Perfectly Personalized Presents

FALL: (by my definition)

The beautiful sounds of football fans screaming in your living room, the smell of your favorite Pumpkin Spice candle filling the house, and twinge of fear knowing that “jingle bells” is about “ride its one-horse open sleigh” right into your life.

CHRISTMAS…yes, Christmas is headed this way.

That “one-horse open sleigh” isn’t casually trotting along, its coming at a gallop. Christmas is my favorite time of year with so much light, happiness and love being spread about but, I will have to admit its my most stressful time as well. I spend hours and hours every year searching for gifts with meaning, personalized gifts that represents both the gift giver and receiver. Let me tell you… this year… I have compiled a list to help with your gift making and personalizing… (insert happy dance). This list is not only for the ones who sew, but also for the embroidery enthusiast and the crafter. Follow along with me as we touch on techniques and products to help you this “yuletide” season!!

Matte Thread:

Let me tell you…. RNK Hope Yoder Embellish Matte Thread is THIS SEASONS MUST HAVE.   The Matte thread finish is extremely soft, amazingly strong, and vibrantly colored.  The matte finish is a nice change up from the traditional satin shiny finish. If you are looking for your machine embroidery to look hand done, then this matte finish is a perfect pick.

Tip: Try using the Matte Thread for Patches or Logos.
Christmas Mantel Kit:

Now that the “one-horse open sleigh” has parked its self at your home, you can start unloading those Christmas decorations. Being able to customize your decorations makes your house or your gifts one-of-a-kind!

Floriani Christmas Mantel Kit is a great kit for customizing your home décor or for a personalized gift. Even though the Christmas kit states mantel on the box, you actually can make what ever you want because this box set includes Design CD, multiple different stabilizer options, and thread.

Tip: Try using your stash fabric and make a wall hanging or coordinate with your tree décor and make a one-of-a-kind tree skirt!!
Embroidery Blanks:

I LOVE EMBROIDERY BLANKS, nothing better than being able to grab an embroidery blank such as: Embroidery Buddies, Embroidery Stockings, Kimberbell Tea Towels or Kimberbell Aprons. Being able to customize what you put on it depends on the occasion or the receiver really makes this a quick easy gift.

Embroider Buddies are so fun and easy to load on your machine, the removable stuffing pods allows for easy hooping. The wide collection of different animals also makes this an easy personalized gift. The same company that makes Embroider Buddies also makes Christmas Stockings, which are so easy to work with and personalize.

Similarly, Kimberbell tea towels are made with amazing quality material that holds up and displays your embroidery design beautifully.

Tip: Try using Floriani perfect stick when hooping your Embroider Buddies, Stockings, Kimberbell tea towels and aprons. Hoop your Floriani Perfect Stick, score your stabilizer, peel your paper off inside the hoop, lay your item to be embroidered on top of the sticky stabilizer.
Tip:  If you don’t embroider no worries, use your Brother ScanNCut to cut some Heat Transfer Vinyl to personalize those Blanks for perfectly personalized presents.

“Sew, go get creative”

Kimber Reaves

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