Monday, February 21, 2011

"Cat Woman" Tote with Pink Ribbon & Black Cats

This amazing project was kindly sent to us by Bobbie Berry from Memphys. Bobbie is our most frequent contributor of project up to this date, and she mentioned that this tote is one her favorites. We feel the same way!
This tote is sewn exactly like the other totes Bobbie created, with one difference - here the handles are split, because Bobbie decided to try something different. These split handles can be tied together, or a button and buttonhole can be added for closure.

Here is a detailed instruction for sewing a tote bag just like this one. And below come some photos in process of sewing this very specific tote.

Materials used:
1. Designer fabric - white with pink stripes.
2. Pink fabric for the lining and handles.
3. Some stiffning fabric/stabilizer (optional).
4. Black Cats machine embroidery designs.
5. A piece of pink ribbon, preferably with white dots, about 1-inch wide.

This photo shows the fabric used for the inside lining of the tote
This is the process of adding a small pocket to the lining
Here Bobbie is sewing pink handles to the outer side of the tote

Closing the tote bottom

The tote nearly ready, with lining still open
Adding a securing and decorative line of stitches to the tote top

Tote ready, with a gorgeous dotty ribbon added to it's side!

Romantic Heart-Shaped Pillow with Beaded Fringe

This gorgeous pillow makes a stunning gift for nearly any girl or lady. It's just too beautiful. The photos and instructions have been kindly provided by Bobbie Berry. Bobbie, THANK YOU!
Paisley Ornaments
Materials used:
1. A piece of baby-blue silk for the pillow cover
2. Peel-N-Stick embroidery backing, to stitch the design on slippery silk using "hoopless embroidery"
3. Some beaded fringe for the trim
4. Pillow filling
5. A piece of pink and yellow silk ribbons, to create the silk flowers decoration
6. Designs from Paisley Ornaments embroidery designs set

And here are a few words from the author:
1. The pattern was made from just free-hand drawing until the right shape was reached, then folded in the middle from top to bottom and cut out with scissors.
2. The embroidery was done before the heart shape was cut from the fabric.
3. I was going to stitch the pillow together on the machine, but eventually had to give up that idea and stitch it by hand.  The crystal trim made it too difficult to do on the machine.
4. As you can see in the photos, I have combined the rose and another yellow flower, and fixed them to a jewelry bar pin and pinned it to the cleft of the heart. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Retro Embroidery

We've added a new category called Retro Embroidery, so if you like the Retro style - it's for you! This category features some nostalgic designs, that look somewhat like hand embroidery. Very lovely, so check them out!

Retro Classic His-Hers Set
4 designs - HIS, HERS, MR, MRS in multi and monocolor versions.
5x7-inch hoop
Art Deco His-Hers Set
4 designs - HIS, HERS, MR, MRS  in multi and monocolor versions.
4x4-inch hoop.
Good Morning and Good Night Violets
2 designs - GOOD MORNING and GOOD NIGHT.
5x7-inch hoop.
Baby Birds Couple
2 designs - HIS and HERS.
5x7-inch hoop.

Guest Towels Special

We're excited to start offering guest towels in 6 beautiful colors! These are great for kitchen as well, and are wonderful for various styles of embroidery.
Colored Guest Towels
There's a cool special offer for the towels - when buying a set of 12,  in contrasting colors, you get some beautiful designs free, that match the towels perfectly. These sets look very beautiful, and make great gifts!

Buy 6 Honey Maple Guest and 6 Terracotta Guest Towels & Get Honey Couple CD Free.
Honey Couple GT Special
Buy 6 Baby Pink and 6 Baby Blue Guest Towels & Get Baby Birds Couple CD Free
Baby Birds Couple GT Special
Buy 6 Light Violet and 6 Deep Violet Guest Towels & Get Good Morning & Night Violets CD Free
Good Morning & Night Violets GT Special
Buy 12 White Hemstitched Style Guest Towels & Get Retro Classic His-Hers CD Free
Retro Classic GT Special
Buy 12 Ivory Hemstitched Style Guest Towels & Get Art Deco His-Hers CD Free
Art Deco His-Hers GT Special