August 25, 2010


I've decided to have a giveaway!
I recently got a new toy ~ a Button Maker Machine for fabric and am having a blast with it.
I'm combining my machine embroidery to make custom monogrammed pins, key chains, mirrors, key chain bottle openers, etc.

I'm ♥ing how they're turning out.

The winner will receive a custom monogrammed key chain!

You can choose a single or 3 letter monogram on your choice of fabric.

To be entered in the drawing to win, become a follower on my blog and leave a comment before August 31, 2010 @ Midnight, CDT.
The winner will be announced & contacted on 9/01/10.

August 21, 2010

New! Designs for Bibs w/Face Cloths

Fun applique designs for bibs, etc.
The Scarecrow & Snowman's bow ties and Santa's moustache & the Pumpkin's leaves are 'made in the hoop' soft face cloths to wipe baby's mouth.

These machine embroidery designs can be used without the face cloth too.

In my samples, I made bibs using a pattern from a large pattern company and lined them with soft minkee dot.
They turned out so cute!

To view/purchase the Santa Snowman Set, click HERE
To view/purchase the Scarecrow Pumpkin Set, click HERE

August 17, 2010

WhOO wouldn't ♥ this cute Owl Pillow??

It's the newest machine embroidery project from Embroidery Garden.

To read more about this fun project, visit my site HERE

August 9, 2010

New! Chapstick Credit Card Wallet * In the Hoop

I really like how my new 'In the Hoop' machine embroidery design turned out.

This Wallet can hold credit/debit/business cards, ID in the pockets. You can put a tube of Chapstick, lipstick, Tide To Go Mini Stick, Light Pen, etc in the center and paper money fits into a pocket on the back!

It closes with a stylish snap. Add a split ring and you have a handy key ring!

You can see more photos & purchase this design on my site HERE

August 4, 2010

Singed Flowers

I had to try making the singed flowers I've been seeing all over.
These are my first ones and I think they turned out great.

I cut simple flower shapes from organza & tulle ~ a total of 8 or so layers.
Using hemostats to hold the shapes over a candle, I gently turned the peices over and over, letting the heat of the flame curl the edges.

I layered them in a pleasing way and hand sewed them together. I sewed seed beads to the center of the cream flower and attached hot fix crystals to the pink one.

I'm sure I'll be making more.

August 3, 2010

Pumpkin Face Potholder

I ♥ this basic potholder pattern. It has the thumb on the back side.
I've used it over & over. It's Simplicity 8693.

For this potholder, I cut strips of orange fabric and did a flip & stitch method to create large enough 'pieces' of fabric to cut out the 3 pieces of the pattern.

The Pumpkin Face is machine embroidered to the front. It's one of my free designs at my Yahoo group.

I followed the pattern instructions, except I did not add the binding to the short ends of the front & back when instructed. I sewed the front to the back and added binding all around. I made a simple doubled ruffle from green fabric and sewed it around the top. I added the brown 'stem' hanging loop then sewed the binding around the top opening.