Every September, there’s an anime convention in Denver called Nan Desu Kan. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them.
While registration can get very busy, there are usually some slow periods when I get to people-watch—or, more accurately, cosplay watch. NDK has been the source of many of the most complex and amazing costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s also fun to see how people who don’t have the skills or resources to make huge, complicated costumes manage to make very passable costumes through just small touches or the use of simple skills. Continue reading
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Back 2 Sewing
For many kids school has started. For a lucky few school starts after Labor Day. But for most of the country we can still enjoy warm, perfect end of summer temperatures.This kind of weather is perfect for sewing; not too hot, not too cool.
Who’s excited for back-2-school?
Currently I am working on a new quilt even though I haven’t finished the first one and never will. I grew tired of the old quilt, and really wasn’t that invested in it to start. This one is different. I love the fabric and the colors I’ve chosen. I plan on actually using it for myself. Somehow sewing things for me is a great motivator.
Right now I am still piecing the quilt together and this is a very easy patch quilt. I shouldn’t have any problems with this one. Fingers crossed. Continue reading
I wanted to show everyone how my bicycle design came out. I made the basket liner and stitched out the bike design from the Love Is In the Air Collection.
What a perfect embroidery design to go with it. The inner lining fabric is from Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom and is part of the Caravella Arcade collection.
Let’s get down to business and announce the winners from last week’s blog post.
So Many Designs. So Little Time.
We made it to July. Has your sewing curbed at all in the hot months or are you still going strong? I’m trying to keep my AC bill low this year, so I’m sweating it out.
The other day I needed to stitch out an older design from a CME Collection. Remember the Love Is In The Air Collection? It’s so sweet. After I finished stitching it out, I thought I really need to make something with it. Continue reading
Hello fans of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects.
If you are new to machine embroidery, you’ll love this new series. If you need a refresher this series might just be the thing to get you back to creating beautiful machine embroidery garments, crafts and quilts. Continue reading
The photo below is one room in my house. The entire house is basically a giant construction zone.
Remodel work is never done
Just recently I had a 40 yard roll-off in the driveway. We didn’t think we’d fill it, but we did, embarrassingly so. Funny thing is, now there are two other households with roll-off’s in their driveways! We’ve started a trend. Continue reading
If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s picnic season. As soon as it’s warm enough, my family prefers all our meals outside. These days – with two small children – our picnics aren’t quite as leisurely as they once were, but we do enjoy ourselves. Continue reading
Have you seen Disney•Pixar Finding Dory yet? Did you love it? We’re all super psyched over here at CME, so we’re celebrating with a fun and easy machine-embroidery-enhanced quilt project.
Hide & Seek Dory Quilt
Cute, don’t you think? The central panel is a print showing Dory, Nemo, Martin, Destiny, Hank and Bailey. Around the edge there are in-the-hoop stipple-stitch “bubbles” that can be lifted up to reveal… Dory, of course! The quilt itself is machine quilted in fun under-the-sea designs, including coral, seaweed and fish. Continue reading
It’s time to start on your festive Independence Day decorations. Are you hosting a patriotic party this year? If so, the Fabulous Fourth table setting kit is perfect and on sale!! Continue reading
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