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Some Like it Hot

NEW THIS WEEK - April 22nd, 2009

Some Like it Hot

Free Project Instructions!

Summer is almost here! Sweltering days at the beach, dripping popsicles, and fragrant summertime blooms are just around the corner -- and with warmer weather comes a desire for breezy new looks and fresh styles. Get stitching now, and be ready when hot weather hits!

 

Throw a beach party with a wild bunch of Animals at the Beach - based on our always popular animals in pajamas. These cute, funny designs aren't just for kids -- they'll put a smile on people of all ages!

 

Stunning art and a one-color design make the new Simply Hibiscus designs an instant favorite for shirts, totes, towels, and a whole lot more. Heat up your wardrobe with a group of designs perfect for dressing up summer fashions, and cool down with some sweet treats.

 

Don't forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page for the fun, beachy Tweet of the Week!

Stitch a stylish hobo bag
for summer, complete with
an inside zipper pocket.

Click here for free instructions!


 

Animals at the Beach
 

You keep telling us you can't get enough of the Animals in Pajamas. Now the same charming
critters are taking to the beach for a day of summertime fun! From the snorkeling monkey
to the bikini-clad elephant, these cheery creatures are sure to put a smile on your face
through all your summer adventures.

 

A penguin goes tropical, doing the hula
in a grass skirt and flowers.
  Stitch this "cool dude" duck for your
favorite surfers!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.24" and 3.53"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.19" and 3.59"X3.86"

A cute pig puts on sunblock to keep that
healthy shade of pink.
  Ella looks stunning in her little
leopard-print bikini!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.84" and 3.20"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.05" and 3.10"X3.86"

Greta flatters her spots with a polka-dot
swimsuit and relaxes on the beach.
  Outfitted with snorkel and flippers, this monkey
is ready to explore underwater!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.84" and 3.20"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.99"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.72"

Outfitted with water wings and an inner tube,
this endearing hippo is set for a swim.
  An energetic Chihuahua frolics in the sand
in the dog days of summer.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.62" and 3.36"X3.85"

  Available in two sizes:
5.28"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.54"


A Animals at the Beach Value Pack

 

Stitch all these cute-as-can-be animals and have a beach party!

All 8 of the Animals at the Beach designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $14.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Kids from 1 to 101 will love these Animals at the Beach! Stitch one on a fabric beach hat to get some summer shade in style.

Our beach hat project instructions will show you how to stitch a soft fabric hat sized just right to fit all your favorite people. Choose the perfect fabrics to coordinate and you'll have a great one-of-a-kind hat.

Click here for project instructions!


 

 

Simply Hibiscus
 

There's a reason these showy red-pink hibiscus flowers are a popular garden favorite. Their tropical beauty is admired throughout the world, worn as a lovely accessory and enjoyed in tea. Stitch these bold blooms in our beloved Simply style on shirts, linens, and anything grows in your imagination.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"


 

A circle of beautiful hibiscus blooms makes up this bold-yet-detailed design.
Stitch it on bags, towels, and lots more!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.15"X7.86" and 5.86"X6.42" and 4.86"X5.31" and 3.55"X3.86"


 

This rectangle of exotic hibiscus blooms looks great on its own -- or repeat it for a bold border.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.01"X4.57" and 6.00"X3.19"


 

Horizontally or vertically, this narrow hibiscus border will inspire a million creative ideas.

 

Available in three sizes:
2.40"X9.41" and 1.68"X6.00" and 1.50"X3.83"


 

Tuck these lovely hibiscus blooms in the corner
of napkins or placemats.

 

   

A single hibiscus flower makes a beautiful centerpiece in your garden of embroidery.

 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
2.51"X2.10"


A Simply Hibiscus Value Pack

 

Stitch a whole garden of these gorgeous hibiscus designs!

The extra-extra-large and large packs contain 9 designs, priced at only $15.97!

The extra-large and medium packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $15.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs, priced at only at $8.97!

 

Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to
your basket.

 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10

All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 

These delightful hibiscus blooms are the star of this week's new project - a stylish hobo bag!

This purse has a contemporary curved shape that will go great with summer fashions. The large main pouch and tiny zippered pocket are just right for carrying all your summer essentials.

Click here for project instructions!


 

 

A Day at the Beach
 

Let these simple, charming borders dance along the hem of capri pants, the edge of a towel,
or anything else you please. Each comes with a tiny design that's great for shirts and more!

 

Nothing says summer like flip-flops. These easy breezy sandals are a perfect way
to dress up casual summer wear!

 

 

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X1.56" and 5.97"X1.11" and 2.90"X1.00"

  Available in one size:
2.50"X2.41"

 

Beach umbrellas and dynamic waves will make a "splash" on summer threads!

 

 

Available in three sizes:
9.01"X1.51" and 5.96"X1.30" and 2.96"X1.01"

  Available in one size:
2.26"X2.51"

 

Simple hibiscus flowers sweeten up summer with their lovely color and bold petals.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.60" and 6.00"X1.33" and 2.00"X1.01"

  Available in one size:
1.97"X2.50"

 

Keep cool with dark shades under the sizzling summer sun.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
9.30"X1.58" and 5.96"X1.08" and 2.04"X1.05"

  Available in one size:
2.49"X2.46"

 

She wears seashells by the seashore. You can too with this soft and lovely design!

 

 

Available in three sizes:
9.36"X1.56" and 5.95"X1.08" and 2.96"X1.01"
 

Available in one size:
2.50"X2.02"



A Day at the Beach Value Pack

 

Get all these fashionable summer designs and heat up summer wardrobes for family and friends!

All 10 of the Day at the Beach designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $16.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Convert a ready-made pair of pants to Capris - it's a quick and easy project that gives you a perfect place for these stylin' Day at the Beach designs!

Learn how to cut off those pants just right to get an even length and a beautiful hem. Plus, this method gives you easy access to the edges for embroidery.

Click here for project instructions!


 

 

Summertime Treats - Dollar Delights - Only $1.00!

 

Stay cool this summer when you stitch these sweet treats! Each of these delicious designs comes in nearly identical stitch filled and applique versions, to suit everyone's crafty appetites. Enjoy!

 

Banana split (stitch filled) - only $1.00!   Banana split (applique) - only $1.00!

 

Available in one size:
3.52"X3.00"

  Available in one size:
3.53"X3.01"

Cupcake (stitch filled) - only $1.00!   Cupcake (applique) - only $1.00!

 

Available in one size:
3.35"X3.51"

  Available in one size:
3.38"X3.54"

Popsicle (stitch filled) - only $1.00!   Popsicle (applique) - only $1.00!

 

Available in one size:
3.05"X3.53"

  Available in one size:
3.01"X3.53"

Ice cream cone (stitch filled) - only $1.00!   Ice cream cone (applique) - only $1.00!

 

Available in one size:
2.65"X3.52"

  Available in one size:
2.68"X3.53"

Snow cone (stitch filled) - only $1.00!   Snow cone (applique) - only $1.00!

 

Available in one size:
2.68"X3.53"

  Available in one size:
2.70"X3.54"

 

 

The Tweets hit the beach, ready for a day of fun and sun! From volleyball and surfing
to kicking back with a "beach read," these birds will brighten up your sunny summer.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.92" and 4.47"X6.80"



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