December 16, 2009

Grinch Glass Block & Purdue Ornament

I've been playing with my Cricut again ♥

One of my sons goes to Purdue University. The other graduated from there. When I saw these gold ornaments, I knew I wanted to make these. Boiler Up!

I ♥ the Grinch! I saw an svg file on this BLOG and thought it would look cute on a glass block.

I better get back to sewing/embroidering :)

December 15, 2009

SnOw Cute, SnOw Easy, SnOw Fast Snowman Ornaments

These were so quick to make!

I cut the faces on my Cricut.

December 2, 2009

More Cricut fun!

When I ran across these black ornaments at Hobby Lobby, I knew I needed them for something :)
These will be a gift for the girl who does my hair. She's into Twilight.

I made the lighted glass block for me! I plan on doing a few more of these. They're addicting.

November 29, 2009


I ♥ Snowmen!

I got the Snowman Tree I made last year out and set up.
He lights up and is cute as can be.

He stands by my front door to greet all who enter.

November 23, 2009

Personalized Vinyled Ornaments

These are my Thanksgiving table place card/favors this year.

I cut the names & deocrative elements on my Circut out of vinyl.

2 down, 6 more to go :)

November 22, 2009

Stocking with Ruffled Cuff

I made this stocking using the 'Magic' Stocking pattern.

I created the ruffled cuff using strips cut from old tee shirts.
The strips were gathered up and sewn onto the cuff then the cuff was sewn to the stocking.

November 21, 2009

Vinyl Wall Quote

I cut this vinyl wall quote on my Circut Expression.
It's fairly large 35" h x 42"l.
I used SCAL (Sure Cuts ALot)and Aquarelle font.

This is my first vinyl wall art and I love how it turned out.

I've got plans for 2 more and some smaller crafty vinyl projects.

November 9, 2009

Holiday Aprons from Placemats

Create 3 styles of aprons from 2 or 3 quilted, scallop edged placemats that you can buy at WalMart ($3.00 each) or other dept. stores, some grosgrain ribbon and lace, if desired.

You can make a Bib Apron with Pockets, Bib Apron without Pockets or a Waist Apron with Pockets.

Download my original instructions (PDF) HERE

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Embroidery Garden


October 29, 2009

Santa Softies ~ New!

My Santa Softies are ready!
They fit the 5x7 & 6x10 hoops. They are set up to have the embroidery machine sew on the rick rack.
I think they look adorable in the non-traditional pink fleece.
Baby blue, royal blue, dark green and a Christmasy plaid would also look great.

Use them as toys or decorations.

I added a matching Santa Quilt Block to the set.
I added some rickrack and another border to make this little hanging pillow.

October 27, 2009

New Holiday Towel ~ Ginger Legs!

Here's another Holiday Leg towel I just finished up. The legs are removable so the towel can be washed. The machine embroidery designs and instructions are on my Yahoo Group.

If I think of any more towel ideas, I'll post them.

October 18, 2009

More Fun Holiday Towels

I used the boots from my Santa towel in the post below and this Snowman Face from a set of mine to make a fun Snowman towel.

I used my Christmas Legs 4x4 for another towel.

October 13, 2009

Santa Boots Holiday Towel

I created this cute Santa towel for the holidays.
The boots are removable, so the towel can be washed. The boots are quickly made on the embroidery machine.

The instructions and the embroidery designs for the buckle and the boots are in the Files section (Limited Time Freebies) of my Yahoo group.

Here's the link to join:
Embroidery Garden Yahoo Group

October 5, 2009

'Lighted' Snowman Design

I recently finished this design that uses Mini LED Lights.
The lights twinkle in sequence and add a lot of interest & fun to anything!
My new applique snowman design will look great on sweatshirts, aprons, totes or a pillow like I made.
Use this design all the way to Spring :)
Click Here to view/purchase this design.

I also sell the Mini LED Lights on my site.
Click her to view/purchase the lights.

