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.
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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.
It’s Saturday. It’s a beautiful day to make something. I hope that means you will find it to be a relaxing day and be able to spend some time at your embroidery machine or doing something you truly love.
Today’s design is for those of you with those larger hoop sizes. It’s a Beautiful Day to Make Something comes in two sizes. One for your 5 x 7 hoop and the other for your 8 x 12 hoop. Exact sizes are in the Etsy description which you can find HERE.
I used a 12 x 16 pillow form for the pillow and added a bit of rick-rack for some fun country charm.
Make it a great day everyone and happy embroidering,
Here is today’s free design as part of the Embroidery It Birthday Party. If by chance you are just finding my site, be sure to sign up for the newsletter. There will be one more free design this week and then there is always the free alphabet letter and other fun events that happen around here.
Lets get the house ready for the party. Embroider up a t-shirt for the birthday person and how about some placemats or pillows to go around the house. And for a bit of whimsy how about a roll of toilet paper for something fun in the bathroom. Just set it on the back of the stool for decoration and watch the smiles as people exit from your bathroom. 🙂
Quick instructions for embroidering on toilet paper: Hoop a light weight tear-away or cut-away stabilizer in your 4 x 4 hoop. Use a good quality toilet paper. I’ve used Charmin here. Unroll the paper a ways so you have plenty of slack and that it won’t pull. Take the first two squares and fold them back upon themselves so you now have a double thickness of TP. Float the toilet paper on the stabilizer. Key is just to make sure you have slack as your machine stitches and that there is no pulling. I shouldn’t need to say this but will because who knows who will read this in the future, but this roll of toilet paper is for decorative purposes only. 🙂 Embroidered toilet paper also makes a fun gag gift.
Happy Birthday comes in two sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop. The small size was used on the TP and the large size was used on the placemat.
Happy Birthday can be found in the Embroidery It Etsy store HERE.
Todays Birthday design set will give you the hometown country general store feel. Kitchen Emblems using mouth watering words will keep you thinking of the freshest ingredients, Grandma’s comfort food, and your best recipes. Use these designs on towels, aprons, placemats and all your kitchen linens to bring back that country nostalgic feel.
I embroidered the designs onto towels that I made out of Hardanger cotton fabric. The Hardanger fabric has the salvage edges finished off so all I had to do was cut to length and I cut them 30″ long. I hemmed the top with a simple roll-over hem and on the bottom I did a scrappy patchwork border using fabric and thread colors that matched.
You could cut your patchwork squares any size, but I cut mine at 1 1/2″ square and then stitched them together randomly using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
I just made enough for two rows to go the length of the towel. I finished off the back of the patchwork squares with white cotton fabric as my squares hang below the towel. In hindsight, I could have just stitched them directly to the bottom of the towel and that probably would have been a bit easier.
I must confess, these designs have been some of my very favorite. I think it is because they just special, what I call, trendy vintage feel to them. You can find Kitchen Emblems HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy store.
Remember those handwritten notes we would write on paper and pass in school? Sometimes just a simple note to say “Happy Birthday” is needed and nothing is better than a machine embroidered note. Even the notebook paper, which is white felt here, is part of the design! But you could use any white fabric. Pure simple country charm.
Just a Note design comes in two sizes. One for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop.
Just wander on over to the Embroidery It Etsy shop and you can find the design HERE.
To go with all those creative homemade gifts and yummy goodies, here is a set of mason jar tags. Quickly and easily the set of 4 are made in your 4 x 4 hoop. Step-by-step instructions included. Design is stitched on felt and could easily be stitched on other fabric of your choice. Your gift giving gets a sweet added touch.
Mason Jar Tags can be found HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Store.
I mentioned before, I am sprinkling in a few freebies throughout the week and here is the first! 🙂
I so appreciate you letting Embroidery It into you inbox each week. As a thank you to newsletter subscribers, I have this design free just for you. You will receive a newsletter this morning (about 9:00 AM Eastern Time Zone) and in the newsletter is a link with a password to let you instantly download the design. You must be a newsletter subscriber to get this free design.
If you’re not a newsletter subscriber yet, it’s easy! Just enter your name and e-mail address into the box at the right. You are then sent a confirmation e-mail that says yes, it is me and I’ve given you the right e-mail address. Then you’re in.
This design is just for the Embroidery It birthday party so if you’re reading this and you’ve missed it, no worries….There is always something fun going on at Embroidery It.
Embroidery It turns 2 today! It is the start of a week long celebration. Today’s design makes a perfect birthday gift for a good friend. It stitches up quick and easy and then just use a traditional embroidery hoop for the frame. A simple bow and it is ready for gift giving.
The design is intro priced for 24 hours for $1.00 only.
You can get Happy Birthday Dear Friend in the Embroidery It Etsy shop by clicking HERE.
The embroidery machine is just humming along while I get to do a little sewing, a fun change of pace for a bit. I love the look and feel of country scrappy patchwork. Doesn’t it go with everything? Here is just a little sneak peak of what’s to come in two days.
Dear Friends, Embroidery It is turning two! A week long celebration coming up beginning June 20th with all new designs at special prices and some fun bonuses thrown in for newsletter subscribers. Wink wink! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t yet. It is a week you won’t want to miss!
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