give away winner!

children's embroidery kit: pinks

drum roll…. the winner (randomly chosen) was…


If you can email me at and let me know your mailing address and whether you would prefer the pinky or primary set I will get it in the mail to you asap!


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hello there {thursday threads} and a give away!

thursday threads

It feels like years since I did a thursday threads post! I’ve been swamped for the past month or so with some crazy big orders and this week I’ve had the chance to catch my breath. As my friend said, it’s “feast or famine” over here. And honestly as grateful as I am for the way that my little etsy shop is contributing to our family (and my ability to stay home) it sure is nice to have a little breather!

I’ve got a few things on my table and on my needle starting this week. A couple things for the shop, a fundraising sort of holiday sale I’m going to participate in and some holiday gifts for family.

First up is a new adoption embroidery that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I saw this quote on Pinterest a loooooong time ago and have loved it ever since. This is a gender neutral version that could hopefully hang in a nursery for either a boy or girl or even just in your home. Can’t wait to share the finished project!


Second up are these felt gingerbread houses. The pattern comes from umecraft shop on etsy (she is generous enough to allow you to make and sell items from her patterns!) and it’s totally a stretch for me but something I’ve been wanting to tackle for a long time. I’m hoping if these gingerbread houses are a success, I can modify the pattern and make some little storybook houses with peg doll characters next year. The that I love about these is that they are reusable. I know that decorating a real, food gingerbread house is fun, but it drives me crazy to spend all that money on food and let it sit there for weeks and then throw it away! This way you get the fun year after year and it’s good for all ages!


children's embroidery kit: pinks

Another new item I was able to finish this week are these sewing/hand embroidery kits for young children. I’ve had the idea for these stored up in my head for a while and I’m still tinkering with the results, but after a test run with my 5 year old they are ready to go! It is such a joy to see something that I’ve dreamed up in my head come to life. I’m super proud of these and I am so excited to share them that I’m offering a give away of one set. Just leave a comment by Friday, November 9 at midnight and I’ll use a random number generator to choose a winner on Saturday.


Camera WIP

Last up is this camera embroidery for my brother. It’s time to start stitching holiday gifts and this is the first in line! The pattern is from Urban Threads. I’m planning on doing the whole thing in black, but changing up the types of thread (linen, cotton and cotton pearl) and stitch thickness (aka 1 v. 3 strands).

That’s about it! Whew!
Don’t forget about the give away!!!

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are you a good guesser?

the big "w" in process

This is a 12″ wide W for my son’s room.
It’s stretched across a 14″ hoop.
Literally the biggest embroidery I’ve ever done.

the big "w" in process

It is going to be outlined by a million tiny stitches of two different shades of brown. So far I’ve got two and a half hours into this.
Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to guess the total number of hours it will take to complete.

Leave a comment here with your guess and contact info and when I do finally finish it, the person with the closest estimate will win a small daisyeyes handmade prize (to be announced later).

Thanks for playing!

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give away winner…


Using my own random number generator, otherwise known as the Rooster, number three is the winner!!

christmas onesies: upcoming give-away
Sizing info: the mittens are 0-3 month onesie & the ornaments and tree are both 3-6 month onesies.

Congratulations Grace Aubert, from Don’t Buy a Thing! Send me an email (see the sidebar) and let me know which one you would like and your mailing address and it will be happily on it’s way to your doorstep.

I’ve got one more give-away planned…a vintage style penguin bib for next Monday so come back and enter again to win.

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stitching update & a give-away #1

Now that my sale is over (it was a bust…boo!), I am so excited to get started on some new stitching’s that have been in my head for a while.

All of these are Christmas gifts and will become items in the etsy shop after the New Year.

Family Hands
dec 2011: family hands in process


Family Tree (I’m probably most excited about this one)

dec 2011: family tree stitching in process


and a line of little chicks. You have seen a few of these already on my embroidered charms, these are going to be bookmarks and I also hope to do a group of these girls that could be framed. These are customizable and I’m super excited about the possibilities with these too!

dec 2011: stitching in process

dec 2011: stitching in process


Christmas is approaching way to quickly and in honor of the approaching season I’m going to be doing a couple of give-aways on the blog between now and then. We’ll start the games with this set of 3 onesies.

christmas onesies: upcoming give-away

Leave a comment and one of these goodies is yours.

A perfect gift for a new holiday baby!

Like daisyeyes handmade on facebook and you will be entered twice!

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