Christy's Stitches

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

Friday, November 30, 2012

Santa Hat and boots

Lastly I made these for babies to use in photoshoots, approx 3 mos size.  You can order them here 

 still needs buttons on the booties.

Headband/Ear Warmers

dk grey/lt grey

I started by making myself one of these, then I got carried away because the flowers were so much fun to make.  I have the following extra ones for sale 10.00 plus 2.50 shipping.  Fill out this form  for orders as I wont carry these all the time

Engraving for Christmas

Here are a few things I've been working on, the Christmas tree engraved ornament is created with anodized aluminum in either gold or green. All edges have color on them also.  These are lightweight and can be mailed in a greeting card.  They are approx 3 inches tall by almost 3 inches wide.  Here is a link in case you would like one personalized, I am taking orders until Dec 15, 2012 or after the new year. I will include a free beaded hanger as in the picture below.  2-3 Lines of text in script or roman font or a 1-3 letter monogram can be ordered.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Redwork Dog breed quilt

Been working all month for a raffle donation to Foster2Home Dog rescue.  This quilt will be raffled off Today at their Pins for Pups bowling event at Elgin lanes, Elgin, illinois  Redwork designs and border are my own creation, see below to purchase the embroidery files.

I want to thank my quilting/sewing friends who helped piece the blocks together.  The redwork designs are my own digitized embroidery creation, willing to sell as a set, if you are interested in purchasing this set with the free continuous paw print border for 20.00, email me at HERE  thanks

Friday, July 6, 2012

French manicure cut file freebie for summer

Hi everyone, I have a summertime freebie for you!  Head over to Visual Designs By Chris and download the freebie. The cart seems to be having issues, so i have added the freebie to the forum for instant download.  the link is in the description of the item.  Scroll down thru my other items and click on the item name or picture, then click the link to the forum freebie. If you are still not able to get it, click here. thanks
 After summer it will go back to the regular price of 1.00 per file,  which is still cheaper than the 4.99 for one set of pre-cut that you would buy at the store

I created my own manicure strips that can be cut from removable vinyl, regular tacky vinyl left a residue on my nails, I had purchased some removable vinyl to use on my walls for xmas, so I thought I'd give that a try, It worked great, now I have enough of a supply to use for a long time.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Finally getting the hang of my new zing cutter, Barrettes from upcycled cans with barrette covers made in the hoop with embroidery machine (my design) and display cards created with my zing cutter. lol all three of my crafts into one project.

Monday, June 18, 2012



These bracelet and earring sets will ship free and a $7.00 Profit will be donated to Foster 2 Home.  Visit them at

Bracelet sets come in a variety of crystal/glass/pearl colors, I can also make custom colors sizes. Other forms of
earwires are also available such as sterling silver for an additional cost, please list any custom orders on the
notes within paypal.

Bracelets are 8 inches and have a handmade clasp and handmade earwires made from non tarnish silver plated wire. Coated wire is hypo allergenic too.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Facebook Storefront now open

If there is something on my blog you may want to purchase, I have set up a store thru my business page on facebook.  Click HERE  and like my page, scroll down to the blue shopping cart that says Unique Gift store and see whats for sale.  Most of my items, whether they are crochet, jewelry or sewing are one of a kinds.  Some are similar but different colors, click the items and you will see the choices that are available.  New stuff will be added weekly

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini Teddy Bears, bunnies and more

Wow have I been busy,  here are the cutest tiny 2.5 to 3 inch jointed teddy bears, bunnies, elephant and kitty cats made mostly in the hoop for embroidery machines.  You do not need an embroidery machine if you purchase the kit.

I am currently selling kits which include all the items you will need to complete these adorable tiny creatures, including pre-sewn pieces.  Just cut them out, stuff them and sew together.  Full instructions and illustrations are included, plus a paper pattern for future creations, and a cd with multi-format embroidery designs to make more on your own machine.

Kits are available for purchase, send me an email or paypal payment of $20.00 which includes shipping. Please specify kit number.

I will also be uploading files for sale for embroidery machines only at VDBC this weekend, they will be $5.00 each in multi-format zip files for instant download.

New paperpiecing in the hoop designs

Wow, I've been working on these since 2003.  I've finally finished some samples for the block of the month demos at the local sewing store.  I will also be demonstrating this technique at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Schuamburg, IL, at the Viking Booth #

I have alot more completed but not actual samples, all will be on sale for purchase individually or in sets at VDBC website with instant downloads in multi-format embroideries.

Paperpiecing in the hoop is a paperpiecing pattern digitized to let your embroidery machine stitch it perfect for you.  Most designs are made up of four squares that when sewn together create a perfect quilt block and unlike traditional paperpiecing, there is no paper to remove afterward.

Files will be uploaded to the website this weekend, so be on the lookout for them come March 19, 2012.

Here are some pics of the samples I made for the Bedrunner for my guest bedroom.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Crochet baby shoes and bonnets

Omg, I made these and they turned out soooo cute.  Designed them myself after the kit/pattern i bought turned out badly. Loved the colors in the yarn, so i just did it similar to my other ones and added a thicker band and trim.  Wish I knew a photographer to use them in a shoot.  You can email me if you would like to purchase them.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crochet gifts

I had to wait till after the holidays to post some of the things so that not to ruin the surprise.

Here are a few of the crochet items.
Matching navy hats with red roses, lol the mom and daughter in the middle put on each others by mistake.

A beard style hat for the son, we all got a good laugh out of this one, especially when his Grandma put it on.

Paperpiecing in the hoop block of the month

I am finally getting around to promoting my paperpiecing in the hoop designs for machine embroidery.
I created most of these about six years ago, or maybe even more.  I made a quilt for my daughter and I am working on one for my son.  Somehow I  never put them up for sale on my website, although there was a short run on etsy a few years back.

I was asked to do a demo at the Schaumburg Quilting show this spring in the Viking booth, so I started making samples.  I think these would be great hands on classes for the local sewing stores here in Chicago.  I would like to promote these as  "block of the month" classes.  We can enjoy the company of others, learn a new technique and make a quilt or bed runner.

My sample is going to eventually be a bed runner as these are becoming very popular now.

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the blocks I have completed so far.

I also created mini 2-3 inch key chain fobs of a few of the designs, these are created entirely in the hoop and make great gifts for quilters.