Saturday, November 13, 2010

Not bad.1 week and a day......

I have done more cute test designs for this past week.Rachel is cranking out some CUTE ones!I always LOVE her designs!!!I have been soooo busy with orders!I get super busy during the holiday season.Actually I have been super busy most of the year!I am in the process of organizing my fabric right now too!I have all my applique fabric in a cubicle thing with bins that I got at target BUT I can't seem to keep it all straight!I am putting each piece in its own ziploc bag then resorting in the bins.The bags will keep it all folded when I am digging!I saw a picture the other day where someone used ziploc bags and then hung them.I really don't have a good way to do that and I kind of do enjoy digging through it?I am always finding something I didn't know I had!I really think the bags will help me a ton!That way when I am chunking it in the floor trying to find something it will stay folded and clean as well!I also may change the way I was sorting?I had it done by color.I think I may do stripes, polka dots, ginghams, etc....Not sure how it is all going to work out so stay tuned for that!

New Design coming soon to
I used all Fabric Finders fabrics on this one.A tri-check and red and green ginghams.I buy the majority of my Fabric Finders from Heirlooms Forever in Tupelo, MS.

Stocking Coming soon to
I used Fabric Finders on this one too!Have I mentioned I love everything they make?!?!?!This also came from Heirlooms Forever!

Reindeer coming soon to
I used a corduroy in the reindeer head then red ginghams on the nose and then solids that I believe I picked up at Hancocks.The corduroy is by Robert Kaufman and gingham is by Fabric Finders.I also really like Robert Kaufman fabric!This corduroy is super soft!I think I will make brown cord pants with a red gingham cuff to go with this shirt!

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I used a Fabric Finders pin dot on this one and a solid pique.All their fabric is so classic and timeless.I think that is why I like it so much!

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All Fabric Finders again!A red and green pin dot, green and red pin dot, then the same white pique.

This is the angel from the previous post.I had several emails about the ribbon ric rac or ric rac ribbon.I think it is called both?I get mine at Heirlooms Forever.They do have it on their site too! 

I have been so busy and rushed lately that I haven't been taking pictures of many orders!I will try to do better on that so I can share those!I am also in a digitizing slum(don't have time) so I haven't listed any new designs to in a while!Hopefully I will get get back to it soon!I have several designs in mind whenever I find the time for them!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Been A WHILE!!!

I have been so busy lately!Lots of orders, trying to keep the site up, a little testing for myself and, as well as everyday life!I hope to back designing new appliques soon but for the time being I am trying to catch up on my current orders!
I have gotten in the Christmas mood and yes I know Thanksgiving isn't even here yet!!!BUT I had the prettiest tree I have ever had last year and I am ready to put it up:)I am going to try and hold off until Thanksgiving Holidays though!Hence the word "TRY"!
I tested some cute designs for www.emroidery-boutique the other day!She has come out with a few designs adding ric rac that are too cute!I am sure all theses EB designs will be listed soon!
This tree is cute and simple!
All fabric is made by Fabric Finders!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fabric Finders!
I buy most of mine at Heirloom's Forever in Tupelo, MS.You can also get on The Fabric Finders website and search for a place near you that sells it!
LOVE this bow and the fabric!The dots are also Fabric Finders that I bought at Heirlooms Forever.Did I mention it is about my favorite place in the world!!!LOVE it and all the people there are GREAT!!!And when I was there last they had the new 10 needle Brother PR 1000!Maybe one day!In the time being I will just drool when I go in!!!
Peace, Love, Christmas
This one is cute1The dots came from Hancock Fabrics and I am pretty sure everything on the tree is Fabric Finders!

