Saturday, June 28

hats of a new variety...

I was eager to try something new - so this is my latest endeavor. Hats.
You can choose a hat with six different panels or a straight front/ top. The top part on this pink and white one is made of 6 pieces. The sweet white ribbon around the brim...too cute.

This hat is the straight front/top variety, but the brim is actually a tri-level brim so the fabric variety and design shows up differently in that style.

I tried one with all the same print and a thicker ribbon.

Then another scalloped edge one, thick ribbon, same fabrics.

I tried this one with a velcro chin strap. I'm not sure I love the chin strap, but there it is. In music fabric of course!

Wednesday, June 25

fuzzy shapes

I started with two fuzzy fabrics and ended up with a soft, cuddly toy perfect for stuffing in the diaper bag or attaching to the car seat.

My daughter is quite the fabric-a-holic. She takes after her mom! This yellow smiley face is her favorite thing to rub against her cheek and suck on.

The pink fleece is just a little soft something I keep stuck in the diaper bag.

This monogrammed toy makes me think of all the other possibilities for embroidery and novelty fabrics. Better go get to work!

Saturday, June 14

a trip to the library

This is my son's new library book bag. He chose the Clifford fabric and I did the rest. Attached inside is a pocket to hold his library card. The appliqued square and name (shown below) is for another bookworm ready to head to the library!
Lastly - another bag for a curious reader!I was having so much fun picking the special fabrics for this customer. Curious George of course!!!

darling shirred dresses

These two dresses were made with store-bought shirred fabric. My customer just gave me her daughter's chest measurements, and I tried a couple different types of straps. Luckily she was short enough that I could just trim fabric off the bottom and use that for the straps.

Wednesday, June 11

adorable aprons

This adorable apron was made for the "little cupcake" of the family - a girl named Grace. Now she's ready to cook with her aunt!
This little craft apron has 3 pockets perfect for holding all of Emma's supplies. The appliqued purple flower in the middle matches the purple and green ribbons trimming the neckline and pocket openings.

Sunday, June 8

fuzzy cube picture

This toy is covered with pictures of the grandkids and makes a perfect toy to keep at grandma's house for little visitors. Luckily we all live close-by, but I can see that some people would love using pictures of far away relatives for their child's toy.

Saturday, June 7

flannel + minkee = sweet touch

A couple fun flannel/minkee blankets I've done for customers. So many cute girly designs to choose from!

more than a name...

Just a couple flannel blankets I've done recently for customers.

I used their nicknames, picked a motif from the patterned flannel, and put my embroidery machine to work!

fuzzy cube plus

These cubes were made especially for two new girls in my life. I embroidered their initial on one side, and added other specialty items like fuzzy ribbon and buttons. Even though you can't hear it, trust me - there's a jingle bell inside!

This little boy has a daddy who studies frogs. Won't this be just perfect??

And surprise, surprise - this one is a gift from grandma and grandpa.

celebrate the seasons

These were done throughout the year as an ongoing wedding present for a friend. She enjoyed looking forward to the mail every month or two and I enjoyed playing with all the fun fabrics!