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Machine Embroidery, Oh What Fun!
What fun, what fun, what fun! I have been working on my machine embroidery and machine applique skills and man have I had fun!
So many wonderful designs are online and most can be downloaded at just the touch of the "download now" button! One of my favorite sites is Amazing Designs, they not only offer design collections and individual designs but also offer wonderful software for editing designs just the way you want them. I have had such fun creating my own designs using an image from one collection and adding text to it. All of their products are very reasonable and they are also having a great sale now until June 30. Another great site to buy and download collections or individual designs is Embroidables, they have darling designs. Happy Applique has some of the cutest machine appliques I have ever seen! Their individual designs are very inexpensive and download in a matter of seconds. Nancy's Notions also has some great designs. If you are into embroidery or applique check out these websites. You will love what you find!
This is a beach bag I made for my grand daughter. She is going to the beach for her first time. The applique is from Happy Applique and the text was added using Personalize and Stitch from Amazing Designs.
This is a book bag for another grand daughter. It was done with Smartneedle collection purchased at Nancy's Notions. The collection is Jar Bugs Applique and Embroidery designs.
This cute little robot is for my grandson. I found him in a collection at Embroidables. The collection is called Robots ( of course ).
This is the easiest dress ever and takes only ten to twenty minutes from cutout to finish! Even though it is called the pillowcase dress, I actually made this one from a remnant I had. I plan on donating a dress like this dress to the Little Dresses for Africa Charity. Here is a link to their website.
This dress is cut to fit a size 2 ( a child about 2 years old). I cut a rectangle 19 by 21 (21 being the length). The pattern on the website is made from an actual pillowcase and does not cut out the armholes, just leaves an unstitched area at the top of each side seam to fold under and stitch for the arm area,( here is a link to the directions for the dress using a pillowcase on the website) I personally do not like the looks of that style, so I cut a wedge about 31/2 inches across at the top and angling down to nothing to the side ( about 4 or 5 inches long). I just eyeballed it, no particular measurements.
With wrong sides together, I serged the side seams with a narrow seam, …
I have had a dental problem this week and not felt up to snuff, even with Fall Break being this week, I have had to push myself to accomplish anything. Well after checking my comments, I feel tons better!
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Have you ever had one of those days when you just wanted to kick yourself? Well I had one of those last weekend! I had made a darling Tennessee Vol set encluding a dress made of Tennesse Vol fabric, an orange and white Korker ribbon elastic headband, and a Tennessee Vols plush blanket for my grand-daughter's baby shower and forgot to take a picture of it before I wrapped it. I was so angry with myself, but I decided I could just take a picture when she opened it. Well, what is the saying about best laid plans? I didn't want to just take a photo of my gift so I was busy taking all kinds of photos and before she was able to open my gift my camera's battery died. So..there you have it, really wanted to kick myself in the butt!
The shower was awesome tho and I did get some great photos. She received so many beautiful and useful things and she and her husband, plus the two grands and the one Great Grand..me, were very happy and excited.