Embroidered Woodland Creatures -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Sterling Publishing sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

We had the pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving a little early with my family this weekend. After a week of substituting in the kindergarten class at Hazel's school, I needed a good break. Therefore, I have not completed any crafts this week, however I want to share this fun embroidery book with you. This book takes me back to my childhood. I remember my mother having a huge book of iron on embroider patterns. We would get to go through it and pick a picture to try as we learned various stitches and more. It was so much fun and I want to share this experience with Hazel. Today I share Embroidered Woodland Creatures by Aimee Ray. 

This fun book has over 50 iron-on transfers all inspired by nature and woolands. The book begins with an introduction about embroidering nature and the essential tools. Then there are the instructions to transfer the patterns either by iron-on or tracing. Next there are instructions for different stitches. Then come the pages of iron-on transfer patterns. The pattern pages are perforated for ease of transfering.

The designs have various animals and plantlife. They also vary in size. They are so cute and whimiscal. How cute are the foxes above. 

I tried out transfering a design. I picked this cute owl pattern. After all owls remind me of fall and of course of Harry Potter--Hazel's favorite subject. 

I transfered the design four times on different fabrics. The one shown above is the third or fourth. I did them on different ends of the same fabric. The pattern still looks great and ready to be transfered or traced. 

I love the freedom this book gives you. You can use the colors and stitches you want for the design. You can decide whether to make it look realistic or fantastical. Overall this book has so many great features and designs. I hope you will check it out! Now let's get this party started so I can go get started on this project.

It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was a fun party with lots of creativity shared!  Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! We are back to weekly Sharing Saturdays now!! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From Home Cooking Memories: Free Thanksgiving Printable

2) From The Kittchen: Thanksgiving Table Setting with Fresh Fruit

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Gather Pallet Sign

4) From Sparkle Living: Happy Thanksgiving Brush Lettering Practice Sheet

5) From Celebrating Everyday Life: Kids Thanksgiving Table Craft Ideas

6) From Flamingo Toes: Colorful Christmas Ornament Embroidery Patterns

7) From Anika's DIY Life: DIY Tiered Plant Stand

8) From StrongStart: Learning about Halloween

9) From Clean and Scentsible: DIY Fresh Christmas Wreath

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!