Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Absence and Monogrammed Clutch

This is a clutch I have been monogramming a lot of for Christmas presents.  It has three compartments plus place for credit cards between the outside and inside pouch.  This clutch is great for wristlet or over the shoulder bag.

I have neglected my blog for a while now.  I have started a small home business of embroidery and monogramming.  Plus I have requests for sewing as well.  It has overwhelmed me in what all you have to do on social media which takes away from my product time.  
I promise to get back with it and share items I am making and tutorials I run across or make that might be helpful to my followers.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Embroidery Summer

I am getting ready for summer!  A word of caution, you must protect your skin, not just wear a hat.  
I had a melanoma inSitu 4 years ago and I now do not go out with out wearing sunscreen, even in the winter!

I picked up this hat at Tuesday Morning.  I liked it because of the opening in the top would keep you from getting so hot.  It's an air pocket, laugh!

I used craft foam for the first time, with the embroidery and it worked out great!  I wasn't sure, because I have had it in my craft stash for years.  You know how those stashes can be. :) 
It tore perfectly when the stitching was done.

I used a fast frame with sticky back to hoop the hat. 
I highly recommend this if you are an embroiderer and want some substance to your embroidery.

Have a nice sunny day!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boys Embroidered T-Shirt

Our grandson who is 5 ½ has recently has gotten into BMX biking.
The family pooled together and gave his parents money to by him an "official" BMX bike.

I bought this shirt at Walmart boys department.  It is safety yellow.  
It is even brighter than the picture shows.
His helmet is black and gray with red. 
I found this appliqué/embroidery by chance on
It is listed under "racer helmet" .

They had it as a freebie one day and I grabbed it.  I made the 5x7.
 I believe you can purchase it now for $1.00.
That to me, is great price if you happen to have a BMXer in you family.
It stitched out beautifully.  I changed up the colors to match his helmet. 
I hope this help's you if you have that child in your life that loves a bicycle!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tote Bag

My daughter found this bag among my clutter of bags in my closet.  I have had it for years.
I bought it because I love the color yellow and it matches out boat stripe.

She had me jazz it up with her initials and it completely looks like a different bag to me now.
It was never used before.  

She is all excited about carrying it around on campus to her sewing classes.

This is when I am happy I have a 10 needle embroidery machine.
I love my BabyLock!!!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Girls Dress

This dress is for my grand daughter and was so much fun to make.

The fabric I used is from Michael Miller.  I made a self-covered button and put in the middle of gathered fabric for the embellishment.

In this picture you can see closeup of the button/flower.
The gathering on the shoulders is sweet also.

On the back I used two self covered buttons with the large loops included in pattern.

The buttons on the bodice can be moved closer to the edge or farther for different sizes as she grows.

The band on the bottom is double, so I will be able to let the length out as she gets taller.  She is already 4 years old!
I believe I'll be coming up with more fabric combinations for this one! :)


Friday, March 21, 2014

Wooden Cross Jewelry Hanger

 I made this wooden cross for my daughter for her jewelry at college.  She collects crosses and I thought this would be a nice addition to her collection.
She wants to have a wall in her home someday that is covered in artistic crosses.  I too love the idea.

 I bought the cross at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off.  I sprayed painted it the turquoise color.
The knobs and hooks were 50% off too.  I simply drilled holes where I wanted to place them and inserted screws to adhere them to the cross.  We added a hook on the back to hang.
Here is picture with her jewelry added.

I hope this encourages you to make a jewelry holder.
This would make a lovely Easter gift!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014


My Mom is the State Regent of Arkansas for the DAR.  I made a bunch of scarves to donate for raising money for projects.  
She asked me to just put ASDAR on them, but I wanted to make them a little fancier.  
ASDAR could stand for Arizona too.
I added the State embroidery and I think it really helped pop the design.  The ladies needed scarves to wear when they are standing outside waiting for soldiers to be returned and also to wear at
 graveside events.

One of their projects is finding unmarked graves and marking them.
I feel this was a great project to support.

Are you or anyone in your family interested in genealogy? 
I am a member of Pioneers and Colonial Danes as well.