Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Updates using Silhouette & Embroidery Machine

Yes, Spring is here and the sun is shining….yeah!
It is time to “freshen up” my house to spring colors.   I have been so busy playing with my Silhouette that my embroidery machine is feeling a bit neglected.  Off came the cover to my Brother Innovis 4000D and out came the new towels from Costco.   The towels are so soft and hold up well.   Each set has two hand towels and 2 wash clothes.   I embroidered a small flower group on the wash cloth and used some fabric left over from a previous project on the hand towel.  The green and brown ribbon was used in the before picture, but I am drawn to the teal and beige for summer.   

The before colors:               After   
   Bath Summer Update

The candles are on a timer which stays on for 4 hours.  Great for a bathroom.   Using the Silhouette I made new Soap and Lotion decals and flowers for the candles.   The bathroom is definitely brighter and feels more like summer.

A few years back my sister ask if I would embroider wash clothes for her two granddaughters (at the time).  The purpose was to give them their own wash clothes and save the guest towels for guests.  I obliged and embroidered two princess wash clothes with the girls names on them.  Since then, a third granddaughter was born and she is two.  The girls mentioned that little Vanessa did not have her own towel.   My machine was out and the design was chosen. 

Vanessa's Washcloth

Vanessa was excited to have her own wash cloth.  My grandkids have their own and pull them out whenever they wash their hands.   Makes them feel special.

The embroidered project I wanted to share with you is an apron I made for our granddaughter, Sarah.  When she was young she called me PaMa.  We figured she shortened Grandpa and Grandma and decided PaMa was easier.   Love those memories.  Sarah always helped make meals, but her favorite was  baking cupcakes.  She was and still is PaMa’s Cupcake.  I  embroidered  the cupcake on her apron and sewed pockets to hold her pink pig utensils.   She also wanted a chef’s hat (this was during her mermaid phase).  This apron is one I will keep and someday give to her daughter.  Although she is too big now for this apron, it still hangs in my kitchen. The next step for her love of cupcakes lead to building a Cupcake Stand which you can see in this post.

Sarah's Apron

Enjoy your week and Spring flowers! 

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