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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Wonderful Autumn

Here I’m back again. Shame on me, I enjoyed this great summer so much and did not waste any thought on staying at the desk or computer.

And the last 3 weeks were the top of this summer: 3 weeks holiday, 3 weeks doing nothing serious, 3 weeks enjoying life. As the other years we spent a week at the Baltic Sea (although the travel here is quite long). The fresh air, the sea, the beach are gorgeous. Only walking and biking. Have you ever been cycling near the cliff line of isle Rügen?

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The 2 other weeks we spent at home. We have the Bavarian Forest, the river Altmühl and Upper Bavaria right infront of the house. So we spent a lot of time with the best weather on motobike. And on our garden terace, being lazy, or doing BBQ, had some glasses of Rosé. What a holiday.

And now we are back and I promise to be more regularly on the Blog.

Let’s start with a new Autumn decoration. I started to prepare the house for autumn last week. Now it is the time for all the pumpkins, felt leaves and scarecrows.

And it happen to me that I was missing something special in my autumn box, so on sunday I started to sew the two leaves and the pumpkin.

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Of course I was embroidering too, this new file:

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This is a silhouettes file collection. But it is not a flat motive like you probably see a lot these days. They come with a lot of details, tone in tone. Very alive.

Can you see this at the mushrooms?stickbaer-scherenschnitte-herbst-tati-2

The felt base I wrapped around a jar, added a bell and a felt oak leave.

This gave me in a little time and with low effort a nice candle glass.stickbaer-scherenschnitte-herbst-tati-3

Here are some mugrugs and another candle cover.
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On the backside you close the felt ring with a bow. So you can use it later for other size glasses too.stickbaer-scherenschnitte-herbst-tati-8 stickbaer-scherenschnitte-herbst-tati-9

All embroidery motifs I used for my new autumn deco you can find in our latest embroidery file “Autumn in Silhouettes”:

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In no time you embroider all 12 motifs. No color change! But absolutely, try a multi color or glitter thread, especially for the maple leaf and the apple, this is looking magic.

From today on you can get the file in our Stickbaer Shop.

And now, enjoy the weekend, with a lot of late summer, early autumn sun!

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Handlook Flowers

By nature I am not a patient girl. Long running projects? Not with me! While doing a long running project there are so many new ideas coming to my mind that I cannot stop. A sad example is my Tiny Town Quilt project.

Maybe this changes when I am 70 or 80 or even 90? Maybe!

The good thing with this impatience is that I am always looking for new techniques. For example techniques to let the machine embroidery work look like it were made by hand. Let the machine do the work in short time, and my head is free again for new stuff.

This way I created the Handlook Flowers. They are a bit of a Baltimore quilt, a bit folk style embroidery. Anyhow, they look like they are made by hand with a thick wool thread. Here comes my new technique:NL-Handlock-Flowers

One of the large 18x18cm motifs in Baltimore style I put onto a pillow top.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-1

The 10×10 flower I did 3 times on a small bag.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-2

Together the are a nice couple.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-3

The green fabric of the pillow I added as a surrounding edge.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-4

Added some quilting to enhance the nostalgic look.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-5

First I did the pillow. I wanted to add a checker border.

However, the checker fabric now is the bottom of the bag.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-6

The backside of the bag has a quilted heart.

Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-7Again some quilting, I love this.
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You get the best look when using cotton thread.

Or you use sewing silk or cotton sewing yarn. I took the Silk Finish of Mettler and Cotton of Sulky.Stickbaer-Handlook-Flowers-Tati-10Just a hint:

I know many of you only clamp the stabilizer to save fabric and glue the fabric on.

This will not work here.

Always, for this kind of job, clamp the fabric together with the stabilizer to the hoop. The long running stitches are pulling the fabric a lot, so stabilizing is a key! Best it works with glue-on or iron-on stabilizer.

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Do you like our new file?

It is waiting for you in our Stickbaer shop.

You can chose from:

  • a small collection for the 10x10cm hoop with 8 motifs
  • a collection with the above 8 motifs plus 5 files for the 13x18cm hoop
  • a bonus collection with the above 13 motifs and in addition 4 big Baltimore flowers for the 18x30cm hoop

Have a great weekend!

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Shabby HOME and Shabby LOVE

The last and this week we are dealing with letters, pillow covers and the shabby style.

Last week we showed to you the “Shabby HOME” files, you can get them already in our shop.

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It is so easy: Embroider the 4 letters onto a piece of fabric and sew a pillow cover with this fabric. Already now you get an outstanding pillow.

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What I added is a crocheted edge.Stickbaer-Shabby-Home-Tati2

Look at the many details, the heart at the H, the birdcage in the O…Stickbaer-Shabby-Home-Tati3

There is a little bird next tot the M…Stickbaer-Shabby-Home-Tati4 … and you find flowers on the E.Stickbaer-Shabby-Home-Tati5

As a supplement to the “Shabby-HOME” collection (that is available for the 4×4″ and the 5×7″ hoop) we are adding this week love, our “Shabby-LOVE” file:NL-Shabby-LoveStickbaer-Shabby-Love-Tati-2

I embroidered the letters from the 13x18cm file inline onto a plain fabric and added a piping around the pillow.Stickbaer-Shabby-Love-Tati-3

Also the love file has many details, like the little house, the rose tendrils on every letter and the birdie.Stickbaer-Shabby-Love-Tati-4Stickbaer-Shabby-Love-Tati-5

I replaced the “O” with a heart and the within the heart there is the script “Love” as well.

