Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Gorgeous Glitter Butterflies.........

I made these Gorgeous Glitter Butterflies from the glitter sheets that I had for  a while.  They are  made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine.  The design was from Etsy, Dream Catcher Designs  Very  quick and easy to make. I put felt on the back and you can fit 6 butterflies in a 5 x 7 hoop. There is a space between the wings where the bobby pin goes,   I can see many possibilities for these butterflies.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Corset Zippered bag......................

Wow!!!! Isn't this a gorgeous little bag.    The pattern for this bag came from Disorderly Threads. It is fully lined with no seams showing.  I used red satin with no problems. It is all made in the hoop and totally finished in the hoop except for a tiny bit of hand sewing  where the bag is turned inside out,  Very easy to make.  I made this using my 6 x 10 hoop but there are also  5 x 7 hoop sizes.   So keep a look out, I am addicted to these little bags so more different ones are on the way.



Monday, 22 September 2014

Lego Time !!!!!!

My Grandson Cooper is having a Lego Birthday party for his 6th Birthday.  I decided that he needed to have a Lego T- Shirt.  Great design from here and it stitched out beautifully.   Used heat and  gone as the topper and no show fusible mesh as the stabilizer.   I am sure he will love it so I had better get it in the post so he gets it before his birthday..  It will be a surprise for him.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Photo Competition.......

I have started doing a bit of photography and decided to enter the local photo competition at our local Coal & Country Festival.   I was very happy to receive  four firsts and one third......  I have had two little kookaburras hanging around my garden and they where very friendly and allowed me to photograph them.  They even allowed me to get up close to them.  I received a first for this photo in the animal division.  I still have a lot to learn. There is just not enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Birthday Time Again........

Time again to embroider the towels for my friends granddaughters.   Desley looks after my spoilt cat Joey when I go on holidays.  In return I embroider on towels  for their Birthdays.  The only stipulation was that there was to be no yellow so I used lime green instead.  The design came  from  Just Peachy and stitched out great. I used Heat & Gone on the back of the towel as stabilizer and also used  for a topping.  I love that you only have to touch it with a hot iron and it  is gone with no residue..


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Monogram Patch..........

For my grandson who is graduating this year I also bought him a toiletry bag. As I was unable to embroider on the bag because there was a mirror behind where I wanted to put the monogram.   I decided to make a patch and use Steam a Seam on the back of the patch and iron it on to the bag.  Turned out great and something that he will get plenty of use out of.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Graduation Bag!!!!!

Last weekend I went to Emerald to mind my youngest grandchild so his parents could attend the Grade 12 Formal for his elder brother. I love these little bags from  Disorderly Threads so I made one for Matthew, not too sure what he thought of it.  Even boys need little bags to keep things in.  The bag was made ITH, even the zip with no raw edges anywhere. Just a little bit of hand sewing where you turn the bag. This bag was done in a 5 x 7 inch hoop and was quite a good size.  I have bought some different bag designs for the 6 x10 hoop which I hope to do soon.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

New Technique...................

             I decorated the hat with a flower made with texture magic from Embroidery Garden.
Monogramming on hats over foam ( puffy embroidery)  is all the rage at the moment.  So I hat to try it but had to get a hat first.  I didn't want anything to expensive in case I messed it up.  I managed to get a couple of cheap hats from china.  No cheap stores where I live.  The foam worked really well and stopped the stitches from sinking into the straw. No problems stitching with the machine either.  There are now designs specially made for puffy embroidery.  The design needs to be a satin stitch and not a fill stitch.