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R & D Friday 29th March

R&D Friday
I know I haven’t quite finished the pirate pages yet, but I just had to get started on the farm pages.
 
It’s funny how my brain works, I can leave something for a bit, and then get more great ideas for activities and pages, so I have left 2 of the pirate pages for a few days, I am sure more inspiration will come.
 
Farm pages
I have started working on the pages, and as I go, I think of more activities and ways to do things.
 
As with the last sets there will be at least 4 pages of activities, make a cover and a back page and you have a small book.
I will be including SVG files for those who have cutting machines but these pages are not designed with 4×4 hoop in mind.
Some of the activities are:
Windmill that turns
a tractor letting off steam
fruit to snap and match to the correct trees
a pocket tractor to put the farm animals into
and a couple of extra activities that I am yet to finalise
A barn with opening doors,
pulling pitchfork
5 little ducks and Mother duck too, to play at the pond
And I am sure lots of others too.
 
 

Please bare in mind, these pages aren’t finished and still have a lot of work to do on them.

Farm - ITHWL
Farm – ITHWL
Farm - ITHWL
Farm – ITHWL

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Stitchout Saturday 1st December 2018

Teddies flight 8x8 quiet book pages - ITHWL
Unfortunately, there is no Stitch out Saturday this week as we have had visitors and we are going out, so I thought I would share a little bit on how I have created the files for Teddies flight.
1 Firstly, I had to have line drawings to be able to create the designs.
2 I had to import the line drawings from the PDF into a drawing package to produce SVG files.
3 I opened the files in Inkscape, a free program un grouped
4 converted the line drawings to SVG files and saved them
5 Imported the SVG files into Embrilliance, my embroidery software.
6 Cleaned up the line drawings as there are a lot of words, double lines and black dots from the PDF
7 Planned the pages and placement of all of the little shapes to ensure the correct layout, eg, from the bottom to the top
8 Digitised every shape for each page, making sure double sided pieces had both sides
9 Assigned colours,
10 ensured the objects were all going to line up
11 Some pages had multi hoopings, which means I create 1 part of the page in 1 hoop, stitch it out and then attach it to another page in the next hooping.
12 When I have finished creating all of the designs for the pages, I then create new SVG files to suit the embroidery hoop size.
 
These are just some of the photos of the stitching files I have created to make the book.
 
As you can see, creating an embroidery stitch file is not as simple as bringing in a drawing and making it ready to stitch.
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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