs, for left and right feet.

All in all 48 files in one collection.

This makes kid’s shoes more colorful and even wearing slippers at home is OK now.

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The finishing touch for cool boots!
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And in gloomy autumn the insight of the kids is colorful.stickbaer-sohlenspass-kids-tati-5

It takes no time to embroider the insoles. Even without the attached instruction.stickbaer-sohlenspass-kids-tati-9

You only need the 16x26cm hoop to start.stickbaer-sohlenspass-kids-tati-10

Liquid Latex rubber stops the sliding of the insole.

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One or two layers of the milky liquid, give it time to dry. Now you have rubberized insoles.

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The embroidery file “Happy Feet for Kids” you can get from today in our Stickbaer Shop.

Enjoy the weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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