Saturday, December 18, 2010

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Audrey K., the winner of our soon-to-be released Boutique CrossBody Bag design set! Audrey, I will be contacting you shortly!

Thanks to everyone who joined - it was so fun reading all of your comments! The Boutique CrossBody bag set should be ready early this week. I'll be sure to let you know when it's ready for you to purchase.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

NEW Christmas Hair Pretties, a SALE, and a CONTEST!!

Big news at Pickle Pie Designs today! We have new Hair Pretties, a Sale, and a Contest where you can win a super new design set before it's official release!

SALE at Pickle Pie Designs!

All of our unique designs are 20% off through the end of the week. It's a great time to make all of those last minute hostess and teacher gifts!! Click here to shop Pickle Pie Designs!

FUN New Hair Pretties Design!

NEW Monogrammed Christmas Tree Hair Pretties are tons of fun for the holidays! Make adorable hair clips, fun ornaments for your tree, pencil toppers, unique monogrammed gift tags and more! This set is Introductory Priced at just $6 but purchase this week and you'll save an extra 20%!

WIN an Awesome NEW Design Set!

Boutique Cross Body Bags will be released this week! I am so excited about this set - talk about versatile! This bag can be used for a purse, a cell phone case, a wristlet, an iPod case, a Kindle or Nook case and more!! This case is fully lined and makes such a wonderful, personalized gift!

Here is a sneak peek at the Boutique CrossBody Bag...

WIN the Boutique CrossBody Bag set before it's even released by leaving a comment on this Pickle Pie Designs blog, Yahoo Group, or Facebook Fan Page. One winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, December 16. Good Luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

NEW Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Hair Pretties

Such cute and easy designs you'll want to make them for everyone on your list! Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Hair Pretties are so versatile you can make all of these with this fun set:

  • Hair Pretties
  • Pencil Toppers
  • Christmas Ornament
  • Monogrammed Gift Tags
  • Napkin Holders
  • and more

And be sure to look for our matching Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Appliques, which will be released this week!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NEW Banner Design Set!

Some of you may have already seen our NEW Banner Design set as it was featured in a special edition SWAK newsletter a couple of weeks ago (Yay!) This is such a FABULOUS set to own since it is so easy and versatile and can be customized for every holiday and occasion!

Quickly and easily make custom banners. For the holidays, your mantel will be gorgeous and unique with "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", or "Happy Hanukkah" made in the colors of your home decor.

Birthdays will be extra special when you hang a banner in your home wishing a "Happy Birthday" to the birthday boy or girl! The designs can also be used for gift tags, Christmas Ornaments, and more more! Lots and lots of creative possibilities!

Our Banner Design set is at an incredible Introductory Price of $8 for a limited time!

Have fun stitching!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NEW In the Hoop Advent Calendar!

Our adorable In-the-Hoop Advent Calendar is so much fun to make and it's a great time to buy it while it's specially priced at just $10! This great set includes curly stockings, hats, mittens, and round toe stockings, each one numbered for the big countdown to Christmas! They hang from a ribbon for a spectacularly cute holiday display. Fill the pockets with tiny toys and treats for your little ones as they get ready for the big day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

SALE & New Pumpkin Wallet!

Now through October 11, all of our fun and whimsical machine embroidery designs are 25% off! It's a great time to pick up our Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas designs and get started on your holiday stitching!

Our fun NEW Pumpkin and Apple Wallets are perfect for Fall! And they're a steal at their Introductory Price of just $8, plus an extra 25% off through October 11!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NEW Kitty Hair Pretties

Our NEW Kitty Hair Pretties are the cat's meow!! This fun set comes with two different kitty designs for one low Introductory Price! Stitch them in black glitter felt for some Halloween fun!

A favorite design of mine FREE!

I crack up every time I see my Spooky Spider designs with their kooky eyes and little fangs! Ribbon or ric rac legs are stitched right into the designs for a fun and whimsical touch that gives these little guys lots of character.

It's a great time to pick up these fun Halloween designs! Now through October 3, spend just $8 on any Pickle Pie Designs order and receive the Spooky Spider Applique FREE! You can buy the the Spooky Spider Hair Pretties for $8 or the Spooky Spider Softies (that are OH-SO-CUTE!) for $10 and get the matching applique FREE!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

NEW Bewitching Designs!

