Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handmade Ornament

Time is flying by! It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Things are so busy right now, but I just had to take a minute to post pictures of the ornament I made!

Our Sunday School class has an annual GNO Christmas party with a "Dirty Santa" ornament swap, and I challenged myself to make my ornament this year.

I downloaded this pattern from SWAK and the tutorial for the pieced pillow ornament/door hanger from You Can Make I added the bow and button (simply because I just can't leave well enough alone!)on my own, and I just adore the pom-pom fringe on the bottom! This was a terrific "scrap buster" project and I am so tickled with how cute it turned out! There are so many fun ideas on that site...I wish I had time to sit and browse through them all.

Lots of cute things being stitched out, but there is NO time to take pics and post! As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

For the Boys

Just a few fun things: The ever-popular Lab Patch, the Santa Puppy and Simple X-Patch with a monogram. These shirts were fun to do as I got to match them to pairs of sweet little pants (custon made). Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Fun Orders...

Another fun order for a Brother/Sister! Again, this Snowman Patch from Applique Cafe is such a big hit for those fun matching brother/sister outfits!! So many cute things this sweet momma picked out, but I only took one picture because there is more stitching to be done! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why I never throw away scrap fabric!

This customer needed something fun on this striped shirt and also a Birthday shirt for her little boy.
She chose the Birthday Candle and requested green gingham since it is the Birthday Boy's favorite color.
The striped shirt posed a bit of a problem. It has the distressed look (which I ADORE) and it made it a bit harder to match up with some of the more popular plaids and ginghams that I am using these days. Then I rummaged through a bag of scraps my mom had given me a year ago...and hit JACKPOT! This two-tone blue fabric was left over from a pair of pull on shorts she had sewn for one of my (many) boys 5 years ago!! Needless to say, it is perfect for this fun "J"!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Quite possibly the cutest Christmas design ever.

This was the first time I stitched out this Three Light design (from Applique Frenzy) and it will NOT be the last!!! This may be the cutest Christmas design ever!! I love the fact that the light bulbs can be ANY fabric you choose, and the monogram is an added bonus!! So many Christmas orders coming in...hard to believe it's right around the corner!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

This and That...

So busy these days...not just with sewing, but just with life in general! I am still having Fall orders come in along with some VERY cute Christmas orders. Here are just a few things from my machines!

First of all, a pair of coordinating brother/sister outfits for some future Alabama fans. (see, I told you my machine wasn't biased!) LOVE this for the little sis/ Big brother outfit! A sweet little gingham jumper and a simple (Garanimals!) T shirt.

And for fall, the ever-popular Pilgram Turkey from Linnie Pinnie. This little gobbler has been stitched out my machine more times than I can count. I still love the irony of the hat on the turkey! The Lab Patch is another favorite. It is so great to have some "Big Boy" designs!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fun Customer Order

Long time with no post, I know. My life has been CRAZY!! All kinds of fun, wild and noisy I am not complaining. My machines have been running, but it seems like I have just enough time to get things stitched out and then it is time to go to carpool, school, work, no time for pictures!

Here is an adorable order placed for a sweet little boy:
The Momma brought some pants for me to match to, all Garanimals (can I say again how incredible well this brand holds a stitch!?!? And the price just cannot be beat, especially for the little boys!
The golf bag is Embroidery Boutique, the acorn abd Double Patch Football (so sweet with a monogram merged!) from Applique Frenzy and the Football Applique "R" from Planet Applique! (Love the "Team Ruffino"...I do this quite often when there is more than one family member playing a sport...also great for market totes!)
Thanks for checking in! I would like to be able to promise more frequent updates...but I have a feeling that my life isn't going to slow down! LOVE. IT.