Last Month’s Embroidery Bee Designs

Last Month’s Embroidery Bee Designs

Hey Friends,

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.

Find them Here in Etsy and Here in Zibbet

The Bird Monogram Alphabet Set

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.

Machine Embroidery Bird Monogram Alphabet Set

The Bird Monogram Alphabet Set is available Here in Etsy and Here in Zibbet.

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!

Bee Bold 3D Machine Embroidery Candy Wrapper Design

Immediately upon joining, so your sewing machine doesn’t have to wait to happily hum, you receive this fun Bee Bold candy wrapper design.

Creative Country Happenings

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.

Learn to make Kombucha

Photo courtesy of Kombucha Kamp

Make it a great happy day friends!

Nancy

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Birthday Party Day 7 Inspirational Teacup Coasters and Free Bonus Cupcake Embroidery Design

Birthday Party Day 7 Inspirational Teacup Coasters and Free Bonus Cupcake Embroidery Design

Inspirational Teacup Machine Embroidery Design

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the final day of the Embroidery It Birthday Party.

Inspirational Teacup in the hoop coasters

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, kindness and generosity.  I truly appreciate each and every one of you.  It is through you that my dreams, goals and visions are coming true.  I sincerely thank you.

Inspirational teacup coasters machine embroidery designs

As we wrap up the birthday party, it is Sunday, a day of rest.  I hope you will use these inspirational teacup coasters as a gentle reminder to enjoy each day and all life has to offer with its many blessings.

Inspirational teacup coasters gift set

Make a set of 4 or 8 coasters for yourself, or they make a lovely gift bundled up and added with some tea, a teacup and a homemade muffin or small box of chocolates.  Give as a hostess gift, housewarming, get well, birthday, retirement gift and the list goes on.  There are 8 designs in the set.

Inspirational teacups in the hoop machine embroidery coasters

Inspirational teacups in the hoop machine embroidery coasters

These are stitched on felt and made in your 4 x 4 hoop.

You will find the Inspirational Teacup Coasters HERE in Etsy

and

HERE in Zibbet.

Also there is a bonus design today.

Find the Banner Cupcake design for FREE HERE. (note:  this design will only be available for one week)

Happy Birthday Machine Embroidery Party with new and free designs

You may find all the other Banner Items HERE.

Have a very happy day stitching,

Nancy

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Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 6 In the Hoop Gumball Machine Design

Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 6 In the Hoop Gumball Machine Design

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Dear Friends,

So happy to have you here today on Day 6 of the Embroidery It Birthday Party

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Today’s Birthday Party Special is a good ol’ fashioned Gumball Machine.

It is made using your 5 x 7 hoop and is stitched on felt and clear vinyl.

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For the clear vinyl, you will find that at your local fabric store or Walmart carries it too in their fabric department.  You will find it in the section where they sell tablecloth fabric.  Just get the thin cheep stuff and you only need 4 inches wide so get 1/8 of a yard.

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The candy goes in and out the dispenser opening at the bottom of the design.  I know what you are thinking….the candy will fall out.  Nope, it doesn’t.  You pinch it a bit to get the candy to come out.

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Here in the photo I’ve filled them with Skittles, but you could use M & M’s or other small candy or small gumballs.

Also in the photo, I’ve stitched it with both red felt on the back as well as clear vinyl on the back.  It just depends on the look you want.

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The hanger is optional.

This really is a quick and easy design and only uses two thread colors.

Find it HERE in Etsy

and

HERE in Zibbet.

Happy Stitching!

Nancy

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Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 5 Mason Jar Embroidery and a Bonus Free Embroidery Design

Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 5 Mason Jar Embroidery and a Bonus Free Embroidery Design

Mason Jar Embroidery Design

Hi Friends,

Oh I so hope you are enjoying the birthday party.  Today is day 5 and what a sweet design set it is.

Machine Embroidery for Mason Jar Lids

Mason jars are just adorable and can be used for so many things.  Here is an alphabet set that fits a wide mouth mason jar.

Machine Embroidery for Tops of Mason Jars

Fill the jar with colorful candies, or a stack of cookies and give to someone special.  If you don’t want sweets, fill it with pretty spools of thread for your sewing friends.  You could even roll up a small sewing project like a fabric panel and give as a gift in the jar.  Just embroider their initial for the top and it is ready for gift giving.

Mason Jar Decorating with Machine Embroidery

Find the Balloon Mason Jar alphabet HERE in Etsy 

and

HERE in Zibbet.

