In Michigan the snow is coming. We have about 4 inches and it is expected to continue much of the weekend. This means it is a good weekend for hunkering down at the embroidery machine. Today’s afternoon schedule at our home has me in the kitchen making Christmas cookies followed by making some embroidery gingerbread men as well. The plan is to make plates of cookies for the neighbors and include one of these little candy cane sliders in with each plate. A sweet finishing touch.
Here are several embroidery candy cane ideas. They stitch up quick and easy. And they are perfect for giving to co-workers, neighbors, club members and attaching to gifts and packages. Add them to your tree or tuck in a stocking.
The Snowmen Candy Cane Sliders were part of last months Embroidery Bee club designs. To find out more about the Embroidery Bee Club, just click here. You will get fresh and fun designs delivered to your inbox on the 1st of each month.
The candy cane sliders just add that special homemade touch to your Christmas gift giving.
This is such a sweet freestanding lace alphabet set. I found it fun to get back into free standing lace for a change. The size of the letters is nice as they make a sweet tag or even a tree ornament.
My favorite thing was to add rhinestones for some extra bling!
I’m going to warn you right now…I’m on a rhinestone kick and you will be seeing me add rhinestones to more of my designs throughout 2018. Love them!
There is no placement for the rhinestones. Just add as many or few as you like.
The rhinestones shown here are 3 mm “hot fix” rhinestones. That is what I just happened to have on hand. I used clear drying fabric glue as I feel trying to heat set the rhinestones would cause the polyester embroidery thread to melt. FYI, I think a 5 mm rhinestone would look even prettier.
You can get rhinestones at any craft store and I have also purchased from “Rhinestone Genie” and “Heat Transfer Warehouse” with good results/good customer service.
As an FYI, I stitched the letters on two layers of water soluble stabilizer. Then I didn’t over-rinse the stabilizer out. I wanted to maintain a bit of the stiffness.
You can find the Modern Script freestanding lace alphabet set HERE in Etsy and HERE in Zibbet.
I realized I hadn’t shared with you last month’s Embroidery Bee designs that are now available for all.
The candy holder is the Christmas Lollipop Holder Set.
And the alphabet is the Bird Monogram Alphabet Set.
If you remember, throughout 2017 the in-the-hoop project will always be some type of candy holder along with a full alphabet set and all Embroidery Bee designs are made in your 4 x 4 hoop with the occasional exception that a bonus design might be thrown in that requires a larger hoop.
Get a head start with your Christmas gift giving. The Christmas Lollipop Holder Set is a set of three designs Make a basket full to set by the door for guests, Tuck them in Christmas stockings, or place them on the Christmas table. They stitch up quickly and easily using just felt. Make them for your child or grand child’s Sunday school or classroom friends and get lots of Oh’s and Ah’s from everyone.
This beautiful and delicate alphabet is perfect for an heirloom dress or linen napkins on the table. Stunning! It is made with four thread colors, but for an elegant look, just advance through the design without changing the colors.
Consider the beauty of tone-on-tone matching the thread to the fabric.
Friends, if you haven’t yet, give some thought to joining the Embroidery Bee Club. As said earlier, each month you will receive a full alphabet set and a candy holder at the cost of only $5 a month which is a savings over the regular price. The designs will arrive on the 1st of every month in your inbox. It is easy, simple and fun!
Immediately upon joining, so your sewing machine doesn’t have to wait to happily hum, you receive this fun Bee Bold candy wrapper design.
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I’m reading and learning how to make Kombucha. Have you ever heard of that? It is basically a fermented tea which is supposed to be full of probiotics and nutrients. Bottles of kombucha may be purchased at health food stores or maybe even at your local grocery store, Costco also carries it, but they are costly little buggers so I’m going to do it on my kitchen counter. If you’ve tried it, what are your favorite flavors. I want to add fruit to mine but not sure what to start with.
Homemade cookies hot out of Grandma’s oven and piped with icing. That is what these in the hoop candy cane sliders look like. Frosted Christmas Cookies is a fun in the hoop project to make on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop. You will take you Christmas decorating and gift giving up a notch. Best part of all, you make 3 in one hooping!
I just want to show off some fun ways to use and display these. I added a bow with pink string, just because I could! 🙂
Candy canes just speak Christmas with their beautiful red and white stripes. They are such a fun addition on the tree where children can come and pluck one each day. They adorn packages beautifully and go great with a steaming mug of hot chocolate.