So much love around.

Both pillows give a perfect match, go and do them both!

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Our latest embroidery file “Shabby LOVE” you can get in our Stickbaer Shop from today.

The weather outlok is not the best here for the weekend. So why not to use the time for embroidery work?

Enjoy your weekend, whatever your plans are.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Lavender Bags

http://www.stickbaer.de/en/New/Lavender-Bags.htmlAs you can see I am still envolved in the “Provence” story. It was really great. And now, lavander is in full bloom.

How much I would love to return there to South France.

And because my feeling is such, but I have to stay in rainy Bavaria, I created suitable embroidery files 😉NL-Lavendelsaeckchen-ITH

Our Lavender bag is completely done in your embroidery machine. The only thing left is to close the small turn opening. But even this can be left undone because this opening is hidden inside the bag. And when filled with lavender seed it is hidden at all.

I am closing such openings with textile glue. Usually this looks better then a handmade seam.

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There are 5 different bags in the collection, no seams are visible.Stickbaer-Lavendelsaeckchen-Tati-3

I have cutted old white linen into pieces.

This fabric perfectly matches the embroidery motifs and the colors and the shades especially of the roses.Stickbaer-Lavendelsaeckchen-Tati-4

Fell free to fill the bags with other stuff then Lavender.

Maybe a (selfmade) piece of soap? This is a nice gift!Stickbaer-Lavendelsaeckchen-Tati-5

Or you fill in a roses potpourri …Stickbaer-Lavendelsaeckchen-Tati-6Or another little gift?
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I filled Lavender to all my bags and distributed them all over our house. When passing by I cuddle them and the air fills with lavender scent.

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You can get our latest embroidery file from today in our Stickbaer Shop.

Enjoy it, and enjoy the weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Rose et Lavande

I am sure you have read my trip report last week. I rhapsodized about our trip to Provence.

And as you might think these days in Southern France inspired me a lot.

So why not to create a Lavender embroider file?!

And because the lavender is not yet in bloom, but the roses are in full bloom already in may I put together lavender and roses.

Et voila:

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I placed my motifs onto linen. The white cotton looks fresh and rustic and is a perfect base for the lavender and rose motifs.
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The pillow covers and blankets I found in a second hand shop.

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The nice lavender bouqet I got from our host in Provence, Barbara, from her garden.

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The edge of the lavender bag is the edge of a toss pillow.Stickbaer-Rose-et-Lavande-Tati-2

Of course the bags are smelling after lavender. Not from this year, the harvest starts within the next weeks. But I kept my last years crop is still fresh and smelling like Provence.Stickbaer-Rose-et-Lavande-Tati-10

Do you like the new embroidery otifs?Stickbaer-Rose-et-Lavande-Tati-7

From today you can get them in our Stickbaer Shop.

And, another good news, they are for the 10×10 hoop. so you can use them in a smaller machine as well.

Enjoy the new file and enjoy your weekend!

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Eure

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Pineapple Quilts

Sure you’ve already read one or the other post about my own Pineapple Quilt blocks, like this one:  here.

I love quilt blocks, and so I thought it should be possible to do them also in the embroidery machine. Yes, it is, and it looks this:

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I sewed (embroidered) 4 identical blocks and joined them with the Quilt-As-You-Go method (QAYG). When you don’t know this method, there are a lot of video tutorials at Youtube.

And all of you who own my Little Village Quilt BOM and together with the last block got the sewing instruction, you have a detailled picture instruction about the QAYG by me.

This is how it looks when the blocks are put together.

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This is a really complete embroidery file. We have a base block in 4 hoop sizes, 5 different quilt motives that look great on the also on other patchwork blocks, and 5 quilted Pineapple blocks.

For each size, 11 files. And as usual we created some bundles for you.

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This pot holder from the 16x26cm file has the right size.

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This is a doily from the 18×30 file:

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For the pin cushion the 13x18cm file is OK:

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This blanket from 4 blocks was done from the 20x30cm file.

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The beautiful fabrics are taken from the Mode collection “Windermere” and are available here in Stoffekontor.Stickbaer-Pineapplequilt-Tati-10

This is a really manifold embroidery file. You can sew whole quilts from the 6 ready blocks and the 5 quilt motives. Or you realize smaller projects that will not take too much time.

And you can mix the file with our other quilt files, like Quilt Dreams or Quilt Dreams 2.Stickbaer-Pineapplequilt-Tati-11

Do you like our latest Patchwork embroidery file?

You can get it from today in our Stickbaer Shop.

Maybe you use the Pentecost weeked for a new project?

Enjoy your weekend!

