January 8, 2016

New Embroidery Patterns and a Free Valentine's Day Design just for you

Hello, glad you came by! I hope you enjoy this Free Valentine Heart Embroidery Pattern I have made for you.
It is quick to embroider, and very easy. Would be great for a mommy and me project if you have some little ones.

My mom taught me how to embroider when I was 4. A simple embroider stitch....an outline  or back stitch. But it is a continuous line. Very very easy.

Designing patterns is one of the things I have been plotting and planning all year long. I primarily make little patterns for dolls and dollhouses, but I have expanded into embroidery.
I think basic stitchery is fun for kids and grown ups alike.

New patterns with a vintage twist.  My husbands grandmother was an avid stitcher. She carried around her famous sewing basket (now mine!) and always had an embroidery project going on. Loved those vintage embroidery patterns.

She loved to embroidery pillowcases and kitchen towels. I loved whatever she made, and I was always grateful for one of her well loved stitched items. Usually stitched on white cotton! Her favorite.  

My Etsy shop -https://www.etsy.com/shop/RibbonwoodCottage is filled with needful things for dolls, dollhouses, doll beds, and other necessities!  I can't believe how much I have loved creating so many things for children all over the world. 

 I am making some new little patterns.
I have created some new Embroidery patterns that are little in scale, simple to embroider, and easy to finish even for a beginner.  My mother taught me how to hand sew and occupy me during church. I loved sewing little Barbie Doll skirts, blankets and pillows. As I grew I also improved in my sewing skills.

Today I am offering a free Embroidery pattern for you to try! It is easy. I promise it really is easy!

For Valentines Day.  Just a quick little something to stitch up for someone special!
Basic Supply list:
small embroidery hoop (3" or 4")
cotton fabric (1/4 yard)
embroidery floss (can be done in any colors, or pinks and reds for Valentine's day.)
pencil for tracing.

Using the pattern I will provide you, trace the hearts onto your cotton fabric. Trace several or trace three.

If you will hover your mouse over this design
then right click, you will have the option to save it.
Click  on it and save it calling it Valentine's heart embroidery pattern....or something like that so you can find it!
Then once it is saved, you can open it, and print it on white copier paper and use it as your pattern.

Center fabric inside hoop.

Thread needle and knot thread.
Using a straight stitch, outline stitch, begin stitching around the lines you have traced.

The outline stitch or straight stitch is very easy. With threaded needle come up through the fabric (A) and go down into the fabric (B) and come out where the needle  point is in the picture below.
 I used a variety of thread colors because I wanted to be able to use the finished design all year long.

 With the end of your thread knotted, come up through the fabric at a starting point.(wherever you want)  Go back down through fabric and make sure the thread stays knotted, or you will just pull thread through over and over again! Hahaha....yes I have done this!

 Using small stitches, outline each heart and the words. Use all the same colored thread or different colors of pinks and reds. 
Once the stitching is finished, take the fabric out of the hoop and press it.  Place fabric back into hoop and tighten hoop. 

Trim around edge of hoop and remove extra fabric.

Tie a cute bow and glue it to the top of the hoop and use for hanging or giving as a gift to your someone special!
Can you imagine if you spray painted the hoop pink? How cute would that be?

If you would like to try some of my embroidery patterns (yes they are SOOOOO easy) come by and take a visit and see them here! 


December 20, 2015

Rustic Woodland Theme this year-Free Printable

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas.
Had a quick moment and wanted to share my home with you for our Holiday Christmas Home Tour.
I love seeing everyone's home this time of year. I get so many ideas it is wonderful!
 We live in the mountains of Southern California, on a farm. We have hundreds of chickens, and a herd of  Dairy Cows. When we grow produce, we grow organic vegetables and fruits. This time of year we stay inside because it is cold!

Because I make miniatures for my Etsy shop and dollhouse, doll bedding items, often times the way I decorate at home is how I decorate my miniatures.
Plaid, buffalo check papers and fabrics are the in thing, so I used that as my decorating foundation this year. 
I used tiny little scissors to cut out a deer with antlers for one of the little bedding sets I sold.

