Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Scary Fairy

The design process doesn’t always go as planned. Case in point; when I was designing what is now one of my very favorite designs, our adorable Tooth Fairy, the image in my head and the one I produced on my computer screen turned out very differently!  When I had the design ready to test stitch, I couldn’t wait to whip out the prototype on my embroidery machine. My excitement turned to shock and dismay when this evil white bicuspid glared back at me. I sighed and stuffed him anyway, then went back to the drawing board. Little did I know “Scary Fairy” would become a treasured, albeit feared member of our family.  When my kids came home from school that day, I held up the scary fairy and showed them. They looked at each, screamed and went running. Not to miss out on a chance for a little goofy family fun, I ran after them, growling, with the fairy man flying  over my head. Good times! From that day on, whenever Scary rears his pearly-white self, we toss it at each other, scream, and run.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Meet Maggeey, our Customer of the Week!

We always love seeing our wonderful customers use our In the Hoop Embroidery patterns!  A few months ago we received a message from a Facebook fan from a sweet customer of ours, sharing a photo of the Little Monster Candy Cuties her 10 year old daughter, Maggeey, made for all of her classmates. She and her Mom set up their machines  across the dining room table from each other and Maggeey creates beautiful Pickle Pie Designs projects for her friends and family!

Below is an interview with the talented Miss Maggeey, along with photos of her work.  (Kudos and hugs to you, Maggeey, and keep on stitching up these great projects! We’re sending you a $25 gift certificate to Pickle Pie Designs to thank you for sharing your story and your photos with us!)

Q: How long have you been sewing?

A: I started sewing hair bows and headbands when I was 8 with my hands. I started using the sewing machine 1 year ago by sewing a straight line with no thread on a peace of paper. Than I finally got to on a piece of fabric. I have started from that. Now I am sewing all different things.

[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="224"]Maggeey with her brood of Little Monster Candy Cuties! She stitched them up and filled them with candy for all 28 of her classmates! Maggeey with her brood of Little Monster Candy Cuties! She stitched them up and filled them with candy for all 28 of her classmates![/caption]

Q: Who taught you how to sew?

 A: My mom taught me and my bother to hand sew. I am now teaching my friends to sew. They really liked to do it to.

[caption id="attachment_39" align="alignnone" width="300"]Maggeey Maggeey did a beautiful job with these fun Boutique Zipper Case wristlets![/caption]

Q: What kind of sewing/embroidery machine do you have?

A: My sewing machine is a brother cs-6000i. I use my moms brother se 400 and her brother pe 770.

[caption id="attachment_38" align="alignnone" width="224"]Maggeey2 Maggeey looks so grown up with her Boutique Cross Body Bag. We love the polka dot fabric - what a fun touch![/caption]


Q: What are you planning to make for Christmas gifts?

A: Some felt food. Some bags. Snowmen candy Cuties.


Q: What do you want to be when you grow up? (We might want to hire you to work for us at Pickle Pie Designs since you're so talented!)

A: I want to take over my mom's jobs sewing and doing the papers. I also want to be a clothes designer. I really like to sew.


We are so thrilled to have had the chance to see what Maggeey makes with Pickle Pie Designs. We hope she's inspired you as much as she inspired us!