If you recall, from this post HERE, I’ve been learning how to make Kombucha. It has become a summer project for me to learn about and follow the process and you can google kombucha to learn more about it. Essentially, it is fermented tea that is very low in alcohol, yet plentiful in probiotics and B vitamins and is said to be very healthy for us.
I’ve created a design set for all you kombucha lovers. These are great stitched on a koozie to go around the kombucha bottle or stitched on a t-shirt or apron. For anyone who enjoys kombucha, stitch up some related items, add a bottle or two and it makes a great gift basket.
Yes, I’ve gone a little overboard trying different fruit flavors.
And because this is a process that can change with each batch, kombucha brewers keep a notebook of all the details for each batch. This design can be used to decorate the brewer’s notebook.
There are 3 designs total in the set and all fit in your 4 x 4 hoop.
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!
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!
Did you miss the Embroidery It Birthday Party? No worries. First off, There is always something going on or being planned here at Embroidery It so keep your eyes open.
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Next, if you like the designs that were during the party week, now you can get the Big Birthday Bundle, the entire 21 design set collection at over 1/3 off if purchased separately.
3 Different Lollipop Holders – made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
2 Happy Birthday Dear Friend – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
4 Mason Jar Tags – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
2 Just a Note – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
5 Kitchen Emblems – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
2 Happy Birthday – 2 sizes, one for your 4 x 4 hoop and the other for your 5 x 7 hoop
2 Make Something – 2 sizes, one for your 5 x 7 hoop and the other for your 8 x 12 hoop
1 Cupcake Candy Holder – made in your 4 x 4 hoop
Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes of creating an Embroidery design.
Here I am in the Embroidery It studio. First I sketch my designs on my sketch pad. I always use a pencil and sometimes colored pencils.
Then I transfer the design to the computer using embroidery software. (I use Generations, but there are a number of different ones out on the market. Most have a 30 day trial so if you are looking for one, try several to see which feels the most intuitive to you) What you see in front of the computer is an electronic sketch pad or tablet and pen. I use a Wacom, but again there are several different ones out there.
All my designs are digitized by hand. I never use auto digitizing. Also, all designs at Embroidery It are my own artwork. You will not find these designs elsewhere.
After the design is digitized, I test it out on my embroidery machine. Sometimes what I think looks good in my head and on paper doesn’t always translate well to thread and fabric.
I make any computer changes to the design as is necessary and stitch the design again.
When I’m satisfied with the design I gather it in all the formats.
I also photograph the finished design.
Then I put the design in my Etsy shop and I write about it here!
And that is what goes into the making of a design.
It’s Saturday. It’s a beautiful day to make something. I hope that means you will find it to be a relaxing day and be able to spend some time at your embroidery machine or doing something you truly love.
Today’s design is for those of you with those larger hoop sizes. It’s a Beautiful Day to Make Something comes in two sizes. One for your 5 x 7 hoop and the other for your 8 x 12 hoop. Exact sizes are in the Etsy description which you can find HERE.
I used a 12 x 16 pillow form for the pillow and added a bit of rick-rack for some fun country charm.
Make it a great day everyone and happy embroidering,
Todays Birthday design set will give you the hometown country general store feel. Kitchen Emblems using mouth watering words will keep you thinking of the freshest ingredients, Grandma’s comfort food, and your best recipes. Use these designs on towels, aprons, placemats and all your kitchen linens to bring back that country nostalgic feel.
I embroidered the designs onto towels that I made out of Hardanger cotton fabric. The Hardanger fabric has the salvage edges finished off so all I had to do was cut to length and I cut them 30″ long. I hemmed the top with a simple roll-over hem and on the bottom I did a scrappy patchwork border using fabric and thread colors that matched.
You could cut your patchwork squares any size, but I cut mine at 1 1/2″ square and then stitched them together randomly using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
I just made enough for two rows to go the length of the towel. I finished off the back of the patchwork squares with white cotton fabric as my squares hang below the towel. In hindsight, I could have just stitched them directly to the bottom of the towel and that probably would have been a bit easier.
I must confess, these designs have been some of my very favorite. I think it is because they just special, what I call, trendy vintage feel to them. You can find Kitchen Emblems HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy store.
It seems like word art, phrases and sayings are all the rage these days. You see them on everything. Why not do them with machine embroidery? It is a fun way to add a bit of personalization and decoration to our space.
Every Day I Need comes in 2 sizes. The smaller size fits in your 5 x 7 hoop and the larger size fits your 8″ and larger hoops.
I’ve also included a basting stitch around the design due to the larger size and to help ensure its stabilization. It is removed quickly and easily after the design is stitched. Or if you don’t want it, just advance your machine past the first color stop.
You can frame it in a regular frame or for some added fun, use a regular embroidery hoop and add a pretty bow. You can also make a beautiful pillow with this.