How cute is this!I put it on shirts for my boys to wear for Christmas card pictures!These fabrics are also all fabric finders!
Angel Coming soon to Embroidery Boutique.Once again done in Fabric Finders fabric.
It seems several of us digitizers like the art for this angel since I have one similar ad does Applique Cafe;)
Here is the one from Applique Cafe.
And here is mine found at Applique Momma!
They are all similar yet different!And ALL cute I might add!
Ric Rac Present coming soon to Embroidery Boutique.
This fabric is Michael Miller's Play Dot Santa fabric.I love Michael Miller!Especially the Ta dots and dumb dots!!!Many heirloom shops carry Michael Miller.I get a lot of mine from Etsy shops as well as Heirlooms Forever!
Christmas Lights with ric rac coming soon to Embroidery Boutique!
I used all fabric finders ginghams on this one.This would be so cute across a Jon Jon or a line dress!
I need to do some practicing on the curving ric rac!
Cute JOY coming soon to Embroidery Boutique!
This is my FAVORITE of them all!I just LOVE it!Is in not the cutest thing ever?!?!
I used minky fabric on this one as the stocking topper and all the other fabric is fabric finders.
Ornaments Coming soon to Embroidery Boutique!
These are adorable!And the bows just give it something extra!I have started pinning my bows on with the tiny safety pins but you can ofcourse sew them on and there is a site that even has an add a bow design!Here is a link to it I have not tried it but would love to hear from someone who has!

As you can see Rachel has been busy cranking out some super cute Christmas designs!Be sure and check them out as soon as she gets them listed!I hope to be back digitizing soon!I do have a few Christmas designs already listed at Applique Momma as well as a few Thanksgiving ones too!!!I hope to have new postings at least twice a week so check back often!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blogging Slum!AND new designs!

I think I have been in a blogging slum?Or just to busy to sit down long enough to do it!I received several emails after my post on the tutorial!So glad to help some of you out!And thanks for letting me know I did.It sometimes helps to get those emails!I know then I am actually helping people and not talking to myself!HA!I got several emails about my little craft iron.I got mine at WalMart for $10.00.I was also at Hobby Lobby yesterday and noticed they had them also for $10.00.I am sure any craft store has them.Also my double curved scissors are made by Havel's and I got those at Heirloom's Forever in Tupelo.I actually have like six pair of them!Heirlooms Forever also has a website I do also have a pair of the Gingher 4" curved blade scissors but I prefer the Havel's just because they fit MY hand better.They seem to be to thick for me but we are all different!The Heat n Bond LITE can be found at almost all craft stores and WalMart.I usually get mine in the packaged roll at WalMart simply because it is cheaper there.At the craft stores it is $10plus and at WalMart it is a little over $6.00.As for stabilizer I like medium weight cutaway because I do mainly shirts.I don't have a brand preference.I usually use Sulky or OESD just because it is what I can run get at my local places.I buy my Sulky KK2000 at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts.It is the only place I have found that keeps it in stock!Now next time I go they won't have any.They also have 50% off sales on it from time to time and I literally buy EVERY can on the shelf when they do!I can not function with out it!I think I answered all question that I received? Anyway I hope I did!
I have also listed new designs on the site!A few for the Fourth and some more beachy ones.Speaking of the beach:I sure hope the get that oil leak in the Gulf fixed!!!!!Here are the newest designs!Hope you all like them!Go get yours at and Rachel will be adding some new designs to Embroidery Boutique very soon!!!I tested them the other day and they are adorable!
Liberty Bell Applique Design
On this one I used a Fabric Finders Tri-Check and small gingham.
I did get a few emails about where I buy ginghams.I get mine at Heirlooms Forever in Tupelo.You can also order it from there website or got the the Fabric Finders web-site and search for a shop near you that has it!

Shooting Star Applique Design
Great for the Fourth!

Star Applique Design
Another good one for the Fourth!
And more gingham.To me you just can't go wrong with ginghams and it comes in every color under the rainbow!It also seems so timeless and classic to me!

USA Applique Design
This one was a request and of course GREAT for the Fourth!

Delivery Van Applique Design
I think this one is adorable and very versatile.The oval comes blank so you can add whatever words you would like!Make it a mail van, milk van, flower van, etc... OR add a name in the oval!

Truck Applique Design
This is one of my favorites.It is just a classic little truck for the boys!This is also a Fabric Finders Tri-Check!

Castle Applique Design
This was actually drawn with the intentions of being a sand castle but after I had sewn it out I thought it would be could for an anytime castle if you use different colors!Love a design that can be used in several ways!

Duckie Float Applique Design
Great Beach Towel Design!This is a Michael Miller fabric that I ordered from an Etsy shop.I also love Etsy for fabric!They have tons of shops that has all the good stuff and many of them will do custom orders for 1/4s and all you applique people know 1/4 goes a LONG way!

