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Springtime in Paris
Springtime in Paris

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NEW THIS WEEK - April 16th, 2014


Celebrate springtime in Paris! New designs bring a touch of French flair to your embroidery projects.

Butterflies and flowers burst with color against elegant toile backdrops. A sweet collage is filled with bright Parisian motifs, gorgeous watercolor flowers highlight French landmarks, and dapper animals enjoy a day in a Paris park.

Take a stroll down the page to find all these new chic designs!
 

A combination purse and clutch is the perfect spring accessory! Click here for free project instructions!

Flutterby and Fleurs

Create a unique and lovely look with gorgeous butterfly vignettes! Graceful toile backdrops include an inspiring French word, and provide elegant counterpoints to the lush flowers and fluttering butterflies in the foreground. Please note: the words in each design are on a separate color stop, so may be left out if desired.

A Monarch butterfly floats near bright daffodils, while a Meleager's Blue butterfly savors fragrant peonies. Lovely on towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and pillow covers!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.89" x 9.67" and 5.55" x 7.79" and 4.88" x 6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.59" and 5.61" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.74"


Add Parisian spirit to tote bags and pillow covers with these graceful designs. A Swallowtail butterfly floats toward lilies that appear almost three-dimensional, while a regal Purple Emperor butterfly alights among brilliant red roses.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.85" x 9.56" and 5.59" x 7.80" and 4.86" x 6.79"
  Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.74" and 5.49" x 7.79" and 4.85" x 6.85"


Amazingly realistic butterflies flutter among richly detailed flowers in lush and lovely designs. Bring their marvelous color palettes and unique "echo" effect to your next project!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
6.91" x 9.74" and 5.53" x 7.80" and 4.87" x 6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.15" and 5.88" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.43"


"Amitie" means harmony or friendship in French, and "jardin" means garden. Stitch a friendship garden in your home! Toss pillows are stunning with a Clouded Yellow butterfly and fresh morning glories, along with the Apollo butterfly and sunny sunflowers.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.77" and 5.49" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.88"
  Available in three sizes:
6.89" x 9.55" and 5.61" x 7.78" and 4.88" x 6.79"


The word "butterfly" in French is "papillon," and it goes with poppies perfectly. Add this exquisite design featuring the Southern White Admiral butterfly to home decor items for a truly eye-catching showpiece.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.86" x 9.59" and 5.58" x 7.80" and 4.86" x 6.79"


Paris has many nicknames including the "City of Love." Stitch a little love with a light and fresh J'adore Paris (I love Paris) collage. Beloved motifs from this enchanting city are featured, including the iconic Eiffel Tower, a bicycle festooned with flowers, a dainty perfume atomizer, and of course, un cafe express (espresso)!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.63" and 7.04" x 6.90" and 5.97" x 5.85" and 5.00" x 4.90"


Smaller designs from the J'adore Paris medley are sweet-stitching petite treats. Add to linen napkins for a delightful dining room dress-up!
         
   
Available in one size:
2.22" x 3.90"
  Available in one size:
3.90" x 1.36"
  Available in one size:
2.70" x 2.09"


Stitch a cosmopolitan touch onto the corners of towels, quilts, wall hangings, and more with dashing designs that are small in size but big on style.
         
       
Available in one size:
1.97" x 2.01"
   Available in one size:
2.29" x 1.48"
  Available in one size:
2.47" x 1.64" 


France is filled with glamorous style and distinguished history. The unique landmark designs below feature just a few of the architectural high points of this fascinating country.

This year marks the Eiffel Tower's 125th birthday. Splendid irises frame an iconic symbol of Paris with its beauty, romance, and joie de vivre. Stitch this grand and graceful design onto wall hangings, pillow shams, and framed art for an instantly recognizable centerpiece.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 9.70" and 5.85" x 8.22" and 5.53" x 7.75" and 4.86" x 6.86"


Notre-Dame de Paris, or "Our Lady of Paris," is also known as the Notre-Dame Cathedral. The cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The cathedral has 10 bells! Let them ring in spring on towels, wall hangings, pillow covers, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.84" x 8.71" and 5.86" x 7.46" and 4.86" x 6.18"


Paris in the Park

People aren't the only ones who enjoy springtime in Paris! Cute critters also enjoy the storied sights and historic avenues. A cat "pawses" for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, and a bird strikes a pose on a decorative fountain. Fun on towels, tote bags, mini-quilts, and more!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 7.14" and 4.87" x 5.92" and 3.18" x 3.87"
   Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 6.73" and 4.83" x 5.56" and 3.50" x 3.90"


Add a cosmopolitan touch to kitchen towels and table linens with these dashing designs.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
6.68" x 5.86" and 5.52" x 4.84" and 3.90" x 3.42"
   Available in three sizes:
6.92" x 5.86" and 5.72" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.28"


A bicycle with a basket of fresh blooms attracts fashionable felines, and a dog stops to smell the flowers spilling from a charming old-world cart. Sweet on quilts and towels!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.18" x 5.85" and 6.87" x 4.38" and 3.90" x 2.49"
  Available in three sizes:
8.35" x 5.85" and 6.87" x 4.82" and 3.86" x 2.71"


Paris in the Park Design Packs

Cats, dogs, and birds savor a springtime day in Paris in the Park designs. Add cute and colorful accents to T-shirts, towels, mini-quilts, tote bags, e-reader covers, and much more!
 

Paris in the Park Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $12.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



French Fashions

Fashion has always been an important part of French culture and society. The best styles are timeless, as the designs below show.

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, and a day spent shopping in the city's many fabulous boutiques. Bring the elegance of these delightfully feminine figures to life on tote bags, purses, wall hangings, and more!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 8.66" and 5.28" x 7.80" and 4.63" x 6.85" 
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 9.29" and 4.91" x 7.80" and 4.32" x 6.85"
 


Of course if you're going to walk a dog in Paris, it should be a French Poodle! This woman and her pretty pooch are all dolled up and looking marvelous as they promenade down the avenue.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 7.22" and 6.33" x 5.86" and 5.29" x 4.90" 


The natural way to relax after a day spent shopping is to enjoy a cup of espresso in an intimate bistro. Beautiful on towels, reusable shopping bags, and fashion quilts.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.29" x 9.41" and 4.39" x 7.80" and 3.88" x 6.90"
   Available in three sizes:
5.66" x 9.40" and 4.70" x 7.80" and 4.13" x 6.85


Bring glamour and charisma to your embroidery projects with this jolie femme!
 
Available in three sizes:
4.67" x 9.41" and 3.87" x 7.80" and 3.41" x 6.86"


French Fashions Design Packs

French fashions come to life in graceful, elegant designs! Add a touch of "haute couture" to pillow shams, quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, and more with their unique look.
 

French Fashions Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $12.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Special Request of the Week

We are always inspired by the excellent suggestions we receive from stitchers all over the world. Each week this space is reserved for one customer's request. Sue thought it would be so cute to have Sunbonnet Sue at the spinning wheel while Fisherman Fred weaves at the loom. And she was right! Nostalgic designs add a sweet homespun touch to quilts, craft supply bags, wall hangings for the sewing space, and more. Thanks for the great idea, Sue!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
7.08" x 5.86" and 5.89" x 4.88"
  Available in two sizes:
6.87" x 5.86" and 5.68" x 4.85"


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