Archive for June, 2010

July’s Embroidery Pattern

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Spider Queen by Andrea Zuill

 Click on pattern to get full size image.

   A bit early for my monthly pattern, but here it is.  This idea is one of the suggestions from my Flickr group Badbird’s Patterns

Giddy99, I’m sorry I haven’t done a snake or firefly yet.  Idea’s just haven’t popped into my head yet.

Pig Nipples

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I went to the San Diego County Fair and this is what I saw….

I saw a duck butt…

and a pissed off alpaca…

Exotic foods…..

Sleeping hogs…..

Genetic experiments gone wrong…

Poultry prisoners…

stone food….

and pig nipples.

(click on images for a better look)

I’m feeling all sparkly.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I am in a sparkly, twinkly mood today.  In honor of these feelings I have created a Unicorn Sampler, for sale at my Etsy store:  Badbird’s

Now, open your Quilting Arts Magazine to page 32.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Work Quilt #2 by Victoria Gertenbach, aka Silly Boodilly

     I was innocently thumbing through my current Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2010, issue 45,  when I came across a article written by a person named Victoria Gertenbach.  This Victoria was clearly trying to pass herself off as my web friend Silly Boodilly.  After a moment of confusion and deep thought it dawned on me that Victoria and Silly where the same people.  I never remember a persons real name.  I mean, who’s Mama would name their kid Silly Boodilly?  Not a very good Mama, that’s who.  Web names and the names of people’s pets is what I remember.  Real names never.

  So please, if you haven’t already, go get the newest Quilting Arts Magazine and check out VICTORIA’S article, Stitching from the Soul / Laying the past & present.  She tells of her inspirations and goes into detail regarding her quilting technique.

Oh, I almost forgot, I was looking through the contributors of Quilting Arts Magazine and I found the name of another friend of mine, Jane LaFazio.  She is a San Diego based quilt artist, and teacher.  She also beat me at getting into the Quilt Visions show.   I might forgive her for this since she is the one that got me started in teaching quilting and embroidery.

I love name dropping.

List of where to find Embroidery Patterns.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


 In the past I have listed places where you can find embroidery patterns, both free and not so free.  So, dumb me, I thought I would do it again.  Wow!  I can’t believe how many sites there are in which to get embroidery patterns.

  In gathering these sites together there is a real possiblity that I didn’t  get everyone who carries cool patterns.  Please feel free to let me know what I have missed.  I will do a update post to make sure I cover everyone.

Also,  This list is in no particular order.  Some of these  sites are blogs and you will have to search their blogs to find their patterns.  Many of these sites offer patterns on Flickr,  blogs, Etsy, Artfire and other places.  Since my head was already hurting from  trying to piece this article together, I will leave it to you to explore each pattern supplier.  And lastly,  many of these sites have both patterns to buy and free patterns.  

ps-  I don’t have a personal relationship with many of these pattern suppliers.  I have no idea if any of them are evil.

Vintage Transfer Finds

Needle N’ Thread

Meggie Cat

Sew Mama Sew

Needle Crafter

September House

Three Sheep Studio

Gina Matarazzo

Penguin and Fish

Hedge Hog Productions

 Jacque Davis  (flickr)


Wild Olive

Annie Oakleaves

Make Do N’ Mend

Sara Chung

Urban Threads

Merwing (Little Dear Tracks)


Amy Brinkman Designs

Nishale’s Art Shop

Polka & Bloom


Sew it’s for You

Art Coffee Words

Hudson Holidays

A Little Sweetness

Follow The White Bunny

Sew Lovely Embroidery

Sibling Craftery

Corvus Tristis

Bustle & Sew

Wool and Hoop  I know her personally and we are carried by the same art gallery in Marfa, TX, Galleri Urbane.   Besides her wonderful shop and online store she has two of the cutest kids I have ever seen.

The last three  pattern makers listed you should already know about.  If you don’t, hang you head in shame

Sublime Stitching

Aunt Martha, aka Colonial Patterns

Me! Badbird  – I figure you know who I am if you are looking through my blog.  Also, I am totally awesome.  Spread the word….

Jenny Loves Kitty

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Jenny Loves Kitty by Andrea Zuill

 When my daughter was young her “petting” of animals usually include fist full of fur.  Thanks god she has changed.  The animals of this world can breath a sigh of relief.

Jenny Loves Kitty is a new print at The Doom Girls:

Bigfoot, a embroidery sampler for a different type of stitcher.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Bigfoot Embroidery Sampler by Andrea Zuill

 Want a Alternative Embroidery Sampler?  Well, here you go.  A Bigfoot sampler.  Deal with it.

You have to pay for this one.  Once again, deal with it.

Badbird’s Etsy store:

The Doom Girl’s New Print, Red Dress.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Red Dress by Andrea Zuill


I have a new print at The Doom Girls Store.  It is called Red Dress.  This print is a nob to the three colors that where important to ancient fairytales, such as Snow White (aka Snowdrop).  The colors are red, white and black.  Red, for lips that are red as blood.  White, for skin white as snow.  Black, for hair  black as night.

I bet you guys didn’t think I put so much thought into my work.   So there…..