Have You Been Collecting the Free Alphabet

Have You Been Collecting the Free Alphabet

Friends,

I want to make sure you see the free alphabet and to remind you that the letter changes weekly.  Be sure to grab it each week for FREE!  After that, the letters do go up for sale in the Embroidery It Zibbet Shop. Today the letter “I” has been released.  You may get it HERE.

Offering you the free letters is my way of saying “Thank You” for visiting and your support.  I appreciate each of you so much!

Also, just a small head’s up.  Remember last year’s Birthday Party?  Embroidery It turns 3 in just one month!  I’m working on a little some’in-some’in just for you that you won’t want to miss.

Make it a great day Everyone!!!

Nancy

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Free Machine Embroidery in the hoop banner alphabet

Organza Flower Alphabet Set

Organza Flower Alphabet Set

Dear Friends,

I woke up to this beautiful morning.  Don’t let the sunshine fool you, it is only 40 degrees outside!  Perfect for wrapping up in a quilt and enjoying my morning coffee outside.  Still, the tulips and daffodils are blooming and the trees are budding and leafing out.  Glorious!

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Organza Flower Alphabet Set

In celebration of spring, last month’s Embroidery Bee designs have been released to all.  Here is the Organza Flower Alphabet Set.

Machine Embroidery Monogram Free Standing Lace Set

Add some sweet decorations to wreaths.  Tie a flower onto your sewing machine handle with your initial.  Attach to the zipper of a backpack and more.

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Monogram Set

The center is free standing lace.  The petals are intended to have a fabric such as organza, or other sheer and shiny fabric. Mylar is another great option for shine and sparkle.

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Monogram Alphabet Set

Hang several in the window and let the sun catch and reflect from them.

Machine Embroidery Lace Alphabet Set

The hanger is the first color stop.  Use the design as an applique on a child’s shirt by just advancing past the first thread color.  Then add a bow for the finishing touch.

Machine Embroidery Lace Alphabet Monogram Set

As with all Embroidery Bee designs you can make these in your 4 x 4 hoop.

The Organza Flower Alphabet set may be found in Etsy and in Zibbet.

Friends, I hope wherever you are, that you are having a beautiful day too.  Do something creative.  Make something fun.  Do something to make it a great day.

And if you are not a member of the Embroidery Bee club yet and to get designs similar to this one, just click the button below.

Nancy

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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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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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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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Membership to the Embroidery Bee Opens Today!

Membership to the Embroidery Bee Opens Today!

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Dear Friends,

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.

In the Hoop Bee Happy Candy Wrapper

To get members started, a free bonus design is available immediately.

Happy Stitching Friends!!

Nancy

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In the hoop machine embroidery design Bee Happy Candy Wrapper

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!

 

 

Future Happenings at Embroidery It

Future Happenings at Embroidery It

States Coasters and ornaments

Dear Friends,

Today I have been finishing up the stitching of all 50 coasters and ornaments!  46 are currently in the Etsy and Zibbet shops and the final 4 will be available by Sunday.  I’m just thrilled with how they have turned out and Friends, I have appreciated your support with them.  For those of you who have waited for these last ones, thank you so much for your patience. Thanksgiving slowed me down a bit with Mike’s parents here and then all the activities.

As we get to the end of the year, I’ve been spending some time fine tuning some of the plans I have for Embroidery It and I wanted to share them with you so you will know what to expect.

First off, coming January 1st will be an embroidery membership program.  It will be only $5.00 a month and each month you will receive a complete alphabet set as well as some type of a candy holder.  These will be at a substantial savings to the regular price and members will receive these designs a full month before they are released at full price to the general public.  More details on that soon.

Next will be the launch of the store on the Embroidery It website.  Embroidery It will remain on Etsy and Zibbet, but will also have a store right here so you don’t have to leave.  I’m going to get the membership sight up and running first.

