November 12, 2015 in Tips & Tricks
Have you heard of the Embroider Buddy® products? They are the cutest things you've ever seen! They are stuffed animals (they have other products too!) that you can easily add embroidery to. Here's the run down from their website:
1. Unzip the Embroider Buddy®’s invisible zipper and remove the pillow pouch.
2. Insert the hoop front or back and embroider.
3. Pop the ...
October 13, 2014 in Projects
These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well!
Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial:
2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating)
1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle)
1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...
September 11, 2014 in Projects
I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...
September 10, 2014 in News
As I talk to my friends, it turns out many of us have something awful in common from time to time...anxiety! Stupid ol' anxiety...it takes on different characteristics from person to person and how it affects each of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It has the ability to interfere with our day to day, how we think, how we feel ...
February 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks
I just recently had some sewing students request to learn how to sew satin binding onto a baby blanket...and, though I had sewn many a binding, I had never tried out the pre-made satin binding. So, I got to experiment for baby Griffin!
Bah! I love it so much! There are many tutorials out there, but, here is the one I ...
March 13, 2013 in Projects
Make a diaper changing pad to match the diaper bag you made (or just make one for fun to go with any diaper bag)!
What you'll need:
Your Baby Lock sewing machine
2 layers of coordinating decorative fabric 15" x 18" (probably nothing stretchy is advised; I used fabrics to coordinate with a diaper bag that I made)
A wipes/diaper pocket is optional, but ...
February 21, 2013 in General
My coworkers rock! They threw me a baby shower for my little Logan, expected arrival sometime late March! The gifts they gave me were homemade! So so sweet! I thought I would share them to inspire!
I was so impressed when I saw the teddy bear, besides the fact that it is so cute and snuggly, but, I wasn't sure how ...
February 5, 2013 in Projects
Know someone having a baby (or perhaps you, yourself)? This diaper bag is such a neat gift to give (or make for your own baby)! It's a great size with lots of great pockets, sturdy, and professional-looking. (The embroidery is optional). When you make this bag, show us what you did with your creativity, post a picture on our Totally ...
December 12, 2012 in Projects
Embroidered monograms can turn any ordinary purchased item, like a fleece throw, into a thoughtful and personalized gift.
October 23, 2012 in General, News
I had the opportunity to work on the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold, a sewing and embroidery machine, today! I will try not to use too many exclamation marks in this post, but, it was really exciting to play...I mean work...with this machine! Awesome would be an understatement!! It blows me away what these computerized sewing machines, especially the Ellisimo Gold, have ...