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R&D Friday 16th November 2018

Play oxygen mask for quiet book - ITHWL

R&D Friday,

Play Oxygen mask.

Unfortunately, not everything goes to plan when designing and stitching out designs.

Today’s little exercise has had me back and forth to the computer and the machine several times already.

Something that works perfectly in my mind and on the screen, doesn’t necessarily work on the machine.

I will work it out, I just have to change it up bit.

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Medical themed quiet book

Medical - Doctors & scrub nurse quiet book - ITHWL

Medical themed quiet book

ITH (In the hoop) machine embroidery medical themed quiet book for kids, the pages are interactive and will hopefully help kids learn and help associate with some medical procedures.The pages also help with fine motor skills and pretend play.
Doctors, scrub nurse, kids in plaster casts and MRI machine coming this weekend the files will be 4×4 compatible, 
The doctors, nurses and kids in plaster (4×4 pictured) come in both 4×4 and 8×8 hoop.
The MRI machine is stitched in an 8×8 hoop and will come with SVG files for cutting machines so the page can be created on a standard sewing machine.
Skeleton, doctors office, oxygen mask, IV stand, wheelchair and more coming soon.
Thanks to Cathie Peters for test stitching these little guys out for me.
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Countdown to Christmas

R&D Friday - Days to Christmas
Countdown to Christmas
Finally getting back into sewing again after a couple of weeks being under the weather, and my machine decides to play up.
I am working on a countdown to Christmas hanger, a little like an advent calendar without the lollies and goodies.
Unfortunately, when stitching out sometimes, you have to change the process or design, in this case, I wanted to be able to use velcro to add the numbers for counting and the additional felties for the corner of the countdown.
I am also using the felties that I am making for the conical Christmas tree.
I love being able to multi purpose things and I thought this was a brilliant way of doing that.
The top page will be the page that has the numbers added to it along with a feltie to be changed each day.
This is just a few of the felties I have worked on.
R&D Friday - Days to Christmas R&D Friday - Days to Christmas
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Coming up with ideas for your quiet books

Some of the most common questions people ask when looking to start making quiet books, is where do you get your ideas, where do I start and how do I do…….

Some of the best places to get inspiration, tutorials, advice, templates are YouTube, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Pinterest has loads of photos, and inspiration, they all look fantastic, but are they easy to make, especially for the people who have never sewn before or made templates, so the next step would be to go to YouTube.

I am an admin of a quiet book group on Facebook Quiet Book hints, tips I ideas where we offer assistance with anything to do with quiet books. We have so many generous and talented ladies in our group who all love to show their craft and help others without asking anything in return.

Irina Sorokina, one our most inspiring members, has a YouTube channel that inspires, offers fantastic instructions and templates.



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