A fairy important announcement...

The Tree Family - Christmas Embroidery

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EDIT: The contest is now over but this pattern is still available as a PDF via email with a donation - find it here. PDFs usually arrive within 24hrs.

I've had this little happy image in my head for a while and finally got it stitched. When I finished it made me smile so I thought maybe I'd spread the cheer.

While I was at it I thought why not have a little Christmas contest to celebrate this crafting season (although some may prefer celebrating with a bit of stiff egg nog or in these parts warm mulled wine.)

So all those who comment on this post will receive the PDF pattern by email and also be entered into a contest to receive these goodies.


The winner will receive:

  • a blank, pure Irish linen tea towel
  • selection of embroidery floss to create the "Tree Family" design
  • a felted wool flower brooch
  • two heart shaped pieces of felted wool, perfect for an embroidered sachet like these
  • an assortment of vintage buttons
  • a kit to make one of these peg fairies
  • a felt photo travel frame similar to this
  • one vintage lace doily

I will pick a name from a hat or figure out one of those random number generator thingamabobs on Monday, November 17, soon enough to hopefully avoid the hectic Royal Mail Christmas post.

I'll continue to give away the PDF of this Tree Family design after the contest is over to anyone who comments.

Best wishes!



Wow! The little tree family is so cute, I love it. What a generous offer and I hope I win too!


Oh my gosh...what a wonderful giveaway! I love the tree family and hope I win!!


How pretty are those little trees!

Sarah L.

That tree family is so cute! I especially love the little birds wandering by. Thank you so much for generously offering the pdf and for the wonderful givewaway!


I LOVE this pattern!! Thanks so much for the freebies!

dawn silvio

i love the happy trees....especially the sweet little robins who stayed in town for the holidays!


What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.


Oh, that's so cute. Send me the pattern!


Hi ! :) Oh my, what an adorable & very joyful (indeed) embroidery pattern ! It's so generous of you to share it with everyone ! And what a wonderful giveaway you're hosting !! Thanks a lot ! :) Have a great day !! Best wishes !

May Britt

Those trees are so cute :) We all love freebies and goodies in the mail.


Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the peg fairy! :) (and, of course, the embroidery .. ;)


those trees are awesome, they'd be greet personalized as family members :)


Oh Yay Yay Yay! I hope I win!! Thanks in advance for the pdf, the tree family is adorable =) I will need some embroidery to relax with.


I love this! Very sweet! Thank you!


These are so sweet! And I didn't even notice the robins until another commenter pointed them out! Sign me up for the drawing (and the pattern)!!! Thank you!


How cute! I love them!


This pattern is too cute! I'm definitely going to download it. I hope I win your contest!


The trees are awesome, perfect for a gift I have been working on


What a great and generous idea! I hope that I win!


That Christmas Tree pattern is so cute! I'm embroidering ornaments for all of my family members and I would love to do this one.


I LOVE this pattern and the happy little trees!! I am trying to do a handmade Christmas for the first time!

Sarah S

This is adorable! The perfect thing to adorn my powder room. Thank you for your generosity!

Mom to 2 boys

I LOVE it. Please email me and enter into the give a way! How lovely! Thank you!

Mrs. Shoo

So cute!! Hope I win!! I'm doing my first handmade Christmas also.


This will be the perfect thing to make for my family's homemade gift exchange! Please e-mail me the pattern. The giveaway would be the icing on the cake! Thank you!

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