Tuesday, April 13, 2010

*UPDATED* Keep Calm...Burlap Stitch

*updated: I added a burlap flower with the ribbon*
*FREE STITCH PATTERN*
Just leave a comment {& be a Follower!}with your email and I will send you a Word Doc. of this stitch.
{if you don't have Word I used the Gill Sans MT font in 100pt & 60pt}

While I was trying to get to sleep the other night, I had the thought come to me...why not do a stitch on burlap.  I need to make one that says "Keep Calm and Give me your Chocolate" because when I get stressed I head straight to my chocolate stash.
{I just noticed that in the picture it seems a little wavy, in real life the letters are straighter...I promise!!}
I cut a larger piece of burlap and put duct tape around the edges so it didn't come apart.
Then I did my good ol' fashioned lightbox on my window with a sharpie.
I think next time I might double up on the line to make it thicker.
Andrea from JandAandCo blog inspired me by her making these:
I would LOVE one of them!!!
Jen at Tatertots and Jello blog is a big inspiration for burlap projects:
I LOVE her pillows that she made here:
Have a Splendid day {and have a cupcake!}
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27 comments:

  1. SUPER CUTE Jenn! I'm thinking of a place for it right now. Can you email me the pattern? Cinnaberrysuite@yahoo.com

    Thanks! I'm gonna go make some cupcakes!=)

    Jennie

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  2. darling stitch, just love it! way to go Jen! hugs, JGG

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  3. What a great idea! Stitching on Burlap! You are going to cause a frenzy in the craft world. I love it!

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  4. So cute! I LOVE it! You are the craftist girl. I love your blog!

    XOX
    Jen

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  5. This is adorable! Can't wait to try it! carrigreen@hotmail.com

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  6. Ha! That is so funny! I have a plaque in my shop that is similar - great minds think alike, they say :)

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  7. Jenn I just adore your blog and all of your pretty creations! I will be back soon.

    I found you through my friend Jenn from "Larsen Loves".

    Come by and see me anytime. You're always welcome! ~Melissa :)

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  8. So cute!

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

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  9. Adorable...I'd love to make one for my local bakery.

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  10. I love this! I'm obsessed with these keep calm prints! :)

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  11. mmm..you had me at 'cupcake'...LOL
    very cute idea, thank you for sharing!

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  12. you've received an award!

    Come to my blog to pick it up!

    Http://www.livelaughmakesomething.blogspot.com

    big hug!

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  13. Thank you for featuring me. That means so much. I hope we can meet up some time so I can give you one of those pillows.

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  14. I've had cup cakes on the mind lately - love your work http://almcleary.com/blog/?p=72

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  15. Very cute! I love the saying and on burlap gives a real country feel. thenormanfive.blogspot.com

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  16. I follow your blog and would love to have the pattern. Thanks a million.

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  17. Too Cute! Even the hubs likes this one!

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  18. Hey Nikki & Sherry...
    Send me your email address and I will send you the pattern!!
    Have a great day!

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  19. I am a follower, and I would love the pattern!
    Thanks, Jen
    jenndy888@hotmail.com

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  20. Oh my gosh! Thank you sooooo much for posting this to the blog hop! I saw it the other day and somehow in my scattered-brain-ness left here without getting it. I'm giddy that you are sharing! big hug!

    mbb616@gmail.com

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  21. How cute! I can't wait to make a fun girlfriend pillow :)

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  22. I love all of these fun projects--what a great saying! I might have to paint something with it on it--thanks for linking up!

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  23. These are great! I love chocolate too! Thanks so much for joining Timeless Tuesday last week! Sorry it took me so long to get here but I'm sure glad I did.

    Paula Grace ~

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  24. Yep, hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt....
    hahahaha!
    :-)
    Anyway, I made a link to this post. Cuz I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    This is the link:
    http://potatoboutique.blogspot.com/2011/02/free-burlap-keep-calm-stitch-pattern.html

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  25. Just became a follower...I'd love a copy of your pattern. I luv burlap, stitching and that saying!! :)

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  26. Just what I need to get out of my creative rut. ;) Thanks!

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