I've had lots of people asking me how to do the personalized embroidery that I've been using lately in my Snow Globe ornaments.
Since I am now officially completely addicted to machine embroidery, I am happy to show you!
I am so excited about this embroidery thing because it opens up so many new ideas for your ornaments. You can personalize with names, dates, monograms, teams, logos, EVERYTHING. You can make gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Baby's 1st Christmas, 1st Christmas married.... you get the idea.
If you are a seasoned machine embroiderer, you will probably already know how to do all this stuff. :)
But, if you're brand new, I hope this post will show you how easy it is! I am a beginner, and I was able to get myself up and running in no time.
Easy, yep. But, inexpensive? No, this hasn't exactly been my thriftiest endeavor. (Worth it, though!)
Here's what I'm using:
With that being said, I am loving Embrilliance so far. I hesitated to buy it and researched several embroidery softwares for a couple of weeks before I decided to go ahead and try it, and I've got no regrets. I am a ditzy type, and I'm happy to report that Embrilliance seems to be ditz-proof!
I made a video to show you how I'm using it to personalize my embroidery pieces for ornaments:
After I made this video, I finished stitching out the design, and here is how it came out (I'll post a picture of the finished ornament as soon as it's done!):
Here are the links I promised in the video:
Here are some places that sell fonts in the .bx file format, which is the format that you can add to Embrilliance to make using text so easy:
And, here is where I bought the beautiful "Joy" design in the above ornament: Embrotique. (It uses the same calligraphy alphabet, and it fits on a 3" Snow Globe ornament.)
Last but not least..... if you don't yet make these ornaments, here is where you can get my Snow Globe ornament pattern (which now includes a free Snow Globe "Look Book" that will give you ideas for making your own ornaments for lots of holidays & special occasions throughout the year). :)
(p.s. Here's an amazing deal I found on Amazon for embroidery thread. I took a chance and bought it.... and it's awesome. Plus, now I think I have enough thread to last me the rest of my life. :D)
(p.s. again: If you have zero interest in making your own embroidery, I am just beginning to offer some custom pieces in my shop..... more options will be added as I can!)