Today is the day......the Stitchers Angel project is launched and this is what you (and I) have been waiting for.
This is my Sweet & Spotty Needle Wallet, especially for you x
So how do you get the pattern? Well, here it is Download Sweet & Spotty Needle Wallet low res
Are you wondering how do you start? well, just choose a few of your favorite fabrics and grab your favorite colored thread (blue, green, pink or 816DMC red....) and stitch to your hearts content.
Inside and out
I have just added a new link to the right of the screen (under "Free Downloads") so you will be able to print the pattern from here also in months to come. Most of all I want you to enjoy it, have fun and tell me if you get addicted to making these simple needle wallets.
The Sweet & Spotty Needle Wallet features needle turn applique, hand stitching and a little machine sewing. If needle turn applique makes you break out in a sweat please don't worry, just use blanket stitch applique...trust me - it will still look Sweet & Spotty, gorgeous in fact.
Now as a Designer for the Stitches Angel project I was asked to create something with a rose theme so here is the inspiration behind the 'sweet' part of my design. It all came down to Shakespere and a line in Romeo & Juliet x
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594
If you are wondering what fabric range I have use - the spots and green fabric for the lining and cover are from the range called Swell by Urban Chicks for Moda. The pink & cream stitching fabric is from Simplicity by 3 Sisters for Moda
I hope you love stitching your new creation for your secret Stitchers Angels and for more Angel inspiration of the coming weeks please pop back each week and visit Helen for the next gorgeous creation.