Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mother's Day is May 10th. Make the perfect gift for your Mom!

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This clever design lets you create the perfect Mother's Day gift! Stitch it on a dish towel and tuck a gift card into the little pocket on the apron! Buy this design today and give mom a well-deserved break from boring kitchen duties! Visit our shop here to purchase.

To make the dish towels pictured above:

Full directions for stitching this design come with your purchase but here are a few tips: The microfiber dish towels I used are available at Wal-Mart for $3 for a pack of two. To stitch them on an embroidery machine, use a tear-away stabilizer in the hoop and carefully pin the dish towel to the stabilizer. Use a water-soluble topping on top of the towel so the stitches don't sink down into the towel.

The "Kitchen Closed, Gone Shopping" design is so versatile you can use it well beyond Mother's Day. Teacher gifts, hostess gifts, girlfriend gifts...great craft show item, too!

New Birthday Badges are so much FUN!

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My new Birthday Badges are so much fun! They're a blast to make and turn out so well you'll want to make them for every kid you know! Make a set for your child's classroom so the birthday kid of the day can wear it with pride. Use them in place of a ribbon on a birthday gift. Leave off the ribbon loops for a really fast yet adorable project. The cupcake is an applique so you can use all of your favorite scrap fabrics to create great looks. Use variegated thread for the circle outline for a really fun look. Think of the possibilities!

To purchase this super fun design, please visit my shop on Etsy.

Pretty Little Birdie Dress

I made this dress for my three year old daughter to showcase my Birdie on a Branch applique design. It's the Claire pattern from Portabello Pixie. The gorgeous fabrics are Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market line from Michael Miller.

I used the scraps of fabric that were left from the dress on the Birdie on a Branch applique to create a great boutique look for the dress. To purchase this design, please visit my Etsy shop.