Sunday, 21 December 2014

Fun with Toilet Paper !!!!!!!!!

A great idea for a bit of fun, Embroidering on toilet paper.  Does seem a bit weird, doesn't it.  A awesome  gift for someone who has everything or just for a laugh.   You can use any 4 x 4 design as long as it is not too dense.  Goodies by Gail sells designs  specially digitized for toilet paper.  You will find something for every occasion.   Have a go you will be surprised how easy it is.


Christmas Tea Towels.................

I embroidered some Christmas Tea Towels to have on hand in case visitors stop by over the Christmas Holidays.  I really love the little house which was off a Brother Embroidery Card.
I have decided to go through my cards and use them as they have some great designs and I never think to use them. So maybe a New Years Resolution instead of buying more designs on the internet.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Snow Ball Fight.........

A brilliant  idea from Embroidery Garden, Lets have a Snow Ball Fight.  The balls are made from white fleece fabric and the cute faces are embroidered and the balls are stuffed with toy filling
Living where I just can't pop down to the shops to get sewing supplies, I found some off cuts of white fleece that I had kept and I managed to get 2 sets of balls.  I was happy to finally find a use for some of my scraps as well as to have a great gift for the grandkids..........

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas T Shirts ..........

My grandsons are getting too old for T Shirts ( that's what they think) so this year I only made for the two youngest, Cooper aged 6 and Thomas aged 10.  These great designs are from Urban Threads .  I really loved how they turned out as they are not too heavy for the T Shirt fabric.. These designs where stitched on a Singer xl 400 in a 6 x 10 hoop.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cow Zippered Bag.........

This time a cow zippered bag. Very cute could be for a boy  and a bow or flower added for the girl.
I can't help myself, I love making these bags.   The design is from Disorderly Threads and all made ITH on the Embroidery Machine. Just a tiny bit of hand sewing where you turn the bag inside out.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hand Towels..........

I really loved the tutorial for the fridge towels on SHE CAN SHE Blog.   I have had 12 months to make my hand towel for the Christmas Gift Exchange at my Patchwork Group..... I was looking for something special so as soon as I saw this one I knew that is was the One.   I made a couple more for gifts.  The picture doesn't show the binding down the sides of the towel.  It makes the towel that little bit different..


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Table Runner!!!!!!

A few months ago we did some paper piecing  at my Patchwork Group, I always try to make something out of what we do otherwise it is a waste of material even though we are learning new techniques. I decided to turn my paper piecing into table runners. The colours are a hot pink and lime green. The pattern was a hibiscus and I am not sure where it came from.  The runner pattern is a very common one on the internet. I also used iron on pellon on the back of the top of the runner to give it  a nice smooth appearance.. I use these colours in my dining area, finally something for me.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Caravan Zippered Bags......

These bags  are so cute, mini caravans. Once again the bags are fully lined with no side seams showing.  A small bit of hand sewing on the inside bottom of the bag where it is turned inside out.  It is all made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. I used the 6 X 10 hoop on my Singer XL 400. The design came from Disorderly Threads. A great  little gift  for anybody  with a caravan.


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Angels.........

I bought this design last year to make for last Christmas. I printed out the pages of instructions and thought it looked really difficult.   I usually make a Christmas Gift for my children so I pulled out pattern and decided to have a go at making the Angels.
I don't know why I thought it was so complicated as they  where really easy to make.  They are an ITH design from Oma's Place and made on the embroidery machine. The Angels are made in three pieces, the head, wings and dress and have to be put together with a glue gun.  I bought the dolls hair but there is instructions for the hair as well.  They are really gorgeous, the design also has another face design with the eyes closed and also another dress design.  I will defiantly be making more very soon.




Friday, 17 October 2014

Texture Magic Flowers.........

Flower Headbands using texture magic. The design is from Embroidery Garden. Texture Magic is used between the layers of fabric and stitched into the flower shapes. After the shape of the flower is cut out you then use the steam from the iron and hold it over the flower shape and the steam makes the fabric crinkle up.  It is quite amazing to watch.


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Great for Halloween !!!!!!!

A  winner with my grandsons, finally found something that they like.  Skull  zippered bags. Made with red satin for the inside of the skull and the white lace for the bones.  All lined with no seams showing with just a bit of hand sewing where the bag is turned inside out. The design is from Disorderly Threads and made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. I used the 6 x 10 hoop.
The design can be  made in a 5 x 7 hoop. A great bag for Halloween.


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.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Medical Pretend Play Kit............

I really loves this Medical Kit, all made In the Hoop on my Embroidery Machine.  The set consists of a blood pressure kit, doctors hat, nurse hat ( I didn't make), 4 band aids and a stethoscope.  I made the name tag and bought 2 syringes and 2 empty pill bottles and pasted  the names, headache pills and Tummy pills on them. I had the blue plastic bag which was just perfect for the doctors bag and lined it with calico and wadding. I also put a red cross on the front of the bag.  Dr Cooper loved it as he loves to play dress up.  The design came from OFNAH.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

From Old to New.............

                                                             From This
To This
When I first saw the picture of the Sprocket Pillow, all I knew was that I wanted to make one. This is my idea of a Sprocket Pillow. After I thought about it for a while I decided that my old foot stool from the patio could do with an overhaul.  I remembered that I had some pieces that I had not used in another project from many years ago.  I was going to cut the points off to make the top curved but then the piece would not be big enough for the pillow I wanted to make. This is when I decided to add another piece of fabric so then I could curve the top.  I put the blue fabric pieces on a piece of paper and cut a pattern for the red triangle pieces.  After I stitched the all pieces together, I then put batting on the back and quilted it and made it up as a normal cushion. I made this from pieces in my stash, even the covered button for the centre.  I always feel I have achieved something when I make something that I don't have to buy anything else for.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Boy Quilt!!!!

Always looking for something suitable for boys, I decided to use  the mystery blocks that had a Halloween theme for a quilt for my grandson Thomas.  The fabric had ghosts, spiders,  bats and all the things that little boys like. It is just big enough so that he can use it when they are camping, and it won't drag in the dirt. I wanted to use all the fabric so I cut the left over pieces into squares and backed the quilt with that.  I also quilted the blocks with a spiderweb design. I did this freehand and it is certainly a lot harder than it looks.
Not too sure if I will try this again. I need a lots and lots of practice.

                                                  My spider web Quilting.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pot Holder Challenge.........

Every year our patchwork group has a challenge and this year we where given a fat quarter to make something.  I was given the green piece which I used in the owl pot holder.     The pattern for the pot holder came from Embroidery Garden and it is made In the Hoop.     
I love that there is place to put your hand when you need to pick up something hot.