Vinyl Decals

With the addition of a new Silhouette machine,  I’m now able to offer customization on many products.  I’ve been sewing infinity scarves,  customizing chalk boards, monogramming baking dishes, windows, clothing and more.  I’m working on some wine glasses and water bottles to add to the shop soon.  If you’re in need of a gift for a friend, mom, teacher, or your derby wife I am happy to help.

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Teacher Appreciation.

The school year is winding down to a close and I just realized that I needed to get/ make something for my son’s pre-k teachers.  When I was at World Market yesterday, I found some really cute coffee cups and it got me thinking.  I found this free pattern on Ravelry yesterday courtesy of  Louise Howe for an apple coaster/ mug rug and thought I’d give it a try.Image

Please note- the pattern is written in U.K. terms.  I had to write it down in U.S. terms to keep myself from using the wrong stitches (again).  I used a Susan Bates I9/ 5.50 mm. hook and some random leftover cotton kitchen yarn that I had in my stash.  I followed the pattern up to the point that it said repeat on the 4th row and stopped. Image I wasn’t too sure about what happened after that point in the pattern, but I thought the size was perfect, so I didn’t worry about adding any more.The leaves worked up really quickly too (I may need to keep them in mind for something else).  I added a chain-stitch stem to top it off.  Image

I also picked up little bags of coffee, chocolates, and wafers to add to the gift bags.    I think that it made a fun way of saying thank you.Image

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