December 25, 2016

Christmas Countdown #25: Snowflakes


I've been making lots of Christmas Snowflakes from this Free Snowflake Pattern on the American Felt and Craft blog. Boy, have I heard the word snowflake a bit too much this season. But to me, the message of the snowflake is simple - it is that every created thing in this world has worth, is important, is exquisite, and has meaning.

Half the fun of crafting these is just grabbing a handful of pretty colors and sequins and making it up as I go along. If you're looking for a quick fun pattern to fill in some moments by the tree today, I highly recommend it! Get the free pattern on American Felt and Craft.


I'm not normally a purple person, but I'm loving this color combo I created.


Lastly, I would like to wish you and your families the merriest of Christmases. However you celebrate it, or even if you do not celebrate it at all - may the spirit of love that fills this season fill your hearts and guide you in hope and joy into the new year.

Thank you for reading Feeling Stitchy, and for being a part of all the things that bring us hope and joy throughout the year.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 24, 2016

Christmas Countdown #24: CozyBlue


Let's not forget Hanukkah begins tonight, and I can't think of a lovelier way to commemorate it than to stitch this beautiful Festival of Lights pattern by Cozy Blue.

How special it would be to stitch each candle, one per night, until you have a finished piece!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 23, 2016

Christmas Countdown #23: Alicia Paulson


Just how sweet is this Night Before Christmas pattern set by Alicia Paulson? There are three patterns in the set, including a mouse and a lovely snowflake.

I'm also a fan of this adorable Snow Day pattern set as well:

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Countdown #22: September House


These Festive Flock patterns by September House are gorgeous - I love the elegant colors and imaginative stitches:


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 21, 2016

Christmas Countdown #21: Mollie Johanson


A wonderful free pattern, Posable Gingerbread People by Mollie Johanson are on Handmade Charlotte.

If you adore Mollie's sweet style as I do, there are lots of holiday themed patterns in her Etsy shop as well:

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 20, 2016

Christmas Countdown #20: Lia Griffith


I've fallen in love with a series of small felt ornament patterns by Lia Griffith - this Little Felt Bear is one. They require very little sewing and embellishment, so they are very quick to turnaround in these wee hours before Christmas is upon us!

Also not to be missed are these Felt and Pinecone Owls:

And this sweet Felt fox pattern

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 19, 2016

Christmas Countdown #19: Betz White


A teeny tiny felt Sewing Machine pattern by Betz White is perfect for your crafty friends!

There are plenty more delightful ornament patterns in Betz White's shop as well:


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

MooshieStitch Monday: Woven Picot Stitch with Wool


Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Ever since I did the Simply Stitched book review, I have really enjoyed working with tapestry wool.

I had some leftover wool from my plushwork wreath, so I decided to try stitching a woven picot stitch flower with it.

You can refer to my tutorial for the woven picot if you need to learn the stitch - this post is more to show you how it looks using tapestry wool.

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy
DMC Red 7108 and Blanc
I usually stitch the woven picot with pearl cotton. The first thing I noticed using wool is how quickly you can stitch it up - less weaving since the wool is so thick.

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Here are the finished flower petals.

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy


I added woven picot leaves and white french knots for the center of the flower.

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

I love how it looks with the tapestry wool.

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy
It sorta reminds me of poinsettia - but maybe because it's red and I have Christmas on my mind :)

Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy


Woven Picot stitch with wool, tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy


Thank you again to DMC for providing the tapestry wool!




Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

December 18, 2016

Christmas Countdown #18: Jenny Blair Art


I love these sweet Winter Woodland Ornament patterns by Jenny Blair Art! The muted colors and cute animals are lovely and adorable.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 17, 2016

Christmas Countdown #17: What Delilah Did


These Cindermice patterns by Sophie at What Delilah Did are so bright and wonderful. What a cute little gift they would make, or some time well-spent, teaching a beginner how to stitch!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 16, 2016

Christmas Countdown #16: iManuFatti


I adore this Cute Christmas Robin pattern by Etsy seller iManuFatti. Seriously, it is filled with delightfulness, if that is even a word. :)

And there are so many more sweet holiday ornament patterns in Manuela's shop:


Just wonderful - for more visit iManuFatti's shop!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 15, 2016

Christmas Countdown #15: Noia Land


I can't think of anything more delightful than this Mouse Elves pattern by Noia Land. If adorable patterns are your thing, there are lots more to be found in Noia Land's Etsy shop!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 14, 2016

Christmas Countdown #14: Bumpkin Hill


This Friends For Tea ornament pattern in Bumpkin Hill's shop is adorable, isn't it? We featured this Friends for Tea pattern a few years ago, but it is totally worthy of a repost, in my opinion!

