Monday, March 12, 2007
Our 7th grandchild was born on April 9th. Grandma was busy sewing gifts for the baby shower. These were the hit of the party and so much fun to make. I got the pattern from perfect little stitches and then took the designs and added my own lettering to personalize. I bought some toweling material and added the baby's nursery theme fabric to the back. It's A Boy and we are decorating with Blue Jean Teddy. Of course I couldn't resist the frogs-grandma knows what those boys do when they get outside, so I used the frogs for a little reminder.
Posted by Charlene Karger at 9:39 AM
Friday, March 9, 2007
Here is a plain heavyweight T-shirt that I transformed into one of my Grandma shirts. I am very proud of my grandkids and enjoy embroidering shirts to show them off. I get loads of compliments around town when I wear my shirts. These make great gifts for mothers and grandmothers. I used a design from one of my favorite digitizers- stephanie at http://www.heartstringsembroidery.com/catalog
I added the names and then stitched it out to perfection. I can make these for any holiday and use your special sayings(nana, grammy) or pick from one of mine.
If you are interested in something like this- email me and lets plan that perfect shirt.
This pattern is absolutey been a favorite of mine. I fused her on some primitive fabrics and hand sewed all of the edges. Her hair is made with t-shirt material. I quilted her up with some warm and natural batting and then soaked her in my special brew of stain. I used a pattern from Sue Allemands Palette Primitives. What a great idea in place of a traditional picture.
Here I am staining some of my creations. I first create my mixture, boil in a saucepan and then pour it into my big roasting pan. I then stir everything up and soak my items for up to an hour. I then wring out the excess and hang to dry. This is were some people bake their items in the oven. I have never done it this way. This pillow is available at my website or email me and we can customize the fabric colors to match your decor. The appliqued lettering came from heartstrings Embroidery-her link is one of my favorites or just click this link- http://www.heartstringsembroidery.com/catalog to view her designs.