December 23, 2010

Quick Stocking Stuffers

Time's running out for this Christmas.

I used Laurie Furnell's original printable to make these cute Lifesaver Snowmen.

I made the hats & scarves from fleece and added a mini candy cane when I tied the scarf on.

Quick, easy & cute!

Happy Holidays,

December 13, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" Project #6

Project #6 ~ Snowman Button Covers

You can use my Snowman Button Covers for a variety of projects.
4 sizes of buttons to cover are included ~ #45, #60, #70 & 2.25"(for a button maker machine)

You can use these for poy-Os, bow centers, pins, badge reel covers, paperclips toppes, etc. etc.

You can download these machine embroidery design files from EG's Yahoo group

Hope you've enjoyed all the snowman projects in this series!

December 6, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" Project #5

Project #5 ~ Snowman Ghriradelli Chocolate Square Holder

This cute little snowman can be hung on a tree, used as a package tie, given to co-workers, neighbors, etc. or as party favors.

There's a pocket on the back to hold a Ghriradelli Chocolate Square ~ Yummy!

You can download this machine embroidery design from EG's Yahoo Group

December 2, 2010

My new Zipper Case is ggggrrrrrrreat!

I've created another 'in the hoop' zipper case machine embroidery design.

My Lion, like my other cases, can hold a cell phone, etc.

Your embroidery machine puts the zipper in!

You can read more and purchase the file HERE from Embroidery Garden

December 1, 2010

I Love makin' Snowmen! . . . haven't I said that before

Don't ya' just ♥ that face!

The snowman head tree topper is from Big Lots.
I filled the jar with faux snow and silver snowflakes.

The lid is turned upside down and taped to the jar. The head fit perfectly on the rim!

I tied a bow around his neck and wa~la, another adorable snow guy

November 29, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" Project #4

PROJECT #4 ~ Snowman Tree

Use a Christmas tree as a base to make this fun snowman!

Download my tutorial (PDF) from EG's Yahoo Group

This idea was originally shown on HGTV's Holiday Special a few years ago.
No instructions were provided.
I've made 2 so far. One for me & one for my daughter~in~law.

November 23, 2010

Need Help with Your Holiday Cooking?

My new Santa Pot Holder will help you!
The thumb is on the back side for easy gripping of hot items from the oven

Insul-Brite is on the insides to protect your hand. The inside is fully lined.
The front and back are quilted by your embroidery machine.

Read more about my Santa Pot Holder on my site HERE

November 21, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" PROJECT 3

It's Monday again :)

Project #3 ~ Toilet Paper Snowman

Isn't he a cutie?

His body is made using toilet paper rolls easily covered with fabric!
There's minimal sewing involved - just his nose & his hat (if you want).
I used the sleeve from a child's sweater for the hat on mine :)

You can download this project from EG's Yahoo group

November 16, 2010

New! Penguin Zipper Case

brrrrrrrrr . . . it's getting chilly outside.
This Penguin Zipper Case is my newest machine embroidery design.

He's made completely in the hoop. Even the zipper is put in by the embroidery machine~ Yay!

It's big enough for a cell phone, etc.

You can read more & purchase this design HERE

November 14, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" PROJECT 2

Project #2 ~ Snowman Garland

Use this adorable Snowman Garland to decorate your mantle, tree, windows, etc.
The 3 snowman faces are machine embroidery.

PDF instructions are included.

You can download this project from EG's Yahoo group

November 10, 2010

New! Santa Zipper Case

I've done these up in some sparkly fabrics.

My newest machine embroidery design is a jolly, roly poly Santa Zipper Case.
I also included Monogram Zipper Pull designs too!

You can read more about him and purchase my original design files HERE

November 9, 2010

Snowman Glass Block

I can't get enough of snowmen!
I made this cutie today.

pre-drilled glass block
faux snow
face cut on my Cricut
handmade felt hat
plastic snowflake
evergreen branch

November 8, 2010

"6 Mondays of Snowmen" PROJECT 1

Today officially starts my "6 Mondays of Snowmen" series!

Every Monday for 6 weeks, I will upload a snowman project.
All types of craftiness will be involved.

Project #1 ~ Tic Tac Snowman
This little guy would be great for small gifts (neighborhood kids, mailman, etc), classroom parties, favors etc.

You can download this project from EG's Yahoo group

November 1, 2010

Snowman Pin * Ready for Gift Giving

I thought my Snowman Pins would make cute little holiday gifts for teachers, co-workers, the Bunco girls and more.

