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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For those of us here in the Northern hemisphere, fall is approaching. Honestly, I’m envious of you down south because spring is my favorite season. I know that when fall approaches it means winter is not far behind and Michigan winters can be brutal.
Enough of that talk, lets just get ready for fall with these sweet Maple Leaf in-the-hoop coasters made on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop.
They are made using felt and are perfect to set your hot mug of apple cider, coffee or hot chocolate on.
You can whip up a set of these in no time and give as a housewarming gift!
Get ready decorating for the holidays with these in-the-hoop machine embroidered Monogram Baskets. Make them in yellows, oranges and browns for Thanksgiving or how about red and green for Christmas and pastels for Easter?
These are stitched on felt and made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Letter A is available now HERE and is intro priced at only $1 until September 7th.
Take a look at the sweet touch added to the back side!
Up to three letters each week will be released here so keep watch!
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.
Get ready for your favorite little trick-or-treaters. You know, Halloween will be here before we know it. Make these cute in-the-hoop lollipop holders on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop. Quick and easy. Then just add a bow!
Welcome to the third and final day of the Embroidery It Christmas in July Event.
Create a garden sign or hang on your door and wall as you think about those giant white fluffy snowflakes covering the ground.
Today’s 1/2 price design is “Let It Snow” sign in 2 sizes. The small size fits in your 5 x 7 hoop and the large size fits in your 8 x 12 hoop. This is for those of you who have those oversized hoops!
Here are the exact sizes:
Large: Size=274.0 mm x 197.0 mm (10.79 inch x 7.76 inch)
Small: Size=173.8 mm x 125.3 mm (6.84 inch x 4.93 inch)
The design is done in 2 hoopings, one for “Let It” and the second for “Snow”. There is no additional stitching required. Dowel rods are inserted for stability and hanging and then connected together using ribbon. Buttons and bows can be used to embellish.
Thank you all for coming to the Christmas in July Event. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. If you haven’t yet, be sure to get your FREE Candy Cane Bow. It will continue to be available to newsletter subscribers until tomorrow.