Applique Bib Tutorial – part 2 – & Sale on Travel & Season Designs

Nautical bib

Happy Friday!   This post is to show you how I actually cut out the pieces, put together & embroidered the sailboat bib.  To see Part one of this post & I how I created the cut files — click here!)  This design is from Planet Appliqué – and this little sailboat design is currently only $1.00!  And it comes in multiple sizes. I used the 4×4 size, since this is a smaller bib.    These awesome terry cloth bibs {Read More}

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New Applique Tutorial (part 1)- and Silhouette Promotion!!

Greyson Brooks Collage

  Well, its been waaay too long since I’ve posted here — but life just gets a little crazy sometimes!   And my life is no exception – And, as you can tell from the photos — I’ve become a grandmother for the 2nd time!   Greyson Brooks made his arrival a week ago – -on Tuesday, June 17 at 4:46 am — weighing 7 lbs., 8oz!   Needless to say, we are all thrilled & in serious “baby mode” {Read More}

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New Replicate Tool Video & Silhouette Cameo Retreat, Nov. 14-16

Replicate Tool

Happy Saturday! I hope all of you are enjoying this Spring Saturday!  Its windy & a little rainy here — but its warm!  So, I’m a happy girl.  And its been a great day to work inside on a few posts & updates for all of you! First — I have a new video tutorial that I’ve posted on YouTube.   I have upgraded my MAC to the newest version of the 3.0 Studio Software & its working just fine! {Read More}

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Creating at the Silhouette Retreat

Smiling faces

I know that I haven’t been on the blog much lately – -but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy!!   Last week was our Spring Silhouette Retreat in Peachtree City — just outside Atlanta!  What a fabulous time we had, as 42 ladies gathered to learn more about using their Silhouette Cameo, creating fun projects & meeting and reconnecting with friends!  There was a lot of laughing, talking, eating (of course) – -and creating!    Here are a few {Read More}

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Print & Cut with March Silhouette Promotion

multiple tags

I think I’d have to say that Print & Cut is my favorite feature in the Silhouette Studio Software!  I mean, I just LOVE it!- -and there are so many possibilities of what you can do!   Take ANY image, bring it into your Studio Software & Cut!  Recently, I made some little Tags for a Christmas Bake Sale last year – -and today I want to share with you a tutorial for a gift tag – -using the Pattern {Read More}

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Welding Text Tutorial, Stamping & Silhouette Promotion

feb 28 promo

What a difference a week makes!!  This time last week we were digging out of deep piles of snow all around & anticipating more over the weekend.  But, today the sun was out (at least some), and temperatures have reached into the 60s!  There is hope!   I do love Spring — and while I realize there’s probably more winter to come — I am encouraged that there is hope for Spring — and one of the best tell-tale signs {Read More}

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Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging

Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging

I’m participating in a monthly “Silhouette Challenge” with some Facebook Friends who LOVE Silhouette — This month’s theme is “Fabric” — so read all the way to the end of this post to see some awesome fabric inspiration! Speaking of awesome – Today’s project is courtesy of my quilting friend, Alice Ridge!   Alice creates the most fabulous & original quilted masterpieces!   Like me, she is a Military Wife, & I met her when she walked into my shop {Read More}

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New Mousepad with Keyboard Shortcuts!

  I don’t know about you — but I love “gadgets” — or tools for my sewing, crafting & “Silhouetting”!   So, today I’m introducing a new tool to make your life easier when using the Silhouette Studio software!  I was inspired by a mousepad for a sewing software program that I found VERY helpful – -referred to it all the time!  So, I decided that we needed one of these for the Silhouette Studio! On this mousepad — there {Read More}

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Sewing, Silhouette & SVG files – and Silhouette Promotion!

Luv2sew keychain

Most of you know —  I LOVE TO SEW!  Sewing has always been my first love in the “creating & crafting” realm of my life!  My grandmother (Ma-ma) was the one who taught me to sew, and she and I have been the only ones in our family who do!  (One of my sisters once told me she had to take a valium to thread a needle!)  I took every “sewing” class in High School (when there were actually sewing {Read More}

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My First Love……….

Daddy

My dear Daddy was the first man I ever loved…………  He taught me so many things about life!  He taught me to fish and love boats.  He taught me that “You better learn right now, girl — that life is not always fair!”  He taught me to love books & learning – “Books are your friends”.   He taught me about love – love of country, love of family, and most important of all — love of God. Last week, my {Read More}

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