March 31, 2009

Baby Wrist Rattles - New Design

I'm happy to announce my newest machine embroidery design set - Baby Wrist Rattles.
I had the idea to do this set while working on my new Wrist Wallet design.

I've inserted music buttons into some of the rattles. The Sun design plays "You Are My Sunshine" and the Baby Girl rattle plays "Rock-A-Bye Baby".

The strap has soft fleece on the underside so it is next to baby's skin. Fun prints are on the top side of the strap. The "rattles" are made of fleece with cute animals or lettering.

Each part, the strap & rattle, are made in the hoop. There is some hand sewing with this set.
I think they all turned out adorable :)

I created a couple of baby shower gift ideas while working on this set.

Baby Cakes" & "Baby Shakes"

Each one contains a combination of a few diapers, washcloths, onesie, socks and of course they are topped off with one of my BABY WRIST RATTLES :)

There's a layer a layer of 'cake', 'frosting', 'roses' and my Monkey Wrist Rattle.

The shake has 'whipped cream' topped off with an adorable Baby Girl Wrist Rattle.

March 30, 2009

Wrist Wallet - New Design

One of my newest original made 'in the hoop' machine embroidery designs is a Wrist Wallet. It snaps around your wrist and can hold a few things ~ money, change, key, etc. ~ while you jog, walk, go to the gym or just run out for quick errands.

Teens & Pre-Teens can use the Wrist Wallet to safely store a house key and $$ for school.

College students can use the wallet as a fashion statement as well as an alternative to wristlets for nights they are out at clubs, parties, etc.

With the optional key ring, the wallet becomes a Key Ring Wallet. It makes a handy key ring that can hold your drivers license, a few credit/debit cards, $$, etc.

March 29, 2009

We Made Terrariums!

My son David was visiting this past weekend and we made terrariums.
Since we both love plants, I thought it was the perfect project for us to try.
I bought a couple of glass containers at Michael's and after a trip to the local nursery, we had everything we needed:

*Small pebbles
*Activated charcoal
*Spaghnum moss
*Sheet moss

We had a lot of fun putting the terrariums together. My son is quite creative and made a really nice looking landscape in his. Hopefully, I can get my husband to take pictures of them soon.

Here is the one I made.

I also really like orchids and finally have found the perfect window to grow them in.

Welcome to my blog


My name is Reen and I hope you enjoy my new blog.
I'm married and have 2 sons. David is married to Jen and they live in central IL. Alex is a junior at Purdue Universty - West Lafayette.

I create machine embroidery designs and have a web site where I sell them online, Embroidery Garden I've been doing this for almost 10 years now and love every minute of it.

I enjoy most all crafts, including sewing (especially home dec projects) and crochet. I recently got a Cricut Expression machine and will share projects I've made using it too in posts to come.

Gardening and plants are also an interest of mine. I'll share photos of my flower garden this summer. We've had a long, hard winter in IN this year.

My husband and I have a little chocolate & tan doxie. "Willie" is a sweetheart and spoiled rotten :)

Thanks for visiting my blog!