Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine Stitching and a Freebie!

Hello dear stitching friends!  Can you believe that there are only a few days remaining of the first month of the new year?  And what have I been up to these past few weeks?  Well, I have a big announcement to make - after years of 'playing' around with designing, making sketches and dreaming of creating more of my own designs I am finally doing it!  

I am happy to announce the launch of Lady Lexi Designs with this 'Be My Valentine' design!  The ePattern is available in my new little Etsy Shop in pdf format!

But how can I launch a shop without a little gift to my friends?  Here is a 'True Love' freebie for Valentine's day - I finished it as a long pillow with red check fabric and it is trimmed with cotton lace, a red ribbon and a cute little heart charm.

I used DMC 321 for this piece, but you can choose which ever fibers you like :)  If you have any trouble saving the chart, or if you would like me to send it to you directly, please email me.

If you do stitch one of my designs, please feel free to email me some pictures - I would love to see your finishes!  You might also be wondering where the name 'Lady Lexi Designs' comes from?  For regular readers of my blog - you are right - it is named after my dog Lexi, who at almost two years old, is a real lady and also my sweet 'baby'!

Well, that's it for now - I hope you enjoy my designs :)

Enjoy the remainder of the week and Happy Stitching!



cucki said...

Aww cute valentine finish and thank you for the sweet freebie..
Hugs xxx

Annie said...

Congratulations on your new shop! Your design is lovely and I like the finish. Thanks so much for the little freebie too.

Best of luck on this new endeavor!

N. Adri said...

Sweet designs. Thank you for the free pattern!

Vickie said...

Thank you Michelle and congratulations. Good for you.

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle its beautiful. How odd that I am meeting up with you in Cape Town and as you know we married on top of Table Mountain on Valentines Day - I love this design how do I purchase it from you - maybe I could collect it from you in person xx

Michelle said...

Michelle - I saw the made-up pillow on Etsy - I would like to purchase it and pop it on display in our hotel room on Valentines Day. Can I pay you by paypal? xx

Anonymous said...


Your designs are lovely!
Good luck with your designing and thamk you for the free chart.

Carol said...

Aren't those adorable, Michelle!! Congratulations on opening your very own Etsy shop, too--I'm sure it will be a lot of fun :)

Thanks for the free chart!

Siobhán said...

Michelle, best of luck to you on your new design business! Thanks for the chart--it's adorable!

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your new shop, I love everything you have made, thank you also for the free chart, hugs.

Erna said...

All the best with your etsy shop and thanks fot the nice chart..
Erna x

Mii Stitch said...

Aww congrats on your new shop! I wish you all the best with it & thanks for sharing this little chart :)

Wendy said...

congrats on setting up shop, I hope it will run really well !
love the freebie, thank you so much !

Dani - tkdchick said...

They are great designs thank you for the freebie and congrats on your new endeavor!!!! I wish you lots of success.

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Timi said...

Thank you for this lovely pattern!!!

Daphne said...

Wow, the pillow is beautiful! And I can't wait to try the freebie :D

Love your blog! Greetings, Daphne

Lisa said...

What a lovely pattern - thank you :-)

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's so beautiful. Such a nice little pattern and pillow. Beautifully finished, too.

Tatkis said...

Both pillows are simply adorable!


Anne said...

Hello! I just found you through Butterfly's blog. I love your sweet Valentine pillow! Your freebie is so adorable too! When I stitch it I will send you a photo!!


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Ele said...

Hello Michelle,

thanks for offering us this wonderful freebie, it's perfect for Valentine's Day, your finish looks beautiful


Mary Joan said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy shop. And thank you for the Valentine Freebie chart. I love the little pillow you have made it into - looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

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