Mushroom Pincushion from Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond + GIVEAWAY

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Aimee Ray is the author of the popular and delightful Doodle Stitching series. Our Farmer’s Market Tote Bag from Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs is a favorite project here at Sew,Mama,Sew!, and Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners is a well-loved classic in our sewing libraries. Today Aimee is celebrating the release of a new book in the series, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More.

Aimee explores beautiful stitching techniques with over twenty projects in the book. We think the Redwork & Crewel section alone is reason to buy the book. (Hansel and Gretel Storybook Panels! Crewel Family Tree!) The Sashiko & Shisha projects are also completely wonderful, with an entirely different look.

Today’s Mushroom Pincushion project below is the project on the cover of Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More. Learn how to do Stumpwork and add three-dimensional elements to your stiching!

Aimee is giving away a copy of Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More. Add a comment below about your stitching experiences for a chance to win the book. Are you new to embroidery? Are you a true fan of Aimee’s work? Have you made something special with crewel, cross stitch or any of the other techniques in Aimee’s latest book? Let’s talk stitching! Aimee will be back next month with another fun project…

Mushroom Pincushion

Stumpwork is used to create three dimensional embroidery art. Padded Stumpwork pieces are the most basic technique, created by stitching a small felt piece onto a background and then stitching over it with the Satin Stitch to create a rounded shape. This is how you can create the cute mushrooms on this simple to sew pincushion!

What You Need:

  • 7×2 inch piece of blue felt
  • 7×1 inch piece of green felt
  • 1 blue and 1 green, 2 inch felt circles
  • Small scraps of red and white felt
  • Pattern
  • Stuffing
  • Embroidery floss
  • One skein each of dark coral 349, coral 351, light coral 352, green 471, blanc (white)

Stitches:
Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch, Running Stitch, Stab Stitch, Whip Stitch

Instructions:
1. Cut the green felt according to the pattern and stitch it to the blue felt using small running stitches.

2. Using the patterns, cut 5 mushroom top shapes and 5 bottoms from red and white felt.

3. For each mushroom, start by stitching a bottom felt piece in place on the felt background using the stab stitch (see figure). Keep your stitches small and close together.

4. Using white floss, stitch a Satin Stitch vertically over the felt piece (see above).

5. Now stitch the mushroom top in place, tucking a small amount of stuffing underneath. Stitch a horizontal Satin Stitch over the felt piece.

6. Stitch a few Satin Stitch spots on the mushroom top. Don’t pull your stitches too tightly.

7. Continue to stitch the rest of the mushrooms in the same way.

8. Fold the felt strip into a circle, overlapping the ends slightly, sew them together using the Whip Stitch.

9. Sew the bottom circle in place at the base with the Whip Stitch.

10. Sew the top circle in place at the top, tucking stuffing inside.

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202 Responses to Mushroom Pincushion from Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond + GIVEAWAY

  1. apple blossom says:

    nice pin cushion

  2. Erica says:

    I´m new to embroidery!! Love this cute proyect!!
    Thank´s !!
    Erica

  3. sarita says:

    I have been stitching for many years and am quite passionate about it. I have, of course, seen Aimees books all over the internet,but have never held one in my hands due to a teeny, tiny fixed income. Obviously I would be overjoyed to wi a copy. Thank you for the opportunity…:)

  4. Windylou says:

    I’ve never done embroidery, but I have been collecting lots of vintage floss and patterns because I’m so fascinated. I think it’s time to learn!

  5. Aurora Ford says:

    I love her new book however, I bought a copy the other day. The book store gave me a small discount, because my book is missing pages 80-96 and it has 2 sets of pages 65-79 I’am ok with that but I thought I would let someone know so you make sure all your pages are there. Happy Embroidering!!!!!

  6. Colleen says:

    I am a newbie to embroidery and would love to learn more.

  7. Cindy says:

    I have done a lot of cross stitching in the past, but quilting took over for a while. This would be wonderful to have to try new techniques that really intrigue me! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  8. Charlotte in Ga says:

    I dont work and lot with hand stiching but really enjoy it when I do it. So nice and portable.. I love this pin cushion. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win this neat book.

  9. Debbie S. R. says:

    I’ve always loved the ease of working with felt and the beauty of crewel embroidery. The way you combine them never fails to inspire me. I own several of your books, and this is another “must have”! Thanks for keeping me creative…now “I Gotta Go Make Something”!

  10. I love your books! The designs are beautiful… Embroidery is a relaxing way to play with colors. I am working on a baby quilt for my first grandchild, embroidering animals that go in Noah’s Ark. Also working on wool applique with embroidery. Lots of fun! Congrats on the new book!!!