Beach Pail and Ball Applique Design
I LOVE this one!I does have several steps but they are fairly easy!Also a great beach towel design!I think I am going to put it in the corner or a shirt and of course make matching gingham shorts or seersucker?The seersucker I buy is also made by Fabric Finders! OK I should count the number of times I have said Fabric Finders!Maybe I should see about being a spokesperson or something!LOL!

Lifeguard Float Applique Design
I also love polka dots!I have this print in almost every color!I found these at my local Hancock Fabrics.

Sun Applique Design
I think this one would be glad to add an initial to!

And here are the new designs Rachel has created for Embroidery Boutique.LOVE them all!

Eiffel Tower Aplique Design

Tea Cup Applique Design
Is this not cute or what!

Dress Form Applique Design
Love it!

Princess Dress Applique Design
I think I kind of had a theme thing going with the fabric choices!All the swirly prints are made by Moda.

Cowboy Boot Applique Design
This one goes with all the other cute cowboy/girl designs!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Applique Tutorial

I get tons of emails asking how I do my appliqués!How do I make them lay so flat, How do you not have any frays, How do you cut fabric, etc....... So here it is!I took pictures as I was doing one of my samples yesterday to show how "I"  do "mine".Everyone has their own way and own tricks.This is just my way.I also didn't realize there are tons of people who monogram and have never done an appliqué!I prefer appliqué to a stitched design any day!Yes there are more steps but to me they just look better/nicer and allow you to be more creative and put more of yourself and your style into them!And once you get "your" process figured out appliqués are easy and TONS of  FUN!I hope this helps! OK I can not make my pictures show completely.It is cutting some of it off but if you click on it you will get the whole thing.Sorry!I have tried several things!

Monday, May 3, 2010

more designs and HORRIBLE weather!!!

It has been a LONG weekend here in Northeast Mississippi!Tornadoes and flooding makes for a very unsettling weekend!We got out yesterday afternoon after things calmed down and it was terrible!I have NEVER seen anything like the damage done by the tornado!Houses with roofs gone, trailers GONE, an empty lot where a house once was, timberland destroyed, road signs twisted, refrigerators and other household appliances in trees or nowhere remotely close to a home, insulation everywhere,etc.....Just horrible.I did take a few pictures with my phone but they do NOT capture the destruction!You see it on TV and its almost surreal but this was very real!I have a friend whose house was in the path, luckily they where not home and her home is intact!However her yard doesn't have a tree left, but I know she can live without those!They width of the destruction seemed VERY wide and the Tornado stayed on the ground for a really LONG way!I haven't heard a length of the path yet.The National Weather Service was there yesterday afternoon.There where two lives lost.....Flooding is also really bad!School here was cancelled for today.As of 5:00 yesterday 2,500 in Tippah County where without power!Those lineman have been working VERY hard and long hours and we all appreciate it!The outages have gone from 6,000 to the 2,500!Please remember all those affected in your prayers!

I was able to load the 8 new designs to Saturday morning while there was a little calmness!Shortly after I unplugged the computer(machines have been unplugged since Friday night)!I always unplug the big stuff during bad weather!I have had several emails about how I store and catalog my designs.Every time I purchase a design I download it immediately after my purchase(I don't wait for the email.I download after I am redirected.).I put all my designs on a 16gb flash drive/jump drive.I have folders for each site .This helps when I am buying designs and can't remember if I already purchased something.So if I am on Applique Cafe and think did I or didn't I get that one last time I just go to my AC  file and look!This has helped me alot!And it doesn't fill my hard drive up with designs!However I have still duplicated a few designs!I suppose I didn't look hard enough!Also if your computer crashes you still have ALL of your designs!I think this is the best way I have found!I use to put them on the computer and then backup with a cd but you can only put so many on a disc and my children have scratched several of mine so flash drive is my suggestion to all of you!And if you have a design addiction like I do all those designs can slow your computer down!I have also had several emails about the new  CUTE designs I tested for believe Rachel is working on loading those this morning!So if you where wanting those I think they will be available sometime today!And her designs are 60% off right now!Mine are still 50% off until Wednesday AND com has a promo going to:get $10 off your purchase of $30!Great sales so go stock up!!!

Finally here are the new designs available on

Another one that would be great for all you Alabama fans!

This is another one I did and sold previously on Etsy!I had forgotten about it until I got an email from someone who had been looking through my archives and saw it on a bib and wanted to know where I came from.So I sewed out another sample and here it is!

