June 27, 2013

Flag Mats

My new Flag Mats stitch up quick and 'in your hoop'.
This set includes 4 sizes:
*Mug Rug
*Mini Placemat
*Snack Mat

The fronts are quilted and the star motif is stitched on.
You can read more about this set and purchase the files on my site HERE

June 18, 2013

Patriotic Flameless Tealight Pins

Just in time for summer and the 4th!
I've created an Uncle Sam & Raggy Star pins.
The base of these pins are small battery-operated tealights.
My machine embroidery designs are made 'in your hoop'.
These pins are very easy to assemble.

You can read more about my pins and purchase my original machine embroidery files on my web site.

June 13, 2013

Fairy Gardens

I recently went to a class with my daughter~in~law to learn how to make a Fairy Garden.
The class was at Washington Nursery.
They had a lot of small plants and accessories to use in our gardens.
We purchased large glass jars with lids to build our terrariums in.

They're really easy to make.
Start with a clean jar, add a layer of pea gravel, horticultural charcoal and soiless dirt.
Add plants and little decorations to build a scene.
Add a very small amount of water and pop on the lid.
My first fairy garden is simple but sweet.
This one has one small plant, the small gnome reading a book and a few mushrooms.

The other one I made is larger with more plants, rocks, larger gnome and a few more decorations.
If these fairy gardens do well, I've got plans for a large one :)