  11. Lisa says:

    I want to learn more embroidery! Mushrooms are so cute!

  12. Jainnie says:

    I’ve dabbled a little with embroidery stitching. What a wonderful giveaway to win this book! I would love to learn more!!

  13. Chris says:

    I do not know how do to crewel or stumpwork but would love to learn! I love the doodle stitching embroidery books!

  14. Lee says:

    I love the doodle stitching books! This project is fabulous! thank you!

  15. Kim Leavens says:

    Big fan of Aimee’s work. I would love this book. I love doodle embroidery stitching..I’ve embroidered since I was very young!!

  16. Jen S says:

    What an adorable project! I’m an experienced-novice embroiderer. I learned from my mom, a cross-stitcher whom learned from her mother a creweler. Now my sis doesn’t care for it yet we’re teaching my 9 year old niece the joys of needlework. The book sounds great for sharing with my family.

  17. anna dorothy says:

    I’ve done a little embroidery when I was younger, and just now starting pick it back up! I love it.

  18. db says:

    Would LOVE to win this – thx for the chance. Love to embroider

  19. Gill says:

    I’m a beginner – I’d love to learn crewelwork and stumpwork!

  20. Vanessa says:

    My mom was always doing embroidery or crocheting – I learned when I was older – doing cross stitch and embroidery – love the affect you can get. I do have Aimee’s first book on Doodle Stitching – such fun designs.

  21. Mhairi says:

    I have been embroidering on and off for 20 years. I love the stitchery part of it but do not enjoy the tracing of a design, putting it in a hoop and all the other stuff you have to do first to get it right.
    However, seeing Aimee’s mushroom has made me want to do some more.

  22. Dyanna Holster says:

    Oh I would so love to win this book! I just love Aimee’s work!

  23. domestic diva says:

    I haven’t done much, but I’ve been wanting to learn. Great stuff!

  24. Sarah N says:

    I did a little cross stitch when I was a lot younger, but since then I’ve not done any. I’ve started machine sewing again, but am a bit lost to know where to start with embroidery etc!

  25. Cindy says:

    I’ve been stitching almost my whole life and still LOVE it! I love Aimee’s stuff and look forward to learning new techniques.

  26. Elaine Mcd says:

    OMG…long time fan of Aimee. I would love to own this book and do these projects. Two of my girlfriends just had children so this would be perfect. Cute cute cute. Thanks

  27. Anne Marie says:

    I love embroidery – this sounds like a great book.

  28. Emma Farley says:

    I LOVE embroidery!! I had never seen Aimee’s work before this giveaway but I’m an INSTANT fan!! I HAVE to have this book!!

  29. jessicac says:

    Very new to embroidery, but would love to pick up some new techniques, and think that crewel work is so beautiful! I have been practicing on Mother Bear faces… but haven’t gotten much beyond that!

  30. Danijela says:

    This looks amazing!!sure the rest is great too.

  31. Jayme says:

    Just starting to dabble in embroidery. I used to cross stitch as a kid but had a hard time actually finishing anything! I’d love to have this book.

  32. Rachael says:

    I am new to embroidery, but am excited to try this project and share it with my good friend who has been doing lots of embroidery!

  33. Dinah says:

    I learned how to do basic embroidery 40+ years ago. (I can’t believe I said that!!) Shortly after that I learned to cross stitch really well and continued that for more than 10 years. I am now doing both again THANKS TO ALL OF YOU YOUNG AND EXTREMELY TALENTED LADIES! I love the creativity I find with all of you and would love to win Aimee’s new book. I can promise that I would make as much as I could from her book because this younger generations creativity has re-started mine like you would not believe!

  34. Karina Ward says:

    This is an adorable pincushion! I would love to win the book. I made a felt purse, lipstick and wallet for my niece last year and she loved it.

  35. shawn says:

    I have done very little embroidery, when in elementary school when they used to teach home ec I did a holly hobbie pattern where we had to do different stitches on it. My mother actually still has mine and my sisters hanging in frames at the house. I would love to win this book to freshen up what skills I have and learn new ones. Cross your fingers for me please!!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

  36. Moni says:

    I love to embroider, but I am not really that good at it so I could use a good book and this looks so cute!

  37. Kim T. says:

    I am pretty new still. But I love it so!!!

  38. Helen says:

    Book looks fantastic! I’m looking for ideas for a felted bag that I’m in the process of knitting.

  39. Noemy says:

    I`ve always been a counted cross-stitch girl, but lately I`m seeing so many lovely embroidery designs that my fingers are itching for a book like this!

