Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DONKTOBER - Stitch This

This post is part of Donktober 2012.  For more information please see here.

Great news - I've finally managed to track down my embroidery hoops amongst the millions of boxes yet to be unpacked.  Funny how I am quite happily living without things like plates and cutlery but have made sure that 99% of my craft supplies are now accessible.  Priorities and all that.  ;)

DONKEY EMBROIDERY - Pattern by Lucy of Charm About You

So, I've been able to make a start on Lucy's awesome FREE embroidery pattern (available here).  I'm looking forward to having this purple cutie hanging in my new sewing room.  Makes me smile and think of Lucy every time I look at it.  :)

To transfer this design to fabric I had a play with my new Sulky Iron-on Transfer Pen (I got mine from Cookies and Cream Craft.  Thanks Sandy!).  I'd never used it before and though I made a few minor errors (smudges) I'm confident I'll master it before long and, may I say, it will be awesome!  Trace, iron, stitch.  Easy!

If, after finishing Lucy's pattern (and entering her Jack & Jenny giveaway!), you find yourself with a bit of a need to stitch up some more adorable donkeys then, never fear, I've found a few more freebie patterns to keep you amused.  Yay!

What do you think of this gingham-style cutie found on TipNut...

Or this little sweetheart (and many others like her) from My Vintage Mending...

Or how about this handsome fellow from BarnCat1 on flickr...

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So, there you go - a few lovely embroidery patterns  to keep you busy.  Hope you like them!


Please, please, please (yes, I'm begging you) come back this Friday to see my FINISHED Jack & Jenny quilt, made especially for Donktober.  There might even be another little giveaway announcement.  I'm soooo excited!  ;)


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.


  1. More cute donkeys to add to my to-do list!! Thank you !!!

  2. Such a cute donkey, oh I just had a brilliant idea... thanks for the inspiration! Hopefully it will make it to my WIP sometime in the not too distant future. Visiting from freshly pieced.

  3. Oh it'll be such a cute little embroidery! Love the fabric you've chosen for it.

    I for one can't wait to see the big quilt finish! I don't even need bribery to come back on Friday! hehehe

  4. Vverycute. I really like the gingham one.

  5. Yours is going to be so cute!! Love it on the dots! That's the same pen I use and I just ADORE it, it does make quite thick lines but it's just so easy.
    And oh my that gingham donkey... I'm so stitching that one for the baby! :)

  6. Such cute embroidery patterns!! =D