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Entries in By Hannah (34)

embroidery for the holidays

by Hannah

I embroidered the yoke of my husband’s shirt a few years ago around Thanksgiving and we’ve called this his Thanksgiving shirt ever since. It all started because he had a tiny stain and loved the shirt so I invested 10 hours to be sure he could keep this one in his closet. 

 

Embroidery doesn’t have to be this complicated though. It can be as simple as a few pretty stitches on felt for an ornament. Adrianna made up adorable embroidery kits as stocking stuffers or small gifts, complete with classic gold stork scissors and embroidery needles. 

And I chose a few holiday patterns for some inspiration and eye candy for you. 

We’re getting some lovely things in for the holidays so come in for some gift inspiration! See you soon at the shop! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the perfect host/hostess gift

by Hannah

I always enjoy bringing a small gift for whoever braves the job of hosting Thanksgiving. It’s just a lot of work even if you’re just making the turkey. This year I’ll be bringing pot holders to our host because lord knows I don’t want to be having 20 people at my house.

I made these four in about 30 minutes with a few of my favorite fabrics that are hard to keep in stock at Bolt. The grey is our famous recycled hemp/organic cotton blend, the brown is Robert Kaufman Essex and the stripe is an indigo hemp/organic cotton blend which also comes in red and brown. 

I made these pot holders by using a technique called bagging which can be used for blankets and coasters and linings in jackets. The process is simple. 

For this project you’ll need:

-thread

-scissors

-point turner

-2 main fabrics that are 1” larger that you’d like your finished dimension.

-Insul-brite: 2 pieces that are 2” larger than you’d like your finished dimension. 

 Place the Insul-brite on the bottom and your outside layers on top.

It’s good to have the Insul-brite a bit larger than the main fabric so you’re sure to catch it all when you’re stitching.

Always start from the middle of a side so the last step is tidy. 

Trim your corners and the excess batting. Make sure you don’t clip to close to your seam! 

Flip it right side out and press your corners out with a point turner. The Insul-brite is neatly sewn into the edges of your fabric and will not shift around!

Toptstich. Be sure to tuck in the unsewn edges enough so when you topstich you catch the raw edges inside. 

I did a few quilt lines to finish these with a clean simple detail. 

Come by soon! New goodies are arriving at the store everyday and we’ve been stocking up on some adorable stocking stuffers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

local favorite Back to Eden Bakery

by Hannah

Here’s one of our favorite neighbors! 100% plant based, vegan and gluten free. But ladies and gentlemen, this stuff doesn’t taste like cardboard. I’m tempted to turn gluten free or vegan every time I eat here. In the winter time I indulge in their delicious chili (offered everyday) and in the summer time I enjoy my soy soft serve ritual before or after work. I’m a huge fan of their coconut macaroons and carob fudge and every now and then I’ll really go for it and order one of the chocolate mocha shakes. Be sure to use your Supportland card and you’ll receive $5 off here and there! And when you become addicted, grab a soft serve or coffee punch card and have a free one once in a while. SO, come grab a tasty treat and visit us! See you soon!