  40. Bev Dickison says:

    I love Aimee’s books, this one look beautiful.

  41. Sue from Minnesota says:

    I absolutely love to embroider!! I started back in the 70s embellishing “work” shirts with flowers and such! Working with felt is another love of mine! I guess I’ve been at it for 40 years now!

  42. Britney says:

    I’ve been obsessed withe embroidery for the last few months and have worked with fabric and hand sewn cards. I’m excited to see Aimee’s book for more project ideas and inspiration!

  43. Michelle Scoville says:

    I use Aimee’s other books and it would be a delight to receive this one. Thank you.

  44. Kate says:

    I adore Aimee’s work! Her second book, the motif collection, is what inspired me to start doing embroidery again! I liked doing embroidery, but I was always stressed out by technique and choosing colors. In addition, I didn’t see a use for my embroidery. Aimee’s book, with it’s fun embroidery patterns, and it’s exciting projects, got me eager to stitch again! Right now I am working on a handkerchief with teapot, tea cup, and teabag patterns on it from Aimee’s book, in a color scheme of bright pink and green. I love it, and I am not afraid to embroider anymore!

  45. Elizabeth Pickering says:

    I’ve been embroidering for awhile now but at a snail’s pace. I love Aimee’s books and Etsy shop!

  46. Jen says:

    Mom started me with embroidery when I was a little girl, and some of my projects still hang about their house! I stopped needlework for a while, but after marrying my husband, moving to Pittsburgh, and finding myself in the car for very long stretches at a time to go visit our families (both 5+ hours away—I can’t fly), Hubby heard me mention that embroidery might be something I could happily do in the car and he grabbed the Sublime Stitching Stitch-It Kit for me after we saw it online. I’ve been stitching away most happily ever since! ;) I’ve Aimee’s other two Doodle Stitching books now, too, and they’re wonderful. I’ve learned a few new tricks from them (though I’ve not tried crewel yet)…and continue to push embroidery on everyone I know. ;)

  47. Sheila says:

    I bought her first Doodle Stitching book!!…..sadly I haven’t made anything yet….but I am looking forward to embracing handwork once again.

  48. Amy says:

    I have Doodle Stitching. I learned how to embroider on felt using tissue paper as a way of “transferring” the stitch onto the material. Love her stuff. The book layouts are great too!

  49. apple blossom says:

    I love cross-stitching and sewing on my machine…I’m in process of making a quilt for my senior daughter. Nice pin cushion thanks

  50. Tammie says:

    New to embroidery. Would enjoy the book!

  51. Honora says:

    My grandmother used to do beautiful things to my collars when I was young. My mother and all of my aunts have her talent as well. I’d love to relearn, and practice before my mother notices!

  52. Rose says:

    I’d love the chance to enter your giveaway for the delightful embroidery book. I learned to embroider when I was about 7 or 8 years old, but didn’t really like it until I was in my teens. I discovered cross-stitch, and became obsessed for about 20 years, but have now started back with crewel work and embroidery.

  53. Crewel was actually the gateway into embroidery for me :) And I love Aimee’s books!

  54. valerie says:

    I have done cross stitch in the past, but haven’t worked on anything lately. Perhaps I need to get some new inspiration?!

  55. Gina says:

    I have both of Aimee’s Doodle-Stitching books. I almost always have some sort of handwork project in the works. It’s so therapeutic!

  56. Dell says:

    Although my hand embroidery skills are limited, I have several of Aimee’s books. They are irresistible.

  57. Katrina H says:

    I’ve only done a limited amount of hand embroidery. It’s fun to do now and then! This book looks like it’s full of inspiration!

  58. Gina says:

    I love how embroidery adds sweet personalization

  59. Hannah says:

    I’ve known how to do basic embroidery for a few years now, and I would really like to learn more.

  60. I’m new to embroidery. I just made a tooth fairy pillow for my daughter (embroidered a fairy, basket and flowers) and it turned out great. Now, I’m wanting to embroider everything!

  61. Anne J says:

    My last experience with cross stitch is when I made my niece a wall hanging when she was born. She’s now 13…have been wanting to give it a try again. Love the pincushion!

  62. carolee c. says:

    I haven’t done any handwork in a long time! This book would certainly get me back in the mood!

  63. Shari Shobe says:

    Wonderful book design and thanks for the show and tell of the technique.

