Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEW Pumpkin Pair Tea Towel Freebie

Amazing!  September has flown by and now we are in the month of pumpkins, witches, goblins and other scary creatures - FUN!

Our latest FREEBIE tea towel is new available for you to enjoy.  This new embroidery design features a pair of pumpkins with scary faces to decorate your kitchen for Halloween.  Take a little time for yourself and embroider these two characters.

Just print the pattern, order the Dunroven House Terra Cotta Tea Towel PLUS the #8 Perle Cotton to stitch and get to work!!

Pumpkin Pair Freebie

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Halloween Witches Are A Hit

Our witches are the most popular gals this Halloween season.

Make one of these "beauties" in wool appliqué or needle felted appliqué.  Either one will make quite the statement for your home decorating for Halloween.


Ghoulish Girl

Enjoy Needle Felting this beauty on a 100% felted wool background.  The Ghoulish Girl  is felted with wool roving using a single felting needle....although a 3 needle multi tool would work wonders too. 
Add layers of wool roving to create interest and texture in her face and clothes.  Lots of fun to do an "appliqué" version of needle felting!

Enjoy a Complete Kit that includes:

  • Pattern
  • Wool Background
  • 100% Wool Roving
  • Felting Needles
  • #8 Perle Cotton
  • PLUS Wooden Quill to hang her from. 

Ghoulish Girl Wall Hanging


Bewitched Halloween Wall Hanging

Decorate your home with a "charming" witch for Halloween.  She is lovely with a green wart on her green complexion....just what you need to greet all the ghosts and goblins who want some treats.

Enjoy Wool Appliqué with 100% Felted Wool and appliqué with #8 Perle Cotton.  Hang your Bewitched gal from a vintage quill once used in a fabric mill as a bobbin for yarn and placed in a shuttle to make the fabric.  Use some funky wire or find cording to thread through the quill.  Adds more interest to your work.

Our Complete Kit includes:

  • Felted Wool
  • #8 Perle Cotton to Appliqué
  • Needle
  • Step-By-Step Instructions
  • PLUS the Wooden Quill to hang your witch

Bewitched Halloween Wall Hanging


Happy Halloween to you!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

San Mateo Show Is Back – BIG Time!

We had a wonderful weekend at the rebirth of the San Mateo Quilt, Craft and Sewing Fest! Shoppers and vendors alike had a super time. The expo hall was filled all 3 days and it was a party in the Bird Brain booth too. So nice to see so many familiar faces and catch up on gossip and news. We, of course, made lots of new friends too.

SanMateo2009 A BIG thank you to all you lovely gals and guys who came to the show…..the support for Bird Brain Designs and for Rusty Barn, the new promoters is very much appreciated.

See you at the show again next February 18 – 20, 2010. Get ready for lots more fun.


Monday, September 14, 2009

It’s SHOW Time

We are packing up and getting ready to head off to 3 shows in 3 weekends! First we will be going to the NEW and IMPROVED show at the San Mateo Expo next to the race track….fun to hear the horses in the barns! September 17 – 19, 2009.

We will be bringing more Vintage Needlework Treasures to the 3 shows. Samples are shown below. Lots of small toy sewing machines, sewing baskets and wooden caddies to take all your

NeedleworkTreasures sewing necessities to classes and workshops plus bobbins, shuttles and other pretties to just decorate your sewing room.

Check our show schedule to jot down the show dates and come and visit. We, of course, will be bringing lots of Autumn and Christmas patterns and kits to get you kick started for the up coming holidays. All fun stuff. See you soon.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Travel Photos You Haven’t Seen

I was just looking in my blog photos and found so many I took along our adventures on the road.  Tina and I are always finding something interesting to see as we drive.  Many of these are a little old but great fun just the same!

In July coming home from Denver, we screeched to a halt on I-25 when a huge herd of buffalo appeared on the hills along the road. BuffaloHerd

I grabbed the camera and took a “herd” of pictures of these nifty creatures.  They looked at me but I couldn’t get a close as I wished.   The BIG boys are really huge!  Because it was summer all their winter fur is coming off….they looked like they were moulting.


The babies are a little cuter than all the adults but there were not too many.  Everyone took off in a stampede when I got too close wanting a better photo.  


Quite a sight right next to the freeway.  Fun to see.  Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.  Have some fun!