01 May 2017

The Business Plan

I'm excited about my new business venture.
I will soon be selling Cottage Garden Threads here in Europe!  Don't know what they are, please go visit this page to see a small video and learn more, here.
I used some of the colors in this embroidery hoop, it was easy to make with the variegated thread.
I love these threads, they are already cut in easy to use lengths, the colors are gorgeous and unlike most variegated they change colors in short amounts and are easy on the eye as they change.
Detached Chain Stitch
 I have been following Nicole over at Follow the White Bunny on learning some new embroidery stitches,
Feather Stitch
It's a nice slow sew along.
Wheat Ear Stitch

My plan is to start with the threads and I am working with a local business in using a Laser Cutting machine to make "Embroidery Accessories" and also EPP papers, check my new Pinterest Page to get an idea of what I am talking about.
Very excited, let me know if you have any questions.

Floss Thread Giveaway

Sewing and Embroidery together, make me happy.
What I recently worked on, an EPP and Embroidery mini.

Last year I came across a new to me embroidery company, Cottage Garden Threads, they are based in Australia and are a Mom and Daughter team.  I really love these threads and I am hoping to soon be carrying them here in Greece, so they are easier to get to the rest of the European countries.
Butterfly and Cocoon are perfect choices for making pretty embroidered moths on Alison Glass fabrics.
So this means I want to get rid of all of my "old" threads, would you like to win a jar full of threads? (jar not included :)
25 skeins of Sublime Floss and several handmade wound paper bobbins filled with DMC and Anchor threads, most of them have their numbers written in pencil or Frixion pen in case you want to know the number.

How to enter to win this big bundle of threads.
  1. First entry is free, just leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
  2. Second entry, if you already follow me somehow, just state where.
  3. Third entry follow one of my NEW accounts either on Instagram, @laserhobbies.eu or              check out my NEW Pinterest page and follow me there or                                                             on Facebook as well, you don't have to do all 3, but if you want to :) you can.
  4. Fourth entry, check out the colors from Cottage Garden threads (this is a PDF file) and try to pick just 10 favorites, e-mail me your list, not only will you get 5 points for doing this step, but I will also put you in a separate giveaway and when my thread order comes in I will give you a set of Cottage Garden threads!  WOW!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I also have several old embroidery thread sets for sale if you are interested, the first one is for kids, more information and pictures can be found on my Instagram account @mara.creates
Old "teach kids to sew" kits from a Greek elementary school. $15 shipping included.

     "Breakdance" thread set (never opened) 1/2 yard of Heather Ross snails, I think they look like they are dancing.                 $12 plus shipping $4

"Flowerbox" thread set (never opened) plus some fun matching fabrics. $12 plus shipping $4