Posts in the ‘Handmade’ Category



8 December 2014

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Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day is here!

It happens just twice a year and it’s a brilliant way to find other creative blogs, ideas, and shops. Popping up on the internet from all over the world are giveaways of handmade goods and sewing & craft supplies. Now’s the perfect time to enter for the possibility to win something wonderful, discover your next project, or even find a new favorite fabric or blogger: find them all here and here.

With all that said, yours truly is joining in the festivities!

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I’m giving away One Complete Embroidery Kit from Clementine Patterns – and the winner gets to choose which one!

Included in the embroidery kit is:

  • Pre-printed Cotton Fabric Pattern
  • Cotton Panel for Stability
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle & Needlebook
  • 4″ Embroidery Hoop
  • Pattern Instruction Sheet
  • Illustrated Stitch Guide

All you’ll need to complete the embroidery is a pair of scissors!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter, it’s easy and there are several ways to add your name to the hat! Giveaway ends Friday, December 12th at midnight EST and the winner will be randomly selected and announced here the following day. This giveaway is open to US and International entrants alike.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

As a happy bonus (because everyone likes those), SAVE 15% on all orders through Saturday, December 13th, by using coupon code SEWAWAY at checkout!





1 December 2014

Our Cyber Monday Sales are here!
Shop now through Tuesday, December 2nd and Save:

The Lord is My Redeemer Embroidery Pattern

Joy to the World Embroidery Kit by Clementine Patterns

Rejoice in the Lord Embroidery Kit by Clementine Patterns

Embroidery Patterns & Kits at
Clementine Pattern Co.
Use coupon code GRATEFUL at checkout for
20% off your entire order through December 2nd!
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Preparing for Christmas by Breezy Brookshire at The Breezy Tulip Studio

Home from the Sea by Breezy Brookshire

Notecards by The Breezy Tulip Studio

SALE: Save 20% at The Breezy Tulip Studio

Art Prints & Notecards at
The Breezy Tulip Studio
Use coupon code GIVETHANKS14 at checkout for
20% off your entire order through December 2nd!
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For Such a Time as This by Angie Smith illustrated by Breezy Brookshire

The Family Treasure Coloring Book Noble Rose Press

Children’s Books, Coloring Book, & Paper Dolls at
Noble Rose Press
Save up to 35% percent on all our products through December 2nd!

Included is “For Such a Time As This” by Angie Smith and illustrated by Breezy Brookshire – a gorgeous book filled with stories of women from the Bible, retold for girls!
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But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession,
and 
through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

—II Corinthians 2:14





8 November 2014

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Our newest embroidery pattern is up in the shop as a pattern or complete kit! Featuring 1 Corinthians 13:7-8, this embroidery is the perfect gift for weddings and anniversaries. And, really, it’s good for all of us – a beautiful reminder that love never ends.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things. Love never ends…”

And today is the third anniversary of launching Clementine Patterns! It’s been a wonderful three years of designing, cutting, stitching, wrapping, folding, assembling, packaging, and shipping off orders to so many wonderful customers! So to celebrate: Use coupon code HAPPYSHIP at checkout for free shipping on all domestic orders through November 10th!





14 March 2014

Lazy-Daisy Stitch

Embroidered Vine

Embroidered Homestead

Embroidered Sunflowers

Proverbs Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

Baby Birds

Redwork by Clementine Pattern Co.

Proverbs Redwork Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

This embroidery features a flourishing homestead full of life, centered around Proverbs 24:3-4:

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

This pattern was delightful to embroider and is a beautiful reminder of the joy of living in the way of the Lord. The stitches used include straight, back, stem, seed, lazy-daisy, and French knot. The finished work fits perfectly in an 11″ x 14″ frame. (Makes for a wonderful addition to the home or a wedding or housewarming gift!)

Now available at Clementine Pattern Co., this embroidery kit comes in color and redwork!





