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Enchanted

NEW THIS WEEK - April 6th, 2011
 

Enchanting Embroidery
 

Free Project Instructions!

All great stories (and designs) begin with these famous words: Once upon a time.....

New designs this week pay tribute to classic and beloved fairy tales and bedtime stories, from Alice in Wonderland to Cinderella and her glass slipper. Striking Art Nouveau panels with a princess and prince, colorful and creative collages, and well-known story bits and phrases are magnificent additions to quilts, wall hangings, pillow shams, book bags, and any fairy-tale loving project.

Fantasy fanatics will enjoy new unicorn and winged horse designs, as well as fairies that dance in a fantasy garden, wizards that conjure up mystic and magic, dragons and phoenixes that are bold in bright and fiery flames.

Scroll down the page, walk through the land of fairy tales and treasures, and enjoy the new designs!

The classic double pinwheel quilt block gets updated with embroidery! Mingle patchwork with light, airy bird designs for the perfect springtime project. Click here for free project instructions.


Fairy Tales Can Come True.....

A princess holds a flower and gazes at her suitor, the handsome prince. The prince holds his hand outstretched, seeking her favor. These magnificent fairy tale panels, designed in the Art Nouveau style, are rife with happily ever after stitches. Make into a pair of pillows for your bedroom, framed pieces, or tote bags for storybook fans.

     
 

Available in three sizes:
6.99"X9.87" and 5.87"X8.30" and 4.87"X6.87"

 

Available in three sizes:
7.00"X10.14" and 5.87"X8.53" and 4.70"X6.86"


Fairy Tale Collages
 


Classic fairy tales and stories are brought to your embroidery projects with these collage and medley designs. In the first one, Alice in Wonderland is surrounded by famous elements from the story: a pocket watch, a top hat, playing cards, a teacup, and a chess piece. So fun on storybook quilts, tote bags, framed pieces for a reading room, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86"


Some of the elements from the above collage have been separated and are offered as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
Available in one size:
3.01"X2.99"
Available in one size:
3.28"X3.50"
Available in one size:
1.37"X2.35"

     
Available in one size:
2.75"X2.61"
Available in one size:
1.50"X2.01"
Available in one size:
3.01"X1.69"


Little Red Riding Hood is the star of this collage design. Grandmother's house is in the background, with forest flowers in the foreground. A big, bad wolf lurks behind an evergreen tree. A charming depiction of the classic children's tale.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.79"X7.62" and 6.04"X5.90" and 4.95"X4.84"


Colorful elements from the above collage have been separated and are offered as single designs. Use Little Red Riding Hood, the basket, rose corner, and the big bad wolf in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
 
Available in one size:
1.69"X3.88"
  Available in one size:
2.51"X2.55"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.34"X3.83"
  Available in one size:
3.00"X2.94"


Goldilocks tries to explain to three flummoxed bears what she's doing in their house. She holds a bowl of porridge while charming details from the story swirl about -- a "just right" bed, a "just right" chair, and classic skeleton keys.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86"


Classic elements from the story have been separated from the above medley and are offered as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
Available in one size:
2.66"X3.86"
Available in one size:
0.99"X2.51"
Available in one size:
3.01"X2.13"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.28"X3.50"
  Available in one size:
3.00"X2.90"


More than one thousand versions of the "Cinderella" story exist. The earliest version is 1200 years old, from China. Yeh-shen, the story's heroine, is aided by a magical fish (instead of a fairy godmother), and instead of a glass slipper, Yeh-shen wears a golden shoe. This collage features a glass slipper, pumpkin, and clock that is just about to strike midnight.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.72" and 5.90"X5.83" and 4.91"X4.85"


Well-known elements from the story (the clock ready to strike midnight, the coach-turned-pumpkin, the glass slipper) have been separated from the above medley and are offered as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
Available in one size:
2.12"X3.85"
Available in one size:
2.32"X2.51"
Available in one size:
2.01"X1.91"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.92"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.25"X2.16"


The story of Sleeping Beauty is reflected in this design -- thorny roses, a spinning wheel, and even lips that represent the prince's kiss. A colorful and charming addition to totes, quilts, and wall hangings for fairy-tale lovers.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87"


Some of the elements from the above collage have been separated and are offered as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.29"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.32"X3.86"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.40"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.89"X2.51"


Skin white as snow, lips red as blood, hair black as ebony. A story of a princess who is persecuted by a jealous stepmother, befriended by a group of dwarves, poisoned by an apple, and ultimately liberated by a prince. The colorful details from this tale are arranged in a magnificent collage, wonderful on quilts and wall hangings, totes, and pillows for the reading room.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86"


The classic, colorful elements from the above design are also available as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.15"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
1.86"X2.51"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.43"X3.01"
  Available in one size:
1.79"X2.27"


Throughout the hundreds of fairy tales that have been read to little ones over the years, there are always two main characters that capture our hearts and minds: the sweet princess, and the handsome prince. This design, called Good Knight, Sweet Princess, is the stuff that fairy tales are made of: a crown, skeleton key, castle, beautiful flowers, and a knight in shining armor professing his love to the beautiful princess.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.77"X7.46" and 6.11"X5.88" and 5.02"X4.82"


Some of the elements from the above collage have been separated and are offered as single designs. Use them in conjunction with the above medley, or on their own in a different story-loving project.
     
Available in one size:
2.39"X3.76"
Available in one size:
2.80"X3.11"
Available in one size:
1.50"X1.73"

     
Available in one size:
3.43"X2.27"
Available in one size:
1.04"X2.20"
Available in one size:
1.39"X0.99"


Fairy Tale Collages Design Packs
 


Stitch these classic fairy tale collages onto quilts, wall hangings, or add them to tote bags and pillows for classic, creative, story time fun. The above collages and accessory designs are in a value pack -- get all 41 designs for only $34.97!

