Thursday, 26 March 2015

Easter T Shirt

A great design for a boy, I am now finding that there are a lot of designs for older boys and loved this one as soon as I saw it.    It stitched out beautifully but I had a bit of a problem with the hoop on my machine.  I hope I have it sorted now, The design came from So Cute Applique.  You will find lots of  great designs there.   I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Easter.......... I am looking forward to visiting my grandkids after Easter..........


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Decoupage Fabric Photo Frame.........

I wanted to try something a bit different the other day so I decided to revamp an old photo frame. I used fabric and craft glue. I was really happy with the way it turned out for my first attempt.....


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Fridge Towels..........

Some more fridge towels for the Markets......I love that little tie at the top.  All machine embroidered.....   Designs where just picked random so not sure where they came from. The Pattern for the hand towel is from She Can She Blog.


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Embroidery Machine Cover..........

Finally I have finished putting the hexagons together and now I have a beautiful cover for my Embroidery Machine.  I had no pattern it was just pin .  put on machine and cut till I got the shape that I liked.  I put a frill around the bottom  and an In the Hoop Rose from Bobbins for Applique, just to pretty it up.  I made the leaves freehand on my sewing machine. I had one small piece left so I decided to put it on the back, and it is just big enough to hold the cord.  I had to use every single bit of the hexagons after spending so much time putting them together.


Sunday, 1 February 2015


After spending months making hexagons I have finally put then together.  I was going to make two large cushions for my swing chair on the veranda, but after seeing how quickly the other cushions faded I decided that after all that work I would make something that would last  a bit longer.
I decided to make a cover for my Embroidery Machine.


This is the all over stippling design I got from Susa Glenn Designs. I also bought myself  a Monster Hoop which has made the hooping a lot easier. I am in the process of putting the Machine Cover together.  I love the idea of In the Hoop quilting, all the stitches are so even, I could never do this freehand.



Friday, 23 January 2015

Australia Day T Shirts..........

I found this great design  at Annes Embroidery. Just perfect for our Australia Day.. It stitched out beautifully.  I hope my grandsons enjoy wearing them.  I used press and gone on top of the shirt and after I pulled the excess away I just put a hot iron on the design to remove the rest.  I find it a lot easier to use. then the water soluble stabilizer.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Footy Zippered Bag .............

Another Bag from Disorderly Threads.   I needed a bag for my 14 year old Grandson, Kellen.  I thought  this would be good for him.  All made in one hooping in the hoop, even putting the zip in and no raw edges inside.
I just love the way these bags turn out.


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

More Zippered Bags............

I am getting addicted to these ITH zippered bags from Disorderly Threads. I made these for my Grandson who love to dress up as Fireman Sam so the fire truck was a must and his Poppy has a Red Tractor so I knew he would love that one as well.  Once again all made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. with no seams showing.  Just a bit of  hand sewing where you turn the bag inside out.  Must follow the directions because if you don't open the zipper at the right time you can't turn the bag.  I found that out the hard way, nothing I could do, the bag was completely finished and I couldn't turn it to the right side.  Lesson learnt!!!!!!!!


Days till Christmas!!!