Catherine also has some delightful new patterns in her shop as well:

house ornament
Bunny Ski time
Star Catcher pattern

Thanks Catherine, for pointing these out via email - to see more, visit the Bumpkin Hill Etsy shop!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 13, 2016

Christmas Countdown #13: Erica Hite


Continuing the vintage Christmas charm are these lovely Felt Christmas Ornaments patterns by artist Erica Hite. I love how these patterns can either take a lot or a little embellishment and still look fantastic!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 12, 2016

Christmas Countdown #12: Daisy Eyes Handmade


This Silent Night pattern by Daisy Eyes Handmade has so many beautiful touches. I love the variety of colors and stitches, and the wonderful vintage look.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 11, 2016

Christmas Countdown #11: Hallodribums


Nothing says Christmas like this sweet UFO themed Christmas pattern in the Hallodribums Etsy shop! I love the simple, sketchy lines, and the sweetness of this little pattern. For you less traditional Christmas fans out there.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 10, 2016

Christmas Countdown #10: Little Thimble Studios


Simple, sweet, and lovely - this Merry and Bright pattern by Little Thimble Studios is just perfect! This shop is a lovely place to visit for some Christmas cheer, and exquisite hand-embroidered artworks.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 9, 2016

Christmas Countdown #9: The Flossbox

Old Christmas Feeling Pattern by Flossbox on Etsy

This Old Christmas Feeling pattern by The Flossbox is just impeccable. The wool threads really give this sweet piece an heirloom feeling - there are so many lovely crewel patterns in The Flossbox's Etsy shop, and some really adorable cross stitch patterns.

Also, don't miss Emily's site for many wonderful embroidery tutorials and resources!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 8, 2016

Christmas Countdown #8: Satsuma Street


These exquisite Christmas Baubles cross stitch patterns by Satsuma Street are full of bright, happy color and Christmas cheer! Again, I love the bright, nontraditional colors for a welcome twist on holiday crafting.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 7, 2016

Christmas Countdown #7: Trellis and Thyme


I'm in love with this Merry Little Trees pattern for ornaments by Trellis and Thyme. I love the unusual colors - a cute change from the traditional red and green - who can resist a cheery pink tree? If you enjoy making handmade felt ornaments, there are many to be found in the Trellis and Thyme shop!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 6, 2016

Christmas Countdown #6: Little Beach Hut


How about this adorable Christmas Badgers cross stitch pattern in Little Beach Hut's shop? So cute, and perfect to give as a gift or ornament.

There's also a beautiful kit version of this pattern in her shop as well!


What a lovely shop!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 5, 2016

Christmas Countdown #5: NaNee Hand Embroidery


I adore this sweet Cozy Sweater pattern in NaNee Hand Embroidery's shop. It looks just perfect stitched on natural linen, doesn't it? And the nice traditional Christmas reds and greens are wonderful.


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

MooshieStitch Monday: Plushwork Wreath

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Today I am going to show you how to stitch a plushwork wreath for the holidays!

For best results - I highly suggest tapestry wool.

This wreath is stitched with DMC Tapestry Wool (which DMC has so kindly provided).

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy
DMC Green 7344 and Red 7108

For my wreath template, I cut a circle about 2.5 inches wide in diameter out of cardboard.

To start, bring your wool up through the fabric (A) and back down (B)

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Continue with your surface satin stitch - bring your wool back up next to the previous stitch on the same side.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Then down again across the template.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Back up again next to that stitch on the same side and repeat until your template is covered.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Here is the first layer complete.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

I stitched 3 layers of wool around the circle template.

Now you are ready to cut through all the layers.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Remove the cardboard template.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Here it as without any fluffing - notice you can see a gap in the wool.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

I tried fluffing the wool to remove the gap / indent in the middle of the wreath but it would not go away. Maybe my template was too wide? 

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Although I was not 100% satisfied with my first attempt, I trimmed the wool a little with my scissors, fluffed it as much as I could and added a red bow and french knots for decoration.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

My second attempt, I cut a smaller, thinner circle template.

Below is the first circle in white paper on the right and the new template on the left. 

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Same process - I stitched three layers of wool.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

I cut the layers and removed the template. See how there is less of a gap this time??

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Here it is trimmed and fluffed. You can still see a line around the middle but it's less than the first wreath.

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Here is the wreath finished with the bow and french knots!

Plushwork Wreath tutorial by Michelle for Mooshiestitch Monday on Feeling Stitchy

Do you like the first or second wreath better? 

I hope you try this plushwork wreath sometime. If you do, leave a comment below and let us know!


Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

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