These are a fun in the hoop machine embroidery project. All designs are made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Here are just a few ways to add just a touch to those candy canes that boost their gift giving presentation.
Ho Ho Ho Candy Cane Sliders are designed to make 3 in one hooping to get your gifts done three times as fast.
The Candy Cane Bow looks beautiful done in felt, or here you see it made with glitter vinyl.
Two candy canes create a lovely heart in this Merry Christmas Sweetheart design.
Have fun with these projects. It is a busy season for sure, but these projects are all quick and easy, stitching up in just a few minutes. They create that added special touch that makes them great for coworkers, classmates, neighbors and more. Add one to your plate of cookies or homemade candy. They are sure to bring a smile.
Warm up your embroidery machine and get ready for Christmas and for selling at craft shows by making these state coasters and ornaments.
5 designs currently released and each design can be made into either a coaster or an ornament.
They are stitched on felt using your 4 x 4 hoop. Instructions are given so you can place the heart anywhere in the design using ANY machine. You don’t need special software or machine that positions. It can be done on ANY machine.
Did you know that all Embroidery It Candy Holders are made in your 4 x 4 hoop? All contain step-by-step instructions.
They are stitched on felt and have a clear vinyl window. The vinyl is purchased at your fabric store in the tablecloth section. The remainder of the designs are stitched on felt, vinyl, glitter fabric, or other non-fraying fabric.
I’ve been having fun making these little mini videos. I hope you enjoy this one!
To make it easy for you, just scroll down and you can click on the links of any you like. 🙂
There is nothing better than sharing food with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors during the Christmas season. Now you can personalize your canning jar lids that you fill with your homemade fudge and crisp peanut brittle or make tags for that yummy plate of cookies you’re going to give.
“From the Kitchen of” Blank for personalizing
“Made with Love From My Oven”
“Sweet Treats From My Kitchen”
“From Our House to Yours”
Also included with the 4 designs is a matching alphabet set. Shown here are several examples so you can see how many letters you can fit into the blank design. You will need some form of editing software to place the name in the blank.
Christmas Mason Jar Lids and Font are priced today ONLY at $3.99. They will return to their regular price tomorrow of $7.99 so grab it today!
Embroidery Its Christmas in July event has officially begun. Just think of the smells of cinnamon sticks stuck in mugs full of hot chocolate or spiced tea. Today you can grab this sweet set of three Christmas Coffee Mugs, and decorate your tree. There is a bonus with them because they are actually gift card holders.
Tuck in a gift card to a favorite restaurant, or how about a gift card to the fabric shop for your sewing friend.
These stitch up quick and easily in your 4 x 4 hoop. Step-by-step instructions included.
This design set is 1/2 price TODAY ONLY during the Christmas in July event.
Be sure to watch your in-boxes for the Embroidery It newsletter as the Christmas in July Event begins tomorrow and runs through the 31st. Each day there will be a new, never released design/set that will be offered for 50% off for 24 hours ONLY.
Here is a peek at what is to come:
Mason Jar Lids also include a matching font so you may personalize the blank one.
Coffee mug ornaments are also gift card holders.
Let It Snow comes in 2 sizes for your 5 x 7 hoop and your 8 x 12 hoop.
And lastly, don’t forget about the Candy Cane Bow. There will be a special link in the newsletters and this is my special “thank you” for being a newsletter subscriber.
Just a little tease at what is to come July 29th through 31st. Embroidery It will be celebrating Christmas in July. All are new, not yet released designs and sets. Designs/sets will be 1/2 price for 24 hours.
Also, don’t forget that the Candy Cane bow will be free for newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so. There will be a link in the July 29th newsletter.
Have a great day at your embroidery machine friends!
I just want to quickly share that did you know there are only 156 days till Christmas! How on earth does time fly so fast.
It is a good time to take a moment and reflect back and that gives us the direction we need to move forward. Are we on the right track? Do we need to pivot? Are we reaching the goals we set for this year? Do we need to change our goals?
Remember at the beginning of the year, we went through a week of “A New Year – A Creative New You”. That week went step-by-step in helping you think about your creative goals for the year. You can review each of the days here:
Beginning July 29th, Embroidery It is celebrating a 3 day Christmas in July event with all new designs to get you in the holiday stitching and gift giving spirit. I always like to offer a special thank you to my newsletter subscribers. It means a lot to me that you allow Embroidery It into your inbox each week. Therefore, there will be a link in the July 29th newsletter for this sweet in-the-hoop candy cane holder FREE for you, my newsletter subscribers.
