Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 23 – December 20, 2014

Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 23 – December 20, 2014

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Wow!  I haven't posted anything in awhile.  We've just been so busy.  We've made a lot of beautiful things and monograms, oh the monograms.  I think I'll just post pictures today.  Well, I can't just post pictures, either.  Every picture has a story that apparently I must explain.

The above pictures are items in our Etsy Store that are on sale.  Oh yes, there is a sale in our Etsy Store of items that I've seen around the studio way too long and I'm tired of looking at them.  Whatever I don't sell from the sales items are going to be gifts for my girlfriends next year.  I think we have something like 78 items remaining.  Once they are gone, they are gone, because they will then be gifts.

I love this little beach Santa.  There is a set of beach Santas but I'm pretty partial to this one and again this year put him on a tea towel and he's for sale in, where else, our Etsy Store. Of course, the Christmas items will come out of the store once Christmas is over.

These lace handkerchiefs have been our best seller this year, by far.  People have purchased other handkerchiefs but these have out sold everything in the store.  They really are pretty and I thought they deserved a picture in the blog.

The baby bibs are new items this year.  I think in past years I may have listed one or two of the rectangular bibs but this year we increased our baby bibs with several new styles, as well as baby tee shirts.

This scarf is not only beautiful but soft as a cloud.  I may have written about these scarves earlier, so forgive me if I am repeating myself.  The scarves are listed as poly chiffon.  They feel just like chiffon and did I mention how soft they are.  I was so pleased to find that I can hoop them and monogram they.  So, they are in our Etsy store now, too.  In fact, I need to change that listing a little because now we have these scarves in ivory, gold, peach, and I think white.  I'll have to double check the white.

A young lady asked me to monogram these leg warmers.  I wonder where she found them.  They are so pretty.  Well, I was looking through all of my fonts and found this really nice monogram font.  She liked them and I liked them.  As much as I do not like to use washaway topping, I did use it on these monograms.

If you  have been watching this blog, and of course you have, you will know how tickled I get about people purchasing our "You have a booger" handkerchiefs.  This year I stopped listing these handkerchiefs.  I figured that their day was done and I should move onto nicer items.  Oh but NO.  A lady convo'ed me on Etsy with the above picture and asked if I would make one for her husband for Christmas on white fabric with green thread.

This is the handkerchief that I made for her and she loves it.  Perhaps I should include this listing one more time.

My daughter-in-law never ceases to amaze me.  This year she graduated with her bachelor's degree in nursing and is now a RN with a bachelor's degree.  What else should I have given her for Christmas but a white nursing jacket and a set of scrubs in her favorite color, purple.  And her name embroidered on the items.

All of my grandchildren get money for Christmas but my 2 year old great granddaughter is too young to care about money.  We did get her a cute educational toy but, hey, she's my great granddaughter and needs embroidery.  I had these tiny little totes that are a perfect size for a 2 year old.  I think the monogram is cute and she is like a big girl and has her own purse.  What I don't understand is why I have such a hard time photographing purple?  It either turns out blue or in this case, every photograph is a different shade of purple.

Here is another example of the problem photographing the color purple.  But didn't this market basket turn out nice?  I used gold poly thread but outlined the name in gold metallic thread.  It turned out beautiful and the customer is very pleased.

Same customer wanted this apron.  I used the same gold poly thread on the lettering and the center of the crown.  The bottom of the crown and the dots, etc., at the top are in gold metallic.  It is also  outlined in gold metallic.  Sure turned out pretty.

I saw this on the internet and thought it would make a great embroidery design.  I wanted to list it in our Etsy Store on something and decided to put it on a white tee shirt.  Yes, it is listed in our Etsy Store.  Photography just isn't my best suit.  I put the completed tee shirt on my hoop-it-all and those holes and buttons and labels and thingamajigs all showed through the white tee.  I ended up folding the tee shirt and taking the pictures that way.  Then I gave the tee shirt to George as an early Christmas present.  Such a good wife. LOL.

A young gentleman brought over a Thermos lunch bag and wanted me to embroider his sister's initials on the straps for Christmas.  My instructions were a script monogram with pink thread and very girly font.  So, I did exactly as instructed.  Today he came by and said he cannot read the letters and wants me to embroider printed letters on the other side of the straps.  I'll do as the customer wants.

A young fellow in an Air Force uniform brought over a lovely robe he bought for his wife for Christmas.  He wants her monogram in white.  It turned out so nice.

Just browsing through many monograms, lettering, and fonts that I have on my computer, I saw that I actually put this font together for a sampler but never stitched it out.  The reason, I'm sure, is because the whole thing is about 150,000 stitches.  Nevertheless, I did this today.  The letters are 2" tall and I'm completely blown away by the beautiful detail in these letters.

Have a very Merry Christmas :)

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