Have you ever done machine embroidery? I never have, other than watching my aunt's sewing machine that does this. Actually, I have two aunts that machine embroider. One for fun at home, and another that works at a shop that does it. But I'm getting off track...
Because I'm not too familiar with it, I was a little unsure when Debbie from Too Cute Embroidery approached me about using my patterns to create the files needed for machine embroiderers. What would the designs look like? Does this idea go with my style? How would we work together?
And then she sent me mock ups of some of the designs.
I was smitten. Which is a silly thing to be about something like this, but I got all giggly and had to show everyone in my family. The applique designs (like Swift Sewing Machine above and Measurable Measuring Tape below) are my favorites.
And so we teamed up. I say teamed up, but really, this was just me sending her artwork, and she did all the work from there. But what has resulted is a new pattern set with 10 Crafty Characters. You'll find the set in both of our shops (well...you'll find it my shop soon), and eventually, there will be more sets.
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, October 27, 2009