Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You + Me = TERRIFIC!

mini embroideries perfect for buttons!

Above: New mini embroidery designs that are perfect for covered buttons! -- Nanette, I was thinking of you when I chose the little bee.

Two big projects have come together over the past couple of weeks thanks to blogging and getting some exposure. One collaboration is with a blogger that many of you already know. The other is with a new acquaintance who found me through etsy. She makes children's boutique clothing and contacted me looking for someone to sew out embroidery appliques to enhance her designs. I am so excited for two reasons: 1. She chose me! 2. This is exactly what I have been hoping to do with my embroidery skills/equipment - enhance another crafter's projects. Right now, I'm on a learning curve discovering the best way to get these out, but things are moving along.

I will say no more right now until all is ready to show, but here's a little peek into what I've been doing for the children's wear designer using the cupcake applique embroideries I already have in my library:

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Of course, her work is beautiful, handmade children's wear; I just laid the applique down on a t-shirt to give you an idea. Wait until you see the other designs she has chosen. It's all going to be so darling.

Here's more:

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Finally, these are repeats, but you can see how the projects come together.

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I think of it as scrapbooking for fabric.

Your Project plus My Embellishments equals a TERRIFIC COLLABORATION!


jacquie said...

love that little bee!!! so do you need some kind of machine or tool to make covered buttons? (dumb question i know, but i really don't have a clue!)

Just Me said...

those are soooo cute, michele!!! and CONGRATS on being picked!

Paula said...

I love the cupcakes!!! So sweet! Congrats....I know this is something you'll have such fun doing.

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh Michele they are all so cute. But the bee!! Wow - how darling! You should be so proud of yourself. Good things happen. I love the bee. I've got to think of what I can do with that design!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute! How wonderful you are working together!

Abby and Stephanie said...

So cute!!! I love the acorn.

Jodie said...

Those cupcakes are so cute - they will great on kids clothes.

Chrissy said...

I love the cupcakes!! Thanks for including me in your blog. I'll have to send you pictures of finished products:)

Paula said...

Perfect Michele~ I'm so excited for you!!