Click below on a link to the size that you need, and add the pack to your basket.
The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg -   Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md -  Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"


Fly Through a Fantasy Garden

 


Unicorns and winged horses fly through whirls and swirls, butterflies and stars. These fantasy designs are vibrant and energetic on shirts and jackets, totes and journal covers. Add their colorful movement and a glimpse of fantasy garden to your embroidery projects today!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.91" and 4.53"X6.88"
Unicorn only:
3.39"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.46" and 4.75"X6.88"
Pegasus only:
3.69"X3.86"


A male and female fairy dance in the vines and stars. Long spray shapes make them eye-catching focal points of totes, pillows, backpacks, book bags, shirts, and jackets. Experiment with colors to make your fairies blonde, brunette, red-headed, blue, purple, magenta -- let your imagination run wild!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.45"X9.41" and 3.24"X6.86"
Fairy only:
2.32"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.37"X9.41" and 3.92"X6.87"
Fairy only:
2.23"X3.85"


A merman holds a trident, and a mermaid swims gracefully through fantasy seaweed and delicate fish. Ride the creative wave, and stitch these lords and ladies of the sea realm!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.79"X9.41" and 3.50"X6.85"
Merman only:
2.54"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.77" and 4.57"X6.85"
Mermaid only:
3.65"X3.86"


A phoenix, bold in bright flames, and a crouching dragon, wreathed in thorny vines and flames. Striking on dark denim jackets, fantasy-themed handbags, even table linens for out-of-this-world dining adventures!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X9.38" and 4.26"X6.85"
Phoenix only:
2.29"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.81"X8.94" and 4.53"X6.89"
Dragon only:
3.35"X3.86"


A wizard and griffin conjure up creativity in these designs. Both are nestled in thorny, weaving vines, with running stitch swirls adding delicate contrast and mystical feeling. Take an adventure in the fantasy garden with these new designs!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.77" and 4.55"X6.85"
Wizard only:
3.09"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.68"X9.41" and 4.16"X6.89"
Griffen only:
3.34"X3.86"


The thorny, swirling vines with delicate running stitch swirls have been arranged into
a border. Use it in conjunction with the above designs! Delightful when dancing along
hemlines, edges of table linens, quilts, and wall hangings, too.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.16" and 6.00"X2.20" and 3.86"X1.30"


The artistic elements have also been arranged in a graceful, colorful corner design.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


Fantasy Garden Design Packs
 


Winged horses, magical unicorns, airy fairies, fiery dragons, mystical wizards -- they're all in a design pack for your stitching pleasure! Get all 24 designs for only $19.97! Click on a link below to the size that you need, and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"


Happily Ever After

 


The following designs are the stuff that dreams are made of. Elegant satin stitches spell familiar words and phrases, while light and airy artistic elements provide color and style. Stitch onto shirts and tote bags for a dreamy-natured result.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.58"X5.85" and 6.28"X4.84" and 3.86"X2.98"


Every story begins with these classic words. The "O" is modeled after an illuminated style.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.06"X5.81" and 6.72"X4.85" and 3.83"X2.77"


The prince and the princess always live happily ever after. Stitch this story time swirl onto bed linens, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.05"X5.50" and 6.86"X4.16" and 3.87"X2.34"


Fun on pillowcases, shirt fronts, and aprons, too! Stitch for the little princes in your life, and it also makes a great gift for grooms.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.43"X5.85" and 6.81"X4.59" and 3.86"X3.23"


Princess, with a crown. Stitch onto pillowcases or shirt fronts for wee little princesses in your life. Also wonderful for couples celebrating anniversaries, newlyweds, and brides-to-be!
 
Available in three sizes:
8.27"X5.86" and 6.82"X4.67" and 3.87"X3.08"


For those that cheer for the evil stepmother, the wicked witch, and the big bad wolf. Light-stitching paw prints add a subtle broodiness to this whimsical design.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.80"X5.85" and 5.64"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.32"


Whether you're in the kitchen or in the sewing room, a fairy godmother would really come in handy. Stitch this delightful sentiment on T-shirts, book bags, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.62"X5.84" and 6.35"X4.87" and 3.87"X2.97"


A bride-to-be will adore this design, stitched on shirts and pillowcases. A delicate rose adds subtle color and charm to this sweet sentiment.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.06" and 4.85"X5.05" and 3.69"X3.86"


Sometimes you've gotta kiss a lot of frogs to find your handsome prince. Clever, colorful, and fun on pillow shams, tote bags, and framed pieces for a reading room.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.21"X5.83" and 5.18"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.60"


Happily Ever After Design Packs
 


The above nine designs are available in a design pack. Stitch them on pillow shams, pillow-cases, aprons, T-shirts, and more! Get all 9 designs for only $14.97. Click on a link below to the size that you'd like, and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be released every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design, and add a little "crafty" to your projects!
 

The newest Crafty Collectibles design is: Button-Down Daisy Trio


This week's Crafty Collectible features a trio of colorful daisies, wearing their fanciest buttons to greet the warm spring sun. There's a stitched button version, or a version where you can add your own buttons, too!
 

This version of the design has buttons that are stitched into the flowers.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.03" and 3.11"X3.86"


Button-Down Daisy Trio (Add a button)

In this version, embroider the design, then attach the buttons of
your choice to the centers to add interest and dimension.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.03" and 3.11"X3.86"



Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!