Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm Home!

After almost a week in Atlanta I'm home. I went to visit my brother, sister-in-law and their children and grandchildren. I had a wonderful time being with all of my family. My brother and his wife have lived in Winston-Salem for 25 years but just recently moved to Atlanta to be close to their grandchildren. I was able to see everyone and spend a lot of time just visiting. Their new home is big and beautiful yet "homey". We did shop a bit but since I had to worry about not going over the baggage weight for the airplane.....I was afraid to buy very much. I stitched a couple of gifts today and hope to have some Halloween things ready to show in a few days. Happy to be back home again with my hubby and sewing and .....getting ready to go back to work on Monday. Have a great weekend!

These towels are a "Thank You" gift for my sister-in-law and brother. Their new kitchen has green walls and she is using gold as an accent color. The font I used is Fancy Font from Embroitique. I love that font but it stitches best on fabric rather than towels.

One more gift for Baby Slade. I found this towel in Atlanta with the sweet ducks on it so I just added his name. The font is Dancer from 8ClawsandaPaw. It is bold and thick and perfect for a baby boy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Snack Keepers for Sarah

Sarah's grandmother wanted snack holders and a sippy cup for her. Yah! I get to use flowers and hearts and pink vinyl!

The back has lots of hearts in different sizes....oh pink makes my heart flutter.
The font is the Plantin SchoolBook font that came with my Cricut.

This snack holder is for a CowGirl. The font is Abilene and I added stars in red, white and blue. The stars are suppose to be like a sheriff's badge.

Flower power and her initial in a scalloped circle. Enjoy Baby Sarah!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


On the onesie I used a square with a blanket stitch around it. It did not show up too well with the black thread but I like that stitch. Then I added his initials in Kool Curlz font from NobbieNeezKids

On this burp cloth I used the Taylor font appliqued initial from Lynnie Pinnie
The back of the burp is black gingham.

Sock monkey from somewhere....can't remember. He was one of about 8 in the package and I had used one for a birthday shirt in February.

And a black pail with red lettering and white polkadots.

I received an invitation to a baby shower later this month and the invitation was done in my favorite, white and red. The theme is a Sock Monkey. So I pulled out all my black, white and red fabrics that I love and my Sock Monkey embroidery designs and had the best time sewing for this little fellow who has not arrived yet. I made two burp cloths, a onesie and a pail. I may still make him some other things but I couldn't wait to show you what I made for him. I love gingham.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Several months ago I made newborn things for Cassian but now he is 3 months old and his parents wanted LSU things for him. For some reason, everyone is wanting LSU things right now. Let's hope our Tigers have a good season this year.

Soooo he's getting a hooded towel in purple

and a onesie. I put a square of LSU plaid and added the lettering in Kool Curlz font. I think that font is so fun and even better than regular Curlz.

And last but not least ...... burp cloths. The font I used for these is Alphabet 38. I am using new software and this is one of the fonts from that program. It's my favorite of all of them.
I hope Cassian will bring the Tigers good luck.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beach Baby

These outfits are for a little bathing beauty going to Florida. She will have an LSU shirt with a matching hair bow.
I made a larger flower to attach to her LSU shirt.

Her sunsuit with a matching hair bow. This matching bow is made from the same fabric as the applique.

This little romper only needed an initial. She will be adorable strolling in the sunshine.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

2 Baby Hats

I have been working on baby hats. Both of these are for newborns although one looks much larger than the other. Oops! This hat is called a Square Ribbed Hat and it is knitted on the largest needles I have ever used....size 17. I also used a yarn that is very chunky. I think this is a very popular trend in knitting right now....chunky yarn and BIG needles. I really love the look of this one. I had trouble finding the needles but ordered them from a knitting shop in Plano, Texas called the Woolie Ewe. Oh I want to visit that shop! A yarn called Soft Chunky was recommended by the girl on Etsy who sold me the hat pattern. But for now I'm using a yarn I found in town.
This little hat is made with much smaller needles and smaller yarn. It is so sweet and dainty and definitely looks the size for a newborn baby. I like the way it has a turn up around the bottom edge. It is a similar stitch pattern to the other hat but you would never think that.
Ok here they are side by side. Which is your favorite? I also have a pattern for a cocoon that matches the chunky pattern. It is adorable. I am having trouble finding the double pointed size 17 needles I need to make it. As soon as I find a place to order the needles and knit it I will show you the matching cocoon. Knitting lessons anyone?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Silas and LSU

Shirt for Silas using the Taylor font by
I was unsure how the green and brown would work but I am very pleased. Just a classic sort of design for a little boy.
Lynnie also has the design in the 5x7 size but I have the 4x4 which is large enough after adding a name under the circle.

Can't seem to get enough of LSU things right now. This is for a girl of course so I added a felt flower in purple and gold just to give it "girly" touch.

I found some leggings that were the perfect LSU purple.

And this is the hair clip. Ready for some football?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Felt Clips and Flowers

What's so exciting about these hair clips? Not much but they are useful for little girls and their hair.
But cover them with felt and add a felt flower and they become soooo cute. These are all done in the embroidery machine hoop. Once you have the pattern, your machine does most of the work. You can use felt, fabric, buttons.....whatever you can imagine.

Flower power! You could make them in the same fabric as an outfit and they would be a perfect match.
I took three of the flowers and grouped them on this onesie. The possibilities are endless.

Email me if I can answer any questions. The patterns are from GG Embroidery Designs.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back To Work!

Love the new baby LSU Tiger! Actually he could be any tiger but for us here in Louisiana he is an LSU TIGER!
Also, got a new fleur de lis. I think this one will be a good one for all my SAINTS things.
Hooded towel with a very small hood for a newborn. I really enjoy making these.

Hand-Knitted baby hat.....oh so sweet!

After a relaxing and fun 9 day vacation in SanDestin with my family I am back at home anxious to sew and create. I had a large order placed right before I left for a baby soon to arrive. His name is Jantz Michael....nice and unique. His parents are "Huge" LSU and SAINTS Fans. Orders like that are always fun to do especially since I found the cutest little Tiger while on vacation. I had bought some LSU plaid fabric before I left to make jonjons but it was perfect for the baby Tiger. I've also picked up my knitting needles again and am anxious to make baby hats and cocoons for all the newborns coming this year and next. I visited the yarn shop in Destin and stocked up on some baby yarn. I will be sewing all day and trying some new things! Hope you all had a fun-filled July 4th. I love that holiday and will sew many more red, white and blue things next year.