Thursday, September 30, 2010

Unexpected visitors

This afternoon we had two unexpected visitors to our front yard. We have a wetlands area not to far from us but still nice to see the ducks visiting suburbia!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Birthday tshirts

To accompany the blankets I made recently for birthday presents I also made some tshirts. I have already made all the kids tshirts with names so this year I am making tshirts with the appropriate number birthday on them. Numbers are from the lovely Kate at Big Dreams Embroidery on Etsy and you can find her here

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another birthday blanket

Another birthday in the family meant yet another blanket to embroider. This time I decided to keep it nice and simple. I choose a cupcake theme for this one so its the name with a choclate to the left and a cupcake to the right. Just gorgeous don't you think?
I also embroidered a tshirt as well. The fabric used in the appliqued capital "K" was also used in the making of a library bag and reader cover for the same girl, so hence it was matching!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Can you name all 9 reindeer?

My husband's niece turned 8 yesterday and she wanted a blanket with reindeer on it. Thats all, nice and simple eh? Originally I was going to put some lovely reindeer appliques on the minky blanket (purchased) then I realised you cannot iron minky so had to rethink. I found these lovely reindeer (all nine of then with names too) for my embroidery machine so set about using them. I added some snowflakes as well seen as the blanket was so huge (150cm x 170cm) and I cut the two layers apart to make the embroidery process a little easier.
So can you name all nine reindeer without looking first?

More pics of reindeers

Reindeer - cont-