Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love Reciprocated

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I have loved HGTV for oh so00 many years now.
And now they love me! Ok, well, they love my headboard I made.
Click here to read article.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Owl

Here is a new winter owl embroidery design. I’ve blogged about appliqué before but this time I’m going to show you the backside of my work.
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Nobody likes a scratchy shirt so I always use gentle touch embroidery cover up to cover all of the embroidered area on the back of the t-shirt.
This is the t-shirt after I cut away all the excess stabilizer:
And this is the t-shirt after I ironed on the Gentle Touch.
You just iron on this softy stuff on the back! Presto! The kids don’t complain about scratchy threads anymore rubbing their chest. Hope this helps!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What Shall We Give?

I was thrilled on Sunday when it was announced the Mo Tab would sing this song. Is there a better Christmas song that sums it all up? I don’t think so. I’ve been humming and singing this all week—as I scrubbed my shower, and while braiding Ilene’s hair this morning.
What shall we give to the babe in the manger,
What shall we offer the child in the stall?
Incense and spices and gold we've got plenty-
Are these the gifts for the king of us all?

Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Pear Grocery Bag

FREE pear design on my website!
I love using reusable grocery sacks at the store. Not because I care about the environment (ok, I care, but not Al Gore care…nevermind, he doesn’t care. Have you seen his mansion?) I like them because you can really load them up at the grocery store and they never rip due to heavy cans.
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To make this 15-minute grocery bag you’ll need:
1 piece of canvas cut 20”x34”
2 pieces of 1” handbag webbing cut 18” long each
heavy cardboard cut to fit bottom, approx 8”x10”
Fold the canvas in half and sew the two sides of the bag (I used my serger to finish the seams but you don’t have.), then sew an 8” gusset along the bottom of bag with heavy triple stitching to reinforce the seams, fold down top of bag 1/2” and sew all around.  Attach straps with lots of stitching. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the bottom. This gives it stability. All done!
Embellish with an embroidered motif like my pear or hand-appliqué some fun shapes.
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I love quick projects!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Tree of Life

Here’s a new modern embroidery design for my shop. I am calling it the Tree of Life. If you’re a Mormon then you know where I got that name. And if you are not….you probably still have a clue since the tree of life metaphor is dominant in many religions.
Ain’t it cute? I love designs that look great on home decor and children’s clothing. So versatile.
This tree would just be too boring stitched out in dark green with a brown trunk. Snoozer. But in turquoise and lime? Yummy.
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Here’s the ‘hollow’ backstitch version. I put this design on the back of a pillow for my fab sister-in-law.
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“Hey we wanna see the front of the pillow lady!” Ok, ok, but it has nothing to do with this post:
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Lastly, here’s my rainbow version on a onesie for my adorable niece.DSC_1008 copy
Just too much fun.


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