Check out my web site for more designs that use the LED lights.

September 30, 2009

Insulated Mug Cozys & Coasters

My new Mug Cozys & Coasters are made COMPLETELY in the hoop.
They have Insul-Bright inside to help keep coffee, tea, cocoa, cider, soup, etc warmer longer.

Create cute gifts sets with a matching cozy & coaster, mug, packaged coffees, teas, cocoa, cider, soups & more.
Wrap them up in cellophane, add a bow & a tag and you have a wonderful gift.

The set includes the Santa Suit, Diamond Quilted, Snowflake Quilted & Wavy Lines Quilted Cozys & Matching Coasters.

Read more about the set on my web site here:
Insulated Mug Cozys & Coasters

September 20, 2009

Zip It

I recently attended a 3 day sewing, quilting & embroidery retreat in central Illinois. It was a fun, informative event. I attended classes on my machine embroidery software and a few hands on project classes.

Here's one of the projects I made.

Maybe you'll be more impressed after it's zipped up :)

The class was taught by Mary Mulari
The project is from her new "Zip & Carry Bags" book.

I also attended a class on "Square In A Square".
I was amazed at how easy it was. The ruler can look intimidating, but once you know how to use it, it's really easy & fun. I still have to add the border to the sample I made in the class. I'll post a pic when it's done.

August 31, 2009

New! ~ 3D Pumpkins & Spider

My newest machine embroidery design set is finished.
3D Pumpkins!

There are 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 & 7x7 sized pumpkins in the set.
There are 4 different faces. Each size will have the 4 faces.
Designs for the leaves & a 3D Spider are included!

Note this photo shows my 3D Scarcecrow too. He's not included in this set. The design is available on my site HERE.

This photo shows the 4x4 & 5x5 sizes.

Here's a close up of the leaves and some of the stitching.

All 4 sizes & face designs.

. . . and here's the Spider. I love his legs :)

Not sure why this photo is sideways. I'll try to fix that later.

August 22, 2009

Monogrammed Buckle & Belt

I tried my hand at making a belt. Of course, I had to make a matching monogrammed buckle :)

I wanted something to wear with black pants or khakis.
I'm going to make another one to wear with jeans for this Fall.

You can download my instructions & files to make a belt for yourself from my web site by clicking HERE

August 5, 2009

Baby Boy "SPRINKLER COVERS" Set ~ New Designs

This is such a fun, cute set.
Anyone who's gotten wet, when changing a baby boy will appreciate this little covers.
They're made with soft absorbent flannel or a combo of flannel & terrycloth.
I've included the blank cover & 26 alphabet covers, when baby needs a monogrammed Sprinkler Cover :)

I've also included a drawstring bag to hold some covers.

I wrote a little poem to explain the use of the covers for new Moms, etc.
It's included as a PDF, ready to print 8 little cards per sheet.

These will be the hit of the baby shower :)

This set is available on my web site ~ Embroidery Garden

August 2, 2009

Winged Things in my Garden

I photographed these in my garden today.

'Hummingbird Clearwing Moth'

Bumblebee on a Coneflower

Katydid on a Zinnia

Unknown Butterfly - I'm still trying to identify it

July 29, 2009

New Quilted & Plain Wristlets *InTheHoop*

My new Wristlets turned out so cute! I love the quilting on these and adding a monogram really makes them stand out.
I've created the designs in 5x7 & 6x10 sizes.
The 6x10 size is really roomy.
The 5x7 is perfect for when you want to run out for some errands.

Both Wristlets are made 'in the hoop'. The quilted Wristlets require 2 hoopings. The back of the wristlet is quilted too!

You can read more about these new machine embroidery designs here.

Here's the 6x10 Quilted Wristlet shown with a monogram.

Here are the 5x7 Quilted & Plain Wristlet. The Plain one has a monogram.

This photo shows the difference in the 6x10 & 5x7 size.