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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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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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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Machine Embroidered Word Decor | Love you more than Pumpkin Flavored Anything

Machine Embroidered Word Decor | Love you more than Pumpkin Flavored Anything

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Dear Friends,

It’s Fall!  I love fall with the only exception that it means winter is on it’s way. (winter being my least favorite season)

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The leaves on the trees are just ever so slightly changing right now and I’ve spent the last couple of days getting out the fall decor to cozy up the house a bit.

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It seems that everyone is crazy about all things pumpkin.  Starbucks has their pumpkin spice latte.  I even saw some pumpkin scented lotion and soap at the store the other day.

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I Love You More than Pumpkin Flavored Anything is an embroidery design hints at our love of pumpkin but tells it like it really is.  🙂

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There are two sizes.  One is 5″ and will fit in your 5 x 7 hoop and the other is 8″ for those of you who have the bigger hoops.

I stitched it out on hardanger cloth and put it in an embroidery hoop.  Then I found a scrap of black gingham ribbon and made a bow.  I topped the bow with a button strung with baker’s twine and also tied it in a bow.  I’m lovin’ how it says fall!

You can find the design HERE.

Enjoy your weekend friends,

Nancy

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Hello Fall and Machine Embroidery Muffin Toppers

Hello Fall and Machine Embroidery Muffin Toppers

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Dear Friends,

School has started and cooler temperatures are happening here in Michigan.

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I feel the need to spend time in the kitchen whipping up comfort foods.  The Embroidery JAM Fall set makes a perfect muffin topper when making the small size.  To learn more about Embroidery JAM, you can read this post here, but basically it is a mix and match of designs as you please.

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I want to share with you my recipe for these jelly muffins that are a hit at our home and so pretty to give to a neighbor.  A pretty embroidered fall muffin topper makes them a quick sale at church and school bake sales!

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Jelly Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • jelly

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.  In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients except for the jelly.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once and stir until just moistened.  Better should be lumpy.

Grease muffin cups or line with paper cups and fill 2/3 full

Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly atop batter in each muffin cup.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden.

Makes 10 to 12 muffins.

YUM!!!!  Enjoy with just a bit of butter.

Nancy

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Get Ready for Fall with Machine Embroidered Maple Leaf Coasters

Get Ready for Fall with Machine Embroidered Maple Leaf Coasters

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Dear Friends,

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.

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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.

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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!

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You can find the Maple Leaf Coasters HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy shop.

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Have a great weekend everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

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Machine Embroidery Candy Holders

Machine Embroidery Candy Holders

Dear Friends,

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. 🙂

Happy Stitching,

Nancy

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Thanksgiving Turkey Candy Holder

Thanksgiving Turkey Candy Holder

Dear Friends,

Get ready for Thanksgiving!

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.

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Happy Stitching!

Nancy

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Machine Embroidery Halloween Lollipop Holders

Machine Embroidery Halloween Lollipop Holders

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Dear Friends,

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!

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You can find the Halloween Lollipop Holders HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Shop.

Make it a great day!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

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Machine Embroidery for Thanksgiving by the Vintage Barngirl

Dear Friends,

I have something special I would like to share with you today.  Let me tell you I am so excited because in my last newsletter I asked if there were bloggers who would like to collaborate with me to help spread the word about Embroidery It.

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Photo Credit Vintage Barngirl

Vanessa from Vintage Barngirl was one to respond and she stitched out the Fall Gift Box Set.  Vanessa, I love the colors you used for the boxes and that red and white bakers twine is adorable!!!  Y’all can read her blog post about making these HERE.

Vanessa has a fun blog where she showcases beautiful embroidery, sewing and crafty goodness.  She is my kind of girl and I know you are going to love poking around her blog!

Friends if you are a blogger and are interested in collaborating with me, just leave me a comment here or send me an e-mail.  A quick and easy way is just to reply to any of my newsletters.  I will get back to you with more details.

Blessings everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Michigan Embroiderers Fall Fest

Dear Friends,

This past Saturday I drove over to the East side of the state to teach a class for the Michigan Embroiderers Fall Fest.  My class was about embroidery on jeans and I will be writing a blog post about that within the next few days.

For now though, enjoy a few pictures of the day and may it inspire you to create something.

Nancy

Be Creative Daily and Live Life Beautifully

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Machine Embroidery Banner Acorn Helps Get our Homes Ready for Fall

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Dear Friends,

You are getting your homes all spiffed up in beautiful colors of golds reds and browns.  Fall is such a gorgeous time of year.

To help with your decorating needs The Banner Acorn has been released.  It is designed to coordinate with the Banner Letters which are available in the Etsy store.  You can get the Banner Acorn HERE.

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The banner items can be used to decorate your front door, office, classroom, dorm room and camper.  They are a freestanding applique that you can use any fabric to match your room.  The button holes are the final stitch stop and can be eliminated so the acorn becomes an applique which is perfect for a fall hot pad or placemats and more!

As for me, I’ve been spending time doing some fall cleaning and adding my fall décor touches here and there in our home which gives it a feeling of warmth and coziness on these cooler days.

Hugs to each of you,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidered In The Hoop Fall Gift Box Set

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Dear Friends,

Fall is just around the corner here.  In fact the other morning I woke up to 44 degree temperatures and I’ve seen the first of the leaves starting to turn.  I love the colors of fall but I don’t necessarily like what comes after fall.  We get way too much snow up here.

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Anyway, in being inspired by the cooler temperatures I created a fun in-the-hoop fall gift box set.  In the hoop projects are some of my favorite when doing machine embroidery and I hope you enjoy them too.

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These sweet little gift boxes are just the right size to hold a few pieces of candy, a bar of homemade soap, a piece of jewelry or other small gift.

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They require a 5 x 7 hoop to make them and there are 4 different designs in this set.  All you need is a piece of felt and a piece of fabric, both about 5 1/2″ square and a little ribbon or yarn.  You can find the set HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy store.

And if you want more, there is a Spring Set which can be found HERE.

Enjoy everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

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