Friday, February 6, 2015
My New Job [and a free pattern!]
So about a month ago, I started a new job. I'm working for the Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing machine brands in their Education department, doing a mix of some social media, online content creation, and downloadable project management. It's pretty cool!
Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff [along with Singer] are now all owned by the same company. Their headquarters are just outside Nashville, which I didn't even know when I first moved here. Who'da thought! They also have a large office in Husqvarna, Sweden.
Five weeks in, I can say it's been really great so far. I wanted to share one of the projects I've done, because there's a free pattern download, and because it's GIANT CANDY HEART PILLOWS and I kind of can't get enough of them. I really love giant versions of food. I don't know why, I just do.
In fact, I kind of like anything that's the wrong size. Like the giant iPhone in the Apple store, which in my mind would make a really good pool float, or those tiny Japanese erasers that look like fruit. [A few years ago I made a giant tomato pincushion, and in the post I go into great detail about how much I love things that are the wrong size, so read it if you're looking for more.]
These hearts are really fun to make. There's a free downloadable pattern on both the Pfaff blog and the Husqvarna Viking blog. It's exactly the same pattern, either link has it...so I guess pick your favorite brand and click that one!
The download also includes six free embroidery files for the captions, in case you have an embroidery machine. If you don't, you could always make the letters out of felt and whipstitch them on.
I've been starting to learn how to use the embroidery machines, and I have to say, it's pretty awesome. I never really thought I was very interested in it, but now my brain-wheels are slowly starting to turn with all the possibilities.
So you just might see some of that here...in the mean time, go make some hearts!