This is such a sweet freestanding lace alphabet set. I found it fun to get back into free standing lace for a change. The size of the letters is nice as they make a sweet tag or even a tree ornament.
My favorite thing was to add rhinestones for some extra bling!
I’m going to warn you right now…I’m on a rhinestone kick and you will be seeing me add rhinestones to more of my designs throughout 2018. Love them!
There is no placement for the rhinestones. Just add as many or few as you like.
The rhinestones shown here are 3 mm “hot fix” rhinestones. That is what I just happened to have on hand. I used clear drying fabric glue as I feel trying to heat set the rhinestones would cause the polyester embroidery thread to melt. FYI, I think a 5 mm rhinestone would look even prettier.
You can get rhinestones at any craft store and I have also purchased from “Rhinestone Genie” and “Heat Transfer Warehouse” with good results/good customer service.
As an FYI, I stitched the letters on two layers of water soluble stabilizer. Then I didn’t over-rinse the stabilizer out. I wanted to maintain a bit of the stiffness.
You can find the Modern Script freestanding lace alphabet set HERE in Etsy and HERE in Zibbet.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome to Day 4 of the Embroidery It Birthday Party!! Woot Woot!!
You’ve been asking for this and here it is as today’s party special……
Banner Numbers and Ampersand to go with the free banner letters.
This will be a fun addition to the banners you are making.
For those of you new to Embroidery It, a new letter is offered free on the main page each week.
Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to instantly download it. After one week, the letters are then placed for sale in the Embroidery It Zibbet store. You may find all previously released letters HERE.
Friends, if you haven’t yet, just subscribe to the weekly newsletter. It is a nice reminder that the new alphabet letter has been released. Also, a couple times a year, newsletter only subscribers get a little som’in – som’in. Just say’in. 🙂
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.
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!
In celebration of spring, last month’s Embroidery Bee designs have been released to all. Here is the Organza Flower Alphabet 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.
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.
Hang several in the window and let the sun catch and reflect from them.
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.
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.
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.
This also means the February embroidery designs are now released in the Etsy and Zibbet stores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Just a note to let you know that the Alphabet Tag set begins in just 2 weeks. It is a fun in-the-hoop alphabet set. Be sure to let your friends know so they can get in on the beginning. As always, one new letter will be released each week.
Currently, we are finishing up the Cross Stitch Alphabet and are on the letter “y”. It will be available for instant download on the home page for 1 week.
Be sure to grab the cross stitch letter v on the home page. It is free for you this week!
As for other news. My brother and his family have been here the last couple weeks from Kansas visiting up here in Michigan. Around the table are my Sister-in-law, daughter Katie, Katie’s dog Nala, (we now have 2 dogs) My mom, Our daughter Emily, and my two nieces.
We’ve been to the sand dunes, the girls have gone tubing down the river and this morning we are going to a U-Pick berry farm to get some fresh fruit. Here is a good website if you are looking to find a place near you to pick your own fruits and berries. http://www.pickyourown.org/
There is nothing better than sharing food with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors during the Christmas season. Now you can personalize your canning jar lids that you fill with your homemade fudge and crisp peanut brittle or make tags for that yummy plate of cookies you’re going to give.
“From the Kitchen of” Blank for personalizing
“Made with Love From My Oven”
“Sweet Treats From My Kitchen”
“From Our House to Yours”
Also included with the 4 designs is a matching alphabet set. Shown here are several examples so you can see how many letters you can fit into the blank design. You will need some form of editing software to place the name in the blank.
Christmas Mason Jar Lids and Font are priced today ONLY at $3.99. They will return to their regular price tomorrow of $7.99 so grab it today!
Don’t forget to grab the free cross stitch letter “n” . It will be on the home page until Tuesday.
Also….Don’t forget that Embroidery It turns 2 on the 20th. There will be a week long celebration with a few secret surprises thrown in. You are not going to want to miss it. Be sure, if you haven’t yet, to sign up for the newsletter to keep up-to-date on all the Embroidery It happenings.