I designed a matchbook holder in Sure Cuts ALot and used my Cricut to cut it out. The snowflake was cut from a true type font also on my Cricut & applied to the matchbook with a dimensional dot.

You could write a holiday greeting on the inside of the holder.

These pins are available at my Etsy

October 27, 2010

Snow Couple Zipper Cases

Aren't they the cutest couple?
I ♥ snowmen!

My new Snow Couple Zipper Cases are made completely 'in the hoop'. The embroidery machine puts the zipper in ~ yay!

Use these cuties to carry your cell phone, keys, money, makeup, etc.

They're perfect for the holidays & gift giving.

You can read more about this sweet couple & purchase my original machine embroidery design files for them HERE

October 22, 2010

Fall Glass Block

I needed something Fall-ish.
I got the glass block at Michaels. The stand and light set came from Hobby Lobby.

Pop in a length of berry garland, cut a pumpkin and the word "FALL" from vinyl using my Cricut, tie a bow around it (from my stash) and I've got a new Fall-ish decor item.

October 19, 2010

Crocheted Headband ~ Ear Warmer w/Flower

With Fall in the air and shorter days, chilly mornings & cool nights, it's time to pick up my crocheting again.

I'm really happy with how this headband/ear warmer turned out. It was easy to make and worked up quickly.

I like the dark teal blue yarn.

I wish I looked good in hats and headbands. I'd be wearing them all the time if I did :)

Owl Zipper Cases ~ Wh000000

My new Owl Zipper Cases set includes 2 sizes.
You can use these cases for cell phones, makeup, money and more.

They're easy and made completely 'in the hoop'!

You can read more, see additional photos & purchase these machine embroidery designs on my site HERE

October 11, 2010

Candy Corn Fleece Hat ~ Sweet

Why did my kids have to go and grow up on me?
Both of my boys would have looked sweet in this little Candy Corn Hat I made.

It was quick & easy to make. I made a newborn size, but it could easily be made into any size.

Click HERE to download my instructions to make your own 'sweet' little hat.

October 7, 2010

Owl Key Chain Card Holder

My little Owl key chain is made completely in the whOOp

Put a gift card in the back pocket & hang him on the tree for 2 gifts in one!

The pocket on the back can hold debit, credit & business cards or a license/ID.

You can find this machine embroidery 'in the hoop' design on my web site HERE

October 6, 2010

Vinyled Pumpkins

I don't have little ones around anymore to carve pumpkins so I vinyled mine.

I used 2 different true type fonts and my SCAL program to create the files to cut on my Cricut.

I didn't make them "Halloweeny", as I want them to stay out through Thanksgiving.

These weren't the easiest things to put vinyl on. The bumps and curves were a bit hard to work around.

October 5, 2010

Happy Little Spider

Here's a new freebie!
My Happy Little Spider design is ready just in time for Halloween.
You can download him from my site's facebook

At IEC I had the pleasue of meeting Larisa Bland owner of Piece in the Hoop
I used her Wonky Blocks set to perfectly create the block around my spider design
It was so simple to do!

October 3, 2010

Home Again!

I was away last week at IEC. It was a fun time.

I taught my first classes ever. I was a bit nervous going into it, but everything turned out fine :)

Here's a photo of the girls in my first Pumpkin Zipper Pouch class.
They are a great group of women.

I'll be putting the Pumpkin Zipper Pouch & my Mini Owl Wall Hanging set up on my site for sale soon.

September 24, 2010

Toilet Paper Pumpkins

I saw these on a sewing group and thought they were adorable.
They're so quick to make.
1 roll of tp
1 orange print fat quarter
1 short branch
Leaves from some old silk flowers
Pipe cleaners

They best part is the fat quarter and tp are usable when your finished displaying your pumpkins!

September 15, 2010

Turkey Legs Towel

I've created another Towel Leg design :)
My Turkey Legs Towel will look great hanging around the kitchen through Thanksgiving.
Read more about this design on my site HERE
Gobble, gobble

I have several other Towel Legs Designs HERE

September 9, 2010

My Trickiest Embroidery Project to date

I ♥ how this onesie looks! If I only had a baby to put in it.

I used my new Rib Cage Appliquedesign on this black onesie I got from All About Blanks. It's soooo soft.

I put the design on a 6~12 month size and I'll admit it was tricky, but obivously do-able.

I only wish I could have found my glow-in-the-dark thread.

Visit my site to read more . . .