  64. Pilar says:

    I am in awe since I just bought “Doodle Stitching” t a local bookstore (Monterrey, Mexico), was amazed to find it waiting for me and now I find out about this give away!! couldn´t be happier! I am desperate to start stitching! would love to have the new book!!I started cross stitching and embroidering since I was 12 years and have continued over the years, it is my special therapy!

  65. Sherryl says:

    I used to do cross stitch ALL the time! I’ve made many birth and wedding samplers and I still have some fun framed nursery rhymes pieces that I made for my kidlets when they were still babes (that was 30 years ago!!) The only embroidery I’ve really done is for doll faces, but lately I’ve seen some larger pices that I’d really like to try…

  66. Carmen says:

    I haven’t done embroidery for quite a while but her designs inspire me to give it a try again.

  67. Lindsay H says:

    I’ve embroidered lots, but stumpwork and sashiko are both on my list of techniques to try, especially Sashiko! Aimee’s stuff is always so cute!

  68. Laura Nolte says:

    What a terrific book!

  69. Laurie says:

    I received one of Aimee’s book for Christmas – I mainly want to do the little nesting doll stitchy pattern. Right now I am knee deep in a large-ish cross stitch project that I am really enjoying.

  70. I am very new to embroidery. Love the pin cushion project!!

  71. Lisa says:

    Oooh stuffed mushrooms looks so cute and it’s making me hungry! :) How clever Aimee. I would love to learn more.

  72. Diane W says:

    I used to cross stitch, but haven’t for many years. I’d love to win Aimee’s book and get back into stitching. Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. Lori Morton says:

    Love the lil’ mushroom pincushion!! Thank you for sharing how to make it! :)

    I haven’t embroidered in years….made a huge Crewel pic long ago. Have started doin’ simple embroidery again…enjoying very much. Would loooove to win this book!

  74. Nicole says:

    I haven’t done any embroidery yet but I want to learn it in the future. I’d love to do art deco patterns on a pillowcase.

  75. Joyce Budt says:

    I have done counted cross stitch, embroidered quilt blocks, and am currently working on a stamped cross stitch tablecloth which will be an anniversary gift to my daughter and son-in-law (that is if I get it done in time!). Would love to win Aimee’s book. Thanks!

  76. CandyAngel says:

    I did my first embroidery work last week!! It was a great experience (but small one ;) ). Now I’ve been gatering material and organizing all the floss (my mother old cross stitch stuff). This book would be a great adition to my small stash * ***

  77. Dawn says:

    Ah, I remember my Grandmother teaching me cruel, embroidery, and counted cross-stitch when I was about 8 or 9 I’d bet.

    She also taught me to crochet. But the quilting she always did? I had to teach that to myself in her memory.

  78. Kim says:

    Normally I stick to counted cross-stich, but I’m always looking to expand my repertoire. :)

  79. Prachi says:

    I have done quite a bit of embroidery in my younger days, but have lost touch in the past few years. Would love a copy of the book to revive !

  80. wendy says:

    I’m a big lover of embroidery, cross stitch, sashiko, crewel, hardanger you name it, I love it! I’d be interested to see Amy’s take on these techniques as she has such a fresh, modern approach.

  81. Carolyn says:

    I grew up with cross stitch, but embroidery itself (free style) is rather new to me. It’s the first time I’ve seen these Doodle Stitching books and they look lovely. I’m a sucker for all things mushroom and this one caught my eye!

  82. Silvia says:

    I love embroidery! It’s so relaxing! In fact I’m quite new to it, but I try to practice it :) Thanks for this great opportunity!

  83. liz f says:

    Oh this looks so fun! I can’t wait to try the pincushion!

  84. Genevieve says:

    Lovely! I bought the first book of hers for my sister and this one looks just as good!

    I embroider a little, cross stitch a little. It’s so relaxing and fun. I want to try that pincushion!

    Genevieve

  85. Stacey says:

    I have only embriodered names on my projects. would like to learn more about stitching!

  86. chibidani says:

    I cross stitch, and embroider other things VERY occasionally.

  87. Jodie says:

    I have her first book and have made a handful of projects but I really need to stretch my skills and do something more complicated. I love embroidery.

  88. Kelly says:

    That’s one cute little mushroom! I used to do lots of cross-stitching when I was younger, but not too much embroidery. I’ve been tempted to try it some more after picking up a fantastic Japanese embroidery book. Would love to give it another go!

  89. stacy wright says:

    I love to embroider and still have so much to learn. But I love
    teaching kids techniques that help them learn to work with floss and thread and branch into sewing. This book looks like a great one for fabulous ideas.

  90. Peggy says:

    I love to stitch! I started out as a teenager doing cross-stitch, then eventually found my way into embroidery. I just love it! I think I have embroidered something for every single person in my family!

