Friday, February 27, 2009

Blog Love For Donna Pool

I apologize for being quite tardy this month. My computer is dead for good at home and I can't access my etsyblogger account from work just on my folks computer.

The featured etsyblogger this month is Donna Pool. I love all of her funky little buttons available in her shop. When I was in high school my jansport was covered with buttons. When I worked at various restaurant my lanyard was covered, when I was on tour my badge had buttons all over them. I guess I am a button fan. I feel nostalgic when I look at my buttons because I remember going to a specific concert or picking them up in a quirky shop, or who gave them to me.

Here are a few of my favorites from her shop!

These are button magnets not pins..from a vintage magazine.

She also has an entire section of custom pins/magnets. Sho go check out her shop!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

St. Particks Freebie download it now!!!

Free pattern here.This is just a portion of the pattern. You can use it as a colr sheet or embroidery pattern. Regina has written about how I described St. Patricks Day to her because they don't celebrate it where she lives. I sound very Have a great end of the month kids. We have a new artist joining us soon and I am hoping to have the store open next month!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Ok so my friends Regina and Kittykill are going to be opening a new etsy store to sell our patterns. Currently the 3 pattern sets are being sold here. So for this contest please suggest some patterns you'd like to see in our shop ( like would you like to see more food with faces or holiday themes, etc..) The winner will be announced on next Monday 2/23 and will receive the pattern set of his/her choice ( up to an $11 value!)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Quick Tute for Patterns

This is a quick tute for making patterns ( from about any picture)for embroidery on fabric ( this is the way that I do it. There are a ton of different ways, when I have some extra cash I will by a light table).

1. Find a picture on your computer of buy patterns here or here or here or download a picture from the Internet ( coloring pages make cheap and cute patterns)

2. Search websites for free cool fonts so that you can do words or phrases.

3. When ready to print check and see if the patterns have a reverse image page if not you can select it on most printer look for the mirror image button under preferences. This is most important for your wording because you iron on the image to the fabric and if it isn't reversed it will be backwards.

4. Once the image is printed I heat up my iron ( the hottest usually) place the item I am putting the pattern on on a piece of scrap fabric( so the patterns doesn't bleed on your ironing board) place the ink side of the pattern face down, and iron on the design. I always peek to make sure the design is printed. (when using delicate fabrics or fabrics you shouldn't iron on, I turn the iron down a bit and place parchment paper on top of the pattern because it is thin enough to let the heat through and protect the fabric at the same time.

5. The white sulky pen hasn't worked for me ever, it is goopy and makes a mess. For really fine lines or letters use a new sulky. The black ones work the best for me. The place I have gotten them the cheapest is here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Funtastic Fruits Patterns for Sale

These patterns are for sale now in my shop . I stitched up the designs that are on the top of this blog entry before they were final designs so they may be a bit different. These patterns have a ton of individual fruits like a lemon, kiwi, apples, watermelon and a still life fruit piece that is ADORABLE!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Etsybloggers Mini-Monday

I am not super well versed in doing screen shots but I was the featured etsyblogger this past Monday...Cool Huh?