I have two all time favourite flowers, orchids are grown inside my home and fuchsias grow outside in my garden and many of the tender ones are over wintered in my greenhouse. It took me a long time to finally digitize one of these beautiful flowers, the phalaenopsis orchid. I tested out the orchids by… Continue reading A re-blog: embroidering applique orchids
I looked everywhere to purchase cards for my twin daughters fortieth birthdays but nothing was suitable so I set about creating machine embroidered ones. When I last made an embroidered card I used a blank card without an opening with success so I decided to do this again, but it went wrong so I had… Continue reading A machine embroidered heart card
The challenge I set myself this year for my sister's birthday card was to create a textured coat with an astrakhan type collar on one of Kate Greenaway's little children. New features in my embroidery software have allowed me to do this and it has been fun to see what I could create, using several… Continue reading Embroidered birthday card with texture
Those of you who follow my blog know that every Christmas I make a very special machine embroidered card for my sister from one of my designs. Last week I made this years one for her and thought I should show the stages of its construction. Back in the summer I released my collection for… Continue reading This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card
I have two all time favourite flowers, orchids are grown inside my home and fuchsias grow outside in my garden and many of the tender ones are over wintered in my greenhouse. It has taken me a long time to finally digitise one of these beautiful flowers, the phalaenopsis orchid. Earlier this year I tested… Continue reading embroidering applique orchids
Each year I make it my aim to embroider a very special Christmas card for my sister. This year I was inspired by some wrapping paper. It wasn't necessarily the design but the colour scheme that caught my eye. Something less traditional in grey, sage and bronze, with an element of metallic threads. I decided… Continue reading time for another embroidered Christmas card
Its that time of year again when the days, hours and minutes fly by all too quickly and my Christmas embroidered card for my sister must be designed and finished to catch the last post. As so often happens when I have a deadline, the design refuses to work, no matter how much I rearrange the… Continue reading another Christmas card for my sister!
Easter has caught up with me and so today I tested out the Crazy quilt block I had designed to capture all the wonder of this lovely time of year. There are two crosses, one very simple and a more elaborate cross with some Celtic strippling. I have added white lilies, a beautiful hint of… Continue reading a Crazy Quilt block for Easter!
Those of you following my blogs will be pleased that I finally perfected and finished my embroidered card to send to my sister. I was not happy with the snowflakes that I had made at all, and it was only when I was testing out a design for Poinsettia Promises 2 I noticed that one was… Continue reading Creating a Graceful Snowflake card (part 3)
It was getting near to my sister's birthday so I knew it was time to plan a special card for her. I choice a design from my Bridal Lace 2 collection and one from Graceful Wings 1. Bridal Lace 2 2_3 would embroider out my 5" x 7" hoop and fit into the oval cut out… Continue reading Bridal Lace 3 dimensional card