Friday, November 22, 2013

Pickle Pie Designs Gift Ideas Week 1 - Gifts for the Guys

Embroidered Gifts for the Guys

To inspire you to stitch gifts for the guys on your list, we're sharing some fun projects AND giving you the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate and other great prizes when you show us what you've made for your men!  Have fun looking at our great guy gift projects and be sure to look for contest details below!


One of our favorite gifts for guys combines our Mason Jar Toppers and Tags  with your guy’s favorite hobbies.

If your guy is into golf – we’ve got you covered!Fill a jar with golf tees and attach our Have a round on us jar topper and tag.roundonus
hookedonyouIf your guy is into fishing – check this out!  Fill a jar with gummy worms and attach our Hooked on You jar topper and tag.  It makes a delicious, yet clever, gift for the fisherman in your life.

How about a reading glasses case?  We took the Boutique Reading Glasses Case design and left off the curly monogram.  Stitched up in masculine fabrics, it is sure to be a hit!


Our Peekaboo Pencil Case doubles as the perfect toiletries tote for the guys in your life.


This case comes in the 5x7 hoop and the 6x10 hoop.  The sample above was made with the 5x7 hoop.

If your guy is scoring a new iPod or MP3 player this season, don’t forget our in the hoop ear bud accessories:

earbudcasewebEar Bud Zipper Case
Ear Bud Wrapearbudwrap

 And don’t miss our Chic, Not Geek Phone/ iPod/MP3 playe Case.  Sewn up in team colors or personalized, these make great, practical gifts.


Finally, for the guys receiving gift cards, consider our In the Hoop Gift Card Holders for creative packaging!



Thanks for checking out our Embroidered Gifts for the Guys post. We hope we've inspired you!  To get you started on your stitching, please use Coupon Code GUYS3 to save $3 on your next purchase of $10 or more at through November 27, 2013.

CONTEST ALERT!!! Win a $50 gift certificate PLUS fabulous prizes!!!

Now, we are turning things over to you.  Please visit our weekly Picture Showcase Contest on Facebook to post your Gifts for the Guys pictures.  We can’t wait to see what you are doing with Pickle Pie Designs!  We'll be posting new Gift Ideas Features every week through Christmas with corresponding photo contests - each week a lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for as well as fabulous prizes! Be sure to check back weekly!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pickle Pie Designs Gift Giving Kickoff

The holidays are rapidly approaching.  You have enough to organize, prepare, and remember without having to rack your bring for gift giving ideas.

With that in mind, beginning this Friday through December 13th please join us for the Pickle Pie Gift Giving Blog Series.  Each week we will be featuring gift giving ideas for the important people in your life.  We will be covering teacher gifts, hostess gifts, friends and co-worker gifts, gifts for the guys, and gifts for the teens and tweens.

In addition, we will be hosting weekly Picture Showcase Contests where you can inspire others.  Each Friday, after our weekly Gift Giving Countdown post, we will open that week’s Picture Showcase contest on Facebook.  There you can share pictures of your creations with our designs for that week’s category.  Each week, one lucky winner will received a $XX gift certificate to Pickle Pie Designs.

Check back Friday November 22 as we kick off our Gift Giving Countdown.

Can’t wait to see you!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pickle Pie Studio Product Review

Over the next few months, we'll be sharing some fun products and notions that we use in the Pickle Pie Designs Studios. Better yet, we'll be giving them away in our Facebook Photo Contests so you can try them, too! Be sure to like our Facebook page for your chance to win!

We recently introduced our Chic, Not Geek iPad/Tablet Case, Chic Not Geek iPad Mini/Tablet Case, and Chic, Not Geek iPhone/Mobile Phone Case to rave reviews! These fabulous bags feature a snap closure to hold your gadgets securely inside the case. When we made our samples and our own personal Chic, Not Geek cases, we LOVED using "The SnapSetter". This nifty notion makes it super easy to attach a snap to your project, and it's really fun to use! Just attach the snap components according to the package directions and give The SnapSetter a good whack with a hammer. Useful, and great stress relief, too!

Chic, Not Geek iPadCase




Below is a photo of the back of our Chic, Not Geek iPad Case. The center strap features an ivory snap - which was easily attached using The SnapSetter! The main pocket of the case holds your iPad or other tablet, and an outer pocket holds your cord or notebook. The fashion snap keeps them all tucked in safe and sound!


Chic Not Geek iPad Case Back


Be sure to visit our Facebook page and enter our current Photo Contest by November 9 for a chance to win your very own SnapSetter and an extra pack of fashion snaps!!