  91. nopinkhere from TX says:

    I’ve done some embroidery using Sublime Stitching patterns and stem stitch. I mostly wish I could make a decent french knot.

  92. Judy Hudgins says:

    I have been doing embroidery since my mother taught my how to embroider dish towels that were actually used for doing dishes! I have taken breaks occasionally to pursue other crafts but always find that embroidery draws me back. I love Aimee’s books and use a lot of her ideas and patterns. I would love to win the new book.

  93. Sandy says:

    I love embroidery and am glad to see it making a comeback!

  94. Jacqueline says:

    Embroidery is my ONE craft this year and I am hoping to actually get GOOD at it. AND have fun with it. I love Aimee’s books and would love to have a copy. She is AMAZING!

  95. Patti B says:

    I’m going to have to make this little pincushion! I’m sure it won’t look nearly that perfect, but it is so cute I need to try.

  96. Alice Simons says:

    I love kneedle work but never know what to do that.This book looks fun :)

  97. Loree says:

    I am in awe of people who stitch these crazy cute items! I remember taking a stitchery class – I don’t know when? In elementary school or middle school? I still have the sampler, which we then sewed into a pillow. I can remember the store where the class was — it’s long gone — called the “Yarn Barn”

  98. Kelly says:

    Oh I adore Aimee’s books and creations! I am fairly new to hand sewing but love how calming it can be, blanket stitch would be my fav stitch at the moment, but would love to learn more!

  99. Kestrel Jones says:

    So fantastic! I just started with embroidery a few months ago and love it! I received both of Aimee’s first two books for Christmas and have this newest one on reserve at the library. I can’t wait to try out some of the different projects! I can’t get enough of her wonderful, cute style and find doodle stitching to be freeing and relaxing without the pressure to get it “just right.”

  100. Sharon says:

    looking forawrd to going beyond embroidery

  101. Solducky says:

    I have done a little bit of embroidery but would love to learn more. I inherited a few partially finished pieces when my grandmother passed away a few years ago and I would love to finish them some day!

  102. Glenys says:

    I do a liitle bit of embroidering but I’m hoping to do more cause they turn out really pretty.

  103. Lynn in NH says:

    Although I have not done much embroidery recently, I used to love cross stitch and I embroidered a quilt when I was in college. I love this pincushion and I hope to make it very soon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  104. Ramona says:

    I have done crewel, cross stitch and other embroidery over the year’s. I love Aimee’s books. I will have to put this one on my birthday list.

  105. Jocelyn says:

    Years ago I used to do embroidery and lots of cross stitch. It is always so pretty. Love the pin cushions.

  106. Melissa says:

    I’ve done needlework for years, mostly counted cross stitch, but have been getting into freehand embroidery more. Love Aimee’s work for that reason. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  107. Cecilia says:

    I am new to embroidery and I love the little mushroom pincushion. Thanks for the chance to wina copy of the book.

  108. Taysha Riggs says:

    I’m new to embroidery but can’t wait to learn.

  109. Georgina says:

    I’ve been stitching since I was a little girl. Starting with long stitch, petit pointe, cross stitch, crewel and now anything really. I love learning new techniques and designs. Now my little girl is starting to get interested. If love to have a modern book to work through with her.

  110. Heather says:

    What a sweet pincushion!

  111. Toni says:

    Right now I’m working on a cross stitch using latch hook canvas and yarn. It’s such an interesting new way to look at cross stitch for me! I’ve used both of Amiee’s first 2 books, and can’t wait to get a hold of this third one.

  112. Catrina Neumann says:

    I’ve done mostly cross stitch up till now. My daughter brought her books over to share and I fell in love with Aimee’s style!

  113. Heather Miles says:

    I’ve become a real fan of sashiko stitching, though I really loved Aimee’s previous books as well.

  114. Kay Eyles says:

    I love cross stitching and spend hours every week on it. I haven’t tried stump work though. I also have a bit of a pincushion addiction so will have to have a go at this cute design. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and giveaway.

  115. marthaeliza says:

    I use Aimee’s Doodle Stitching books specifically when I am mending. I like my mends to be whimsical — so once I have secured the rip or hole, I embroider over it with one of her sweet design.

  116. naii says:

    I’m just new to embroidery. The book seems to be fantastic!

  117. I am still feeling new to embroidery. I have Aimee’s other two Doodle Stitching books and have made a couple projects with the techniques I learned. I am not totally comfortable with too many stitches yet, but I love her books! I would be thrilled to add this one to my learning library and hope that one day the stitches come easily!