Machine Embroidery Party Hat Banner Design

Today there is a bonus design, the Banner Party Hat.

Banner Add On Party Hat

This goes with all you banner items, alphabet, numbers etc.

Happy Birthday Machine Embroidery Party with new and free designs

Find the Banner Party Hat for FREE HERE. (note:  this design will only be available for one week)

You may find all the other Banner Items HERE.

Have a very happy day stitching,

Nancy

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In the hoop Notepad Holders – Birthday Party Day 3

In the hoop Notepad Holders – Birthday Party Day 3

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Day 3 of the Embroidery It Birthday Party!!!

You know, any time you have a party or something special you write yourself notes and create lists.  Now you can always have pen and paper at hand.

Machine Embroidery In the Hoop Notepad Holders

3 Designs in the set.  They are stitched on vinyl and made in your 5 x 7 hoop.  You will find vinyl at your local fabric store and it may be called marine vinyl.

Machine Embroidery in the hoop notepad holders

Machine Embroidery in the hoop notepad holder

The notepad holders hold the 3″ sticky back notepads such as Post-it Notes.

Machine Embroidery In the hoop notepad holders

A magnet on the back lets you stick it to your refrigerator or inside a locker.

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These make adorable gifts or make a special one just for you!

Get it today HERE in Etsy

or

HERE in Zibbet

Make it a great day Friends!!

~Nancy~

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Applique Birthday Gift Tags and Bonus Design – Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 2

Applique Birthday Gift Tags and Bonus Design – Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 2

Machine Embroidery Applique Birthday Gift Tags

Dear Friends,

Here is a simply sweet way to decorate your gift bags and packages.

Machine Embroidery Applique Birthday Gift Tags

The design is stitched on felt with a cotton fabric applique.  Here in the photos I’ve use a faux white dotted Swiss cotton fabric.

Machine Embroidery Applique Birthday Gift Bag Tag

Machine Embroidery Birthday Gift Bag Tags

Beautiful!

Machine Embroidery Happy Birthday Tag

Also, the final stitch color is the eyelets.  That color may be eliminated so you may applique the design onto shirts or other items.

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Find the Applique Birthday Gift Tags HERE in Etsy 

and Here in Zibbet.

Also today is a bonus design.  This design will remain free throughout the Embroidery It Birthday Week.

Through June 25th, click HERE to get the Balloon Banner Addition.

Machine Embroidery Free Banner Design

Happy Birthday Machine Embroidery Party with new and free designs

Happy stitching!!

Nancy

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Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 1

Embroidery It Birthday Party Day 1

Embroidery It Third Birthday Party

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Embroidery It Birthday Party!!!  It’s Birthday Week.  Woot Woot!!!  Come on into the party.  So glad to have you here.  The music is playing and everyone is here so grab a slice of cake and some punch and lets have some fun  Seriously everyone, I wouldn’t be here without you all and my heart is just bursting with gladness as I’m just so grateful to each and every one of you for your support of my little business.  My family and I truly thank you.

Friends this is exciting and will be a week of fun.  Each day this week you will get a newsletter showcasing a new design/set available for only $1.25 for 24 hours.  You will NOT see these designs at these prices ever again so grab them when you see them. Sprinkled throughout the week will be some free goodies as well.

Machine Embroidery Birthday Candy Bar Wrappers

3 designs in this set of full size Birthday Candy Bar Wrappers.  Make them in your 5 x 7 hoop.  Perfect for giving to guests, tucking in treat bags or including in your gift to the birthday boy or girl.

Only $1.25 today only.

Find them HERE in Etsy

or

HERE in Zibbet

Also Friends, If you missed last year’s birthday party, the Big Birthday Bundle which includes all 21 of last year’s designs is 50% off this week only through June 25th.

Embroidery It Big Birthday Bundle

You may find the Big Birthday Bundle HERE in Etsy

or

HERE in Zibbet

Happy stitching everyone!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

February Embroidery Bee Designs now Available

February Embroidery Bee Designs now Available

Machine Embroidery In the hoop Easter Candy Bags

Dear Friends,

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.

Machine Embroidery ITH Easter Treat Bags

Machine Embroidery Easter Egg Treat Bag

This also means the February embroidery designs are now released in the Etsy and Zibbet stores.

Machine Embroidery in the hoop bunny treat bag

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.

Machine Embroidery Tiny Print Alphabet

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.

