Monday, November 29, 2010

Wrapping Up a Few Projects

An old favorite of everyone....Rudolph. Love, love Rudolph!
I cut him in brown vinyl, added a few polkadots and put him on a white ornament.

Finished a big order for Baby Addison. This is a her onesie and she has the matching burpcloth

Another soft and feminine onesie in pink Fancy Font from Embroitique.

And a birthday shirt for Cayden. The font is Fudge by 8claws.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snow Man Shirt & Apron

New design I tried for Jackson....a snowman face. The design is from Embrotique. I thought it would be a quick design because it's just eyes and a turned out to be a 35 minute design which is not exactly quick. It is a great design that is digitized so well. The stitch width is rather large. I like the quality very much.

This almost matches the snowman ornament perfectly from the last post.

I had a request for a "girly", "frilly" gift for a 2 year old baby girl's birthday. This is what we decided on.....a sweet apron. I used the crown design in the 6x10 so it is very large and I found ribbon to match the crown fabric. Two bows for the "girly" girl. Happy Birthday Kaitlynn!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Late last night I took a break from monogramming and went to work on my Cricut. I got so inspired that I made at least 6 ornaments. They are fun to make because you can finish one in a short time. These are white ornaments but I also have a bright pink, black and purple.
I used SCAL to make my letters. This font is Calligrapher and it is nice and full which makes it easier to transfer without tearing or causing problems. Of course I added lots of polka dots on the back and sides of the ornaments.

This is such a cute design. It was free from an embroidery site that I follow. Will gladly share it for all you folks who have a Cricut. I put the year on the back......I know alot of little folks that will receive this one for Christmas. I'm searching for more cute Christmas designs...will share when I find them.

I actually have the embroidery design that matches this. Wouldn't that make a wonderful gift for a little boy? A shirt and matching ornament! Gotta get much to create :))
Have a great day of cooking and preparing for your guests. My family will be in tonight.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Got Presents?

I have been sewing for 3 cousins. This is the 4x4 version of the present design from Applique Market. The larger version has the bow appliqued with fabric which I like better but with small shirts you have to do the smaller designs. The font is Boys Are Gross from 8clawsandapaw. I made the 5x7 design for her cousin but it has already been delievered.
I forgot to take a picture of it.

This shirt is for the boy cousin. The design is from Embroidery-Boutique. I used minkie-dot for the pompom and hat cuff. That stuff sheds like crazy but really adds dimention and texture to a design. I guess it is worth all the brushing you have to do to clean up your shirts.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Candy Cane Bib

Candy Cane Bib for Sophie Rose
The candy cane is from Embroidery-Boutique and the font is Tommy, again from 8claws.

I wanted a candy cane to match the trim on the bib. I found these bibs online and they are so nice and well made. Love them for Christmas! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Boxers & Polar Express Pillow

Cash's mom wanted boxers for her little guy for Christmas. This is a new font from 8Clawsandapaw called Tommy. It is perfect for boys. We both thought the name needed to be large because he will be photographed in his boxers. I hope I didn't overdo it :)

He will be a handsome little man in these boxers.

My grandson, Grayson has fallen in love with the movie Polar Express (he loves trains!). This weekend we bought the movie and watched it with him several times. His favorite part is when the conductor says "All Aboard". He says it right along with them. So, of course I am in love with all things Polar Express now. This little pillow was for Grayson but now it is going with a special little girl this weekend when she rides the Polar Express in Texas. Her grandmother just had to have it for her to take on her train ride! Grayson & Alex when have one when they come for Thanksgiving.

We will all wear our Christmas pj's, sip hot chocolate and watch the movie. I can't wait!
The pillow can be found at even comes with its own pillowcase. I used the snowflakes from another design and added Believe in Emily font from Embroitique.
Only 2 more work days until Thanksgiving Break!!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


A whimsical Christmas stocking shirt for Skylar. It was a hard decision to know what to make for her. We thought about a Christmas cupcake or something cute for a little girl. Finally, we decided on the stocking. It is an old design from Embroidery-Boutique. I bought it last year and never used it. I used the GreenBean Font from 8claws. It is the font I love to use for children's clothes. The ribbon I bought this summer at a sewing boutique in Texas. I only bought 2 yards.........ever do that and then wish you'd bought more. I love sewing Christmas things.

Got Presents?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toffee Popcorn

The final product in a cute little bag with a vinyl initial. I did mine in a Thanksgiving theme but Christmas would be great, too.

It's better to put the vinyl initial on before filling the as I say and not as I did :)

I was able to make 9 nice size bags from one recipe

The popcorn has to dry after you pour on the good stuff

This is where it all begins....with 2 little bags of microwave popcorn...yummy

Today I had the day off from work so I was able to get a lot of things done and even try a new recipe. I did sew 6 baby gifts but I won't show you those. Instead I'll share the recipe or at least the inspiration for it. I enjoy reading Edie's blog over at Right now she is sharing her 12 Days of Christmas which is a daily idea for a homemade Christmas gift for 12 days. On Day 10 she featured Honey Butter and Toffee Popcorn. The popcorn sounded really good but the packaging was also cute so I gave it a try today. I think I will make it again especially since there are people who really like popcorn....I'm not that big a fan but add a little toffee flavor and I'm much more interested. I'll be happy to send you the recipe or you can pop over to Edie's blog and see her version. So here is my process: work your way up... my pictures didn't mind me and come out in the right order and it's too late to try to get them right so sorry :)) Have a great Friday!

Monday, November 8, 2010


An old favorite design with a new twist. I got this design last year from LynniePinnie and used it many times for gifts. This year I added "Believe" and used a soft aqua fabric and thread. I still love this snowflake especially in blue.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Big Sis Jadyn & Baby Jacob

Jadyn is getting a little brother soon and she wanted a shirt to announce she is going to be a Big Sister

I finshed a big order for Baby Jacob...onesies, boxers, burp cloths and bibs.

Their parents are LSU fans

Thursday, November 4, 2010


A black, white and hot pink request for Baby Sophia. I love these colors so it was easy to put these fabrics and thread colors together. I just finished adding her name to a quilt, too. She's going to have lots of pretty shower gifts.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gobble, Gobble

I just had to make a little something for my Grayson. I wanted a turkey for him to wear for Thanksgiving. I bought the design last year so I'm not sure but I believe it is from Embroidery-Boutique. I added his name in Kool Kurls. I am thankful for many things but Grayson is right at the top of my list!