Christmas is ovaaaa…

Wow, Christmas is over! It seems to come and go so fast!? We haven’t “put away” a single decoration yet and are enjoying some time off. Here are a few things I worked on over the past week for Mallory and for a friend’s daughter. Below is an orange cord skort I got from someone ($10 hand-me-down) and I got the hot pink tee from good ole Wally World to match ~ Garanimals. The skort has hot pink ric rac trim. This is our Bird 3 design. I just love birds! I also love hot pink and ORANGE!!

 Below was a hoodie dress I got Mallory for Christmas from Old Navy. It is like a sweatshirt material and sooooo soft! I can’t find them online, but they come in several color combos and of course I bought it on sale with a coupon. Again, hot pink and orange and I used MC Center (Monogram Wiz Plus) for the font. It’s the sister font to Master Circle and might be my new favorite! This is nothing fancy, but I just love picking up a dress for 10 bucks and adding a monogram!

These are J. Khaki shirts from Belk, and I did our Heart Cross design on this one. I tried to find this shirt online too but all I see is SPRING! The chevron fabric is from TJ’s Fabrics which I love.

 On this J. Khaki shirt, I did Embroidery-Boutique’s Raggy Flower design, which is a favorite! On the raggy designs I use a layer of white flannel underneath my fabric. You can also use colored flannel or a couple of extra layers of fabric underneath – white or gingham that coordinates. This fabric is an all time favorite – it’s from Hobby Lobby. Check out Helpful Posts for more info on Raggy designs.

 

Are you asleep yet? Not much exciting to report! We just listed 4 designs at Applique Cafe. We are having a sale on all designs through Wednesday, January 2nd. Lots of new Valentine designs and we’re working on more new designs for SPRING and EASTER.

Have a great weekend and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ll see if I can come up with something more exciting to post next time. I was thinking of posting about red & pink thread colors for Valentines Day??

Comments

  1. I have the pink J.Khaki shirt and that same fabric! Thinking the grandgirl might need a shirteith the raggy flower like that too!!! I played today and put a princess crown and castle on a JKhaki dress I bought for her last year. It is knit and still fits, so I figured I would go for it. Turned out cute. Happy New Year!

  2. Anne Coleman says:

    I love seeing your designs stitched out. Your choice of colors and fabrics is so helpful. Also, being a Grandma, I do not always know the places to buy children’s clothing that they will actually wear, so thanks for the shopping help!

    I wonder if you are interested in applique/monograms for adults—-I have been putting little appliques on the hems of my denim shirts. I’d love to see more ways to use your designs for us grown-up girls.

    Thanks, Anne

    • Anne, if you have any ideas for more grown up appliques let me know!

      • I always use the Raggy Heart Cross for adult shirts and for other grown-up things! I don’t have any other ideas, but the cross is a great seller.

        This was a great post! I kind of had my fill over the Christmas holidays and I haven’t appliqued in 2-3 weeks. 🙁 This has helped me some and makes me want to applique. It’s always nice to have personalized clothes for your children that cost less than $20!

  3. Haven’t been on for a while and I forgot how much I love your work. You are so talented at choosing colors. Watched your sewing room/office come together. Finally getting around to mine. I share the space with my grandkids and their toys. I was wondering what the size of your room is. Mine is so small, but hoping I can incorporate the expedits and my machine and desk in with all our joint “stuff”.

    • My room is roughly 14 ft x 12 ft. Maybe a smidge smaller b/c I used my sz 8 1/2 foot to measure! It’s not big, so organization is KEY! Expedits are great!

  4. So happy that you are feeling better! Just sorry that you had to have surgery…not fun 🙁 The pieces are adorable! Thanks for the tips on needle #4.

    And I love TJ’s fabrics! Thank you so very much for all that you share. I am a PR 650, self taught, and YOU have taught me SO, SO MUCH. Thanks to you, I finally turned on my machine that sat untouched for 4 months and took a deep breath and started sewing! Thanks a million!

    Andrea

  5. So happy that you are feeling better! Just sorry that you had to have surgery…not fun 🙁 The pieces are adorable! Thanks for the tips on needle #4.

    And I love TJ’s fabrics! Thank you so very much for all that you share. I am a PR 650, self taught, and YOU have taught me SO, SO MUCH. Thanks to you, I finally turned on my machine that sat untouched for 4 months and took a deep breath and started sewing! Thanks a million, as I would know very little without your insight.

    Andrea

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