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Bee Yourself Machine Embroidery Design

Bee Yourself Machine Embroidery Design

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. This statement about the bumble bee’s physical appearance gave me a new outlook on how we should approach life’s challenges. The bumble bee is...

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Doubt Your Doubts And Believe Your Beliefs.

"I believe…" But do we really "believe"? or is it just lip service or wishful thinking. There is a BIG difference. Definition of "Believe" - to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is...

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Make A Handbag That Is Uniquely You.

Make A Handbag That Is Uniquely You.

A moment in time. Our life is just a bleep in a never-ending universe. We all hope and wish our fingerprints leave an impression on this Earth. Hidden within your bag creation is the making of a legacy. Multiple hours of craftsmanship and thousands of stitches are...

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Tell Your Child’s Story

Tell Your Child’s Story

This is my son, Michael at 3 years old. I took this photo and adjusted it in photoshop then used Inkodyes and fabric paint to print it on fabric. The photo is inverted in photoshop as a negative and printed onto a film transparency. The inkodye is applied to the...

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Cherish The Seniors In Your Life

Yesterday I was sitting in Barnes and Noble drinking a Gingerbread Latte and checking out some new books when I broke out in a conversation with the women sitting next to me. One of the ladies was 93 years old! She look remarkable and I asked her what was it like to...

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Bleeding Hearts…

Bleeding Hearts…

Here is the final artwork from last weeks post. The fabric is hand painted and hand embroidered with added rhinestones embellishments. Inside the zippered heart is the word "heal". I can see this panel being finished off as a tote bag with red side panels and black...

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Teachers Are…

Teachers Are…

These two designs are celebrating those who teach. Teachers are not just those who work in the field professionally but anyone who shows someone else a new way of seeing the world. Could be academic, philosophy or how to create things. If you are a teacher I hope you...

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People Who Heal Our Souls.

People Who Heal Our Souls.

My mom is going through a difficult time recovering from mastectomy surgery which makes me appreciate all those people who are passionate about healing others. It takes a special person to be a care giver and I am thankful for those who choose this as a career. As a...

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Stop Human Trafficking

When you hear the term human trafficking what do you think that means? My first opinion was the abduction of young people and forcing them into labor or sexual exploitation in third world countries. What I didn’t realize is this despicable criminal injustice is a...

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