Sunday, August 30, 2009

New #349 Girly Font ~ 1"

I finally made a small set of my Girly Font ~ 1" high uppercase letters ~ my #349 Girly Font. This new small set is perfect for your smaller projects! It will look great on ribbon for bows too. It's so GIRLY it will look great on nearly anything!

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#349 Girly Font
This set contains 52 designs:
26 Uppercase - approx. 1" high
26 Uppercase - between .5" and 1.1" high

Have fun shopping!

William Powell...

My husband watches a lot of movies, and I usually work while he's watching, but it seems that every time he turns on a William Powell movie I end up watching too and can't get any work done! This isn't an easy feat, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. We just watched "My Man Godfrey" this morning and I loved it! All of the "Thin Man" movies are great ~ "Thin Man", "After the Thin Man", "Another Thin Man", "Shadow of the Thin Man", "The Thin Man Goes Home", "Song of the Thin Man". They're so witty, light and funny ~ I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Free Tri Chick design...

I'm so excited that I finally finished my Tri Chick, swim, bike, run design! I have to give special thanks to Wendy for putting a fire under me to make it happen. I had started designing and digitizing it last year while I was training for my triathlon, but with training and work I never completed it. I had planned to make towels for me & my 2 girlfriends that I raced with, but I just never made it happen. It's a little over a year after the race, but I made the towels for Lou & Patty anyway [why not, the design is finally finished!]. I'll surprise them at tennis practice tomorrow morning!
I think it's super cute and so feminine, so I hope you enjoy it for FREE!
I'm very curious to know how many ladies that embroider also participate in triathlons, so if you join the group and download it, please leave a comment here on the blog and let me know! If you're currently training for a race, let me know that too!

Download it FREE today!
  • If you're a member of my yahoo group, just Click Here to download [or go directly to the group and login and download]
  • If you're not a member of my yahoo group, just Click Here to join the group, then click on "Files", then "Free Embroidery Designs", then download any of the free designs that interest you ~ Have Fun!
Design Details:
3.2" high x 5.2" wide
8,760 stitches
3 colors [all 3 lines are in a different color block so you can mix & match your colors]

Please Note: Free designs are only posted for 6 months. If this post is older than 6 months, the design will no longer be posted for free, but you can still purchase it @ AKDesigns Boutique.

Have fun stitching!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Website problem is fixed...

For those of you that tried to place an order on my website in the last couple of days and had a problem ~ it should be fixed! Do you mind trying again today? Please let me know if you're still having a problem. Just e-mail me at Thanks so much for your help and patience.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New #335 Classic Script Monogram Font set

I've just finished the prettiest monogram font ~ my #335 Classic Script Monogram Font. This new 3 letter monogram is so pretty and classic that it will look great on nearly anything!

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#335 Classic Script Monogram FontThis set contains 52 designs:
26 Uppercase - approx. 2" high
26 Uppercase - approx. 4" high

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

New #840 RicRac Applique Circle Font Frames

I've just finished the cutest set of frames, my #840 RicRac Applique Circle Font Frames. Let these frames dress up your fonts and monograms. They will look adorable on so many things - baby blankets, bibs, tanks, t-shirts, beach towels, bath towels, totes, and backpacks ~ use your imagination!

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#840 RicRac Applique Circle Font FramesThis set contains 3 designs in 2 colors:
#840 RicRac Applique Circle Frames

Note: This set does not include any fonts - font shown in picture is sold separately [below is our #334 Paris Script Font] and is just shown as an example of how the frames can be used.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

New #1002 TCM Applique Butterflies

We've just added another set from Katie ~ The Cutesy Mom! She's made an adorable applique butterfly ~ #1002 TCM Applique Butterflies. Click this link for more information on about Katie!

#1002 TCM Applique Butterflies

This file contains 3 applique butterflies in 2 colors:~ Small – 2.17" wide x 1.72" high and 2,045 stitches
~ Medium – 3.01" wide x 2.41" high and 3,034 stitches
~ Large – 4.02" wide x 3.19" high and 4,500 stitches
~ Applique Instructions & Patterns

Pictured below: pic #1 is screenshot of the medium size from embroidery software
pic #2 is of all 3 sizes available [not actual size]
pic #3 is of a stitch out

Happy Stitching!

do you have a blog?

