Christy's Stitches

Embroidery designs, Jewelry, Custom Embroidery and Heat transfer designs, papercraft and much more

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paper Doilies dyed with food coloring

I saw this on another blog and decided to try it with my paper roses.  I got carried away and dyed the whole pack of doilies. It was so much fun, sort of like dying easter eggs, but they last a lot longer.  Im thinking some nesting shapes on top of them.  After dipping them in the solution of gel food coloring and water, i laid them to dry on a few paper towels.  When completely dry, i ironed them.  They really didn't need it though. A few of them were not as nice as i thought, there was only one doily, when actually there was two stuck together.

I dyed the swirl roses that was the other days freebie, but they arent completed as of yet.

Paper baby shoes

I've been creating baby shoes to sew out in the hoop for my embroidery machine.  I love the way they all turn out identical if i need to make more than one pair.  I decided why not make them out of paper and cut them with my Cricut Machine.  I printed the pattern that i had designed for embroidery and took it into inkscape to manually trace.  It still needs a bit tweeking, but i like it.  I would recommend also cutting a sole that was made of cardstock, as i had only used patterned paper and it is very thin.  I still need to test it for thicker materials.  I think it would be great for a gift box topper or a baby shower favor.  I'll keep you posted when I will offer them for sale on my website.  Hope you like them.

Sympathy card no. 2

Another dear friend's husband passed last week so I made this special card for her.  She is an avid quilter and all around wonderful person.  It didnt turn out as well as i had expected, but with a little glitter i was less disappointed. i tried to outline the areas with a marker after appying the ribbon which soaked up some marker.
Wont be doing that again, lol.  Anyway it was my first attempt at an easel card.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Roses Roses and new Baby shoes

I finally got a good sample of a easy paper rose i was working on.  It is basically the same principal as the roses i used on my first sympathy card, but these roll up nicer.

The file is free to anyone wanting it in svg form.  Click HERE to download

I also finished a set of In the hoop baby shoes for smaller size hoops. I had a request from a lady who has an old pfaff 7570 and was interested in the baby shoes but her embroidery machine only had a smaller hoop, the multi hoop was too thin, so i created the basic girls shoe in three parts instead of two.

Here is a sample of the shoe i created.  To purchase the design for your embroidery machine click HERE

That's all for today, I have another wake tonight for a dear friend's husband.  That's number two
this month. :-(

I will post the card i made her tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shirt for a friend

A friend of my husband wanted a shirt made, i used heat transfer vinyl for the back and embroidered the front.  to order custom shirts click HERE

New "Designer" Purse Boxes

 On a Happier note, I had a brainstorm after a friend was calling my purse boxes designer.  I made designer copy purse boxes.  They are soo cute.  To buy the svg, mtc or scut  click HERE

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sympathy card

Well unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card for a dear friend who lost her husband due to a battle of many years of fighting cancer.  It took me almost all day to do, due to my lack of cardmaking skills.  A nice lady on the scal yahoo group offered her help with the angel wings cut file.  I can now post the picture of what i created, as she has the card in her posession.

Front of card

Sentiment and roses on envelope

Download svg for roses HERE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Purse boxes for my jewelry

I've been working on these for days on and off, in between other work and projects.  I would like to sell them to customers buying my jewelry at the Wright College arts and crafts fair.  I would give them as a bonus when someone buys a few items from me.

These boxes are small but large enough for a necklace or bracelet.  To buy the svg, scut or mtc file click HERE 

Here is a close up of a few of them.  I love the one i embossed, it really looks like leather.  Get the magnets HERE

Here are some that are smaller, especially for earrings.

 In the next few days I will edit this post to add a svg for the roses.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Im working on creating some iris folding cards for the holidays and including a packet of seeds grown in my own garden.  I have a few of these posted to my website for free download and will add more soon.

CLICK   HERE   To  DOWNLOAD From my webpage.  There is a svg file which includes the image and the svg to match in size saved in layers.  If you want only the image and not the svg file for cutting, just right click on the image.

Inside some of the cards I am including this sentiment and some home grown seeds from my garden.