Saturday, 17 March 2018

Bunny Stuffies......

 First time at making Stuffies.   I had this small piece of soft fabric that was just perfect for the bunnies and I managed to get three.  They were made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. Not sure where the design came from but so quick and easy and of course my Great Grandson Laken was given one.      So cute he can hang onto one ear.   I also put a little rattle in them so that they would make a noise.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Logo on Shirts . . . .

I was asked to do a logo on some shirts for a small business in town.  I had the logo digitized by Kris Rhodes and it stitched out great.  The client was happy and so was I at the way they turned out.


Sewing Caddy in a Photo Frame...

  I belong to a group on facebook called M.O.M. ( Mastering Our Machines ) and after watching the video of Nadine making one of these sewing caddies in a photo frame., I decided to make one.   I now have found out that my machine can join patterns together like the stacked stitches, the middle design.   Now that I have worked that out I will be able to join lots of designs on the machine as I have always used my software to do any alterations.  I am stoked that I am finally getting the most out of my machine.


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Crochet Rug

Love how this crochet rug turned out.  Once again it took me ages to find a rug suitable for a boy but really loved this one as soon as I saw it.   As I am only learning to crochet I want to keep doing something new so I am learning new stitches and I get a lot of help from You Tube.  A wonderful learning tool.  The pattern was a free one and is called Park Slope Afghan.  It was a huge job putting it together and I did a Crab Stitch around the edge as I felt it needed something to finish it off.  It is a great feeling when a project is finished.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bunny Reading Cushion

I decided to join a Sew a Long to get me back into sewing mode.  We were given five designs to pick from and I thought I would do the Bunny for my Great Grandson Laken's first Birthday which is not till December.  I already have a set of Australian story books for him.  So now I have one Birthday out of the way for the year.  These reading cushions are really easy to make it just has a pocket on the front to put the story books.

Saturday, 10 February 2018


Some bibs for the newest member of the family. I had to used the teddy bear that I made many years ago for the model.   I also used some of the designs that I had in my embroidery file stash instead of buying new files. Not sure where all the designs are from but I have had them for quite a while.


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Another Cushion.....

Another cushion I made for the sew a long.  When I saw the design that we could use I knew immediately that I was going to make it.  I already had the key fabric and it was so perfect for the design.  I used the 7 x 12 hoop for this design.  Also this year I said my New Year resolution would be that I would use the fabric I have in my stash and not buy any more.  I do hope I can stick to it. Not sure who this one is for yet.   It was wonderful to win a prize for this cushion in the sew a long and it brightened my day. 



Saturday, 27 January 2018

More Towels

Some of the Towels I did for a friend for Christmas. I am loving my new Machine with the big hoop so that I can fit all the name in one hooping.   The front Is called Sarah and is from Stitchtopia. Love the swirly bits on the first letter of the names.  Also added a bit of photoshop.


Saturday, 20 January 2018

More Gifts for Laken

My friend Helen digitized  this design for me to put on a bunny rug for Laken.  As usual I didn't get any choice with what sort of bunny rug I could buy.  I was thrilled at the way it turned out as it was a very stretchy fabric.  Thanks Helen, the parents really loved it.  I also made the elephant banner for him.  It is really cute too.  The design came from Big Dreams and was really easy to make In the Hoop. I also added a bit of photoshop with the pink flowers.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Michael Jackson

A friend asked me to do a T Shirt for her grandson who is crazy about Michael Jackson. I was so happy with the way this turned out.  He really loved it too and wouldn't take it off.   As you can see from the photo below how excited he was.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Laken's First Christmas

I made this Christmas Bauble for my First Great Grandson Laken.  I bought some Scrapbooking  Alphabets and they were sticky as they came off the paper backing I just stuck them on to the Bauble.  I put his name and date of birth and weight and length.   This will be a lovely memory as they hang it on the Christmas Tree each year. The Bauble also has flashing lights that can be turned on.


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Towels for Christmas......

This year for Christmas I am giving everyone an embroidered towel. Here is some I have done so far.  I really love the swirly font.  The font is called Sarah and it is from Stitchtopia. I used washaway stabilizer on the back and a water soluble  topping. Also loving my bigger hoop.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Tea Towels......

A couple of hands towels that I embroidered.  I like to have a few items on hand that might come in handy for Christmas gifts.  Love how they turned out.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Table Runner..

Another gift for the gift box, a table runner that I did embroidery on each end. Also had this design for a while.  I am really loving using some of the designs that I have had for a while.  I used a wash away stabilizer for the backing and a water soluble topping.  I also used a Christmas overlay in photoshop.