2 December 2013

Our Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sales are here!
Shop now through Monday, December 2nd and Save:

Pleasant Words Embroidery Pattern by Clementine Patterns

>> Clementine Pattern Co. <<
Use coupon code GIVETHANKS at checkout for
20% off your entire order through December 2nd!
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Notecards by The Breezy Tulip Studio

>> The Breezy Tulip Studio <<
Use coupon code GIVETHANKS at checkout for
20% off your entire order through December 2nd!
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The Family Treasure Coloring Book Noble Rose Press

>> Noble Rose Press <<
Save up to 35% percent on all our products through December 2nd!
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But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession,
and 
through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

—II Corinthians 2:14





25 November 2013

Redwork Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

Mum and I are embroidering the samples of our newest pattern for Clementine. It makes for delightful work and soon we’ll be able to share the new pattern and kits with you! But, until then here’s a little sneak peek of the new design in redwork (there will also be one in full color).

Keep on the lookout for our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales at Clementine Pattern Co., The Breezy Tulip Studio, and Noble Rose Press!

Redwork Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

In other news, we’ve had a wide variety of weather lately in Indiana, from rain to tornadoes to snow. Here’s a little preview of the beautiful winter season ahead…

Snowy Bush

Snowy Bush

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!”
—Psalm 111:10





13 November 2013

Autumn: Give Thanks

There are many wonderful ways to record the blessings in our lives. We get to take note, remember, study, and proclaim the works of the Lord and share them with those around us and future generations.

One way we have enjoyed writing down and displaying reminders of God’s mercies toward us has been through “The Thankful Tree.” A vase of branches becomes home to a record of many of the blessings we are thankful for. We’ve used pretty paper for the “leaves,” and even wooden chalk tags.

We still have last year’s “Thankful Tree” set up in our kitchen, ready for another Thanksgiving.

The Original Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree (with Chalk)

Another beautiful reminder to count it all joy and give thanks in all things is the “Give Thanks” embroidery pattern (or kit) from Clementine Pattern Co.

Give Thanks Embroidery Pattern and Kit by Clementine Patterns

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them.”
—Psalm 111:2

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26 March 2013

Behind-the-Scenes

Great joy comes with working together as a family. With businesses born and run in our home, we’ve learned what a blessing it can be to manage cottage industries.

Each part of the family contributes a different skill, giving the rest of us even more appreciation for the various talents God gives people. We’re all working alongside each other towards the same goal, growing in our relationships with one another and in our walks with the Lord. We love it! Whether it’s illustrating a new art print, or writing a note to be shipped off with an embroidery kit, we take pleasure in the work God has given us.

Although it wasn’t necessarily a dream of ours to own businesses, we are thankful that the Lord has directed our steps and laid in our laps many projects and opportunities over the past few years.

We’re certainly not business experts, but a lot has been learned along the way (more than we ever imagined!). There is much, much more to learn and we always find it a great opportunity when we can gain wisdom from wise and experienced entrepreneurs.

Preparing-Embroidery-Kits

We’ve listened to the audio from a couple previous Family Economics Conferences, which has been a source of encouragement as we work together as a family and, Lord willing, grow our businesses.

The great news is that Generations with Vision is hosting yet another conference this year! The 2013 Family Economics and Discipleship Mega-Conference has a full panel of wonderful speakers including Joel Salatin, The Botkin Family, R.C. Sproul Jr., Scott Brown, and more!

This May, in St. Louis, Missouri, you can spend four days learning about economics, meeting and enjoying fellowship with other families, soaking up sound biblical wisdom, being encouraged in family discipleship – the list could go on and on!

You can find out more about this great opportunity here:

Family Economics Conference

The early bird discount ends March 31st, so if you plan to register,
make sure to do so by the end of the month!

P.S. Our businesses will be represented at a booth in the vendor hall – whoever is there would be glad to have you drop by and say hello!





14 February 2013

The past couple months have been filled with a great many things! New patterns are in the works for Clementine, wonderful books are being read, coffee is being brewed (and heartily drank), memories are being made, and hearts are filled with gratefulness. (What a wonderful God we serve!)

One of the projects (details still under wraps) involves a good deal of this:

Illustrating and Editing

Breezy (left) illustrating and yours truly (right) scanning and editing illustrations. It is such a joy to be able to work alongside my sister. Not only do we share a home studio, but our interests and talents compliment one another, going hand-in-hand.

How wonderfully true this is:

“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” —Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

Bently Enjoying the Sunshine

To top it all off, we all – even our dog Bently – are enjoying every ounce of sunshine the Lord sends.