Unicorn Lovies (good luck and fortune for the little one in your life :)

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Check out this new herd of Unicorn Lovies. I’m so excited to offer this adorable symbol of innocence and magic! It is said that a Unicorn brings good luck and fortune – a wonderful gift for any  young child.  As with all of my Lovies you can have these personalize or made in a different color.

I designed this Unicorn face/head using Embrilliance Stitch Artist.  The freehand/free-motion quilting is stitched on my wonderful  Brother Nouvelle 1500s (no two are exactly alike).  The Lovie face is made with fleece (the horn is in satin), the embroidery is done with high quality polyester embroidery thread – no fading! All Lovies are baby safe – no buttons or pieces to fall off.  The attached blanket is sewn and quilted on my home machine with high quality cotton flannel, fleece, cotton batting and rainbow satin binding.

Lovies are a perfect baby shower gift, but also perfect for a toddler that needs something they care for to take with them anywhere they go!

Please visit my Etsy shop to see all of the Lovies available and if you have a special request please send me a message so I can make the Lovie that will become a special keepsake for any child in your life.

ETSY

New Little Firefighter Lovie Now Available!

IMG_7072May 4th of this year was International Firefighters’ Day.  In recognition for those that are so dedicated to serving I decided to design his wonderful Firefighter Lovie. This Lovie is perfect for any sweet boy or girl, especially if mom, dad, friend, or  family member is one of our wonderful Firefighters!

The face was designed using Embrilliance Stitch Artist and did the quilting was done in a a free motion style on my wonder Brother Nouvelle 1500s.  The Lovie face is made with fleece and a silky doll skin fabric. All Lovies are baby safe – no buttons or pieces to fall off.  The attached blanket is sewn and quilted on my home machine with high quality cotton flannel, fleece, cotton batting and satin binding.

Please visit my Etsy shop to see all of the Lovies available and if you have a special request please send me a message so I can make the Lovie that will become a special keepsake for any special child in your life.

ETSY

Cobwboy Lovies Now Available!

I just designed these new Cowboy Lovies and have added them to my Etsy shop.  These are perfect for any sweet Cowboy! I designed the faces using Embrilliance Stitch Artist and did the quilting on my wonder Brother Nouvelle 1500s.  The Lovie face is made with fleece and a silky doll skin fabric. All Lovies are baby safe – all embroidery, no buttons or pieces to fall off.  The attached blanket is quilting with high quality cotton flannel, fleece, cotton batting and satin binding.

Please visit my Etsy shop to see all of the Lovies available and if you have a special request please send me a message so I can make the Lovie that will become a special keepsake for your special child.

ETSY

New Baby Lovies!

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I just designed these new Baby Lovies and have added them to my Etsy shop.  These are perfect for kids of all ages! I designed the sweet faces using Embrilliance Stitch Artist and did the quilting on my wonder Brother Nouvelle 1500s.  The Lovie face is made with fleece and a silky doll skin fabric. The faces are baby safe – all embroidery, no buttons or pieces to fall off.  The attached blanket is quilting with high quality cotton flannel, fleece, cotton batting and satin binding.

Please visit my Etsy shop to see all of the Lovies available and if you have a special request please send me a message so I can make the Lovie that will become a special keepsake for your special child.

ETSY

New Princess Lovie

I have designed a new Lovie to join the ever growing Lovie family.  This little Princess Lovie will make any sweet girl happy.

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She can be made as pictured with “blond” hair or another color such as brown or black.  I designed her in Embrilliance Stitch Artist. The sweet little face has adorable embroidered eyes and a crown with stitched jewels – no buttons or unsafe pieces to fall off.   The blanket portion on this Lovie is done in a pink dot flannel and matching pink fleece.  I quilted  the blanket in a free-motion swirl pattern.  Other fabric color combinations are available, simply put in a custom request and I will work with you to make the Lovie your little one will hold dear.  Each Lovie is designed and made by me on my home sewing and embroidery machines.

Do you have an idea for a new Lovie? Please leave any comments or suggestions  –  I can design a custom Lovie for you to gift to someone special.

ETSY

A Little Off Topic…

I started my blog as a way to share my projects and tips related to sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Later I added posts about my Etsy shop. I started my Etsy shop in late 2015 because I needed an outlet to sell the things I wanted to make — you can only have so many quilts when you live in Texas!  It has been a joy and I love doing it.

Since I was about 7 years old I have loved to cook.  This all started by watching Julie Child and The Galloping Gourmet. I would copy down recipes and then ask my mom to get ingredients so I could cook dinner for the family.  Of course she agreed! Cooking became a passion for me and still is.  Many friends and family have followed my personal FaceBook page to see what I cook, I have had many requests for recipes and tips, so this week I started a FaceBook Group to share in a more public way.  Since I don’t want to “muck-up” my blog I am inviting anyone interested to join my closed group. I will share the things I cook, the products I find useful, and tips for making cooking fun and tasty.   If you are interested in cooking as much as I am… and you have a FaceBook page… please join me!

Cooking With Judi B

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Owl Plush Set

This post is about a fun project from earlier this year.  I couldn’t post it earlier because the final item would be a gift for my nice.  The thoughtful young lady that made the request was a bridesmaid in my niece’s wedding a few years ago and she wanted something special made for the approaching baby shower.  Her idea was to have a plush owl made with fabric from her bridesmaid dress.  What an awesome idea!

I searched online for ideas and proposed a mom owl with two little babies.  I thought it would be cute to have the mom owl the size of a throw pillow that could be displayed and two little baby owls that would be perfect for a little one to play with.  As I worked on the design I decided to give the mom owl a pocket for the babies to fit into.

I created paper patterns for the owls.  Embrilliance Stitch Artist was perfect for designing embroidery patterns for the baby owls and the face for the mom owl.  The babies were stitched almost completely in-the-hoop with only the feet added after stitching. The face for the mom owl was stitched onto the fabric pieces before assembly.  I did free motion quilting on the satin pocket on the mom owl and on the wings for all three. It was awesome to make the custom design, and to use embroidery, quilting, and sewing in the final project!

The following fabrics were used:

  • Satin (from the bridesmaid dress)
  • Flannel
  • Fleece
  • Cotton Batting
  • Polyfill

The final owl set was the perfect keepsake for the mom to be!