Monday, May 31, 2010

Scissors, Scissors, Scissors

Like most people who sew, I have alot of scissors. I am always fumbling around trying to find them and I have a solution. While thrifting this weekend with my sisters, I found this.. it was originally a bar utensil holder. I spray painted it with primer and then with glossy black and   NOW.....

it's the home for my scissors and rotary cutter. Now I always know exactly where they are... This is the first time I have spray painted, so there are a few runs but that's okay. I still love it

The cost $1.50... Have to LOVE that.

Cappuccino Kitchen Towels

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 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

Embroidery Machine

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 or her Etsy shop at 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

DIYDish Episode 9

I loved these hooded towels. But especially loved their sponsor today. It is I just ordered my embroidery machine yesterday so this was of special interest to me.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Skip to My Lou~ Made By You Mondays

I finally posted something to one of my favorite blogs~ Skip To My Lou~ Made by You Mondays. I am always in aw of the great talent out there.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sophia's Baby Blanket and Burp Cloths

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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crazy Life

It has been crazy around here. So busy with work.

I made this adorable cake for a friends daughter who was having a birthday party this weekend. She loved it.. It turned out so cute.
I'm making another one for Kenny's girlfriend's birthday.