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Monday, June 24, 2013

"Sweet Dreams" are made of these...


Today I am going to show you all the projects inside the next issue of Elefantz HOME e-zine, published on July 5th!
This is my first "Sweet Dreams" issue, so everything inside has a sweet and sleepy theme.
I'd love to hear which project is your favourite!
There might be a little gift in it for you if you leave your email address in your comment. Hmmm, got you guessing now?

Okay, back to the projects in Volume 2 Issue 4!

"Sleep Soundly" lavender sachets, finished with precious little beads...
 
 

"Dream a Little Dream" bed cushion...

"Nodding Off / Out to Play" reversible door hanger for the children's room...
 

...and Block 4 of the Shabby Rose "Beauty" BOM.

Also inside this issue you'll find -

* a step by step recipe to prepare Blossom's favourite nightcap treat, "Lemon Posset"
* you'll learn how to make your own 'sweet dreams' bath salts (perfect for gifts too!)
* have a browse through my collection of Jane Brocket's crafting books
* ...and we'll look at ways to improve your rest naturally.
If you're not yet a subscriber to Elefantz HOME e-zine, visit the magazine webpage HERE for simple instructions! New subscribers who sign up before July 4th will also receive a free pattern for "Live, Laugh, Love" to make while you wait for July 5th...

How are you going with your Monograms? I've covered twenty of them so far over the last 20 weeks, but today I am sharing three at once.
U, V, W...
 
You can download the PDF file for these three templates HERE.
Next week I will share the final three monograms, and reveal my completed Sampler. 
 
 Now remember, leave a comment telling me which project in the coming issue of Elefantz HOME e-zine you like the best, and as long as you leave an email address I will send you a little gift. 
It's a sweet dreamy gift, in case you're wondering...

Hugs
Jenny
xx

88 comments:

Karen said...

Ooooh! Hannah adores the land of Nod!! and I love sleeping soundly. can't wait for the next issue in our mail box. Love and blessing

Carolyn McPherson said...

Jenny,

These projects are just gorgeous and I think would make beautiful gifts for my friends.

Even though you don't have to send through a gift, I'll thank you in advance anyway!

Denise said...

every single project looks wonderful but I think my favorite is the lavender sachet. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Larissa said...

They're all gorgeous Jen!! ... Can I ask though, what does it say on the little lavender sachets? For some reason I can't quite figure it out :/

Gloria said...

All your projects are gorgeous as usual. The land of nod is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Pat said...

Thank You Jenny I can't wait to get the next magazine. I think I will make the sachets first to share with my Bible study sisters and then the little pillow. They are all so sweet.
Pat
Sewlady67@sbcglobal.net

Kristen King said...

You are just SO talented. What beautiful projects! :)

ljeanne said...

I love the sweet dreams theme. I have some of the fairy fabric that I could use. So cute and sweet.

deb said...

I'm looking forward to e-zine day...I always enjoy the read and the great patterns.

Denise said...

All the projects are lovely but I really like the sachets. So pretty!

Helen S said...

The sachets are beautiful. You are so clever with all of your ideas. Last night I made your Blackberry Swirls recipe. I used a tin of raspberries, it was delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe. Blessings to you and your family,

hstitt@optusnet.com.au

Miss Paula said...

The "soundly" is beautiful!

Rhonda Cafe said...

Everything is just lovely - but I just love the little lavender cushions. Just perfect for that small gift for a friend. I will be subscribing today. Beautiful work Jenny xoxo

shan said...

Hello Jenny!!
You have a way of making something as old as embroidery look so fresh and beautiful!! The beads pinned in the corner of the sachet is something I had not seen before! It makes them quite lovely and unique!!

No need for a gift, you putting up with me is more than enough!!
+shannon

Lydia's Garden said...

Jenny, they are all projects I am looking forward to,but, l would say the little sachet is my favorite :-) for me. Now my little Lydia says the dream one LOL.
Carmen in Alaska

Lydia's Garden said...

Oops! I forgot to include my email.

