Archive for the ‘Embroidery’ Category

New Halloween Embroidery Patterns!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Halloween is coming!  So I felt it was time to have some new holiday Patterns.  The Cute Little Witch you see is my first idea.  Quite a sweetie pie, isn’t she! 

But then I thought, what would a pattern look like if it was drawn like my actual cartoon style.  And down be low is the result.  So you have a choice.  The cute little witch above and the weird witch and devil cat below.

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April 2013 Free Embroidery Pattern. The Jackalope!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I’ve had a few request to do a Jackalope pattern on my Flickr group, Badbird Patterns.  So, I thought it was time that I made their wish my command.



Click on the image to enlarge, then right click on the image to print.

March’s Free Embroidery Pattern! The folk art design: Heart in Hand

Thursday, March 7th, 2013


   March’s free embroidery pattern is an old symbol that I am very fond of.  It’s called Heart in Hand.  You’ve probably seen it before.  Lot’s of folk-art crafters use this symbol.   It’s been used to identifly the Odd Fellows organization.  It can be seen in cemeteries on headstones of past Odd Fellow members often with the addition of a three link chain underneath it.


 The Shakers used it to symbolize  charity given with an open heart.  I have also seen it used in old handmade valentines. 

 As always, click on the pattern above for a larger view and to print out.


You won’t believe it! A NEW free embroidery pattern!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

You know, you guys have put up with a lot from me over the years.  First, there was Oil-Painting Andrea, then Craft-Girl Andrea, Stupid-Story Andrea and now Children’s-Book-Illustrator Andrea.  What can I say?  I wear many hats and some of my hats are wee pointy things with glitter on them, but I digress.  I vaguely remember promising to give you, my loyal minions, a new free pattern every month (what was I thinking?) and that seems to have disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of my life.

But guess what!  A free pattern has snuck in! Right under my nose too (it’s probably because of me having a cold).   And it’s topical!  That’s right, it is!  It’s an Easter Bunny.  Can’t you just image him hippity hopping into your house on Easter night and depositing his eggs?  Oh the joy.

So go ahead and have your way with him.  Make me proud!

You can click on the pattern above for a large view.

The Owl and the Pussycat, a NEW embroidery pattern!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

   I had a client suggest that I create a Owl and Pussycat embroidery pattern.  It had been a while since I had worked on my embroidery designs so I jumped right on it.  I worked on it like a Demon too.  She contacted me yesterday afternoon and here it is the middle of the next day and the pattern is done.

This pattern is now on sale at my Etsy store.  Here is the link:



October’s Embroidery Pattern, Acorns!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

What to do, what to do, what to do?  Hum…  I know, acorns with faces!   I just wanted to do something that I, at least, have not seen before.  Well, maybe in I’ve seen it in some form of artwork but not in embroidery pattern.

Oh, and how do you like the new logo.  Kind of pokes you in the eye doesn’t it!

Click on the image to get the full size pattern and  like always Have Fun!

September’s Embroidery Pattern! It’s a whale of a tail!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011


It’s September and you know that means,


It’s time to polish your dorsal fins, shake out your tail flukes and send out those party invitations because it’s almost Blow Hole Day!

My plankton gift to you at this most festive time of year is the pattern Mommy & Baby Whale.

Remember!  Click on the image to get the full size pattern.

New Halloween Embroidery Pattern!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

New Halloween Pattern at my Etsy store!

I met one of my clients in person last weekend. She had stitched up quite a few of my embroidery patterns.  I asked her if there were any other patterns she would like to see in my store and she said, “More Halloween Patterns!” 

I got busy as soon as I got home and designed up this cute Bat/Halloween sampler.  You can find this pattern at my Etsy store.