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Etsy Store Update

As many of you know I have a little store on Etsy where I sell past year’s embroidery club projects. Sorry no current projects on sale there. You can get those at your local Sew Creative Embroidery Club retailer.

I took some time today to refresh and update my Etsy store. I added a few past favorites:


The Eyelet Trimmed Robe is the perfect cover-up for cool summer nights. This pattern is both pretty and practical. It can be made from a variety of fabrics. Our sample is made from cotton print; however you can use polar fleece, waffle weave toweling, terry toweling and even double knit cotton.




Throw pillows are the quickest and easiest way to change the look of a room. Whether you want to brighten up a room for summer or make it cozier for winter. No room to store all these seasonal pillows? Make basic throw pillows in neutral colors; then, make a variety of pillow wraps to mix and match throughout the year. We include instructions for two pretty pillow wraps, one pillow case and one pillow in two sizes.



Our pretty fashion tote is lined and has a zippered pocket on the inside, to store your valuables. Swarovski hotfix crystals add real bling to the embroidered Crystal Flowers designs.








Our pretty Jewelry Roll, and organizer, holds your jewelry while you travel, or stashes safely away in a drawer. The interior zip pockets, ring bar and bracelet bar ensure that all of your small pieces stay put and are easy-to-find. Plus a plastic mesh strip cleverly holds your earrings securely.



Here are a few other items you might like. Just click on the picture to go to the store page:







Etsy Store Update


Just put up 5 new project and design set in my Etsy store.

The Appliqued Tote has a roomy interior and two exterior pockets, which make this tote the perfect accessory for your shopping trips. The embroidery designs are Floral Wreath Appliqué. The set includes six embroidery applique designs; three unique motifs plus three combination designs.



Whether you serve simple dinner rolls or fancy breads, they will look simply delicious tucked in this elegant Cutwork Dinner Roll Holder. Beautiful roses and scallops are embroidered around the base, while the remaining edges are finished with a delicate hem. The embroidery designs are Cutwork Rose. The set includes seven embroidery cutwork designs; two unique motifs plus five combination designs.



Don’t want to be weighed down by heavy handbags? Then, this pretty, Wristlet is perfect for you. It’s just large enough to hold exactly what you need; your credit cards, cash and cosmetic basics. It features an interior zippered pocket, flap with magnetic snap closure, and removable wrist strap.

The embroidery designs are Crystal Flowers II . The set includes eleven floral embroidery designs; three unique motifs plus eight combination designs. These simple yet elegant embroidery designs can be easily enhanced with Swarovski hotfix crystals.


This fun and funky Beach Towel Carrier is the perfect accessory for your summer vacation. It neatly holds your beach towel, sunglasses, sunscreen and other summertime necessities. The exterior is embellished with seaside motifs. The interior has two zippered pockets to keep your stuff safe.

The embroidery designs are Under the Sea. The set includes six embroidery designs; four unique motifs plus two combination designs.


Refresh your bed with this bright and crisp Cutwork Pillowcase. The beautiful cutwork bow and Fagotting trim are embroidery designs from the accompanying set Cutwork Ribbon Embroidery Designs #sc060d.

Cutwork Ribbon Embroidery Designs are specially created for use with the INSPIRA® Cutwork Needles. Additionally three of the designs (sc060d_04, sc060d_05 and sc060d_06) are endless edging designs. The set includes six cutwork embroidery designs; two unique motifs plus four combination designs.

These projects make terrific gift ideas – it’s never too early to start sewing gifts for the holidays.


A heat wave and a new hat

Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I really don’t wear hats. Mainly because I don’t look very good in hats. So why am I making a hat?? Well this heat wave has pushed me to it. The choice is clear, either wear a hat or stay indoors all day long. Since staying indoors all day is not an option, guess I am going to have to wear a hat. After all, I have to go for my daily walk and I have to get into my garden. Which, by the way is looking fabulous. But onto the hat making. Here is the result.


A big thanks to Judy (my dress form) for modeling it for me. The pattern is from a Simplicity freebie tutorial. You can download it here. Simply follow their directions and voila! I made the large size – I have a big head. It fits perfectly. And it’s reversible. I did one plain and one print side.


Both fabrics are cotton. The print is a quilting cotton and the solid is a cotton twill. If I make another one, I would use quilting cotton for both. I found the twill is a bit heavy for this reversible hat. Plus both fabrics are interfaced, so the interfacing adds weight too. For my interfacing I used a light weight fusible non-woven interfacing – a Pellon type.

If you want more of a, big floppy sun hat, give this Martha Stewart hat a try. It too is reversible, and it’s included in children’s sizes.

Now I am thinking about some embroidery I can do on the plain side – hmmm. What do you think?


Happy New Year

I love the time in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. This is my time to finish up lots of little projects that I have started and set aside for later. I get such a great sense of accomplishment. I am now finishing up a couple of repairs (inserting zippers in coats), fixing up a t-shirt pattern and a few other odds and ends. The t-shirt pattern is actually more of a fleece shirt pattern. I made a basic pattern from a ready made v-neck fleece shirt. It is so comfy. I want to size the pattern into extra small, small, medium, large and extra large. Yes, you guessed it, it is going to be a project for next embroidery club year.

Here is a sneak peek. It's a v-neck with long sleeves. Of course I will need to come up with some fun embroidery for it. If you have any ideas or requests, please email me.

Have a very happy and safe New Year!


Quick Gifts to Make–Tea Towel Apron


Tea towels make great aprons. They are absorbent, easy to wash and come in great varieties of fabrics and colors. Turn your favorite tea towel into an apron in minutes.

Click here to download the PDF instructions. Makes a great hostess gift.