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Sticky Note Holders

I’ve been working really hard on my Etsy shop the last month or so in an effort to increase sales.  I’ve had some slow growth the last couple of years, but not as much as I would like!  So I’ve been busy creating and adding new types of products to my shop. In the last couple of months, I’ve created several wall hangings, some garden spinners, and now over the weekend I’ve made some sticky note holders.


They are really fun to make and the ideas are endless. I plan to make some for other style notebooks as well. 

They are so cute on desks, to carry in a purse or bag, for school, a stocking stuffer, or a gift. 

If you would like one for yourself or to give as a gift, click here view them in my Etsy shop.   These are available in custom colors and I would be happy to take theme requests. I will be adding more, so keep checking back!

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Made it Monday- Dolphin Wall Hanging

I’ve been hard at work designing and stitching the last couple of weeks. I hadn’t been very inspired for quite awhile, but the warm weather seems to have my ideas flowing and now I have more ideas than time. 

One of my most recent works is an adorable dolphin wall hanging in plastic canvas. 

The finished product is now available in my Etsy shop here. I am hoping to release the pattern in the near future. 

I would love to see your most recent creations today- leave me a comment with what you have made!

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My latest endeavor- a wall hanging in plastic canvas

I’ve been in a bit of a dry spell lately where I haven’t had many new ideas for plastic canvas design. I can’t just sit down and come up with something- it just hits me out of the blue. So about 3 weeks ago I finally had an idea. 

The process really didn’t take long at all- I was able to draw it out and stitched it pretty quickly. 



Here it was as I start stitching it. I hadn’t drawn it out stitch for stitch not drawn my picture with the border and lettering. 



I finished stitching in just a couple days time. I was thrilled with how it turned out!  But my vision all along had been to frame it and make it pop. So yesterday I finally made it to the craft store for a frame. It was hard to find one that was what I had in mind and the right size- it had ended up a bit bigger than I originally planned. 

But I found one to do the job and here is the finished product-



This is now one of my favorite designs!

It is now available on Etsy too (Faith, Hope, Love Black and White Framed Wall Hanging) if you are interested in ordering one. It makes a beautiful gift for birthday, wedding, anniversary, and more! 

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More monogram coasters- current project

Before Christmas, I received a custom order for a set of monogram coasters (I blogged about the design awhile back). Here is how the custom order turned out:



I love the colors she chose!  

Just after the holidays, I was asked to make 2 more sets because they are so well loved!  So I am currently working on those. I finished the coasters yesterday and just need to do the boxes now. 

What is your current project?



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Plastic Canvas Patterns Update

For all my friends out there stitching plastic canvas-

I recently posted about my patterns available in my Etsy shop. Today I created a page here on my blog with my patterns available. To purchase, just click on the item and it will take you directly to that item in my Etsy shop to purchase it! This makes it easier to browse right here in site! 🙂

To find the page, look in the menu, or click Plastic Canvas Patterns For Sale Page.

I have plans to add many more patterns, so be sure to bookmark the page and keep checking back!

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Sneak Peak- Snowflake Plastic Canvas Tissue Cover: Work in Progress Wednesday

After doing a bunch of crochet work lately, my creative juices are flowing for plastic canvas again. I’ve designed several new items lately, including a couple of magnets and a new coaster set (if you want to see them, stop by my Facebook page.

But today I wanted to share with you my very newest creation, my plastic canvas snowflake tissue cover! I currently have 1 side done. I’m hoping to finish it in time for this Saturday’s craft fair.

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The snowflake is glittery, but not in an obnoxious way. There’s a weird shadow in the middle too (but just in the picture). But you get the idea. I took the picture late at night so I didn’t have very good lighting.

So what do you think of the design? I personally love it! I’m trying to decide if I should offer other colors besides the blue. If I do, what color(s) would you suggest?

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Jesus Checkbook Cover in Plastic Canvas- finished Friday

Monday I showed you all the finished pink Hope checkbook cover. Well, here is the finished Jesus checkbook cover! I love the colors- so springy! I am definitely in a springy mood lately 🙂

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This checkbook cover, along with several others are available in my Etsy shop. If you would be interested in a custom order, please, contact me (stitchesoflight@gmail.com, or through Etsy).

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Checkbook Covers- Work in Progress Wednesday

This past week, I sold my Faith Checkbook Cover on Etsy (yea!)  So I am working on making another, as well as 2 additional to build up my inventory.  I am going to put different words on them… Not completely sure what yet… Perhaps Hope and Believe.  I also have an idea in mind for a white Jesus checkbook cover.  So here are the three I have started so far in various stages of completion.  I need to do the fronts and spines for all three yet.  The purple I started late last evening.  I’m going to work on it some more when we take a field trip for homeschool 🙂
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If you would like to see my other checkbook covers that are currently for sale, be sure to visit my ETSY SHOP.
What are you working on this week?  Share a link, I would love to visit and see!

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Plastic Canvas Home is Where the Air Force Sends Us Sign- Work in Progress Wednesday

As many of you know, I bounce back and forth between plastic canvas, wreaths, crocheting and loom knitting.  Right now I’m between crocheting and plastic canvas.  The little crochet project I’ve been working on works up quickly, so it’s really not a work in progress, except I want to make more of them.  I’ll post them on another day 🙂  So here is my plastic canvas project I’m currently working on.  I started this in the beginning part of this week.  It could have been done by now, but I can’t seem to decide on a border that I like yet, be it colors or design (Any suggestions?!)

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This one is obviously for the Air Force.  I was wanting to do Army one first (after all, my hubby IS in the Army LoL), but my teenage son was using those colors to try to loom knit a hat.  I plan on doing all the branches, and a general military one.

 

What are you working on this week?  Share a link, I would love to visit and see!

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Jesus Bookmark Plastic Canvas Pattern- Finished Friday

Tuesday I posted my first crochet pattern- a free flower coaster pattern.  I feel more creative with plastic canvas though, and have written many patterns for that, but only for myself.  However, this pattern is one that I have actually posted for sale on Etsy.  I’m not sure how many of my readers do plastic canvas, but if you haven’t you might like to give it a try!  It’s not an expensive hobby, and it’s really not difficult to learn.  For those that do plastic canvas, here is a picture of my bookmark:

 

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Like the military that I wrote about last Friday, my faith is also very important to me.  However, I will be working on many more patterns of all different sorts, so please keep checking back.  The rainbow coaster that I posted on Wednesday as part of my work in progress now has the pattern available in my Etsy store.  Here it is again, if you missed it Wednesday:

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If you or someone you know would like to purchase either of these patterns, they are available for sale in my Etsy shop, along with many other already-made items, such as yarn wreaths, diaper wreaths, tissue covers and more.

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