March 3, 2014

February 19, 2014

In the Hoop Wristlets

My new In the Hoop Wristlets turned out wonderful.
They are fully lined and have no exposed seams or visible stitching inside.
They're made in the hoop of your embroidery machine!
Each one is professionally finished inside and out.
3 sizes of wristlets are included in the set. Each size comes with a quilted front & a plain front.
The adorable flower and leaf designs are in the set and used to embellish the wristlets.
The zipper tabs add detail and interest.


Read more about this great new set on my web site HERE




February 13, 2014

In the Hoop Sewing Center & Accessories

I really love this new machine embroidery set I designed.
includes several components.
The 'Sewing Center' is included in 2 sizes.
There are 2 pockets - one for a seam ripper and the other for a small pair of scissors.
It's a pincushion and can hold spools of thread that are usable and removable.
A Scissor Sheath and fun Scissor Tag is also included
The set has a handy Needle Case and Needle Organizer.
 This Button Card gift card holder is perfect for a sewing, embroidering or crafting friend.
This set is great for travel, classes, gifting, etc.
You can read more about this set on my site here:





February 4, 2014

Butterfly Chapstick Holder Design ~ Facebook Freebie

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February 3, 2014

In the Hoop Bunny Softies

Get ready for Easter with my new Bunny Softie designs.
These bunnies stitch up quick 'in your hoop'.
4 sizes of girl and boy bunnies are included.
The set also includes information for making these baskets and instructions on how I embellished them.
The basket on the left uses my Layered Mega Flower Set and the one on the right uses a set of my
 
 Boy Bunnies with applique ties are also included in the set.



January 12, 2014

Crocheted Bath Scrubbie

I've been wanting to crochet a bath scrubbie.
This one is nice and full.
I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in seaspray color.
It didn't take too long to make, but it was a little hard on the hands.
I need to try it out to see how well it scrubs and launders.
I'll let you know the results.


January 9, 2014

Pucker Up

My set of Lips Zipper Cases includes 4 sizes of cases.
These machine embroidery designs stitch up quick!
The cases are made completely in your hoop.
They're fully lined with no raw edges inside.
The small size is perfect for change or chapstick.
The other cases in the set can hold a variety of items.
Stitch them up in sequin fabrics - yummy.
My Lips Zipper Cases machine embroidery design files can be purchased on my web site HERE



January 2, 2014

Chicken Pincushion

After a busy 2013, I've been cleaning my sewing room.
Going through cabinets, drawers, etc and purging.
I can actually see the floor now :)
I came across these blocks I made several years ago in a drawer. I used to save just about every scrap I had thinking . . . I can use that for something. I did use the scraps to make these blocks then got bored and stashed them away.
When I found them a few days ago, I immediately thought of the old chicken pincushions.
I have a couple that I use almost daily. They were made long ago and have seen better days.
I threaded up my sewing machine and whipped this one out in no time.
Cluck, cluck
. . . wonder what other treasures I will find as I continue cleaning 

December 22, 2013

Santa brought me a . . .

Heat Press!!
Christmas came a bit early when my husband bought me a heat press.
I've wanted one for a while.
This is my first project - a personalized Santa bag for our grandson, Ethan.
I love how it turned out.
I made the bag from duck (canvas) to last many, many, years.
I'm hoping it brings fun memories for Ethan as he grows up and hopefully lasts for him to use it for his kids :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 11, 2013

Another 'Snow' Cute Gift Idea

You can never have too many snowman ideas :)
Here's a cute, quick, inexpensive gift .
I got the small red tub and white bath scrubbie from Dollar Tree.
The body wash (with label removed) is from Target.
I cut the snowman face and the snowflakes from vinyl using my Cricut.
I'm going to wrap it in cellophane, add a bow and cute gift tag for my neighbor.

December 3, 2013

Snowman Yard Stake Holiday Idea

While standing in line at a Dollar Tree store this summer, I looked over and saw some small solar powered yard lights.
Immediately I thought it looked like a snowman :)
After hanging on to the light all summer and fall, I got it out last week and made this.
I cut a small snowflake and the face from vinyl using my Cricut and applied them to the light.
A scrap of burlap was used for the scarf.
The vase is filled with florist foam soaked in water.
I stuck the light in the center and added fresh holiday greenery all around it.
Set him by a window to absorb sunshine and at night he will light up!


November 6, 2013

I am very proud to have my Snowman Snowball Fight set in this month's 
Vol 83 Nov/Dec issue of Designs In Machine Embroidery!
This is such a fun set and makes a great gift. It will keep kids busy all winter long.
The faces are machine embroidered. The snowballs are 3D orbs stitched on a sewing machine.

I've included the 'in the hoop' tag and instructions for decorating the bucket with vinyl.
The vinyl face is easy! It's all freehand.

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