Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vampire Baby Dolls, Yes I know but I can't help myself, please don't judge me harshly. :)

I spent the last two days working in my 5D Embroidery program. I used Fonts to make Embroideries, yes Fonts...Letters. It's just so COOL!
5 D Embroidery lets me print out the pattern on paper. I marked what order they would print since I made these up myself and don't know how to assign order yet. (Note to self...Ask nice lady at Sewing Machine shop)

This is the the bright eyes face.

Here is the I'm going to get you one.
I'll be posting as I create here. I want to document the process. So if I mess up you'll get to see. :) Posting here doesn't seem to work so feel free to comment on my FB page. Only want and need positive feed back. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

5D Embroidery Software

My new motto

This is my first embroidery from the 5D Embroidery software on Captain Jack (Baby Lock Ellure Plus Sewing Machine)

I've spent all week just making the Embroidery on the computer then erasing and making new ones. I finally found one I want to sew out. I'm going to try it next on one of my black tank tops I wear all the time. I'm not sure what colors I'll be using. I want the face very bright but I want the words readable.

This will be worked into a purse at some point. I'm thinking of cutting it out in a soft rectangle and fraying the edges. I'll probably sew it on the purse front with a pretty stitch in matching colors.

If you've been trying to post comments thanks. So far no one I've talked to has been able to. I'm going to work on moving this blog to my web page but I have to get some time with my son to do it. The Blogger posting problems been going on for years. I went back and did a bit of research when I couldn't post easily on others sites.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

These little purses are addictive.

Tried it a bit different this time. I cut out the front in an entire piece then did the lining in 2 pieces.

I remembered to put the button, the loop, do the embroidery and add the strap before I sewed the pieces together.

I know you can't see it but on the outside of the white shield is a black shield in triangles. I sewed so you can see the lining on the outside. I just love this material.

The lining was so easy I just folded it under and stitched.

My inspiration was this cool necklace I got at Hot Topics for 1$

Little bags

I doodled with my new machine (Captain Jack) and then pulled out the Janome (Old machine) and doodled on it too. It's so strange to have two working embroidery machines. I'm sorting and trying to arrange it so I can use both regularly. I know it sounds like a luxury but they both are different. Captain Jack is a very quiet sewing machine while the Janome I'm already experienced at. LOL you should have seen me try to remember the threading :)

These bags are so simple. I tried out a embroidery on Captain Jack and decided it would make a perfect flap so I added the JOY, the placement tools on the Ellure Plus are SO AMAZING compared with what I've been working with. It seems like a miracle when I know for sure where the embroidery is going to land.

I added the words not in the embroidery looped section but I just sewed them, LOL SO COOL! I'd add 3 .'s next time instead of one.  

I just slipped the top inside did a bit of folding and sewed it down. I don't think I'd ever use the belt loop but the original had one.

Little purse laid out.

Since I did green leaf variegated thread on the front I used this print.

I made sure my phone would fit.

This embroidery was my test on the Janome I added green leaves on Captain Jack. There are so many cool stitches in just the sewing area of Ellure plus.

I sewed and flipped the second purse so I had to add the top on the outside.

I added grommets and a chain link to hold a strap.

I'm very happy with how they both turned out. I think the inside of the second purse would be a perfect place for a Captain Jack pin. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday's fun

The fabric I had cut last night and not turned into bias tape.

Stretching it out.

Pinning and pressing, I didn't bother to find the startch so I couldn't just press and pull. "Let's all say Lazy"
That's two FarScape shows worth of bias tape. Time to stretch out my back.


Smaller bib

Back side of the two bibs is a light fleece

Bigger bib
Wow I've had a busy day, didn't get much editing done but got some done. I enjoyed the Farscape first two shows. Now I just have to talk my hubby into watching it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Evenings play

All the bias tape I got done during 1 Dr. Who (David Tennant). Dr. Who is great for making Bias Tape.

Found these table cloths for 1.89 at Wal-Mart I bought 5 for Bibs.

I cut out 2 diffrent bibs and will edge them with the bias tape I just made. Then I'll take them to church and try them on kids and see which one I want to make. :)

Tim came visiting again and I'm at a loss what to do.

Tim came over while I was driving to Paris TX and Hubby was putting in windows. He pushed around the solar panels and broke one.

We were lucky to not have more damage.

I heard the neighbor pounding in more stakes last week and was surprised. A day later Eugene comes in and says Tim the Bull visited again.

Hoof Print

He took out 3 pear trees, the only ones to survive the TX heat.

I don't know if they are going to be able to come back from this.

This tree was covered in beautiful fruit just days ago. :(

Neighbor added some big poles finally but not the entire length of our fence. 100" I think.

Present Tim left us.
I just don't know what to do. After Tim knocked out my bedroom air conditioner years ago I started panicking when he got out. He was circling the house and eyeing my big glass doors. Eugene fenced the back yard but being honest Tim could just wander right through it.

We thought Tim was going to head off to see Jesus, he's around 12 years old but he recovered and seems to be leaving his yard all the time. It bothers me we didn't even know he'd escaped again. What if we wandered out to the mailbox before we saw he was loose. UGH!

Time to do a bit more praying on this animal.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I've been doing

I've been doing a lot of sewing with my little Kenmore even though I haven't been posting regular. I'm going to try and see if I can blog again without going over my air card data plan.

DD (darling daughter) brought home a little pouch/sling purse and asked if I could make them. I think it took two hours with pattern making to come up with this version.

Pockets inside

Here's the belt loop on back. The next one will be Embroidered!!!

I added a change purse to my small shoulder purse.

It took about 5 zipper change purses before I really liked what I was doing.

My Mom ended up with the short Kimono.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My wonderful day

Surprise, surprise we're going to get your new Embroidery machine today!
I'd decided on a Baby Lock so we had to leave town and head to Longview TX.
Here is my Baby Lock Ellure Plus doing it's first bit of Home Embroidery! I'm so excited I'm giddy.

The day my Janome broke I had two people ask me if I could do shirts. LOL

I couldn't wait to get material in this thing.

Sewing a stunning daisy pattern. The stitch moves right to left and forward, I can't figure out how to keep it straight so this is my first question when I go back.

Second design was just as difficult. I'm going to work on this.

My husband bought the machine for me at Sharmans Sewing Center in Longview. I'm thrilled. I thought I'd be getting it for a Christmas present maybe. :)

They gave me a One and a half hour lesson today. The software 5D Embroidery had to be ordered so I'll have time to get used to the machine before I have to learn the software. LOL I feel like I have brain overload at the moment. That's something like brain freeze but warm.

I've been keeping up on my sewing without posting. The overages really scared me on my air card. I'm going to try to be a bit more consistant.