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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

These Baseballs!

They take time to make, but they make such an impression.

Regulation baseballs (Rawlings) - I deconstruct them, embroider them in six places with key information and baseball motifs and then lace them up again.

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Gray Spotted Hare Easter Bunny Goodie Bag
  • A fleece goodie bag for additional Easter treats
  • It measures approximately 8 inches tall when it is all tied up.
  • There is an opening at the top, between the ears into which you can insert some candy, a little toy, some jewelry, or any surprise at all and an item like a pencil or a fancy straw could poke out the top
  • The bunny is personalized of course.
  • It is all tied up with a beautiful double sided wide satin bow
  • The nose will be pink -- you choose your color for the personalization and the bow.
  • $15 complete with personalization

  • Monday, January 27, 2020

    Embroidering Baseballs

    It may be surprising to some that regulation baseballs can be embroidered.  These have use as unusual gifts for sports fans, coaches, and make a spectacular new baby gift with all the birth stats.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Under My Needles Today - Colorful Barmop Towels

    Shown here mid embroidery process is a barmop - one of nice for a weekend getaway souvenir.  In this video I show the last stage on this towel where the name is added and a brief explanation on how the embroidery machine "knows" where to put the stitches.

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Under My Needle

    Under my needle today, among other things, is a set of fold up and go picnic blankets with waterproof backing to be used as corporate end of season employee gifts to be handed out at the company picnic.

    The company logo is first digitized and then sewn onto the front pocket of this plaid blanket.  The digitizing process assigns stitch commands to the artwork and tells the machine where and how to place the stitches.

    The completed picnic blanket is a great, relatively inexpensive, way for a company to recognize and thank employees in a personal way.Video here:

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Design Ideas from Almost Twenty Years of Projects Completed

    So many times, people have contacted me with an idea of what they would like me to make, but are having a hard time visualizing it.  Sometimes, I can help by providing a link to my flickr photosharing site where I have almost 20 years of photos of projects completed that are organized into albums by topic and are searchable by keywords.  They say a picture is worth a 1000 words.

    Here's the link:  Twenty Years of Embroidery Projects on Flickr

    Under My Needles Today

    Under my needles at the moment is a soccer ball towel set of a bath towel and matching washcloth that are personalized.  Click on the link to watch the machine in action.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Under My Needles Today

    One of the most popular items this time of year is a pair of aprons for the bride and groom in mixed media. The bride's apron is embellished with sparkling rhinestones and the groom gets embroidery. Some couples have used these at the reception as they change up the old tradition of the receiving line to a more modern, intimate guest greeting of personally serving the wedding cake to each guest themselves. The aprons protect their beautiful wedding attire in a stunning way. 

    You can see this process in action here:

    Buy on the website here:
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