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Monday, April 30, 2012

Another from the Archives

This is a patchwork teen security blanket I made for my daughter in her pre-teen years many years ago.  It is made using a technique of allowing the seams to show and get all raveled with each washing (rag quilt).  I took each square and embroidered something from her life interests and experiences.  The idea was to have a pre-emptive strike here by making  her something as a pre-teen for her to hold onto during those inevitable moments of teenage angst.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Peppers!

6 AM on Saturday morning and I am running out to the garden at sun up to see whether our notorious Boulder wind has stripped all the leaves off my cute little pepper plants in the garden.  Athough the boxes I used to cover and protect them from the dipping temperatures had blown off, they were okay.

 These towels were for a customer, but I too love peppers, especially in fajitas in the summer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

From the Custom, Clever and Curious Collection

It is fun to take these aprons and make a statement.

30 Towels

It takes some serious time to embroider 30 towels.  Done now.

Autograph Pillowcases

These autograph pillowcases are a fun birthday gift and a great keepsake from a slumber birthday party.  The fabric pens are used by the guests to autograph and make comments.  How fun for the birthday child to have for years to come.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wedding Gown Label Applied

This kind of photo is why our wedding gown labels are so hugely popular.  The wedding photographer makes a point of getting detail shots of the gown in a dramatic way.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Future Tech Meets Baby Blanket

I am almost at the point where I have seen every kind of baby blanket, but this one is a new one for me.  A baby blanket with sensors in it.  Wild!  The blanket "watches" baby sleep and forwards the data to you. It is a pretty cool concept, but something in me has reservations.  I am curious about feedback on this.  What do you think?  Just another form of baby monitor I guess. 

http://www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/technology/futureoftech/high-tech-blanket-can-watch-you-sleep-730850#

A tease for today

As soon as I get a free moment, I will be embroidering this up as the newest of the wedding gown labels.  Nothing is more symbolic of a wedding or sweeter to smell than a lily of the valley flower.  These will be sweet with the first initials of the bride and groom and their wedding date tucked inside the shape of the lily of the valley heart.  Love it!

From the Custom Clever and Curious Collection

This cleverly worded blanket was a gift for a couple who met through their love of Harleys.  I love helping customers take a clever concept and bring it to fruition.

Monday, April 23, 2012

One of the First

This sweet flower girl basket was one of my first embroidery projects many years ago.  I remember watching the machine in amazement as it worked through the letters.  It seems like so long and so much experience ago.

I embroidered the top of the fabric for the basket and then assembled it using italian lace.  I use the same lace (in black) on an apron I currently offer on the website.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

Our suggestion for Earth Day - use cotton towels in the kitchen instead of paper.  And why not do it in style with these flour sack towels in earthy colors.  A simple statement here, but we can personalize too.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What to Do?

The quandry - do I work in this great sewing room - filling existing orders or work on new product ideas or do I spend the time in my garden on this bright and sunny Colorado day?  I need two of me.  Or maybe that is a bad idea.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Personalized Portable Pyrex


Arrive in style and never go to a potluck and lose your casserole again -- announcing the Personalized Portable Pyrex.  This is a casserole, cover, carrier and hot/cold pack set.  It makes a great wedding and shower gift and is just plain handy when you take your culinary creations out of the house.  Even if you have the hostess wash the dish, you are sure to get it back later when it has your name on it.  We personalize both the Pyrex dish and the insulated carrier.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mixed Media - Coming Soon

This is a new item coming to the website tomorrow with any luck....  It is embroidered and engraved and makes leaving behind what you brought to a potluck almost impossible.  No more hints.. Stay tuned...

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Flour Sack Towels

It may be dorky, but I am excited that I found a really high end, super quality flour sack towel to offer on the website. These flour sack towels are soft and densely woven - a real improvement. People will say I need a life, but I can't help it - I am excited! They are in the kitchen towel section of the website.
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