Thursday, March 14, 2013

Card-making

I don't think I'll ever have to step foot in Hallmark again! I am having such a fun time designing and making cards with my new Cameo machine. The other day Sophie was going to a birthday party when she yelled at the last moment, "We forgot to buy a card!" I said, "No worries" and within 5 minutes, I had cut this beauty out of the birthday girl's favorite color:

Now, cards aren't just for birthdays anymore. Can St. Patrick's Day be romantic? Hmmm... I don't know, but I'm certainly gonna try...

Find this file for download here.
Find this file for download here.


If St. Patty's Day isn't your favorite holiday to send greeting cards for, I have also been busy designing adorable Easter cards for all the sweet things in your life...
Find this file for download here.

Find this file for download here.
Find this file for download here.
See my entire portfolio of Silhouette shapes here.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Sunny Days Tank
A free pattern and video tutorial for Baby Lock

Yes, I know! With temps being in the arctic range in most of the country right now, it is difficult to visualize "Sunny Days", but I promise those days coming and when they do, you'll be ready to celebrate with this adorable tank I designed for Baby Lock.
Fabric shown is Mod Tulip from the Heaven & Helsinki knit fabric collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics.

This easy-to-sew top uses two of my favorite sewing techniques, lettuce-edge rolled hems and shirring, which always add lots of pizzazz and flair to any garment! Even if you've never done these techniques before, you'll be able to master them in no time with our detailed instructions and companion video tutorial.

You can download the free instructions for this tank by going to the Baby Lock website and scrolling halfway down the page to the section, "We're on a Serge & Rescue Mission". There, you will find the pattern download link and the video tutorial link, which I've also embedded for you guys below.

Imagine - Sunny Days Tank Project from Tacony Corporation on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoy this first of many exciting projects coming this year, as part of my new partnership with Baby Lock. Can't wait for you to see what we are cooking up!