Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Applique Christmas Ornament...

AppliqueOrnament...is now posted for the free October design of the month at AKDesigns Boutique Yahoo Group ~ join today!
Once you join the group, click on this link to download it ~ Applique Christmas Ornament.
~ ~ ENJOY ~ ~

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Funkie Fresh Gloves...

Is your sewing room or office too cold for your hands? I just found the cutest Funkie fingerless [open finger] gloves at Funkie Fresh Custom Crochet on ETSY! I ordered them on the 20th and got them today on the 25th! It's only going to get colder, so you better order them now. ;D

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas Gifts ~ Buy HANDMADE!!

Just a quick note since everyone is starting to think of holiday gifts. I would like to encourage everyone to shop as much as possible on ETSY [awesome handmade items] or from WAHMs [work at home moms]. You should first try to support your local WAHMs, buy as many of your gifts from her as possible. This will keep more of your dollars in your community! If you don't know any or need something they don't offer search a few of the links below to find what you're looking for. Wouldn't it be nice to keep all of our money here in the US this holiday season? Plus, your friends and family will love knowing that your gift came from right here in the states!

Links to some of my favorite WAHMs!
ESTY
Wink elf
WAHMshoppes

Buy as much Made in USA, Handmade and Green products as you can this season ~ start your New Year's resolution now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vinyl Monograms

I LOVE vinyl monograms! I might even have to figure out how to start doing them myself I like them so much. My friend, Runae [Glam-R-Us Gifts], had made a monogram for my car and I love it, it really makes my car feel like it's mine. I know it's silly, but I really like it. She's in the process of making a monogram for my iPhone [she's using a design that I created, so it will be extra special!].


Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Product ~ Now offering Embird

How exciting...I'm now an authorized dealer for Embird Embroidery Software! I haven't added their products to my website yet, but am working on it. For now, you can check out their products at Embird.com [don't order there or you won't be able to get the discount ~ just let me know if you have any questions or want to place an order].

I'm offering 10% off all of their products for the next week as a "Kick-off" sale! By the way, I couldn't find it any cheaper anywhere online ~ let me know if you do!

Don't forget to stop by my new embroidery group on TwitterMoms ~ MonogramMoms

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms - UPDATE

Join my new Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms. I'm sure this group will be a great place for all of us busy embroidery moms to keep in contact and get answers to things quickly when we need it [even if it's in the middle of the night!].

You don't have to Tweet to join Monogram Moms on TwitterMoms, but if you want to you can. Just go to Twitter.com and get an account set-up. Then, go to TwitterMoms and sign-up with them. THEN, go to MonogramMoms and join the group! It will be worth your time and you will be able to network with countless others from across the world!

Tweet with you soon!!


Friday, October 3, 2008

New Ribbon for Tennis & Golf Towels

The ribbon for my Tennis & Golf towels arrived the other day, so here are pictures of how all tennis & golf towels will be shipped out [1st pic]! I think they are just too cute! I am offering the "gift wrap" in the tennis cans [2nd pic] for an additional $2.50 as well. UPDATE-I'm sorry, the towels are no longer available for sale, but the embroidery designs are. Please e-mail me at angie@akdesignsboutique.com for more information.




Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms


** UPDATE **

Monogram Moms has not been approved yet ~ I need 10 commitments to join before the group will be approved. Please let me know if you are interested!


Join my new Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms. I'm sure this group will be a great place for all of us busy embroidery moms to keep in contact and get answers to things quickly when we need it [even if it's in the middle of the night!].

If you don't Tweet yet, go to Twitter.com and get an account set-up. Then, go to TwitterMoms and sign-up with them. THEN, go to MonogramMoms and join the group! It will be worth your time and you will be able to network with countless others from across the world!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Contest...and another productive day!

~ ~ ~ CONTEST ~ ~ ~

Please post ideas below by clicking on "post a comment" at the bottom of the post for new Tennis and Golf towel designs for me! Since I digitize I can make just about anything so get creative. Joanna and I will pick our favorite on Monday, October 13th.

The winner will receive their choice of:
1) a personalized tennis or golf towel
OR
2) 2 sets of embroidery designs (your choice)

Have Fun and Be Creative


~ ~ ~ Productive Day ~ ~ ~
I'm really trying to gear up for the St. Marlo Holiday Bazaar [the reason for the contest above ;D]. My Stitchin' Sister, aka Joanna, and I are streamlining our offerings this year and we are working on a Country Club line that focuses on Tennis and Golf gifts. We both embroider and she does a lot of "bling", so between the 2 of us I think we will have a full line. I really enjoy making towels [what a funny thing to enjoy!], so I'm trying to come up with as many Tennis and Golf designs as I can. Both of these were very easy to make ~ details are below each towel.

Items Needed
  • Tennis Towel
  • 4" x 4" Applique Circle embroidery design
  • 5" x 5" square of your choice of fabric
  • AKD Sultan Font
  • 20" of 7/8" wide ribbon that matches

Items Needed
  • Tennis Towel
  • 4.25" x 4.25" Circle embroidery design
  • 3.77" x 3.77" Circle embroidery design
  • Vine Monogram (sorry I can't sell it)
  • 20" of 7/8" wide ribbon that matches