Friday, February 6, 2015

~ New Pattern....Country Cottontails ~

Welcome dear friends to the start of a 
wintery weekend!

After being so weak, I'm gaining my strength back...Yeah!!

~ Studio News ~

I'm excited to share my newest pattern release....

~ Country Cottontails ©2015 Scattered Seed Samplers
Original Folk Art Design by Tammy Black ~

This nice size pillow has a stitch count of 135W by 81H.
My model was stitched on 32ct R&R linen ~ Ligonier Latte 
All DMC Cotton Thread used

After the stitching was all complete, I then coffee stained the sampler 
and the homespun fabric backing.  I'll share the steps I used in 
completing this pillow.

First I prepared my homespun fabric backing, which by itself will not
change much by coffee staining.

Too ruff the new fabric up I used sandpaper on it, this will remove the new
looking sheen from it and allows it to absorb the coffee stain....

This photo shows the fabric before and after it's been sanded.
The sanded fabric now looks old and worn.

Next, I counted out 50 thread from the design area on all
four sides and pulled the 51st thread out completely
on all four sides....

This gives me a quick and accurate stitching guide line while
sewing the pillow together on my sewing machine.

This photo shows the stitching all completed, leaving a small
opening for turning at the bottom.   Stitching right above 
that pulled guideline.

Almost ready to turn inside out, but first.....

I trim down the seams with pinking shears.  This gives a nice
finish to the linen edges and helps from fraying.

Everything is now in place and ready to turn.

For small pillows this is one of my all time favorites....

~ Morning Glory Cluster Stuff ~

This is one of those GREAT products.
I always carried it in my retail needlework shop.

I'll be ordering a new case of this hopefully next week,
so I can offer it in my Etsy Shoppe.

It even comes in a nice zippered bag!

Country Cottontails is now available in my Etsy Shoppe.

Just click onto this link and ZAP you'll be there....


Here are the three antique sewing items chosen for
this weeks Ebay Auctions....

Antique metal shoe pincushion, circa 1900, original velvet cushion.

Item number two..

Antique Celludoid Pinkeep Box, original red velvet cushion.

The Celludoid is in perfect condition for its age!

Item number three..

Antique 6 spool wooden thread holder stand, stamped Sweden
on the bottom.

Watch for these three special pieces to be listed later 
tonight (Friday).  

If you're interested in bidding, here's the direct link to my 
Ebay Shoppe


There's still time to enter your name in the drawing for
February's gift giveaway drawing.

~ Antique Shuttle Bobbin Ink Pen ~

The winner will be announced on Monday's post.

Simply leave a comment at the end of the post or
leave your comment through my direct email link


Also on Monday, I'll be releasing the details for my
upcoming new pinkeep cub....

~ Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~

Are you a passionate needleworker, who loves pinkeeps....especially
those reminiscent of days gone by?

This pinkeep cub will offer four small exclusive pinkeep kits 
per year that will reflect the old world style!

Please check back for all the details!


~ Weekend Soul Food ~

The Lord lifteth up the meek.

~ Psalm 147:6...KJV ~


Blessings for a lovely weekend filled with lots of stitching!

~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. Love your new pattern! Thank you for sharing how you do your pillows, it turned out beautiful, great fabric choice too.

  2. The Morning Glory Cluster Stuff Is my favorite poly-fiberfil, too. I prefer to stuff pincushions with carded wool but for bigger pieces this stuff is great. Love that little print on the back of your pillow.

  3. Tammy you have done it again. I love this new design and I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY!!!! I have been looking forward to The Little Sparrows Pinkeep Club!!!

  4. So glad to hear you are feeling better Tammy, that must have been awful. Love, love, love the new pattern and really like the treatment you do to the fabric for the back of the pillow. Keep up the good work. You are a truly inspired designer. Love your work.