These sweet little snowmen will melt your heart (+ fabric giveaway!)

WinterHow’s winter treating you?

Rain, snow, sleet, hail . . . sometimes the season summons the dreaded winter blues.

But we have a secret: there’s a way you can sew those winter blues away.

How? By embroidering odes to winter’s happiest friends.

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Embroidery designs from
Snow Happy

With Snow Happy, the new book from Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs, you can spread good cheer throughout the frostiest time of year. Hand-stitched in beautiful bluework, Robin’s sweet projects come with easy techniques that you’ll catch on to quick—even if you’ve never embroidered before.

Ready to chase away those winter blues with needle and (blue) thread? Robin is our guest writer today at Stitch This!, here to introduce you to her favorite wintertime friends. Welcome, Robin!

But first . . .
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FABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Maywood Studio—with whom Robin has designed dozens of fabric lines—gave us a stack of Robin’s “Snow Happens” fabric to give away to you!

Find out how you can win the large-stack precuts (center of photo) from Robin’s “Snow Happens” fabric line at the bottom of this post. To win one of the three fat-quarter packs, visit Robin at her blog and leave a comment on her post about Snow Happy for your chance to win!

Robin-KingsleyI just love snowmen! I love drawing them and then bringing them to life with embroidery thread on fabric. Snowfolks are friendly and cute all winter, and right through the rest of the seasons too! Each snowy little person is a character with a unique personality.

It turns out I’m not alone as a snowman lover and collector—there are LOTS more of you across the country! That’s why I’m so excited to share Snow Happy, a collection of whimsical frosty friends, with other snowmen and embroidery fans.

In Snow Happy, you’ll find my tips and tricks for improving your embroidery, including:

  • Snowflake-Faces-ornamentThe best tools of the trade.
  • How to transfer embroidery designs to fabric.
  • How to keep the back of your embroidery neat (you’ll surprise all those nosy people who immediately turn over your work!).
  • The 10 embroidery stitches I use the most—all so easy to master and enjoy.
  • How to give your embroidery a fine finish.
  • And of course, many fun projects to stitch!

This batch of snow friends is featured in projects you’ll love to stitch as gifts for yourself or for family and friends.

Create cute needlework accessories for your sewing room:

Flakey Pincushion Trio

Or use the tote bag to carry your embroidery with you.

Snowman Stitching Tote

Of course, the snowmen can be made into cozy quilts and soft pillows:

Snow Happy Quilt and Let It Snow Pillow

Or help with dishes in the kitchen:

Snow Chefs Tea Towels

Such a useful gang of new friends for you!

Enjoy picking which snowman to stitch first, and have a wonderful time ALL year as you create your own snowman collection with the projects in Snow Happy!

Thank you for introducing us to your frosty friends, Robin!

When it comes to embroidery, are you A) a superior stitcher, B) a so-so sewist, or C) a new needler? Post your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win the “Snow Happens” fabric pack and a copy of the Snow Happy eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. And don’t forget to visit Robin’s blog for another chance to win!
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Inspired to embroider? Download the Snow Happy eBook today—you can start stitching a snowman just minutes from now.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Carolyn, who says:

"I am a so-so sewist, but love combining embroidery and quilting.  The snowman projects are delightful and I can see gifts for many people in those projects."

Carolyn, we’ll email you about your prizes. Congratulations!


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