Livestream on YouTube – Monster Stuffies

Join me live on the first and third Thursday of each month for some machine embroidery playtime!  This Livestream is FREE for everybody.  This week I’ll be making monster stuffies using new designs at Ballyhoo Creations.  It should be fun!  

Class: ITH pocket mouse

Free virtual class on May 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM CST to make the adorable little pocket mouse in the hoop of your embroidery machine.

Mummy Project

I did a thing.  Instead of adding hair and clothes to one of the 8″ ITH dolls, I made one in simple off-white fabric with no hair and then wrapped her (him?) in strips of gauze to make a Mummy.  To be honest, I didn’t even close up the back, just wrapped right over it! […]

Franky Dolls in-the-hoop

Now Available at the Ballyhoo Design Shop! Am I too late for Halloween?  I don’t care.  It can be Halloween every day and I’d be fine with that.   Here’s a pair of Frankensteien inspired dolls.  I call them Mr. and Miss Franky. Their body is the same as the other 8″ cloth character dolls in […]

In-The-Hoop Clothes

Nobody likes a nakey doll, unless you’re a 7-year-old girl with a roomful of barbies.  But for the rest of us, let’s customize our cloth characters and give them some simple in-the-hoop clothes to wear! Clockwise from the top: white T-shirt with raw edges Green sweater with neckline glued, other edges left raw black pants […]

Ghost Stuffie in-the-hoop Designs

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  Maybe its the costumes, or the candy, or the weather finally turning cool after a super-hot summer.  I don’t like scary Halloween – give me cutsie anyday! How about a cute trio of ghosts that stitch up quick with minimal materials?  This is an easy in-the-hoop […]

Hello Benzie!

i love benzie felt letter animation

(This post is my application to be on the Benzie maker team.  It’s a bit different than other posts on this blog.) Hello Benzie! I’m a newbie to Benzie products.  My first purchase was about six months ago. I fell in love as soon as the package arrived. The color palettes are so pretty and […]