Machine Embroidered Tiny Print Covered Buttons

Machine Embroidered Sleeve Cuff

Here you can see I embroidered “TRUST”, my word of the year.

Machine Embroidery in the hoop Easter Egg Candy Holder

Machine Embroidery in the hoop Easter Egg treat holder

Machine Embroidery Tiny Print Covered Buttons

The Easter Treat Bags may now be found in the Embroidery It Etsy and Zibbet stores.

And the Tiny Print Alphabet may also be found in Etsy and Zibbet.

One final note:  Don’t miss out on designs like these.  Join the club and get them early and at a $aving$.

Make it a great day friends!

Nancy

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January Embroidery Bee Designs

January Embroidery Bee Designs

Dear Friends,

It’s an exciting time as the March Embroidery Bee designs will be delivered to your inbox in just 3 days!!  Embroidery club members be sure to watch for them by 9:00 AM Eastern Time Zone.

Members in the Embroidery Bee club receive a candy holder and an alphabet set on the first of each month along with a newsletter full of inspiring ideas.

Here are the designs which were released in January.

Machine Embroidery Stitched With Love Spool of Thread Candy HOlder

Stitched with Love Candy Holder

This is currently available in Etsy and Zibbet

Machine Embroidery Alphabet Set Valentine Mason Jar Lid

Mason Jar Alphabet

Available in Etsy and Zibbet

Machine Embroidered monogram baby onesie

Machine Embroidered Valentine Monogram ornament

Machine Embroidered Valentine Monogram Ornament

You can read how to make these fun ornaments HERE.

Membership to the Embroidery Bee is only $5.00 a month.  Designs are great for yourself or gift giving.  To find out more about the Embroidery Bee and to join, just click HERE.

Machiine Embroidery Monthly Membership Club

Members receive this candy wrapper FREE immediately upon joining.

Don’t miss out on the March designs.  Join today!

Nancy

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Free Valentine’s Day Machine Embroidery Design

Free Valentine’s Day Machine Embroidery Design

Free machine Embroidery Valentine's Day Design

Dear Friends,

You are my Valentine!  In this week’s newsletter there will be a special link for newsletter subscribers to get this free Valentine “Be Mine” snowflake coaster.  It is the one way I can share a little love with all of you.  Thank you all for your support of Embroidery It.

If you haven’t yet signed up for the newsletter, it’s not too late.  Just do so by clicking the link to the right.  🙂  If you do so before Sunday Feb. 12, 2017, you will get the design.

Free Machine Embroidery Patter for Valentine's Day

Happy Stitching,

Nancy

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Machine Embroidery Valentine’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers

Machine Embroidery Valentine’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers

Valentine's day machine embroidery in the hoop candy bar holders

Dear Friends,

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.

Machine Embroidery in the hoop Valentine's day designs

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

Machine Embroidery Valentine's Day design candy bar wrapper

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day Candy Bar Wrapper Machine Embroidery Design

All You Need is Love and a Little Chocolate

All you need is love and a little Chocolate candy bar holder embroidery design

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.

Happy Stitching,

Nancy

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A Fun Machine Embroidered Valentine Ornament

A Fun Machine Embroidered Valentine Ornament

Machine Embroidered Valentine Monogram ornament

Hi Friends,

Here is a fun use for the Valentine Mason Jar Lid Alphabet set.  The design fits perfectly inside those plastic ornaments which open in half.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby and they sell them year round.  Guessing they are at the other craft stores as well.

Machine Embroidered Valentine Monogram Ornament

Stitch the design on a lightweight cotton fabric using a light weight stabilizer.  I used tear-away.  Once the design is stitched out and stabilizer removed, open the ornament and center the design.  Then just close the ornament with the other half of it and trim excess fabric away.  Machine Embroidery Alphabet Set Valentine Mason Jar Lid

Place a small bead of glue around the two halves and add a bit of lace or ribbon.  This will hide where the halves meet plus keep it from accidentally popping open.

Add a hanger and bow.  Consider adding a sprinkle of glitter or flocking inside the ornament before closing it up.  Super cute for gift giving.

Believe me when I tell you the photos don’t do this justice.  It turned out adorable.

Have fun with this little project!

Here is another use for the design.  Perfect monogram on an infant or child’s shirt.  Just add a bow for flair!

Machine Embroidered monogram baby onesie

Friends, this was the January alphabet set for the Embroidery Bee members.  Don’t miss out.  Find out more about the monthly club by clicking HERE.