  118. natali says:

    I have embellished some onesies with some basic embroidery but always looking for some new inspiration :)

  119. Wendy says:

    Adorable–can’t wait to see the rest of the book!

  120. RetroSandie says:

    I love Aimee’s books and would love to own her new one! I also would love to learn some new handwork skills. Thank you.

  121. Jaime says:

    I have just increased the amount of stitchery I am doing and am loving it – this book would really help me develop my skills. I am going to try the mushroom pincushion too! Thankyou for a lovely giveaway.

  122. I have embroidered the little outfits on a series of gnomes. Attempting crewel stitch on the moons of my gorgeous gnome wizards.
    I love Aimee’s books!
    Her work is so sweet and original and her colour palettes are so pleasing to the eye.
    Thank you for sharing ♥

  123. Anna says:

    I adore embroidering! I’ve been a huge fan of Aimee’s work and books for years. I love everything she does. I would love to win this new book! Sounds so exciting!

  124. Katherine says:

    How adorable is that! I’ve been doing embroidery, cross stitch etc since before I can remember; it’s been a constant way to keep my hands and mind busy my whole life. I think I’ll put these little mushrooms on polo shirts for my kiddos. Thanks!

  125. Jessica says:

    I’ve been embroidering for quite some time. I go in and out of phases with it. I’m sure this book would send me back into a phase!

  126. Corissa says:

    I love embroidery. I self taught myself as a little girl. It’s the perfect take along project and nearly everyone will keep it as a treasure when you gift it to them. I would love some new ideas! Thanks for the opportunity.

  127. Mary Ann says:

    I did cross stitch as a child. Now usually I just embroider to add faces to stuffed animals and things like that.

  128. Lisa says:

    I’m a fan of Aimee’s, I love all the little creatures she makes, both stitched and sculpted, her artwork is truly inspiring! I’d love to win a copy of her newest book, I’m slowly stitching my way through the motif collection, it’s terrific!

  129. cecile in WI says:

    I love embroidery, I’m not new to it, but I really like the new books that are out now, full of great idea. I’ve been waiting for that one to arrive !

  130. Elizabeth C says:

    I love Aimee’s books! I’ve also spent all day working on this little pincushion. It was too cute to pass up! I learned to cross stitch as a child and have branched out to simple embroidery since.

  131. YC says:

    I’ve done a little bit, just enough to be entranced by new designs and ideas! Makes for great on-the-go sewing.

  132. lia says:

    wow cute… I’m going to make this cute pinchusion :)

  133. AlexP says:

    My Mum taught me to sew and embroider as a young child and have stitched ever since.
    I love it and I love reading about it for inspiration. Can’t wait to teach my daughter the same skills!

  134. Sally says:

    I love this book and since I am now hooked on doing embriodery felt projects this would be a great resource for me.

  135. so adorable! I’ve never done embroidery before.

  136. Christine M says:

    Your pin cushion is so cute. Years ago, I used to do a lot of cross stitch and then I discovered patchwork! Now I just love doing stitcheries and adding them to projects. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  137. Veronica says:

    I love Aimee’s books and have two of them. This one looks like a great one, too. I’ve really gotten into embroidery the last few years. I can’t wait to learn more about it. I’m always looking for more inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. Marcy mitchell says:

    Very cute! I am addicted to cute pincushions like this and love learning new embroidery skills. Thanks!

  139. Emily C says:

    Looks like a great book. I love embroidery, cross stitch and counted cross stitch.

  140. Greeblygreebly says:

    I love to embroider and have been doing so for years. (Mostly dishtowels, they brighten up the kitchen.) For me it’s like coloring for grownups- so much fun!

  141. Ellen M. says:

    I just started doing handstitching recently after many years break. I made a holiday pillow with some embroidery and hand quilting. I enjoyed it so much I actually just purchased Doodlestitching for some inspiration! Many thanks!

  142. pinky says:

    Embroidery is my creative indulgence. I love Crewel embroidery kits; especially the ones with birds and butterfly motifs. Last year, I embroidered an elegant pair of butterflies, and I was looking for new motifs to complement it. Aimee’s creations are so inspiring. I can’t wait to grab a copy of her new book!

