Friday, 5 February 2016

Pretty Purple Coathangers.....

So gorgeous!!!!!  My first attempt at making these coathangers was a bit disastrous as I painted the coathangers with mod podge and then sprinkled them with purple glitter.  It wasn't very successful as the glitter and the glue dripped off, made a mess and left spaces.    After a few days of thinking about this I thought that if I mixed the glitter with the mod podge and painted it on the coathangers it would be an easier alternative.  It did work and it painted on so evenly  and quickly, a much better idea. With this sort of thing you need to work very quickly as the glue dries very quickly.
                                                                         

Friday, 29 January 2016

Christmas T Shirts

This was a free design from Urban Threads and I decided to make Christmas T Shirts for my sisters grandchildren. Another quick and easy design and I thought that green would look good on both girls and boys.  Check out Urban Threads for some awesome designs..
                                                                               

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Reaching Squirrel and Monkey.

I have had these designs for some time and decided to do them for my grandsons last Christmas.
Didn't I have trouble finding silky  shorts for the boys, but after a lot of searching I managed to find some.  These designs are from Kris Rhoades and  the boys had a bit of fun with them, and they  Thad a good giggle. The fish is machine applique and the monkey and squirrel are filled embroidery.  Very quick and easy to do.
                                                                           

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas Tea Towels.......

These gorgeous designs are from Embroidery Library and they stitched out beautifully as well.  Just a couple of quick gifts for friends. I used heat and gone for topping again. I love that stuff, makes life easy.

                                                                           

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

More Christmas T Shirts.......

These T Shirts are for my youngest grandson, Cooper.    The ( I love Santa ) was from Urban Threads and the Santa with the Kangaroo and Emu is from Punch with Judy.  A great Australian design.  It looks like the hoop moved,  but  it will ok for him to wear out in the yard.  Some places matched up really well and others didn't.   Being a small T Shirt it did get caught on the arm of the embroidery machine so I am guessing that was the problem.    I am going to have another go at this design when I get a bit more time.
                                                                           

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas T Shirt.......


This design is from Urban Threads, they always have great designs.  I am always on the look out for designs for bigger boys now as my grandsons are getting past the T Shirt stage that Grandma makes.  This design stitched out perfectly until I changed the cotton for the gold Believin' and I broke 3 needles and the machine wouldn't stitch but with perseverance I managed to get it done.   My brother machine was in getting fixed so I had to use the Singer.  I don't know why I don't use it more as it stitches so nicely........
                                                                           

Friday, 27 November 2015

U. F. O. Finished......for me.


Another project started many years ago and now finished.  It was only something that I worked on when I didn't have another project ready for our sewing day. I did put a bit more effort in the last few months to get it finished.  This is a simple double crochet rug that we started as a project at our Patchwork Group. I was very happy with the way it turned out as I really didn't know how the colours would go.  I just bought the wool as I needed it.  It is very warm. This rug is for me and it will be going in my car just in case I need it.

                                                                               

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Another Minion.......


Finally I found a yellow T shirt and I was able to do this T Shirt for my grandson Cooper.  It was a quick and easy Machine Embroidery Design and I found the design here.  Another shirt to get into mail.