1foxiegrannie@gmail.com

PomieMommie said...

Jenny,I love your blog and your stitching inspires me. I really love the dream pillow.
Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.
Donna D
Spiritkitten@yahoo.com

Liz said...

All of your work is amazing. You are very talented.I love the little lavender sachets .

Ruth B said...

The new Shabby Roses Beauty block is my favorite! I can't wait to see more!

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

It is hard to choose one Project. I like them all, but the two Projects I like most is the new Shabby Roses Beauty block and the little sachet. A beautiful gift for a friend.
Thank you so very much for sharing the stitched monograms with us.

Christine M said...

All of your projects are lovely but I think my favourite is the Sleep Soundly lavender sachets. I love those stitched lavender stems.

margaret said...

If only I was young once again I love the door hanger for time to play, my girls are a bit too old though being 40 and 37! Looking forward to july 5th when I will receive the latest ezine.

Cisca said...

I really love the kids door hanger. It is so cute.

Cisca from the Netherlands

marygabriella said...

Cara Jenny, il progetto che preferisco è sicuramente il gufo, è davvero delizioso!
Un abbraccio.
Marina

Lida said...

The pillow is my favorit item and I love the little Sleep soundly bags, it is always difficult to choose! Hugs
Lida

Anonymous said...

Jenny I love all of your designs. I have completed block 1 of Daisy Days & can't wait for the next one. I would love to do the the Shabby Roses BOM. The Owl block is just sensational. Red is my favourite colour. Sandra
dougsand@tpg.com.au

Anonymous said...

Jenny I love all of your designs. I have completed block 1 of Daisy Days & can't wait for the next one. I would love to do the the Shabby Roses BOM. The Owl block is just sensational. Red is my favourite colour. Sandra
dougsand@tpg.com.au

Gayner Evans said...

I think I'm looking forward to making the Land of Nod hanging and the lavender bags.

Judy1522 said...

Your projects are always beautiful and you make it hard to choose a favorite. I think the little Lavendar sachets are probably my favorite as they are so adorable.

Wendy B said...

oh Jen-girl.....all so gorgeous, as we've come to know and love! You are a clever chicky! I need a bit of sound sleep at the moment too......
love n sweet sweet hugs
Wendy :O) xoxoxox

suz said...

can't wait for the next issue - don't have time now to do the monograms, but I have them tucked away in my Elefantz notebook! Definitely have plans for them! You design the sweetest things!

Maria said...

Love those lavender sachets, Jenny :-)

Elisa said...

I love all the designs, but the sleep soundly sachets I have a particular love of. I wish I had more hours in the day to stitch everything I want to. Hugs Elisa xx
Liseylou1971@ymail.com

Ellen said...

Gorgeous projects! I love all of them especially the "Sleep Soundly"!

Thank you for the beautiful monograms!

Hugs,
Ellen at mosaiclock@gmail.com

Chrissie said...

What a lovely theme to the next issue - I'm going to sign up to get my own copy! My favourite project that you showed here is the door hanger, perfect for my eldest daughter's room...but wait, I also love the dream pillow, I have fabric that would be perfect for my youngest daughter...oh decisions decisions! Now you know why I'll be subscribing... Chrissie x

Noela said...

I love the door hanger too. Just having had a new great nephew this will be a nice gift to make for him. Hugs.....

Marjorie Paul said...

The owl is a cute little thing sitting on his roses! Have been watching him being made all along. He's my favorite, except all of the projects are lovely and cute. You inspire me to stitch, too.

ktjune@cox.net

Stephanie said...

...who am I to disagree. I've traveled the world and the seven seas...

Pom pom fringe, gingham, owls,difficult to select a favorite but I'm going to say the lavender sachet.

Anonymous said...

As usual, can't wait for the next issue and these peaks certainly add to the anticipation. Well done, Jenny!

Rosanna

rlamonaca_65@hotmail.com

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

lovely projects, Jenny. The sachets are my favourite, I think - so dainty!
HUgs!

EJ said...

