Friday, December 31, 2010



Anna Bove & Team

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Art Nouveau 2-letter Monograms

We've just released a new batch of
2 letter monograms in Art Nouveau style, and ALL letter pairs are there!
For your convenience, each monogram comes in 3 sizes, and they're good for 4x4-inch hoops.
Be sure to stock up, they can be
used to make beautiful New Year
gifts, birthday presents etc etc... -> 
To compliment and add a finished touch to the above-mentioned new release of Art Nouveau monograms, we've created a set of "Art Nouveau Monogram Frames".
There are 19 stylish frames in this collection -  each comes in 3 sizes, 5x7 hoop is required.
It's a beautiful & handy collection ->

And here is an idea for a beautiful project - it's for men, who're so deprived in our female embroidery kingdom :o)
It's a grooming kit. Take a look at the photos of it inside, and you'll get the idea. You may play with the size and various inside pockets, to meet your specific desires ->

This combo includes all of the "Art Nouveau 2-letter Monograms", as
well as the "Art Nouveau Monogram Frames". This saves you 70% of the complete design price.
A highly recommended pack - especially if you have a large family, many friends or a monogram shop ->

Monday, December 13, 2010

Home Decor using Embroidery Fonts

Here are a couple of beautiful curtain ideas that were kindly sent to us by our customers.

This organza curtain decor panel was embroidered with our Victorian Glamour font, and trimmed with long fringe in same color like the organza fabric. To embroider the letters on this delicate facric, water soluble stabilizer was used, and then washed away.

The second curtain project with Art Nouveau 2-letter Monogram, authored by Belinda Ernest, is a bit more complex. And below come the instruction that the author generously shared:

1. On the Dining Room Drapes, I used Simplicity pattern 5865 and altered the pattern to lengthened the side pieces to reach just below the windowsill.
2. I purchased decorator jacquard that was fairly thin and lined it with another thin jacquard.
3. I cut out the squares indicated on the pattern instructions.
4. Using my embroidery software, I enlarged the design until it was 5 inches tall and fit my 5X7 hoop.
5. Taking one square and hooping it with medium weight tear away, I embroidered the design.
6. I removed it from the hoop and tore away the excess stabilizer.
7. Turning it face down, I gave it a light steam pressing. Then I sewed the 2 squares right sides together leaving a small hole for turning right side out.
8. After turning, I sewed the opening closed and pressed. Then, according to the pattern, I folded the square until it resembled a jabot. Pressed again. It came out beautifully!

And here is another project by Belinda - a tablecloth decorated with our Chocolate Punch font.
1. I purchased 3 yards of 72inch wide fireproof table cloth polyester from Hancock Fabrics.
2. I then sewed a 2 inch mitered corner hem all around the fabric (I have a very long table). Then I used a decorative stitch from my Elegante’ sewing machine to cover the plain stitching I did on the hem.
3. In my embroidery software, I combined some heirloom flower designs with the Anna Bove Chocolate Punch “E” to make my corner designs. I picked colors for the corner designs from the Drapes so the table cloth would match.
4. Then I did several tests to make sure I really liked the colors.
5. I used a wash-away stabilizer to do all of the embroidery on the table cloth. The fabric is fairly see-through and I didn’t want any stabilizer to show when I was done. I cut away the excess stabilizer when all 4 corners were complete and then laundered it.
6. I did a light steam press on the back of the designs when it came out of the dryer and it was done.

Home Decor Ideas & Gift Ideas with Fonts

Here are some more beautiful cushion ideas for using embroidery fonts, for both making gifts, and for decorating your home. All of them were kindly shared by Bobbie Berry. Hope that you like them!!!

Olive silk cushion with 3-letter monogram, assembled from Barocco Initials font:

A set of white silky pillows & turkiz velvet pillows, with Colorful Butterflies and Dantela Cutwork embroidery, and Cherry Punch Initials:

Magenta Silk Pillow, with aster embroideries from Aster Decor designs set, and Aster Font:

Another olive-green pillow with gorgeous variegated trim all around the cushion, and an embroidery from Precious Moments Font.

Fast Personalized Gift Ideas

These two guest towels were embroidered by Bobbie Berry with Mono-Dream 2-letter Monograms and letters from  Blossoms Font. Great fast projects for making gifts. The embroidery was done using wash-away backing, that was later removed.