Thursday, September 26, 2013

Embroidery on leaves

Last nite I attended an event at Milwaukee Sewing for the embroidery club that I belong to. The event included an educator from Brother...her name was Barb. She was fantastic, and showed us many things. But she made my night when she showed us these.

Yes that's right...she embroidered names onto faux fall leaves. She uses them as place tags for Thanksgiving.


My mind is spinning with all sorts of ideas for embroidery on leaves now. I'll be stopping at Michaels on my way home to buy some leaves. I can't wait to get into my studio and play!

Happy Thursday everyone - Kat  :) 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Grape Ape

DH and I recently spent five days in my favorite state, California! I didn't get to visit any quilt shops...but I did see lots of grapes.
Napa California Wine Grapes
Napa California Wine Grapes

And of course there was wine.
Wine Cellar in Napa, California

 I also really enjoyed digitizing palm trees and beach scenes while in sunny Cali. It was the perfect setting.

Those designs and more will be coming soon, as I'm just putting the finishing touches on my website now.  I'm soo excited to share it with you all!

Till next time
 - Kat  :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter . Hugs!! – Kat