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The latest scoop on Mrs. Nielsen Embroidery

I want to say that I’ve finished renovating and moving into our new house and I finally have the space and quiet needed to start making patterns again and finishing tutorials. But alas, it’s summer and I’m quite literally all over the place. We’ve managed to finish the livingroom (the largest room after all) and the pets have all settled in nicely. I am, however, working hard at renovating old furniture as I’m trying my best to get rid of all the cheap IKEA furniture we’ve accumulated over the years.

I suspect the calm and focus for tutorials and new patterns will come when the weather turns and it’s no longer of interest to be out and about. I am, after all, a sucker for good weather.

Some changes have been made to this website though. I’ve added the possibility to buy patterns directly from the site. There are two reasons for this. One of them being that Etsy takes 10% in various fees of the total price every time I sell something through them. The other being it’s just good practice to keep myself updated on the ins and ends of Woocommerce.

For now all payment processing is through Paypal. I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to keep it that way, we’ll see if any issues appear.

I bought a house

When this year started I did have a lot of plans for my Etsy shop, but also more tutorials and freebies on this website. Little did I know that after I had posted my New Years-post that I would end up buying a house…

A new year and some thoughts

In 2017 I set up my Etsy shop to sell cross stitch patterns that I had made. I had no real plan, no big ambition and made very little effort to any kind of marketing of any kind. I let it run its own…

Chinese Traditional Folk Floral Mandala

Chinese Traditional Folk Floral Mandala is a cross stitch pdf pattern recreated from a museum piece which is believed to have been first created between 1850-1900 in Western China. Originally embroidered with blue thread on unbleached linen. I’ve been coming down with a nasty…

Chinese Traditional Folk Embroidery Carp Motif

So I know I originally said “Scandinavian embroidery”, but there is so many beautiful things out there it seems like a shame to restrict one self. This beautiful carp roundel was made somewhere between 1880-1920 as part of a wedding valance in the Yunnan…

The Blue Fluted Mega Heart

My friend is getting married in two weeks and as a wedding gift I adjusted this beautiful picture for cross stitch. The reason why I settled on this pattern is a bit silly, albeit with the best intentions. In the mid-1700s Germany¬† a porcelain…

Back from vacation!

I’ve spent two wonderful (and exhausting) weeks in North-Jutland of Denmark. My original plan was to draw up some new patterns and work with those during the evenings when we weren’t out exploring somewhere.¬† It did not quite work out that way and instead…

Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

The Fourth Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

I love the traditional Norwegian patterns for the “bringeduk” because they come in some many different shapes and patterns and on top of that, everything changes depending on the colours you use. This one is very yellow and I stayed as true to the…

The THIRD Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

It’s been made clear to me that the frameholder I bought long ago is not working well for me. It might be that my chair is all wrong or that the frameholder is just positioned wrongly regardless of my adjustments. Either way, making 4…