St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags

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Dear Friends,

Today I am sharing the St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags made with your 5 x 7 hoop.  It does take 2 hoopings but is very simple.  It is a great project for a beginner new to doing in-the-hoop machine embroidery.

There is even a video on YouTube to walk you completely through the process and you will see just how easy it really is!

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There are two designs in the set, a shamrock and a horseshoe which would also be good for a horse lover anytime.

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Those in the picture are done with clear vinyl so you can peek into the bag, but you could use a coordinating fabric just as easily for a beautiful look.

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Fill them with candy or other special treat.

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags can be found HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Store.

Blessings to you all,


be creative daily and live life beautifully

This video shows the Valentine’s Day treat bag but it is made exactly the same as the St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags.

In The Hoop 4 Flap Gift Box Spring Set


4 Flap Gift Box 4Dear Friends,

In-the-hoop projects are FUN and EASY!  It is great to have a finished project ready for gift giving.

Today I want to share with you the 4 Flap Gift Box Spring Set.  Just fill with candy, jewelry, or how about a small bar of handmade soap.  Any small treat is perfect for these.  Set has four designs.

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It has a Heart for Valentine’s Day,

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A Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day,

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Happy Easter,

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and 4 You (for anytime).

These sweet gift boxes require a 5 x 7 hoop.   Step-by-step instructions are included.

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Just click HERE to get to them.

And if you like these, you will LOVE the 4 Flap Gift Box Fall Set.  Just click HERE.

Happy Embroidering,


be creative daily and live life beautifully

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Machine Embroidered Banner and Applique Shamrock

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Good Morning Friends,

I’m typing this on a very cold and blustery morning.  Snow covers the ground and I keep replenishing the bird seed in the feeder for all the hungry creatures.  Even the squirrels come to nibble on the ground what the birds drop.  Precious sight to see the bright red of the cardinals against the snow.

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While my home is decorated for Valentine’s day, it is time to start thinking ahead as the next holiday is St. Patrick’s Day.  With St. Patrick’s Day, we know spring will be just around the corner.

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To get us ready for St. Patrick’s Day, the Banner Shamrock will add lively color to our home.  Pair it with some banner alphabet letters to make a welcoming sign.  It is made to be the perfect size to go with the letters.

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An important thing to note…The buttonholes are the last color to stitch in the design.  This means it is easy to eliminate them as you don’t have to stitch them.  By doing this, you can use this shamrock design as an applique on a shirt, tote bag or towels!

There are two designs in this set.  One where the shamrock stem points left and the other right so choose which works best for your project.

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Stay warm friends and have some fun stitching some green for a change.

You can find the Banner Shamrock HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Shop.


be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidery – St. Patrick’s Day Applique Shamrock and More!

Machine Embroidery – St. Patrick’s Day Applique Shamrock and More!

Hi Friends,
I’m having a little St. Patrick’s Day fun in doing this machine embroidery applique shamrock.  All designs from Needle Little Embroidery.  I did this on a tote bag from the Dollar Tree!  The applique fabric is glitter fabric from Hobby Lobby.  It comes in cuts 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ and is found by the cut felt.  $1.47 for the piece minus my 40% coupon.  It is a cotton fabric that has glitter bonded to the surface of it and it embroiders quite nicely.  I think it would be perfect material for an applique Christmas tree or tags on Christmas presents.  With its shine it would make some great Christmas ornaments, or how about Easter tree ornaments made with pastel glittered sheets.  I’m really thinking I will go back and pick up some more of this fun fabric in other colors!

Next it was onto making two St. Patrick’s day coasters.  You will never guess what these are stitched on……
Here it is!  Grip Prints rubberized shelf liner from Contact.  I got this at Target.  It stitched beautifully on it.

The final simple secret…Adhesive backed cork board, found in the scrapbook section of your craft store.  This makes a perfect coaster.  Note:  I stitched the blanket stitch around the designs when they were finished.

Happy Embroidering,

Machine Embroidery – An Irish Blessing Embroidered Card

Machine Embroidery – An Irish Blessing Embroidered Card

Hello Sweet Friends,
I hope you are all staying warm and healthy wherever you are.  It has been very cold here in New Mexico, in the 20’s with lots of wind making it even colder.  Brrrrr!!  Not much snow where I am, but lots of snow on the mountain.
That means I stay INSIDE and I get to sit at my embroidery machine as I get a chance.

The Irish Blessing is a design from Michelle at Needle Little Embroidery.  I stitched it onto glittered felt.  I brought the felt in an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  I don’t remember which.  After stitching it out, I cut the felt to about 1/8 inch of the design and then used fabri-tac to glue it onto a piece of folded cardstock.

When embroidering on the glittered felt, I hooped a piece of medium weight cut-away stabilizer and floated the felt on top.

I also added a piece of sheer ribbon.  There are 2 small 1/8″ holes punched in the cardstock at the top of the card.  The ribbon just gets looped through those two little holes and then cut at an angle.  It lays flatter this way rather than tying into a bow.

I’m not Irish, I’ve got English and German blood in me, but I still wish you all this beautiful Irish blessing.

“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

With warm blessings,
ps.  I hope you will add me to your prayer list as tomorrow I am having much needed and long overdue hernia surgery.  Thank you.

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