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
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
August 9, 2010
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
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
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.