I was actually working on this one when I got a request for one!They also want one in a cup so I am currently working on that too!

Another request...I did this one in the red and blue since the 4th will be here before we know it and I have already had tons of request for designs!I haven't came up with much for the 4th yet?I personally like to just use anytime designs and do them in the red and blue like I did here.There is only so much you can do for the fourth?Embroidery Boutique has a super cute fire cracker already.If you have any suggestions for designs for the 4th I would love to hear them!I think Rosemary may be working on a few for the 4th too.So check Applique Cafe for some too!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

been a while!

Wow!It has been a while and it seems like so much had happened since my last post!Several new designs, a 50% off sale on, and who knows what else!This is a busy time of year.Also keeping up on Face Book and a website and a blog can be a bit overwhelming at times!I also tested 8 new designs for Embroidery Boutique yesterday.They are all super cute

Designs New to Applique Momma Since Last Post

Cake on Stand Applique Design
This one would be great for birthdays!I like the solid colors on it but I always have trouble with this fabric because it is so thin and sometimes doesn't want to lay flat even with the Heat N Bond lite but I have found my solution!It is a little bitty craft iron!I got it in the craft section at Wal Mart for like $10.00.I do all my fabric steps and cut them out and before I do the satin stitch I go ahead and iron it with the craft iron.I like the craft iron because it fits inside the hoop!So now my fabric is already adhered to my shirt or other item and I have NO puckering what so ever!I highly recommend that you all get one of these ASAP!

Candy Applique Design
This design was one I did with a friend who has the same software I do.She is wanting to learn how to digitize and take advantage of her software so she came over one day and brought her laptop and we played!I chose this one because it is fairly simple to do because there is only one color and no overlaps.She caught on very fast.I think she is playing around with some things.I am not sure if she will start a site or anything but she does want to learn!

Caterpillar Applique Design
This is one of my favorites!I had a request for a caterpillar and directed that person to Applique Cafe because Rosemary has a SUPER cut caterpillar too.I came across this one shortly after that and decided to do it.I was pleased with the turn out.I also LOVE all Fabric Finders fabric and I got to use 5 different ones on this one design!There are severl steps on this one but they are all simple!

Elephant Footprint Applique Design
This one was a suggestion and one of my best ones yet I might add.I have TONS of customers from Alabama so this one has been a hit so far!It is different that a lot of Alabama things I have seen!GREAT for any Alabama fan!My mother even wants this one on a shirt!
Clutch Purse Applique Design
I have had tons of request for purses and I thought this one was different.I also added the hearts in the fill stitch and I thought that gave it something extra!This one would be great to add a name too!

Platform Heel Applique Design
This is one I had done a while back and sold on Etsy and had people ask me to list it on the site so I did.I also add the heel without the cherry to this one!So it is like two designs for the price of one!

Ring Applique Design
This one is actually one of my husband suggestions!Of course I had to do it since he drew out how it should look and everything!He has been so supportive of me and designing!A few days after I did this one my diamond fell out of my engagement ring!I crawled around my house for an hour!Finally found it though!One of my prongs was broken!I wear it all the time and am constantly bumping it.I am not sure why the prong was completely gone!I am just glad I was at home AND found it!!!

Yesterday afternoon I spent the afternoon testing new designs Rachel from Emboidery Boutique will be listing very soon.And here they are!She has a cowgirl/cowboy theme going as well as few others.These will all be available on Rachel's site very soon!So here they are!

These are all super cute!I used alL Fabric Finders fabrics on these so these should be fairly simple fabrics to find!You can check the Fabric Finders web site for a store close to you.Some places sell it online too.I get most of mine from Heirlooms Forever in Tupelo.However I found another shop called Calico Rose in Florence, Alabama that has almost all the prints they make.And if they don't they can probably get it since FF is in Florence!It is a 90 mile trip for me but was well worth it!I still LOVE Heirlooms though and ALL the ladies there are great.So if you live near Tupelo Heirlooms Forever is the place and if you live near Florence Calico Rose is your place for Fabric Finders!Oh and when I was in Calico Rose the neatest thing happened!I was "recognized"!Not me but the shirt Corbin was wearing!The girl working there said "I know who you are you're Applique Momma"!It was actually kind of faltering!HA!I am going to try to do better on my postings too!Hopefully I can fit in two a week!