Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A copy cat

Sometimes when I'm out shopping I see something that I like but know that I could make it myself and would prefer to try before I buy. Recently while in Joann Fabric I spotted something that I decided to attempt to copy.

Come on mom, lets get this machine set up and running



The machine, doing it's thing.


This is a picture of the one I saw in Joann. I had Amanda snap a picture with her cell phone so I would have something to refer to while I was making mine. The embroidered "Be Mine" was what made me want to give it a try.


And this is my version. It's not actually done yet because I didn't have any wire to make the hanger for it. Next trip to the store I need to put wire on the list.

Now if I were to do this again I wouldn't use the light colored thread for the Be Mine. I would go with a dark one like on the original. I would also pay more attention to the size I'm setting the font at before hitting the start button on my machine. I didn't intend for the Be to be so much smaller than the Mine. Other than that I was pretty happy with it. Amanda asked me where I got the you and me piece I put on the top. I got it right out of my craft room. I took a piece of fabric and stamped it myself. I thought it made a nice touch.

32 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE it! My mom never master the embroidery part of her sewing machine (its a bit complicated) Now shes thinking to get another one (a simple one like yours). LOVE it! Golden Thanks for sharing. Good to see Duke. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

a paper {life} said...

I love it too.....I actually like yours better with the brighter red.

Ginny said...

Yours is much, much, much, much, much prettier than the one in the store!

Duni said...

These are adorable, Ann! I see you are having a lot of fun with your embroidery machine :)

Catherine said...

Great job!! It looks excellent. Oh you crafty girl you.
xo Catherine

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow Ann this is sheer talent..superb!!

Christine said...

Great first try! And I love the stamped patch too!
I heart your heart!
Christine

Remington said...

That is SO cool! You are very creative!

Sandra said...

i like yours best, like the fabric better than the original. i agree, darker thread next time. so glad you are into create mode once again.

Helen said...

Yours turned out much better! I love the font that you had. When it came to embroidery, I am nut about the fonts.

BeadedTail said...

I love how that turned out! Now make 20 of them and open an Etsy shop so you can sell them all! :) You are just so dang crafty!

Sandee said...

I think it's cute and then some. You do the coolest projects. How fun. I love your new machine too.

Have a terrific day. My best to my buddy Duke. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

I agree with you in using a darker thread against that fabric...but now I see that even someone like me could do that!...:)JP

Grace said...

I do believe I like yours better...

Out on the prairie said...

Your new machine is a nice toy.This is fun.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is an amazing machine. I can now see why you bought it. I want one. Are they expensive?

I like your version, but I think I have to agree to go with a darker thread next time.

Great project Ann.

Rose said...

How cute! Of course I love the buttons. I like your fabric and color choices better than the original.

Donna said...

I like Yours Much better!!!
hughugs

Sharkbytes said...

I like yours just fine. It's always hard to find a color thread to use on a plaid or pattern.

Jille said...

I too love your heart make. The colour is lovely! Jille xx

Marg said...

That is terrific. We really like that. The machine does such a good job but then so do you Ann. But it must be great fun to have the machine. Have a good evening.

Donna said...

I like yours better than the original! Great job!

Reeni Pisano said...

Your is cuter! Love the be mine. You gave it your special touch.

Jackie said...

I like yours much better. It is brighter and much more cheerful. Great job!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow Ann... I love them!!! You are doing so well with your new machine --and I love your embroidery.... Terrific!!!!! Congrats --you are doing GREAT.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

WOW! It turned out great! I really like the "you & me" add on...so cute! You are BACK! Hope you're having a great week!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Wow - beautiful job!! I don't have a clue how to machine embroider - it really looks great.

silverthoughts2 said...

That's adorable, I wish I was crafty like that.

Dee said...

Yours is a lot cuter and better made....but that does not surprise me one bit. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Ann I like yours better!

Lorraine said...

It turned out perfect! So nice to see what you can do with your machine!

Debra Dickinson said...

Said it before, gotta say it again - You. Are. Amazing!

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