Monday, May 31, 2010
I made these cute kitchen towels as my first project. I love the way they turned out. Since this was my first project, I had purchased some cheap kitchen towels from Walmart. They were a pack of 5 for $5.
I purchased the embroidery file from http://www.emblibrary.com/. I have purchased quite a few files from them. It is a great website. Has alot of great stuff and alot of help. I purchased quite a few for just $1 each. Have to LOVE that!
Now that I know it was so easy. I am going to buy some nicer towels to make some more. Can't wait.
I love this machine. I have never used an embroidery machine before and this Brother Machine is so easy to use. I just absolutely love it.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Well, as some of you know, I have been looking at sewing/embroidery machine combos for a while. I just really couldn't justify the cost. That was until I got my Costco rebate last Saturday. It paid for 1/2 of it. So, I ordered it on Monday and it was delivered on Thursday. OH YEAH! I almost kissed the UPS guy. Here is a picture of her still in the box. Sorry for the horrible picture, was taken with my phone. Once I get it up and running, I will take a picture.
I have been sick all week with Shingles. So I haven't even had a chance to put it together let alone read the manual. I did however purchase two really cool fonts from Meringue Designs. Check her out at http://www.deepthoughtsbycynthia.blogspot.com/ or her Etsy shop at http://meringuedesigns.etsy.com/ I have purchased from her in the past and love her work. Check it out. Those of you who don't know what Etsy is~ it is like Ebay for Crafters but you don't bid, you just buy. There are so many talented people out there. I use it to sell my Lauren Tote Bag pattern.
Well, I may stay up tonight and read my manual so I can monogram something tomorrow. It is supposed to be cold tomorrow so it will be a great day to stay in and sew/embroider.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
One of my son's best friend just had a baby girl. They named her Sophia.
I made this super cute flannel blanket and burp cloths for her. I put her name on the burp cloths. On the blanket, I made an applique with the fabric I used for the backside. The "S" took some time but so worth it. It turned out so cute.
My sewing machine only has 1 font. After making this project, it just makes it even more clear that I have to get a sewing/embroidery machine combo. And Costco is helping me buy it. I got my annual rebate today and it will pay for 1/2 of it. So, I am ordering it..... I can't wait...
After this project, I am so addicted to the monogramming. My family better sleep with their eyes open. I may just monogram their butts.