This first week without transcription work to do at home has begun with a number of custom orders, thankfully.
Michelle sent these beautiful solids to me to have them embroidered with some special little ones' names. She has quilts for them in the works, and these will be incorporated into the quilt squares. This embroidery font is Vintage Chloe, and you can find it and the other embroidery fonts I have in my mishflicks set. It's a fun script and looks great superimposed over the large initial.
Here is a little A-line dress I made this week. It's reversible and monogrammed. The other side is here. I had to work out how to get the monogram to show up on such busy fabric. All my recent applique work gave me the idea to applique an oval down under the monogram frame, and voila!
I think it looks beautiful. This pretty font is called "cursive." I really have to figure out how to photograph clothing better. I have an idea to use a beaded-board panel painted white and capped off with some moulding. Then, I think I can add a decorative hook in the center and have a great backdrop for long items.
Two orders came in for the zebra fabric in my calicodaisy shop. That was a nice surprise, since I wasn't sure how selling these lengths of fabric was going to go. However, the very day I read a blog posting from an on-line fabric store owner who was lamenting she was out of Jennifer Paganelli's zebra stripe print, I had just spotted this black and white zebra and giraffe fabric at one of my local stores. I went back and bought up what I could to have on hand. I'm also planning to make some totebags with the zebra pattern. I bought pink and green twill to use for the bottom section of the bags and intend to embroider a pink and green design on the bag itself.
What is your favorite iron? Mine is making me crazy. The last two irons I had were fantastic, but the same brand just isn't offering the same quality, and I find that sometimes the steam sizzles out and leaves watermarks I can't remove! Any advice would be appreciated!