Last week I added a

Grab My Button for YOUR Blog!

section to my blog so that other bloggers could add my button to their blog ~ I would LOVE it if you added my button to your blog! If you do, please leave me a comment with a link to your blog so I can see it :) If you have a button, I'll add it to my blog. Very Exciting!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New #472 Applique Peace Signs

I've just finished listing my #472 Applique Peace Signs on the website. These peace signs are based on drawings that my daughter Allie made for me. This set includes 2 sizes in 4 different applique stitches.

I'm so excited to include 3 new applique stitches that I haven't offered before - my "heirloom" stitch, "diamond" stitch and zig zag stitch. All 3 are very cute and really help highlight the design and fabric. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

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These peace signs will look so cute on so many things - tanks, t-shirts, beach towels, bath towels, totes, backpacks and bibs ~ use your imagination!
#472 Applique Peace Sign SetThis set contains 8 designs:
~ 4 Small Applique Peace Signs - 3.26" x 3.28" - 4x4 hoop
--- Heirloom Stitch - 3,481 stitches
--- Zig Zag Stitch - 1,375 stitches --- Diamond Stitch - 2,570 stitches --- Satin Stitch - 4,896 stitches
~ 4 Large Applique Peace Signs - 4.57" x 4.46" - 5x7 hoop
--- Heirloom Stitch - 5,383 stitches --- Zig Zag Stitch - 1,870 stitches --- Diamond Stitch - 3,447 stitches --- Satin Stitch - 6,772 stitches
~ Applique Instructions and Patterns

Picture of the heirloom stitch peace sign

Picture of the diamond stitch peace sign

Picture of the satin stitch peace sign

Picture of the zig zag stitch peace sign
Picture of all 4 peace signs

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AKD Font Catalog 2009

I just finished the AKDesigns Font Catalog! This is the first catalog that I've put together for my embroidery fonts, so it was very much needed. I've had a lot of requests for it from my customers ~ they need it to help keep track of the sets they have and the sets they need {or want}. At the back of the catalog is a list of font sets that I'm in the process of making and will be releasing soon, so keep an eye out!

Next, is the AKDesigns Frame Catalog, then the AKDesigns Design Catalog. I think I may even do one just for Applique Designs - we'll see.

Here's a link to download ~ AKDesigns Font Catalog

I would love to know what you think ~ leave a comment if you have a minute :)

back to school...

I have to say it's nice to have my days back to myself since Allie went back to school on Monday, so that I can be more productive. But I already miss her popping in and out throughout the day interrupting me. She'll be going off to college in a couple of years, so I try to take every opportunity to spend time with her that I can.
Have your kids gone back to school yet or do you still have a week or two to enjoy their company?

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

25% Off Embroidery Designs...

I just started a sale on my website 25% off all machine embroidery designs! Details for each sale are below - please read before taking advantage of the sales :)

Website Sale

I'm going to use my sales codes to help conduct a little market research. Please use the coupon code that best describes how you first found my designs. For instance, if you found them the first time on google, use the google code or if you found them on twitter, use the twitter code, etc. I can't wait to see the results! Thanks in advance for your participation.

Coupon Code List [Please use the coupon code that best describes how you first found my designs]:

  • AKDesigns Boutique Website - AKD25
  • Blog - BLOG25
  • Facebook - FB25
  • Google Search - GOOGLE25
  • Twitter - TWITTER25
  • Other Internet Search - OTHER25

Have fun shopping!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

#337 Cow Print Font added...

I've just added my #337 Cow Print Font to the website! It is such a fun, cute western type font that I know it will quickly become one of my most popular fonts.

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These letters & numbers will look great on so many things - bath towels, bed linens, linen towels, totes, cosmetic bags, bibs ~ use your imagination! Plus, they look adorable with my #69 Western Font [see the examples at the bottom of the post]!

#337 Cow Print Font SetThis file contains 72 designs:
~ 26 Cow Print Only Uppercase Letters
~ 10 Cow Print Only Numbers
~ 26 Cow Print with Background fill Uppercase Letters
~ 10 Cow Print with Background fill Numbers
~ All fit in a 4x4 hoop

Examples of how you can use the #337 Cow Print letters with our #69 Western Font [sold separately]:
Have fun shopping!