You know, I shouldn’t be scared, but I am.  You are all such sweet and supportive people and I feel beyond blessed that you are here.  I think the biggest thing I’m scared of is that even though I’ve hired someone to help me with this website stuff, that it won’t run quite right.  I’m just going to tell you all right now, that if any snafus come up, I hope you know I WILL make it 100% right.  I hope you all know my character by now.  This is not something I will take lightly.

Thank you for being on this journey with me and for your continued support.  It means more to me than you can ever imagine.

You are all amazing!!!

With love,

Nancy

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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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New Christmas Tree Feeding Tube Pad

New Christmas Tree Feeding Tube Pad

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Dear Friends,

You know the nurse in me just goes into full on medical mode when people reach out to me for embroidery assistance that meets a medical need they have.  Our loved ones who require special feeding needs have a place in my heart.  I have always asked God to use this business to be a blessing to others and I’m grateful to be able to offer these feeding pads.

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My latest is the Christmas Tree feeding pad.  Note that the stitching of the bulbs, star and base of tree are done only on the top and do not go through to the back layer.  There is also light stitching done to help prevent any irritation to the feeding tube site.

This design is done in your 4 x 4 hoop and instructions are included.

Here are a few additional tips for making the feeding tube pads.

  1.  Use all cotton fabric and absorbent batting.  I use cotton flannel as my absorbent batting and for the backing and then a decorative cotton on top.
  2. Wash and dry all the fabrics before embroidering to prevent future shrinking.
  3. Use more than one absorbent layer if necessary.
  4. Use cotton thread to embroider if polyester is irritating.
  5. Use a wash-away stabilizer or clean tear-away stabilizer
  6. Use plastic snaps for comfort rather than velcro

Now you can stitch up a stack of these sweet Christmas trees to get ready for the Christmas season.

You can find the Christmas tree feeding tube pad on Zibbet and on Etsy.

Happy Stitching,

Nancy

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Machine Embroidery Free Tag Letter D and Embroidery It Moving Forward

Machine Embroidery Free Tag Letter D and Embroidery It Moving Forward

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Good morning Friends,

It is a beautiful crisp morning and I’m lovin’ every minute of it.  I’m wrapped up in my big fluffy pink robe with my coffee and just enjoying the quiet time before getting ready for church.  Just thinking of all I have to be thankful for.

Being real here…Some days being the single owner, one who does it all, of Embroidery It is incredibly rewarding.  Always having had the dream of having my own business and then seeing it come to reality is a dream come true.  Then there are other parts of the business I just haven’t got a clue with.

Friends, it is time in my business that I look at getting a little help with this website.  Not permanent help, but someone to get it going in the direction that aligns with my vision.  Someone who I can call upon when I’m baffled with search engine optimization or when I get an error page.  Up to this point, I’ve done everything myself.

Friends, it is because of YOU that I am now able to move forward a bit more.  I’m just beyond thankful for each and every one of you.

If you read my newsletter you will know that Embroidery It is planning a monthly club in which for a nominal fee you will get brand new, fresh and fun designs.  This will begin January 2017.  Stay tuned for more information.

Please be sure to grab the tag letter D.  It will be replaced on Wednesday with the letter E so you have a few days yet to get it.  Offering a free design each week is my way of saying “Thank You for being a part of my journey and for your support.”  I’m so grateful for each of you.  Just be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the home page to grab the free design of the week.

Much love,

Nancy

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Embroidery It is Featured in Zibbet’s Autumn Shopping Guide

Embroidery It is Featured in Zibbet’s Autumn Shopping Guide

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Dear Friends,

I’m just jumping up and down as I just found out Embroidery It has been featured in Zibbet’s Autumn Shopping Guide.  They selected my Maple Leaf Coaster.

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Gosh I’m just over the moon as this is my first big feature.

You can see the shopping guide HERE.

Thank you Friends, or being on this journey with me, through the highs and the lows and all the growing pains.

With love,

Nancy

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NEW – Candy Corn Embroidery JAM set and How to Make Wall Pictures

NEW – Candy Corn Embroidery JAM set and How to Make Wall Pictures

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Good morning friends,

It is a cool drizzly morning here in Michigan.  Enjoying being snuggled up under the quilt with my computer and cup of coffee.