The design is now available for all in the Embroidery It Etsy store and Zibbet shop.

Nancy

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A Little Valentine’s Day Machine Embroidery Decorating

A Little Valentine’s Day Machine Embroidery Decorating

Dear Friends,

In my neck of the woods, the ground is covered in snow and everything is just white, gray and brown.  With the Christmas decorations all put away now it all feels so plain.  Getting into the studio is like a breath of fresh air as it is full of color and stitching for Valentine’s day is simply cheerful.

Here is the Candy Hearts Coasters which double as a wall decor project.  They are made in the 4 x 4 hoop.  To turn them into a decor project, just glue them onto ribbon and add a bow.  Instructions on this along with lots of photos are included.  4 designs are in the set.

Make them in all different colors so when using as a coaster, each person can easily identify their glass.

A set of four makes a sweet gift!

You can find them in the Embroidery It Etsy Store and Zibbet Store.

May they bring a little cheer to your day!

Nancy

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In The Hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Slider

In The Hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Slider

Machine Embroidery in the hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Sliders

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.
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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!  🙂

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in the hoop candy cane sliders

in the hoop frosted Christmas cookies candy cane sliders

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Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Sliders can be found here in the Embroidery It Etsy store and in the Zibbet Store.

Have a Happy Sunday!!

Nancy

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PS – If you enjoyed these Candy Cane Sliders, You may enjoy THESE candy cane sliders too!

 

 

Machine Embroidery Candy Cane Sliders Made In the Hoop

Machine Embroidery Candy Cane Sliders Made In the Hoop

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Dear Friends,

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.

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Here are just a few ways to add just a touch to those candy canes that boost their gift giving presentation.

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Ho Ho Ho Candy Cane Sliders are designed to make 3 in one hooping to get your gifts done three times as fast.

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The Candy Cane Bow looks beautiful done in felt, or here you see it made with glitter vinyl.

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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.

Designs can be found here:

Merry Christmas Sweetheart in Etsy and in Zibbet

Ho Ho Ho Candy Cane Sliders in Etsy and in Zibbet

Candy Cane Bow in Etsy and in Zibbet

Make it a great day friends as you prepare for this beautiful season.

Nancy

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Personalized Machine Embroidery States Coasters and Ornaments

Personalized Machine Embroidery States Coasters and Ornaments

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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.

Great for Christmas packages and gift giving.

Stitch in team spirit colors for added fun.

Released now are:

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Michigan

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Wisconsin

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Kansas

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Texas

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Colorado

Enjoy friends!

Nancy

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Machine Embroidery Full Size Candy Bar Wrappers for Thanksgiving

Machine Embroidery Full Size Candy Bar Wrappers for Thanksgiving

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Dear Friends,

Get ready for Thanksgiving!

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Here is a fun in-the-hoop embroidery project for your 5 x 7 machine embroidery hoop.

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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.

Make it a great day!

Nancy

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Monogram Basket Letter J – A fun in-the-hoop project

Monogram Basket Letter J – A fun in-the-hoop project

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Hi Friends,

Just in case you are not subscribed to the newsletter (you should be) I want to let you know we are up to the letter J at the intro price of only .99.

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This is a fun and easy in-the-hoop project made in your 4 x 4 hoop.

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With a sweet design added on the back side, this design takes only 2 hoopings.  Step-by-step instructions included.

I’m showing it here in red and green for Christmas, but just think.  You could do orange and brown for Halloween or pastels for Easter, or bright colors for a birthday party.

You can find the letter J here on Zibbet or here on Etsy.

The design stays on intro pricing for one week.

I hope you have a wonderful week everyone,

Nancy

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Fall Machine Embroidery Candy Holder Set

Fall Machine Embroidery Candy Holder Set

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Dear Friends,

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.

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Three designs included:  Maple leaf, Apple and Pumpkin.

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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.

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Fall candy Holder set can be found  here on Etsy and here on Zibbet.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

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Crafting Machine Embroidery and Mixed Media Fall Flowers

Crafting Machine Embroidery and Mixed Media Fall Flowers

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Dear Friends,

There is nothing better than to spend time crafting and what fun to mix other things with machine embroidery!

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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)

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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.

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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.

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I found a dark small print and using clear glue, glued the paper to the bottom of the pebbles and then trimmed around them.

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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!

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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.

Have a beautiful Sunday,embroidery-it-bouquet-3

Nancy

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