Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Napkins


For all you sisters out there with embroidery machines, Christmas is not far away!  Each year I am short a napkin or two.  This year…. I decided to embroider plain napkins..  These napkins look so festive… the design!DSC_0138

The poinsettia design is Country Poinsettia found here.  I changed the color combination to coordinate with my existing table cloth and napkins.  It is nice to have a few extra napkins for the roll basket, table spills etc. 


The candy cane napkin was a free download from embroidery (click here).  You can download three free designs a week without purchase.  There are so many designs to choose from.  Be sure to check it out! 

This particular design was a bit off in some areas, but it will work well as a backup napkin or  I could fill in the areas with a fabric pen.  I am still fairly new to the ins and outs of my embroidery machine, so those of you who have suggestions, please help a sister by posting a comment?

Have a great Christmas season!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

DIY Toy Story Bank

Our grandson ask if we could make the Bank from Toy Story.  What a fun design/build project this turned out to be.  Starting with a picture we decided on the size, determined functionality and started the building process.  The rest was a work in progress.

This is for all the little boys and girls out there who are in love with Toy Story!  Need a place to store those Toy Story action figures?  We solved that problem by designing this bank replica with a removable roof to store all things Toy Story.

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Most of the wood was already in our garage.  Yes, there will be cutting and gluing!  A few decorative pieces were purchased from the craft store for the porch poles.  The wood  sticks for the balcony and porch were embossed using a wood grain embossing folder!  The door knobs are brads and the bricks were painted using a cut stencil from my Silhouette Cameo!  Of course Grandpa made the doors to open.

The look on their face…..PRICELESS!

Next, a doll bed for Sarah!

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