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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pattern Giveaway and How to pinch stitch

I am having a big giveaway, I am giving away 10 patterns (your choice) from our YOU ARE SPECIAL site at:
You must be a member of my blog to enter and you must a leave a comment and a email address if you don't have a blog.If you get another person to join my blog you get a second chance at the drawing, just leave me another comment stating that your friend joined.

I have several people call me and ask how to the do the pinch stitch on the nose. I find it hard to describe how to do some of the techniques over the phone.  So hoping this will help.

I drew the lines on this doll, with a black marker, as I going to paint her black.  But knot your needle and insert needle in back of head, coming out where you want to start your stitch.

Take your hand and kind of pinch it together and insert your needle under the mark and picking up a little stuffing come out on other side of line.

You can see in the pictures the finished eyebrows, just run your needle down to the starting point at top of the nose and start pinching your nose and do the same, picking up alittle more stuffing to make is stand out more.

Just continue on the mouth and when you are finished stitching, just knot off.

All done and now ready to paint.  This was the doll from my newest pattern at the Olde Country Cupboard.
This is her face painted.


  1. Hi Sandy! Please enter me in your drawing and thank you so much for the great tutorial on pinch stitching noses/eyebrows/faces. You are so generous to share your talent and the way that you achieve your great results on your dolls. Thank you so much!!! Take Care and God Bless! Donna,

  2. Hi Sandy, I just luv both your blogs and stores.Please enter me in your draw...I live in Australia so i'm hoping this does'nt affect my entering!! I have my fingers and toes crossed..Keep the great patterns coming i love them ALL.... My member name is Curlwaa Creations. Hugx Jackie..

  3. Hi Sandy =] I follow both your blogs....LOVE your dolls! Please enter me in your draw & thanks so much!

  4. Hi there! Please enter me in your drawing.



  5. Hi Sandy,
    Please enter me in the drawing for your patterns. I have quite a few of your patterns already, but would love to have some more.

  6. Please enter me into your drawing. I love your patterns! Thank you.

  7. Glad to have found this site too-love your work and how very generous. Please enter me in this draw as I love your patterns. Again, is this open to UK? If not, I understand:) Have a good day,~Shazy x

  8. Oh My Goodness! I hope I win this! Please enter me in your blog. I am a follower and have been for a very long time on your other blog. I will follow this too. Thanks, Kim
    the prim schoolmarm

  9. I would like to be entered in your giveawawy I love all of your creations. Blessings, Leah

  10. You patterns are wonderful and very easy to follow and I would love to win one!! Please enter me and thanks for another great giveaway.

  11. Very generous giveaway, I would love to be entered!

  12. A wonderful giveaway again, Sandy! Please enter me as well...I can never have enough of your wonderful patterns! :) Just love both your blogs, never miss them :)

  13. I love all your patterns and would love the opportunity to win. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.


  14. Sandy please enter me in the giveaway, I purchased the big Annie with the heart a while back, she is a great one to make up, can't wait till the new Annie & snowman comes out for sale


  15. Oh My Gosh Sandy...this is a HUGE giveaway!! I have so many of your finished item and would love to make some for myself. Thanks for the great tutorial. You make it look so easy.

  16. Hi Sandy!

    I would love to be entered in your drawing to have even more of your fun patterns! This is very, very generous of you! Have a great day! Michelle

  17. The best giveaway ever Sandy! Please add my name to the list! Can't wait to see your new pattern.

  18. What a fun giveaway - please sign me up!

  19. Wow!!! What a generous give away, please
    sign me up for this one, too! Thanks so

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  20. I would love your patterns! Please enter me,

  21. Hi Sandy,
    I just ran across your blog while searching for info. on pinch stitching. Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your pictures and directions were great! I am a picture person and you really helped. I am now following your blog and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am also off to post this on my blog.

  22. Wow Sandy what an awesome giveaway !!!! Heck ya' I wanna be entered ! I drool each time you post your eye candy creations. I'm sure your pinch tut will come in handy to those that don't know how and I love pics as I am a visual kinda gal lol. Hope your weekend is off to a great start.
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  23. Sandy,
    What a great giveaway!! I'm a follower of both your blogs and I love your patterns. Please enter my name into your giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing your pinch stitching techique.

  24. Hey Sandy,
    Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway! Just signed up to be a follower. Love your work.


  25. Hi Sandy,
    What a wonderful giveaway. Hope I can add more of your patterns to my collection of yours that I have already.

  26. Hi Sandy....what a GENEROUS giveaway!!! And thank you so much for the tutorial, I always have such a time doing the pinched noses!!!

  27. I would love to enter. Thanks.

  28. Hi Sandy...please enter me into this generous giveaway. I love to win some of you patterns.

  29. Please enter my name in your giveaway! I would love to win some of your patterns!
    I am a follower of both of your blogs. Love all the tips & tutorials!!!

  30. Hi Sandy! Please enter me into your drawing! I would love to have some patterns of yours. Thank you so much for being so generous.
    Christina Wilson

  31. Hi Sandy, WOW!!! What a nice giveaway!! Please enter me. Thank you so much...Blessings, Rhonda

  32. Hi Sandy,

    What a great way to start the New Year! What a great give-away! Please enter me into your contest! Thanks so your patterns and blog!
    ~ Ilona :C)

  33. Hi sandy!!
    I would love to win your patterns!! please enter me in, I am also a follower, thanks

  34. Hi Sandy,
    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks so much on how to do the pinch faces. I will need to practice this.
    take care,

  35. Hi Sandy,
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Thanks so much,

  36. Hi Sandy,
    Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog and have bought your patterns in the past. Love your designs!

  37. HI,
    Love your things..Please enter me in your giveaway...I am now a follower,and will post this on my blog..

    Harvest Moon Primitives

  38. Please enter me in your drawing/giveway. You have great stuff, love your blog.

  39. Please enter me into your giveaway..
    I'm a follower....
    I came across your awesome blog when I was trying to find out how to Pinch
    awesome details on how to:

    Prim Hugs

  40. Olá, sou brasileira e adoro bonecas. Gostei muito do seu blog. Prazer em conhecê-la.