Oh Jenny - how to choose??

I'm working on block one of Beauty now and love the owl ....
I can't wait to start "Dreams", what a beautiful pillow.....
And I have fresh lavender in my garden, why wouldn't I love the sachets? :)

I choose them all :) Thank you for the sneak peak, July 5th won't be soon enough. Have a great day.

Jan said...

My favourite is the shabby roses owl but all of them are beautiful
Jan xx

Shelly said...

I am really enjoying all of your posts and wish I had loads more time. My favorite one here was live, laugh, love. Thank you for all that you do. Rheronemus@aol.com

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Can't wait for the new issue to arrive in my "e"mailbox :)

Love the U V W-especially the "V"

Like the Sleep Soundly sachet-just so peaceful

annmarie said...

Your stitching is amazing. My goal in life is to have lovely stitches just like yours! Thanks for all the sharing you do. tegens@charter.net

Alicia Key said...

Looking forward to going through it! Thanks for letting some of your subscribers know about our COSMO threads!

Alicia Key said...

Looking forward to going through it! Thanks for letting some of your subscribers know about our COSMO threads!

Alicia Key said...

Looking forward to going through it! Thanks for letting some of your subscribers know about our COSMO threads!

Teresa Aparecida de Aquino Soranso said...

Jenny, eu amo seus bordados, são lindos demais! Já bordei a letra D desse alfabeto.
Meu email é terequiso@hotmail.com
Beijos e que sua semana seja muito especial!

SuperMomNoCape said...

It's difficult to choose a favourite. All the projects are so pretty.

But if I had to choose, it would have to be the owl.

Carrie P. said...

I just love those sachets. I have some lavender drying just so I can make sachets as gifts.
I am very behind on my monograms! :(

Mirabilys said...

All the projects are beautiful but I really like the sachets, its a simple but lovely project that can be stitched for a quick gift.
I'm pretty sure I'll start it as soon as the magazine arrives in my mailbox ;-)
I also love the bloc 3!
Have a nice day.
Nat

Darlene said...

Delightful and sweet projects in your next issue.

Gwen said...

My favorite of the projects to come is the little sachet. I love the sweet simplicity of the Sleep Soundly design. The sampler in the red and white frame is lovely also.

Vickie Adkins said...

Jenny it is so hard to decide. I love the Sleep Soundly, yet the Dream pillow runs a very close second to Sleep Soundly. All you handwork is beautiful.

Vickie

vicca@foothills.net

Denise said...

I must say I love the Owl! But, of course I love everything you make!! canfam5@yahoo.com

Denise said...

Oops my email is cabfam5@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

Everything looks lovely but I do love the lavender sachets. I think it would make a great gift for my secret pal.

Lisa Angel said...

Love your work, I'm a current subscriber. Dream pillow is my favorite - we should always, always have a dream. Really love the live, laugh, love. Gotta have it. God bless.

Lisa
langel@triad.rr.com

kim leavens said...

Oh I think my daughter would love the Dream a little dream pillow for her room,,Always a fun day when the e-zine arrives in my inbox!!! Thank you for the little "peek"..
xx Kim
sew4you57(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara Pricola said...

I just love the lavendar sachets and I can't wait for block #4 for the shabby rose!!!

dborst said...

Jenny

I love all of your work. I have read all of your magazines cover to cover.
In these new designs, I would have to say the "Dream a Little Dream" bed cushion is my favorite. Keep up the great work.
Diane / dborst777@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Of all the projects you showed today, I love the owl the best. He's just so darn cute! Your work is lovely and I look forward to reading your blog everyday to see what you are doing. I live in the US, so it's always exciting to see life in Australia, and especially your beautiful work :)

c_lynd at msn dot com

amores y labores said...

Hola amiga Jenny todo tus trabajos son maravillosos....me gusta mucho las letras para bordar que nos has regalado...y las letras aplicadas de color verde son bellas.....es fascinante pasear por tu blog.
Gracias por las bellas cosas que nos enseñas.

