Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pine Cone Pin Keeps

I just love making these Pine Cone Pin Keeps,
and I really enjoy having these functional decorations in my work area.

These are really wonderful for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life . . .
Anyone who sews, quilts, appliques or embroiders would love one of these as a gift!

 Please visit us at our ETSY Store!
Look for them in the Pin Keeps and Pin Cushions Section.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Newly listed!

I've just listed our newest creations . . .
Pin Keeps, sometimes known as pin cushions and make-dos.

Not only are these Pin Keeps beautiful, they are functional too!

Perfect to give as gifts, especially for that special someone
who sews, quilts, appliques, embroiders . . .

Please find them on our ETSY Store in our Pin Keep & Pin Cushion Section.

Thank you for looking!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Two GREAT Wool Felt Ornaments . . .

I love these two ornaments!

I always give a new ornament to my children each year which
helps them build on their own collections!

These guys are going to be fun to add!

Take a look at my ETSY Store

Enjoy your day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Companion Kit . . .

I am offering a new Companion Kit for my Winter Trees Penny Rug!

Four beautiful National Nonwovens WoolFelt colors!
White, Royal Blue, Evergreen and Light Brown

Both the Companion Kit and the E-pattern are available 
at our ETSY Store ~ please take a look!

Monday, August 17, 2015


I love fall and this 4 Corner Pumpkin Penny Rug can be used to decorate your table top
in so many ways. I use it as a tree skirt for my Halloween Feather Tree, but it
can also be used as a candle mat, or placed under a dish of candy. What would you use it for?

I really like the organic flow of the pumpkins, leaves and vines set against the geometric black woolfelt background. A unique and beautiful penny rug. One of my favorites.

It measures approximately 14" x 14" from pumpkin point to pumpkin point,
and 11.5" x 11.5" from blank point to blank point.

This is a new e-pattern . . . so visit our ETSY Store!

Pinetree Studios/Mary Elizabeth Martin
 Fabrics used
Weeks Dye Works Wool ~ Solid and Houndstooth and Herring Bone
National Nonwovens Woolfelt

E-pattern and "Companion Kit" are available in our ETSY Store.

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Another woven fabric . . .

I am really enjoying weaving my own wool fabric, then "felting" it,
and using it in my penny rug designs.

I love the one-of-a-kind feel of this piece.

Jeweled Penny Rug
Beautiful woven wool fabric, backed with National Nonwovens WoolFelt
Measures approximately 10.5" x 17"

I am making more in different colors and will be posting them soon . . .
See you then!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just the beginning . . .

I am so excited!!!

I am now offering "Companion Kits" for my designs and smaller "Kits" that
don't require a pattern! Some of the kits offer pre-cut shapes too!

Please come by my ETSY Store!

Pinetree Studios
This is the 25 Pennies Star Penny Rug ~ I have a GREAT E-Pattern for it.

This is one of the "Companion Kits" 

And another!

Thanks for looking! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Studio's New Look!!!!!

About a month ago I decided to redo my studio. Boy, am I glad I did!!!!

The way this room is set up now is so organized
and easy to keep that way!!!!

Come look . . .

Thanks for looking!
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Something new . . .

You know that I have made several mug/candle mat, penny rug and table runner designs
using woolfelt and wool. Yes, my designs are unique and . . . sigh, beautiful.
(Giggle, I LOVE what I come up with!!)

But I got to thinking about how almost common these designs were
becoming. So, I started working on a new twist to my designs.

I am a weaver and love working with yarn. I began experimenting with these weavings
and have now started making my own 100% wool fabric! I enjoy "designing" my
unique fabric and then using it as design elements in my patterns. I will also begin to
use more embroidery stitches to accent these elements.

Below is just the beginning. This is my first piece using my woven fabric.
There will be a lot more to come so stay in touch!

The black is woolfelt. The light and dark grey, and red fabric was woven by me.

The mat is approximately 7" in diameter ~ perfect for a bud vase, cup or glass.

Thanks for stopping by ~ have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dogwood is Blooming!!!

Dogwood is in bloom! How I love it!

You can find this e-pattern (and others)
at our ETSY store ~ just click here

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!!!!!!

So much happened in 2014, and although I could say that I was happy to see it end,
I can honestly say it was a good year, and I am grateful for the experiences.
But seriously, isn't that the way it is each year?

I've really "fine-tuned" the direction of Pinetree Studios ~ yes there are still
more than one distinct "studios" in my studio!
Lots of down-sizing as "they" say and I am quite happy with the results!
BUT . . .  I am always allowed to change my mind!!!!

So, lots of new fabric designs in the works already,
e-patterns, finished designs, and kits too.

A new line of embellishments.

A new line of artwork.

It's going to be a fun, full, fantastic year!

Have an awesome day!!!!
See you soon!