  143. Jenni says:

    I’ve only done a little bit of embroidery.. I’d really love to make this pincushion though! It’s so adorable! :D

  144. Terri in BC says:

    I first learned embroidery in school and just recently came across the sampler I made (1974!). I’m currently working on two quilts with embroidery, and two cross-stitch stockings for my grandbabies. This book has been on my wish list for a while now, thanks for the reminder that I need to get it (if I don’t win! LOL)

  145. Jane S. says:

    When I was a small child I used to like those sewing cards, the ones that were cardboard with a picture on them, and I used shoelaces as thread. Does that date me, or what? ;-)

    I started doing real embroidery and counted cross stitch when I was 18 and haven’t stopped since. Hardanger, other pulled thread work, crewel, a little bit of stumpwork, those are the things that I do now. I’d like to learn more about stumpwork, so thank you for the tutorial!

  146. Pat Upton says:

    I have done a bit of embroidery. I have one of the doodle stitching books and love it! I am quite taken with sashiko embroidery but haven’t tried it yet!

  147. Wivi says:

    I mostly do cross stitch but would love to learn more stitches.

  148. Sarah says:

    I love embroidery, mostly I have stuck to the basics so far. I would love to learn more!

  149. Elpi says:

    Well, I started stitching 8 months ago and I really love cross stitching. About Aimee – her work is amazing!

  150. Michelle says:

    I love pincushions and I love handwork. It is so relaxing. I’ve been looking at this book for awhile now. I would love to add it to my stitching library.
    Michelle

  151. KeriAnn says:

    I have been cross-stitching since I was eight-years-old. I absolutely love it! I tried to hand embroider, but it never comes out nice! I think I need some patterns to follow!

  152. Shannon says:

    I have been wanting to work more stitching into my projects. This would be a great way to start.

  153. angela says:

    oh my goodness i want that mushroom cushion~!
    x

  154. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway! Mostly I cross-stitch and I’ve been wanting to try some other types of embroidery (especially sashiko) for a while now.

  155. Pam says:

    I received one of Aimee’s books for Christmas. (A gift for myself :D) I taught myself to embroider last May during a short stint of working the graveyard shift answering phones…… I took 2 calls in three weeks! Now, I am hooked and find great peace in hand work. It is very relaxing for me. I have not ventured into cross stitch yet, it looks very daunting and has instructions!!! Gasp!! I prefer to wing it!

  156. Jen V says:

    I recently tried cross-stitch for the first time. I managed to complete a small project and made it a valentine for my husband. Nothing says true love like nearly losing your eyesight over a a few hundred tiny x’s!

  157. Nicole says:

    That is adorable! I am learning how to embroider and have been envying the Doodle Stitch books. This looks like a great project and useful too! Thanks!

  158. Afton says:

    I’m a complete newbie, but I’d like to try.

  159. Samina says:

    I’ve done very little hand stitch work. It always looks so lovely, but it’s a bit intimidating to me. I’d love to give it a go, though.

  160. Kara says:

    Adorable. My daughter and I will enjoy making it together.

  161. Fenna says:

    I have not done much hand stitching–some cross stitch and some super basic hand embroidery, but that’s it. I’d love to learn some new techniques!

  162. Laura says:

    I’ve admired my mom’s talent and learned a little from her over the years. I’m 38 and she is finally is trying to teach me to crochet- so happy! I love embroidering with cloth and felt on my kids’ clothes for a custom look. I’d love to win Aimee’s book. Thanks for this tutorial!

  163. MariaPalito says:

    i love this tutorial ! i will make my own pincushion soon. this is really really cute !!! thank you for sharing :)

  164. Elizabeth says:

    That is so cute. It would make a great gift for some of my sewing friends! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

  165. deede says:

    My grandmother, who was born in 1892, taught me to embroider when I was eight years old. (She also tried to retrain me to be right-handed, but my daddy put a stop to that!) As I learned my stitches, if they weren’t as neat on the back as they were on the front, I would have to rip it out and do it over.
    In the 70s we embroidered EVERYTHING, but I mostly did chambray shirts and blue jeans. Today, I’m into retro, as well as Aimee Ray. I love doodlestitching!

  166. elsa says:

    Love to embroider ~ something I learned before I started sewing with a machine even! This book looks really fun and love this little mushroom pincushion!
    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win this cute book!

  167. Ali says:

    That book looks so cute and useful. I love that it combines several types of embroidery. I have been doing embroidery and cross stitch for years but just have been getting into crewel.

  168. Sherry J says:

    I love Aimee’s work I’ve embroidered and stitched for years leaned in childhood .thanks

  169. melissa says:

    I’ve done hand embroidery, needlepoint and cross stitch sonce I was a child. I wish I could find time to do it more often now.

  170. C. Martensen says:

    I love Aimee’s books and can’t wait to see the new one. Thanks for this tutorial; it’s beyond cute.