And here it is made with glitter fabric. I wish I could capture the true sparkle that it really has. 🙂
Please know friends I’m very grateful for you and I really appreciate your sharing the word about Embroidery It.
If you are like me, you are in the thick of Christmas planning and decorating. I’ve got a sweet Candy Cane Holder just for you. It comes in time to make a basket full to give to friends, neighbors, and to decorate the tree.
Here is the thing. I think it is cute, but my mind is drawing a blank as to come up with a name that fits it. So far, all I’ve got is “Candy Cane Holder.” This design deserves a better name than this. So I’m throwing it out there to all of you.
What would you name this embroidery design?
If you receive my newsletter, just hit “reply” to the newsletter and send me the name you think fits. You can also e-mail me here
I will make my decision by noon Eastern time on Friday December 11th. For the person who’s name idea I select, you will get ANY item of your choice from the Embroidery It Etsy Shop. Plus you will get bragging rights to say you named this design!!
If I receive several of the same names, the winner will be selected by whoever sends it to me first and I will look at the e-mail time stamp.
For now though, you can get this design over in the Etsy store by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for requesting more of the candy holders. I’m pleased to let you know that the Christmas Candy Holder set has now been released and is available in the Etsy shop.
This is the PERFECT time for you to use that Embroidery glitter fabric or other fun fabric you have in your stash. Glittery fabric absolutely sparkles on the Christmas tree. Burlap is so popular right now and these ornaments work well with that as well. Also think about stitching on some beads or buttons. How sweet would that be!
These candy holder designs can be used as Christmas ornaments, attached to a package, place settings at the table, hung on doorknobs or hung on garland that spirals up the staircase. Let your imagination go!
A pine tree, wreath and bell are the three designs in the set and all are made in your 4 x 4 hoop. Step-by-step instructions included with many color photos.
Hop on over today and you can whip up a bunch this afternoon for your Christmas decorating.
And because I know many of you will be asking, I got my glitter fabric from BFC-Stash.
life is good and precious so be creative daily and live life beautifully
I finished the garden flag I had been working on for my dear brother and Sister-in-law. I embroidered the design onto ogsnaburg fabric which you can find at the store located with the utility fabrics. Then I stitched on the ribbon stripes and finally backed it with duck cloth. When turned right side out I did a bit of topstitching around the edge as well. I didn’t use a pattern, just kind of winged the design myself using an existing garden flag for the approximate size. For the finishing touch I added a bow out of the same ribbon that was made the stripes. I think I need a bit of bow making practice. 🙂
This was the first one I made and have now made a couple more since using burlap which was fun to stitch on. In hindsight, I wish I would have bought some purple Kansas State wildcat fabric to create the monogram letter R. Maybe I will just have to make them another one next year.
The small font was built into my machine but the applique letter “R” is from 8 Claws and a Paw.
These designs are all done with ONE color thread. I used a slight off white. The secret to the color and bling is this! Mylar tissue wrap.
Now you know my secret. And an even better secret I’m going to share with you is this…
I got it at the Dollar Tree. There are three sheets of mylar tissue in each package and each package is only $1. Can’t beat that!
As the design stitches out, on water soluble stabilizer, it starts in the center which is where I placed the mylar. Just keep an eye on your machine and stop it as it gets ready to stitch the outer row of hearts. Cut the thread and remove the hoop from the machine, but don’t unhoop the stabilizer. Gently tear the mylar to remove the excess. I also removed the mylar from the center star area. It tears easily but still, you don’t want to pull your stitches.
Then just put the hoop back on the machine and continue stitching the remainder of the design.
HERE is a link back to the post that gives the address where you can send your snowflakes.
My prayers continue to be with the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic event. My heart breaks as I think of you and your struggles. I hope you somehow know I care.
With love and blessings to my sweet embroidery family readers,
Even though these got stitched after Christmas it is still nice to have them on my tree.
These are pretty machine embroidery free standing lace designs with applique. The red fabric I used to applique with is red velvet! Beautiful red velvet! To stitch them out I used water soluble stabilizer on both the top and bottom.
The water soluble stabilizer on the bottom was hooped then I floated the velvet and top water soluble stabilizer.
Then I bought a yard of the pearls to make the hangers.
I am partial to free standing lace designs that have applique. The applique gives the designs a unique look because you could use any color or design of fabric. I love the velvet, both the look and the feel of it.
Hope you enjoy the last of my Christmas designs, at least for a while.