Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gifts for my sisters!

I love giving gifts.  I always have.  Whether is something small just to say I love you or planning out a big surprise, I just love giving.  I like to let God know that if he provided me with more money, I could give more :)

I am a sucker for my family.  If I see something neat, I want it for everyone.  Right before Mother's day I scored big! on some really nice baseball caps.   Knowing what I wanted to do with them, I bought assorted colors that I knew my SIL's liked.  I knew these would be great to use at the pool, working in the yard, and watching Jessica (SIL #3) play softball.

I took the hats over to my single needle embroidery machine and crossed my fingers that I could figure out some way to add monograms to the hats with out needing any special hoops.

I flattened the hat as much as possible and pinned the hat flat to the stabilizer.

I added each SIL initials to the front of the hats. 
I used KK font from 8 Claws and a Paw Embroidery.

I think they turned out beautiful!!!  They all loved them!  Jessica's is pink, even though it looks red.





Megan's is burgundy.  This is to go with her gamecocks attire.  She is a huge fan!


Jennifer's is pink, she is sassy like that.  She loves all things pink!



For Nicole, I used a beautiful teal on Khaki.  I love these colors.

I did do one for my mom.  She has a navy hat with a white monogram.

Like always, I didn't make me one.  I do have more hats, because like I said earlier, these hats were too good of a deal to pass up.  I will be making one for Kayla as she heads out to youth camp next week.

I have plenty of more projects to post about.  This semester is crazy hard.  Who wants to know about Systems Analysis???  Not me!!!  But it is a requirement and I am in week 3 of 8....  I can handle it!



20 comments:

  1. These monograms are absolutely stunning! I'm pretty sure I'd never have the skill to pull this off. Thanks so much for stopping by with the GFC blog hop! I figured I'd come by and share the love ♥

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  2. The hats are GORGEOUS!! Now if only I could make Jameson take it off so I can wear mine! :o)

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  3. Oh mys gosh .. Other than her beiNg a game cock gag fan... Lol I just love this idea! I have often wondered if it would work! Thanks! You are awesome! Luv janice

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    1. It was very easy!! Us one needle gals are always trying to find a way to do what the bigger machines do!! Did the iSewAcademy party start? Hope I didn't miss it!

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  4. Hi, I just found you on twitter. You totally inspired me to use the embroidery function on my machine more! I sew a lot but don't embroider that often. These hat's are beautiful!!! Do you recommend any books or tutorials for machine embroidery?

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    1. I really do not have any books to recommend. Most of my help comes from FB. There are many groups that you can join that you can ask questions and everyone will help. You can even ask me!! I use Embird software to create and merge files. There is also a really good free software, but not compatible with my mac, called Stitch Era. On FB look for Embroider This and That, Applique This and That, Applique This and That too, and even Sew This and That.

      Please let me know if I can help you! I love it!

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  5. Wow! You did a great job ~ Wonderful gift ~ can I be your sister? LOL ~ ~ thanks, (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hahahah!! If I had another brother I would definably add you as a sister!!

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  6. Those are gorgeous! What a great and clever idea!!

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  7. Wow! Beautiful. I can never do this but I really love embroid.

    Dropping by from http://katherinescorner.com

    hanizeyecandy

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  8. Yay! Thanks for linking this up to our Summer Lovin' Link party! You are SO talented with embroidery! Wow! :) Have a great rest of your weekend! :)

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  9. Thanks for linking this up to Hookin on Hump Day Tara! These are awesome, you did a great job!

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  10. great. hope your sister love it

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  11. lovely

    follow me on www.facebook.com/JournalistOnDuty

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  12. Wow nice and real thoughts.

    Like the way of blogging.

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  13. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/oscar-de-la-renta-giveaway.html

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  14. Oh my goodness.. LOVE! Id buy one!

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  15. What a cute idea! Just stopping by via Red, White and You to say HI. I am following you now. Look forward to future post.

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  16. What was the best gifts from your sister on your birthday?

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  17. Hi Tara, we just followed each other on Twitter and I checked out your Blog, I really like the embroidered hats. I have been waiting to get an attachment for doing caps, but you have inspired me to try it your way. You did an awesome job!

    Juanita, AKA @silverfox13

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