It has been a busy week around here. We FINALLY had our family Christmas celebration. In keeping with long standing tradition I was working on gifts right up till the last minute. It was fun though, and everyone seemed to like the gifts they received.

I gave away 30 crocheted dishcloths, 4 wallhangings, two baby blankets and an afghan. This is a photo of one of the baby blankets. Baby Aalyviah definitely liked it.


Now that Christmas is officially over it is time to buckle down to other things–and in fact–I have been doing that.

My niece Amiracle spent the night with us on Friday  night. Since getting a My Life doll (similar in size to the popular American Girl Dolls) she has been really into acquiring doll clothes for her new doll. So we spent some time on Saturday searching out patterns and making doll clothes. You’ll find links to some of our finds in this week’s freebies list. Here is Amiracle pressing fabric for our sewing adventure.

Here she is with the finished doll dress.

The doll dress uses the Heritage Drawstring Dress Pattern which is a freebie you can pick up here.

Since finishing up the Christmas gifts and learning to make hats I’ve been on a roll and have  made several hats. Amiracle particularly fancied this one…and of course, her doll needed one too.

There isn’t really a pattern for any of the things, other than the doll dress, which I’ve shown this week. The baby blanket is really free-form–just single crochet. The hats are made with single crochet following the tutorial that I shared as part of last week’s freebies post.

The wall hangings were made using embroidered designs that were bordered with coordinating fabrics and then layered and quilted simply. There’s not really a pattern other than the one that evolved in my mind as I worked on the projects.

Here is the round up of neat free projects, patterns, embroidery designs, and counted cross stitch patterns I found this week while browsing the web. I hope you find something that will inspire you!

Machine Embroidery Freebies

Valentines Day Bookmark
Embroidered Tropical Fish
Free Standing Lace Bell
Applique Helicopter
Button Hole Add On Design – Make Buttonholes In A Variety Of Sizes Using Your Embroidery Machine
Two Owls With A Heart Applique
Applique Ambulance Design
Heart With Arrow Applique Design
Simple Race Car Applique
Four Small Hearts With Various Fills
In The Hoop Mini Christmas Stocking – Cute
Battenberg Lace Butterfly
Valentine’s Day Cutlery Holder
In The Hoop Towel Topper
Cowboy Boot Cutlery Holder
In The Hoop Towel Topper For 5×7 Hoop
Owl Pot Holder & Mug Rug
Zippered In The Hoop Heart Coin Purse
Zippered In The Hoop Case
Free Standing Lace Snow Village – Includes Church, House, Gazebo, Tree

Free Sewing Patterns

Free Criss-Cross Jumper – Easy Pattern For Sizes 2 T – 6
Classic Leggings Pattern For Girls Size 18 Mos to 12
Really Cute Heart Tote Bag
Patchwork Potholders

Free Counted Cross Stitch Charts

Bright, Cheerful Counted Cross Stitch Butterflies
Darling Counted Cross Stitch Candy Cane Snow Angel
Counted Cross Stitch Teacup
Beautiful Rose Garden
Counted Cross Stitch Bees, Ladybugs, & Butterflies–Perfect Size For Coasters
Counted Cross Stitch Jar Lids
3 Darling Counted Cross Stitch Bears In The Corn Patch
Floral Counted Cross Stitch Picture Frame
Beautiful Counted Cross Stitch Rose And Tulip
Darling Dog Design–Has The Word Dogs And Several Dogs Behind & Beside The Word
Gingerbread Birdhouse With Holly–Very Pretty
Lovely Counted Cross Stitch Picture – Says Kind Words Are Never Wasted
Candy Canes And Gingerbread Men Bellpull

Patterns for 18″ Doll Clothes

Old Fashioned Doll Dress–Long Sleeves–Gathered Skirt
Katie Dress – Cute Sleeveless Dress With Piping Or RicRac Trim
Darling Sundresses – Pattern For Little Girl & Matching Doll – Child’s Pattern In Sizes 2-8
Twirly Dolly Skirt
Doll Pants
Heritage Drawstring Doll Dress

Free Crochet Patterns

Little Ripples Gift Card Envelope
Casserole Cozy
Peppermint Coasters
Dainty Cross Earrings
Chenille Hair Scrunchy
Cute Hair Scrunchies

Quilt Blocks & Patterns

Disney Princess Herringbone Quilt
Graceful Cascade Quilt Pattern – Uses Jellyroll Strips
Storybook Vacation Quilt – Has Big Areas Great For Using Focus Fabrics
Storybook Explosion – Great Quilt Using Brighter Colors
Feline Fine – Great Quilt Featuring Kitty Fabric – But Would Work With Other Panels & Large Prints Too
Constellations Quilt Pattern – A Great Scrap Quilt
Stars of Valor – Would Be Perfect For Quilts Of Valor
Bluebird Birdhouse Quilt
Home Sweet Home – A House Quilt
Fruit Slices Quilt
Candy Stars Quilt – Uses 2 1/2 inch charms
X Marks The Spot – Lovely Quilt Block Pattern – Reminds Me A Bit Of A Flower – But It Is Geometric

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