 Back to my real  home! I love trees, we have plenty of pine trees where we live. I just love that!

 Even our little Bella pup got wrapped up in Buffalo plaid.

My helper who loved removing Christmas decorations from the tree is a wonderful little delight this time of year!
 She was exhausted from all the decorating! Hahaha!
 I love our home. We live in an old farmhouse, and I use old doors, windows, and mirrors to decorate with.

This woodland themed snow girl is a pattern in my Etsy shop. I love the little bells on her hat, greenery and plaid scarf. 

More than anything we love having family come home and gather for Christmas.

Wonderful Free printable found here @ http://akadesign.ca/oh-come-let-us-adore-him-free-christmas-printable/

Blessings to you all this Christmas!
Debbie Booth

November 25, 2015

Free Christmas Printables (Rustic, Woodland, Vintage and Pastel)and Coupon Code - Ribbonwood Cottage Etsy!

Hey everyone! Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Also I'm having a storewide sale in my shop.  There are over 300 items to choose from. Many items for a special one who is getting a doll...there is bedding for little dollhouses, Barbie's and Blythe dolls, American Girl dolls....and I'm taking Custom orders too which you can receive a discount on if you hurry and message me.

Also here are some Free Printables for you for the Holidays. Save to your computer  and then print out on Card stock and frame! 
Easiest Christmas decor ever!

Hover your mouse over the design, right click, a new window will open up. Click save to computer or Hard Drive, Save it under Christmas Santa, etc. Then once that is done, open it back up and print it out on Card Stock of your choice.
This is a to do list.

 I went for a Rustic Woodland theme with this printable. Print out on Yardstick, cut squares apart and make a banner using twine. Or print out on Avery Sticker Sheet, cut apart and use on your planner!

Pastel colors instead of Traditional? Not a problem. Print this printable out, and frame, or cut squares apart, glue to pastel ribbon and hang as a banner on a china hutch, over a mirror or headboard of a child's bed!
Merry Christmas!

Blessings to All!

November 6, 2015

Babies, Babydolls and Easy Peasy Newborn Baby Doll Felt Pattern

I  have had my life turned upside down by this little one....my new grandson Elijah. Love this little guy!

When I put him in my arms for the first time, I got all mushy inside. I love little babies. Grand babies are the best.

With that in mind, I decided to venture away from the  miniature dollhouse sewing that usually fills my days, for my Etsy shop. I'm going to be in a couple Dollhouse magazines soon, and I found myself sewing several different bedding sets so the pictures would be just perfect....

But I wanted to make something....like a baby doll. My mother made me endless little fabric dolls, with outfits, blankets, sheets, pillows. I played for hours with all those little things. My love for sewing and for making baby doll accessories began early on.

I just had to make a baby doll ....a pattern....easy but cute so that anyone that could sew a basic seam could sew it. Laying in bed, drifting to sleep, I knew exactly how the pattern should be...one Pattern piece for the doll. Simple and very sweet and cute and huggable and lovable. A child learns to love and nurture at an early age. I know I did.

I love this little doll. I've made so many now I can't count. Made in any color of felt, to replicate skin tone, outfits that can be layered. The pattern includes the doll body pattern piece, and pictures galore to guide you every step of the way. It is SO SIMPLE! You can make a diaper, headband, slip, dress and jacket. You should see my sewing room, there are these sweet dolls everywhere. They are sitting in little doll chairs, or sleeping on doll beds. They fit perfectly on a Ginny doll bed (Vintage) or Barbie/Blythe doll sized bed. I've also made a few patterns for little quilts and blankets for them to cuddle up with! I love it.
I think patterns should be simple, and you should use the prettiest fabric you can find.
When my sweet daughter was growing up I gained so much joy and satisfaction from making her something to play with. 

She's grown now, and we play with makeup and fun grown up stuff!
I hope you will try one of my patterns, and if you do I'd love to see pictures of it. Use the hashtag #ribbonwoodcottage so we can enjoy it on social media.
You can visit me and see more too over at my Etsy shop-
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