Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Custom Wipes Cases

I've wanted to tackle this new project for a while now: custom wipes cases. They are super easy to make and the thought of how much fun I can have with these really gets me excited! The options are endless as I can just make them plain and simple or get super creative with appliques and monograms. I did learn something from my little experiment. I like the shape of the Huggies travel case as opposed to the Pampers travel case. The Pampers case is bigger and for whatever reason just not as easy to work with. I think the Huggies case just ends up looking better in the end. So...keep that in mind if you decide to go make your own now. You can purchase a tutorial here...or REALLY...you can just flat out figure this one out. You really can't mess it up. There's no sewing involved, so just pull out your glue gun and your creative streak and have fun!

This first picture is the one I prefer (the Huggies case):
And this is the one I did with the Pampers case. Still cute but my OCD really comes out cause it just doesn't look as smooth and "finished".
Both turned out pretty cute so if there is a little girl or a die hard Tennessee fan out there, these can be yours! These are $10 each. First come first serve :)

I'm off to Target soon to get me some Huggies cases so I can make more!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

For The Boys

My son is turning 2 in just a few weeks. I made this for him for his birthday. It's a great idea-something that says "I'm TWO!" but can be worn all during the year. I have to give credit where credit is due though. My friend Jenny came up with this concept. It's Embroidery Boutique's truck n' tree design, but she merged the 2 into the bed of the truck. When you go to stitch it out, just skip the tree step. She is full of creative ideas like this one and I am very appreciative she let me copy this one of hers! Go check out her cute work at Sassy Little Stitches. You're sure to get a good idea or two....hundred :)

Noah is in a big "CHEESE" stage. Anytime I pull out the camera this is the face I get:
While I was at it, I whipped up this little whale short set for him:
Burp cloths and bibs are a must when you have a new baby. Here are a few more I did recently for a little man named Connor

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Customer Creations

Here are a couple of items I made this weekend:
I seriously am in LOVE with these hooded towels. So many fun options!
I posted these backpacks a while back. They are perfect for Mother's Day Out or daycare!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Best Hooded Towels EVER!

I am so excited with how these turned out! I've been wanting to do them for some time and finally got around to it! Here is the link to the tutorial I used if you want to try them yourself:
Hooded Bath Towels

My little ones can't wait til bath time tonight!
So there ya go...now go have fun and make your own cute little creation for bathtime!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baby Blankets

Minky Dot is my favorite! It's so incredibly soft and makes for some great baby blankets! Here are a few I've done:
This one is Applique Cafe's puppy patch on green Minky. The back side of the blanket was a contrasting brown. This is my personal favorite.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrate America!

Happy 4th of July! Here is a kitchen towel I made for my own kitchen :
I made this outfit last year for Ella Kate to wear. I'm not sure what she's doing. She looks like she's being sworn in-LOL!
I saved the best for last. We have a family friend in the service who was deployed this last year. I made these shirts for his three little girls last Fourth of July.

The girls wore their shirts when their daddy came home from Iraq...brought me to tears! So, while you are celebrating with your family, remember to say a prayer for those who serve who aren't able to be with their families this year. They are sacrificing for us to be able to enjoy that beautiful thing called FREEDOM! God bless you and yours.

Perfect Touches

I bought alot of outfits from Remember Nguyen last Thanksgiving when they had their Black Friday blowout sale. Things were practically next to nothing to start out and then you got another 50% off at checkout. I felt like I'd hit the jackpot on smocked/boutique clothing for summer! Here is one example of matching sister outfits I bought for Ella Kate and Maggie Beth. I embroidered their first name initial and it was definitely the perfect touch!

I love this outfit for Maggie. I put her monogram on it using my Monogram Wizard software.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Taggy Toys

These have to be the cutest things I've ever gotten to make! It is so simple and fun. I got the "in the hoop" pattern from GG Designs Embroidery. I also have a baseball taggy toy that you can personalize with a name. Why I don't have a picture is beyond me. Guess I'll have to make more :)

Sock Monkeys

Normally I'm not a huge fan of sock monkeys but this design I like. I got it for FREE. I have no idea where, so don't ask :) I remember googling sock monkey and happening upon this sweet find! Get to googling yourself and see what you can find for free. You'd be surprised. What would we ever do without Google, honestly?

Sippy Cups

So Big!

I made this for a little boy who would stretch his arms out wide and say "So Big!" when people asked how big he was. I love kids!

Easter Designs

These bunny bibs were some of the first things I did on my embroidery machine.
I know I've already shown this picture like twice, but I really do like this design ALOT! It's simple and perfect.
Easter Kitchen Towel

Merry Christmas!

I have so many Christmas designs it's not even funny! Here are a few designs from this past Christmas:
I did this for a friend of mine. She has 3 girls so each one wore a shirt with a letter on it to spell JOY-neat idea!
This snowflake was great cause it can be worn all winter!

I love this truck and tree. I did it for my boys, but I did the truck a brown corduroy and the tree a dark green gingham so they could wear it all winter and not just at Christmas.
OK-can I say this idea is WONDERFUL!!!! It was a request from a friend of mine. She wanted something that spoke the true meaning of Christmas but still had the traditional Christmas colors. This is what we came up with and I love it!

Merry Christmas kitchen towel-these are so easy and make GREAT teacher gifts!

This grinch is too cute and my favorite is the Grinch font I used to coordinate with the design.
Another kitchen towel