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Did you see in the newsletter the Embroidery JAM Candy Corn set was released?

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It is a fun addition to the Embroidery JAM family of items and because it is part of the system, it is interchangeable with all other parts.

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I made a couple of signs to hang up where there is one letter that can be changed out.

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Because I wanted them a certain size, I just got 1/2″ foam board and cut it to the size I wanted.

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Then I covered it with burlap, just because I like burlap.  The burlap is stapled to the back side with a regular stapler that opens up.

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The ribbons and lace are added only for decoration.

A small piece of the hook and loop tape is placed on the back of the designs and on the picture to make them interchangeable.

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Then the 3M Velcro adhesives are added to both the back of the foam board and to the wall to hang them up.  Just use the small size because these are really light weight.

Find the Embroidery JAM Candy Corn Set HERE on Zibbet and HERE on Etsy.

Enjoy!

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

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Free Letter C Machine Embroidery In the hoop Design

Free Letter C Machine Embroidery In the hoop Design

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Dear Friends,

I hope you are having a very creative day today.  Just a reminder to be sure and grab the free letter C from the website this week only.  Just scroll down to the bottom of the home page.

Enjoy!

Nancy

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You can now find Embroidery It on Zibbet

You can now find Embroidery It on Zibbet

Dear Friends,

I have been searching for another venue for Embroidery It.  I shouldn’t say “another” when what I really mean is a second venue, something in addition to Etsy.

I’ve been searching high and low for some time now.  Sometimes the venue wouldn’t be able to do instant digital downloads. Sometimes the venue was just too costly.

Yet I’ve been listening to you.  A handful of you, for different reasons, just don’t care for Etsy.  I get that.  I have a special place in my heart for Etsy, though we’ve had the occasional issue, but it isn’t perfect.  Probably no place on the internet is.

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After months of searching, I have found a new place to sell machine embroidery designs, and that place is Zibbet.  It is not free, but it is a lower cost than many places and it does have instant download for digital files.  It has a modern interface and I really like how I can now place one item in multiple sections.  For instance, I can place a Christmas in-the-hoop design in both the categories for Christmas Embroidery as well as in the hoop.  It will make items easier to find.  That is one thing that Etsy did not allow for.

Zibbet, the website is actually 10 years old now.  It is based in Sydney, Australia and has an excellent reputation.  The website is secure and they have been improving things for both buyers and sellers greatly over the course of time.

You are probably wondering why I just don’t sell things here on this website.  Well, I may.  But this website is far from perfect too and even though I’ve built it up to what it is today, going to a full e-commerce store is another big jump.  It is a dream of mine to eventually have that.

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Here is a screen shot of my Zibbet shop.  When you click on “Shop” the categories are right their front and center.  The photos are larger and the workings of it are more modern.

One item to note.  Some of you LOVE Etsy.  I’m not leaving Etsy and the one thing I promise.  Prices WILL be the same in both locations.

Not everything is available on Zibbet just yet.   It is going to take me some time to get things over there, but from this point forward, all new designs will be available in both locations.

If you plan to make a purchase, would you do me a favor and consider Zibbet.  Then let me know how your shopping experience was over there.  I would truly appreciate it.

And most importantly, be it Zibbet or be it Etsy, I appreciate YOU!  Thank you for helping me and walking on this journey with me.

Much love,

Nancy

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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.

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Nancy

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Free Machine Embroidery Tag Alphabet Set Begins Today

Free Machine Embroidery Tag Alphabet Set Begins Today

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Dear Friends,

The letter A in the new Tag Alphabet Set begins.  This is a fun in-the-hoop project to make on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop.  Step-by-step instructions included.

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Super Easy in-the-hoop design

Just hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer and off you go.  Two pieces, 3″ x 3″, of vinyl are required for this machine embroidery design.

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To get the free embroidery design, just scroll to the bottom of the home page to instantly download.

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Each letter will be released for free for one week and then will be available for purchase in the Embroidery It Etsy Store.

Happy Embroidering!!!

Nancy

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