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Some more Shabby Roses

I was asked over the last weeks if I could offer the roses used in the Roses-Egg Cosies, the  Roses-Teapot warmers and the Roses-Mugrugs as a separate Roses Collection.

So I am glad that I today can fulfill this wish, even in 2 hoop sizes.

For enhancements of girls dresses, pot and bottle warmers, trivets, … and 100,000 more ideas what you you can doo with roses. Therefore the roses in the 10x10cm variant my fit perfectly.

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And, for bigger applications, like table cloth or table sets in vintage style, pillow covers and again 100,000 more things then you can take the “Romance Rose” for the 13x18cm hoop.

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I did a little nice make-up bag. this will be a gift to my beloved mom to her birthday. I will put self-made creme and lotion in there.

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The backside has a large roses ornament from the 13x18cm collection.

BTW, in the background there is the well-known Teapot warmer and in the foreground you see a Rose-Mugrug. they perfectly match together.

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To the zipper I attached a muffin made from glass bead.Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-4 Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-5 Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-6

Some more roses I embroidered onto kitchen towels. A big enhancement, or?Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-7

Two roses edges take the full width of the towel.

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Makes more fun when drying the dishes.Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-9

The roses I did with 30 thread. So I can wash the towels at 60°C. The matt look makes them look like hand-made.

When using 40 poly thread the roses will shine in your kitchen light.

Check out what you like the most.Stickbaer-Romance-Rose-Tati-10

From today you can find our Romance Rose collection in 2 sizes in our Stickbaer Shop. Each collection comes with 8 different beautiful roses, that perfectly match our other kitchen roses embroidery files.

I wish you all a nice weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Shabby Style Pot Warmer

Do you know this: You have brewed up a pot of tea with a lovely smell in the air. Aaaahhh… Great stuff in this cold time, when it is rainy and windy outside.

But some time later the rest of the tea is lukewarm only and it tastes only half as tasty. What a shame.

How useful is a tea pot warmer, careing for the hot tea and looking great with embroidered roses.

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Our pot warmers are not only useful, you can embroider them in a fraction of the time it would take to sew ’em.

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And they are done perfectly from the in and the outside. Fully lined and have a warm batting to keep tea and coffee worm.Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-9

They have the roses on them you already know from the Roses Egg Cosies.

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This pot warmer is made in the 20x26cm hoop. It fits pots for 4 to 5 cups.Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-7

This one is little bit smaller and was made in the 18x30cm hoop.Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-6

Here you can compare all 4 sizes.

On top we have the smallest warmer for pots with 1 to 2 cups made in the 13x18cm hoop. You can of course put it over your tea mug to keep this warm.

Below it you can see the 16x26cm size pot warmer.
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Every size looks different and has different embroidery.

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That’s why you also can use them also for decoration, maybe all 4 side by side.Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-3 Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-2

Here we have top size and smallest size together.Stickbaer-Teekannenwaermer-Tati-1

Our latest embroidery file “Tea Cosies” you can get in 4 different sizes from today in our Stickbaer Shop.

Enjoy your weekend.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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Roses on your Breakfast Table

For me the breakfast is the best meal at all. Especially the weekend breakfast

It all starts with that he house is silent in the morning. I am the first in our family the stand up, because I want to enjoy this silence.

At the weekend, I am setting the alarm clock to not miss the silent hour. Only the cats are there, they are quite and talk not too much 😉 Main point for them: their food!

After the cats the order is on me. Prepare a Cappucino, get the newspaper to the table and reading a little to reading much. Then, laying the table for my men. The younger will get up only shortly before noon. Depending on the yesterday evening.

So I am baking rolls, preparing jam, cheese and chocolate cream and boiling eggs. The last are of course from happy hen. At least they are looking happy when they are picking and clucking at our neighbours farmyard and looking for a fresh worm.

These eggs are very tasty. Each gets its hood. To keep them warm til we eat them.

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And here we come to our latest embroidery file 😉

It looks like the january is somehow the “month of the kitchen“. Look at our Bears gloves and the Roses gloves.

So this proceeds with the “Roses Egg Cosies”.

And they are really a perfect companion for your breakfast table.

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They have rich embroidery. Partly they use 2 fabrics, means they have 2 colors.Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-1

When you like you can add hanging loops and hang your egg warmers to a nice place in your kitchen. So you can enjoy them also during the rest of the week.Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-2

You can Thermolam for the inside. This is keeping your eggs warm for a long time.Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-3

Of course they are perfect from the inside as from the outside. They are fully lined and there are no open or visible seams. Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-5And:

You only need the 10×10 hoop!!!Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-6Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-7

This is the whole team: You can do 6 egg warmers with our latest embroidery file. And this is done in no time so you want to do more egg warmers then you have people in your family.

No problem. These egg warmers are a perfect gift. Give joy to your friends.Stickbaer-Roseneierwaermer-Tati-9

So from today we have the Rose Egg Cosies in our Stickbaer Shop.

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Including the detailled embroidery instruction for trouble free embroidery.

Enjoy the weekend, it is smelling like spring.

Liebe Grüße

Eure

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