  171. heidi says:

    I love embroidery work but have yet to try my hand at it. It is something I am excited to try and this books looks like it is filled with inspiration and technique to get me started. Thanks for the chance to win!

  172. J.Garrington says:

    I love the mushroom pincushion, so cute! Combining some of my fav things, embroidery and pincushions! I would love to see what other projects Aimees bonny book holds. x

  173. Claudia Flores says:

    I have here, right next tome my Doodle Stitching The Motif Collection Book. I’m teaching my 10 year old daughter to embroider and the designs are simple enough but also so perfect to call her attention. She loves animals and we donot need to do anything complicated to make it beautiful. I really like Aimee’s work.

  174. Nita says:

    My mom did crewl all the time i was growing up. Id like to earn it, too.

  175. Stephanie says:

    Well embrodery is not my strong suit but I have been practicing because I do want to add this sweet little touch to my projects. Thanks so much for the giveaway would be wonderful to add it to my collection!!!

  176. Barb Colvin says:

    I done lots of hand stitching over the years. The traditional embroidered aprons and pillowcases, of course, but I’ve also done embroidery on jeans. I have a counted cross stitch of some cats in my ufo pile. I am planning to use embroidery to embellish and appliqued quilt this year.

  177. Megan says:

    Oo what a fun giveaway and tutorial :) I am a big fan of her designs and especially her little gnome sculptures! I havn’t done much embroidery lately but would love to win this book for my sister :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  178. anna says:

    This looks like a great book!

  179. Allison C says:

    I LOVE embroidery, but I usually don’t know what to do with it once I have completed a pattern. Hence a number of pieces just sitting around my studio. I LOVE the pin cushion idea…maybe one of mine can be converted into a pin cushion…

  180. I have her other books and would love to add this one to my collection, it looks wonderful!

  181. I love the Doodle Stitching books! I’m actually working on a doodley project right now–it’s a semi-sampler with images, stitches, and words that all connect up to the works of my very favorite author.

  182. Anna says:

    I love stiching! I like this way of stiching! I would love to see/ learn more of this way of stiching!

  183. Heidi says:

    I used to cross-stitch quite a bit, but have had the bug to teach myself embroidery lately. I just need a good jump start.

    keeping my fingers crossed!

  184. I am a fan of Aimee’s books. I have been an avid cross stitcher for as long as I can remember. I have done a little embroidery in the past but have really picked it up over the last six months. My new business has me doing quite a bit of it as a matter of fact. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  185. Melanie Diederich says:

    I have only embroidered on tea towels but this sounds really fun!

  186. Anya says:

    Haven’t done much embroidery, but it’s one of my “to try” things on some of my quilts soon! Thanks for the chance!

  187. Mary Ann says:

    What a cute project and this is a new technique for me to try! Thanks so much for Monday inspiration!

  188. Johanna says:

    Other than the cross stitch pillow I made when I was a kid, I have not done any embroidery. I sure want to though!

  189. Savannagal says:

    I haven’t done crewel or needlepoint for years. But I did cross stitch for over 25 years and still do some now and again. I’ve pretty much run out of wall space and places to put my cross stitch. I’ve been doing a lot of knitting now. I wish I had more time for all of my crafting.

  190. lynaeve says:

    thanks for the chance! I love to embroider but so far I’ve only used iron on transfers. I would love to use a book.

  191. Michele says:

    This book looks amazing! I’d love to win it! Thanks!

  192. Alex Emmons says:

    Still learning to whipstitch like my grand mom so this looks fun!

  193. Brie says:

    Love it! I enjoy embroidering but don’t get to do it often.

  194. I’m new to embroidery but I love it!

  195. Deborah says:

    I am new to embroidery but am really enjoying what I have done so far.

  196. Jen says:

    I am new to embroidery. Done nothing but a basic couple of stitches, but I do always like to look at her books, and think about buying them

  197. Penny says:

    I haven’t done much embroidery, it’s scares me a little.

  198. Nati says:

    I love all her books and really use them lots! Thanks for the chance to win.

  199. Tina K. says:

    Awww, how cute is that?! No, I’m not new to any of the above, been doing needlework since I was 8, and I’m not saying how many years ago that was! lol. I recently completed a 16 block embroidered crazy quilt. Took years, but was SO worth it!

  200. kAlves says:

    I have done a small amount of embroidery in the past, would love this book! Fresh and new design could inspire starting a new project for sure!!

  201. MelodyJ says:

    I’m just starting to leran how. I’m looking forward to the experience. In middle school we did candlewicking and I learned how to make french knots.

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