Pd. Te escribo desde Lima Perú

sandi s said...

Hi Jenny, I love them all but I am going to make the sachets first. They are so sweet and I love the scent of lavender . I get your e-zine and love it too. Have a great day. It is raining here in ALabama so it is a good day to stay in and sew. Hugs.

Janice Fish said...

Your designs and generosity are wonderful. Love everything I have seen and look forward to every email I receive and blog I read.
janicefish44@aol.com

Kathy in GA said...

Nodding off would be my first project - for a new great nephew's door! Ksoppelt at aol dot com

LJ said...

I love the lavender sachets - the design is so sweet. I did wonder about the beading - did you sew them on or are they a pin? I think that's such a lovely addition. I've been collecting your alphabet. Since we're almost done, let me tell you "thanks"; so nice of you. :)

jsalisw said...

Sleep Soundly is my favorite project, although all of them are very sweet.

Bonniedoo said...

that owl is the cat's meow!!!

kanebi@tbaytel.net

carleenphoenix said...

Hi Jenny: All the projects are wonderful, but I think I'll start with the lavender sachets for my girls.

I just love "live well, laugh often and love much!! Will it be for sale soon?

carleenphoenix@hotmail.com

Melody said...

Everything is gorgeous. I'll definitely be buying this edition. I can see myself making lots of those little lavender sachets.

Chris Hunter said...

Love them all, Jenny but especially the little lavender pillows. I am really enjoying the magazine, and can't wait until I've unpacked all the moving boxes & can start stitching again :)Thanks for all your generously shared designs & ideas.
chris@hunterkid.com

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Jenny. All your projects are simply lovely. I really like the lavender sachets. They look so feminine and delicate.

shawn said...

I love, love, love the Owl Block, it is soooo cute. Thank you.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

wendy said...

They are all great little gifties! I love the little sachets but, I think I like the dream pillow the best. Thank you so much for showing us all your beautiful projects. sewgood414 at hotmail dot com

desertskyquilts said...

What great projects every single one is. I want to do them all! While it's tempting to go with the Lavender Sachets, I think I have to say my favorite is the duo of playtime and land of Nod. It's hard, though, because I like them all! Luckily, I'm a subscriber and will get them ALL! LOL

dezertsuz at gmail

Janice said...

Jenny, I love the "Dream" pillow! My little great granddaughter needs a pillow for her new bed. This one is just perfect. Love your style.

laobeau said...

Love all of your needlework. The sachets are adorable.

linny said...

This looks like a great issue. I love the Sleep Soundly lavender sachets, so doable as gifts.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those are the cutest little sachets. About the only stitching I've been doing lately, is embroidering titles on my Harry Potter book blocks.

LONA said...

I love the sachet- it is so sweet. How do I purchase this magazine? I live in the USA.

LONGKL@RCOM-NE.COM


THANKS!

Helen S. said...

Thank you, Jenny, for the sachet patterns. I haven't looked at the patterns for the alphabet letters for a while, and have found that I can't access them. I go to a site that says I can't have a frame. I don't understand that. Sorry.

Ellen Easter said...

Can't wait to get my issue and start the Sleep Soundly sachet for my best friend.

Ellen

Pam said...

Love all the projects Jenny but my favourite is the lavender bag. I've just bought a lavender plant for the garden. It's an italian one with silver grey leaves, smells gorgeous.

Granny B said...

Oh Jenny, it's hard to choose, but I like the Dream A Little Dream cushion the best followed very closely by the Sleep Soundly sachets. You design the sweetest things and I got my first magazine last month, I love it. I'm working on a Tilda doll (for myself) right now, but she's in the early planning stages, so far.

Have a wonderful day!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching
Granny B.
overbackfence@gmail.com

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Jenny they are all absolutely stunning, just adore them. You are so talented, thank you for a wonderful post as always
Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxx

crochetknittingsewing.blogspot.com

Capi said...

Your little lavender pillow is so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing your projects and ideas.

Blessings,

Capi
sewcloudy at gmail dot com