After a rainy few days, how good it is to wake up to the sunshine!
The Embroidery Bee May designs went out to club members bright and early on May 1st. So the April designs are now available for all.
The candy design for April is this sweet Bloom Candy Topper Set. Grow a garden of flowers with your embroidery machine and a couple pieces of felt. Perfect for party favors at your next ladies luncheon, or for the ladies in your sewing, quilting and embroidery clubs. Also sweet for Sunday school teachers, bus drivers, or anyone you want to give a token of thanks.
Assist a younger child in painting the flower pot and you can help him make a gift for his mother on Mother’s day.
Use a 9″ or larger circle of tulle, or nylon netting to gather small candies up with. Let your imagination go in embellishing the flower pot. Add rick rack, pretty buttons or other pretty add on’s you find in your crafting space.
4 designs in the set and as always, made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Not a member of the Embroidery Bee Club yet? Find out more about it HERE.
And to find the Bloom Candy Topper Set, just click one of the buttons below.
For those of you in the Embroidery Bee, the March embroidery designs were available early this morning. You should have received a newsletter in your in-box so be sure to look for it.
This also means the February embroidery designs are now released in the Etsy and Zibbet stores.
The candy holder is a small treat bag, set of 2 designs. As with all club designs, they fit in your 4 x 4 hoop. It is an Easter Treat Bag. One is a bunny and the other an egg which has room for adding a name with a small font. The Tiny Print Alphabet which was also just released fits perfectly inside it.
The Tiny Print Alphabet also includes numbers and four symbols. It is 1/2″ tall and makes a sweet touch on a collar point, a cuff or fits a covered button.
It is super bowl Sunday and I hope your team wins. I must confess though, I’m not a football fan. I’m sure the game will be on in the background, but I’ll be paying more attention to the commercials rather than game itself. 🙂 So if you are like me, you will be spending time at your embroidery or sewing machine and I have a fun new in-the-hoop project just in time for Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers
There are three designs in the set and are made in your 5 x 7 hoop.
You’re So Tweet
Happy Valentine’s Day
All You Need is Love and a Little Chocolate
You can whip up a bunch of these for all the sweet Valentines in your life and you can have them all done before the football game is over.
You may find them here in the Embroidery It Etsy shop or Zibbet store.
I’m just beyond excited to tell you about Embroidery Its new membership program called the Embroidery Bee.
Each month, members will receive a full alphabet set, a candy holder and a newsletter that showcases these designs. These designs are offered at the price of only $5.00 a month and available to Embroidery Bee members exclusively for the first month. After that, they will be released to the public at full price.
This link HERE gives a full description of the club and how it works.
To get members started, a free bonus design is available immediately.
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.
Here is a fun in-the-hoop embroidery project for your 5 x 7 machine embroidery hoop.
Make these sweet candy bar wrappers, stitched on felt, to go around a full size Hershey candy bar. Set one at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table, or make a basket full to hand out. Also great for classroom gifts.
They stitch up quickly and easily and instructions are included.
You can find the Thanksgiving Candy Bar Wrappers in the Embroidery It Etsy shop and Zibbet shop.
For you Saturday stitching pleasure I want to show off the Fall Candy Holder set made in your 4 x 4 machine embroidery hoop. Candy holders make super quick and easy gifts and are a great way to add simple decorative touches to your home.
Three designs included: Maple leaf, Apple and Pumpkin.
These are stitched with felt and clear vinyl is used for the window. You can also use glitter fabric or vinyl or other non-fraying fabric. Step-by-step instructions with lots of photos included.
Fall candy Holder set can be found here on Etsy and here on Zibbet.
There is nothing better than to spend time crafting and what fun to mix other things with machine embroidery!
Remember these little cuties?
Well, I took two of the flower designs that remind me of mums and did them up again. (There are 4 different flowers and one set of leaves in the set)
For the centers though, I didn’t want to use candy. (although I made one from candy) I started looking through my button stash and couldn’t find any large dark buttons. For me to drive into Grand Rapids is about a 30 minute trip one way. It was time to shop from what I had at home.
I came across a small bag of flat clear glass pebbles that are just over 1″ in diameter. They came from the floral department at either Hobby Lobby or Walmart. I don’t remember any longer. Since you could see right through them and I wanted the flowers to have a dark center I started looking through some scrapbboking paper. I used to be an avid scrapbooker.
I found a dark small print and using clear glue, glued the paper to the bottom of the pebbles and then trimmed around them.
The flowers were embroidered onto fall colored felt. I used dark brown thread on all the flowers and dark green for the leaves. Then the pebbles were glued to the center of the flowers. The flowers were glued onto bamboo sticks and the leaves glued on the sticks as well.
I love how these turned out and how just changing the felt gave them a whole new look. An entire bouquet of machine embroidery flowers were made in about an hour!
Another fun idea would be to glue them onto pens and give them as a gift with a cute notepad!
If you are interested in the flowers, you can find them on Etsy and on Zibbet.
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. 🙂
I’m trying a new movie app here. It is a short 26 second video of the Turkey Candy Holder. It is now available in the Embroidery It Etsy Store HERE.
It is made in your 4 x 4 hoop and has step-by-step instructions with lots of photos. The design is stitched on felt and has a clear vinyl window. The felt for the feathers is a tie-died looking felt that I found in the craft felt section where you buy they squares of felt. I chose a piece that had more oranges and browns on it.
Did you miss the Embroidery It Birthday Party? No worries. First off, There is always something going on or being planned here at Embroidery It so keep your eyes open.
First and foremost, if you haven’t yet, take just a second to sign up for the newsletter. I will protect your e-mail and it will never be sold or shared.
Next, if you like the designs that were during the party week, now you can get the Big Birthday Bundle, the entire 21 design set collection at over 1/3 off if purchased separately.
3 Different Lollipop Holders – made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
2 Happy Birthday Dear Friend – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
4 Mason Jar Tags – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
2 Just a Note – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
5 Kitchen Emblems – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
2 Happy Birthday – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
2 Make Something – 2 sizes, one for your 5 x 7 hoop and the other for your 8 x 12 hoop
1 Cupcake Candy Holder – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
The party is coming to a close and want to send you off with one more free design. I hope you have enjoyed this week and all the designs.
Sending you off with a big bear hug.
Please note….this is for my newsletter subscribers only. It is my way of saying thank you for letting me in your in-box each week. In today’s newsletter there is a special link to this design. If you are not a newsletter subscriber, it’s easy-peasy and its free! Just fill in your name and e-mail in the box at the right and hit submit. You will receive an e-mail and then have to confirm that “yes” it was you who signed up. That’s it. You will typically get only 1 or 2 newsletters a week from me, unless it is my birthday week. 🙂
We are at the last day of the party. I want to thank all of you for coming. Many of you have written me with birthday wishes and they have all made my day, my week. Thank you.
Now for today’s design. The Cupcake Candy Holder. As guests leave the party it is nice to send them off with something in their hand and something sweet.
Today’s design is a cupcake candy holder. It is quick and easy to make and takes just scraps of felt. It is made in your 4 x 4 hoop and I’ve included lots of step-by-step photos with it. There is a small slit on the back of it where the candy is inserted. Any small candy is fine. I’m partial to M&M’s 🙂
Make a bunch to set around the party table or have a basket full ready at the door.