Our adorable NEW Witchy Woman Applique and Witch Hat Hair Pretties designs are now available for purchase on SWAK! These designs are so much fun for Halloween! I've worn my Witchy Woman t-shirt out a couple of times and have been surprised by how much attention I get. These designs are sure to be great sellers on Etsy and craft fairs!

FREE bonus designs that coordinate with the Witchy Woman Applique are available to my Yahoo group members! Not yet a member? It's easy to join! Just fill in your e-mail address inthe box below to join. Once you're approved, you'll receive these fun and FREE witchy sayings in both 4x4 and 5x7 sizes!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Witchy Woman

I stumbled upon the cutest Alexander Henry Halloween fabric at my local fabric shop. Like most (if not all) of my customers, I am a fabric addict so I couldn't resist buying a couple of yards and making myself a fun Halloween skirt. And how could I resist digitizing a design to make a coordinating top?! Well, I couldn't, and that's how my "Witchy Woman Applique" came about! And then of course I couldn't resist making a hair pretty to match the applique.... I should have both designs ready in the next week so stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a sneak peek (bleh - I hate pictures of myself!!) Isn't this Halloween fabric adorable?! I added Swarovski crystals to the Witchy Woman Applique for a fun touch.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

NEW Football Hair Pretties and Backpack Tags!

Football season is here! Celebrate with our new Football Hair Pretties and Backpack Tags. They are really quick and easy to make right in the hoop of your embroidery machine and are perfect for both girls AND boys!! Grab this fun embroidery design while it's Introductory Priced at just $5.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NEW Megaphone Hair Pretties!

Our NEW Megaphone Hair Pretties are the perfect way to show your team spirit!! This fun in-the-hoop design set comes with the phrases "Go Team" and "Cheer" plus a blank megaphone that you can personalize with your team name like my super-talented customer, JennyLyn, did on these adorable bows:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

NEW Designs and a Bonus!

Our Halloween Kitty in a Pumpkin Pocket design set is so much fun to make! The little stuffed kitty fits inside the pumpkin pocket! This adorable design set is HALF PRICE for a limited time - both designs are just $6!

Our NEW Baseball Hair Pretties and Pencil Toppers are so fast and easy to make! Introductory Priced at just $5 for a limited time.

If you like the "All Star" ribbon I used on mine, check out StitchCafe on Etsy where you can buy a kit to make the Baseball Hair Pretties!


Now through August 14, you'll receive our Candy Corn Hair Pretties design FREE with any $10 purchase!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sewing Mishap Winner!

Thanks to everyone who posted stories of their sewing mishaps. I really enjoyed reading each and every post! And I feel better knowing I'm not the only one who stitched through her finger!

I chose Kayla's story as the winner. As a child, she accidentally caused her mother to stitch through her finger. I was amazed at how calm her mother remained (and it made me glad that my kids weren't there when I stitched my finger because I did NOT remain calm, LOL!) Kayla, as the winner, you've won a free embroidery design from Pickle Pie Designs! Please e-mail me at to let me know which design you would like!

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Share your sewing mishaps for a chance to win!

A few months ago I was testing an in-the-hoop design on my embroidery machine. In the interest of saving a bit of time, I ignored my own instructions and, instead of taping down fabric to my stabilizer, I held it in place with my fingers as my embroidery machine did the stitching. (Can you guess where I'm going with this story??) That's right...before I knew what was happening, my finger got caught under the presser foot and the needle stitched right through my finger! (If you have a weak stomach, stop reading now....) My finger was caught in there until the needle broke. The broken needle stayed in my finger and I even had a long length of thread in my finger, and it was still attached to the machine. Eek! I panicked and pulled it out by the needle point, not thinking to cut the thread first and pulled a couple of feet of thread through my finger before thinking to cut it off the spool. I still cringe thinking about that. I headed to the doctor for a tetanus shot and an x-ray which showed a piece of the needle stuck inside. Luckily they gave it a few days to work itself out before doing anything, and that did the trick. But ICK! As you can imagine, I'm much more careful these days (even though I still do take shortcuts sometimes...)

I'd love to hear your stories of sewing room mishaps and will give away a free design of your choice to the person with the best story! I also want to hear if anyone else has stitched through their finger to know I'm not the only one! Please post your stories here by Friday, August 6 for a chance to win!