Traditions Can Be Fun!

Thank God for our mothers and grandmothers!  They have taught me alot about the im portance of family, traditions and a relationship with God.  I really miss both my mothers, my maternal and mother in law.  I know I can rest easy  knowing they are both in Heaven because they were so strong in their faith and very spiritual.  They both were an inspiration to me to follow in the steps of Jesus.  As time goes on, I want to inspire my children and grandchildren of how the importance of having  Jesus in your heart, life and just to live your life more like Him.    

 


     This Thanksgiving I wanted to have an old fashion, traditional holiday with a beautiful table and all the trimmings in memory of them.  My mother and grandmother has a complete 8 piece silver place setting, Towle by Old Master, and extras that I inherited. I never used it because I never had a complete set of China until this year.  I had a two piece place setting with a gravy boat and platter, but that was it. 

It is very beautiful, but when my husband built my farm table with our monogram centered, it just didn’t feel right. 

 To make the table more festive, I added a burlap covered charger I bought at Hobby Lobby and sewn 8 napkins. On each napkin I monogrammed the corner of each napkin and made napkin rings made out of burlap and lace.  The material I used to make the napkins was a soft batiste, a combination of polyester & cotton. The monogram I used is from http://www.soniashowalterdesigns.com She has some gorgeous embroidered designs!  I believe I will add these napkins to me Etsy store.  I bought a small roll of burlap at Hobby Lobby.  I cut 8 pieces measuring 6  1/2″, put right sides together, sew on 1/4″ seam, then turn right side out, easy rings!:D

My husband laser etched the beverage glasses with an elegant “S”. We sell these on our ETSY store.  It added the finishing touch this country elegant table setting.  This is a place setting that can be used for other occasions as well as Thanksgiving.  I think I’ll make some napkins for Christmas.

We may have to make a small farm table for the grandchildren since they wanted to be with us too! Lol! 

It was the first time in quite a long time that we all could sit at the same table and enjoy each other’s company, after all isn’t that what family, Thanksgiving and the Holidays are all about?  Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

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My First Monogrammed Linen Napkin!

I love, love love the embroidered designs from Sonia Showalter @ http://www.soniashowalterdesigns.com !!!💜😍💜  She is so creative, so I was inspired to make an embroidered classy linen napkin since the holidays are quickly approaching. On a recent trip to New Orleans several  weeks ago I bought a few yards of Irish Handkerchief Linen at Promenade Fine Fabrics. They had so much fabric to choose from, I felt like a child in a candy shop!!! Lol😍 The Handkerchief material is so soft and easy to work with!  My question to you is should I make these to sell? Just thought I’d get a little feedback. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!:D

Personalized 12oz. Monogrammed Latte Coffee Mug

I just love relaxing with a nice hot cup of coffee on a cool fall morning with my own favorite, monogrammed Latte Coffee Mug💜😍💜. What better way to start the day! 

If you like this mug, you would love all the wide varieties and styles to choose from for your own mug or a gift for someone dear💜.  Check out this item in my Etsy shop β˜•https://www.etsy.com/listing/236093402/personalized-12oz-monogrammed-latte

Women’s Monogrammed New England Raincoat

I just love these new, beautiful, chic & preppy rain coats!  Who wouldn’t want to go out in the rain in this? πŸ˜€

Perfect for all seasons! It is also wind & waterproof and comes in 13 beautiful, fashion colors for only $56.00! 

For more information click on our link at https://www.etsy.com/listing/195034919/womens-new-england-raincoat-personalized?ref=shop_home_active_1

Simple Faux PocketΒ 

    To make a simple faux pocket on a tank top, first download a faux pocket design. There are so many to choose from from so many applique stores. My favorite size is a 4.5″.  

    To get started, I like to use a large hoop, approximately 8″.  Next I trace the area where the pocket monogram is going to be.   Then I use approximately a half inch of material and stitch across the top portion.  After that I flip the material back, stitch & zigzag to hold it down.  Take the hoop off of the machine and trim very close to the stitching.

    Now you are ready to stitch the faux pocket.  I like to use a straight stitch, zigzag, satin stitch,  then topstitch around the faux pocket.  

    Finally the monogram!  After you decide on the style of monogram you want, then add that to your faux pocket design on your computer. Save to your computer then send it to your embroidery machine. 

     I monogrammed 21 sets with matching shorts for a college cheer camp. There are many ways to add a faux pocket to a garment, I find this one works easiest for me and thought I’d share:D.  Happy monogramming😂

    3 Choices of Monogrammed Snap Charms

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          Hearts just say it all especially when it is for Mom! So original😍.  It has a beautiful  3/4″ silver fashion heart and a place for a Snap Charm. The piece measures 2-1/4″ drop on a 23″,  9.25 Sterling Silver Chain for only $26.00!!!💜😍💜.

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    It can be interchanged with different snap charms.  Our unique Snap Charm can be personalized in many ways.

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          You can add a name or 1-3 letter monogram.  The ones shown have a 3 Letter Monogram Laser Etched in Wood, Silver & Black or Black & White.

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      Visit our shop to see more gifts like these at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarolsCreationsLA

    Monogrammed Snap Charm Jewelry

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    Have you seen these Snap Charms? They are so cool!  Select the type of jewelry you want, give us a name or 3 letter Monogram and we will Monogram it on a wooden Snap Charm.  You can also change it up with a new Snap Charm.
    Here are a few close up views…order link in bio.

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    Gorgeous Hanging Heart with one side rhinestones !

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    This beautiful heart necklace also has shimmering rhinestones 💜💜💜

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    Simple, yet lovely monogrammed Snap Charm Necklace!

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    This Snap Charm Bracelet comes with a magnetic clasp!

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    Love this Fleur de lis Snap Charm Bracelet💜

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    This charming bracelet has leather bands and surrounding rhinestones!

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    Beautiful Snap Charms for Mom, or Grandmother😍

    Oh So Precious!

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    It is so hard to find adorably cute clothing for boys, but we have them!   I have a dear friend whose daughter was having a little baby boy.  Her room decor was monkeys, so I thought it was fitting to make some baby gifts with Sock monkeys on them, then personalize them.  She really loved them for her baby shower👣. 
    We sell these as a Layette Set or individual.  Stop by our store to see more baby gifts for little boys and girls at http://www.carolscreationsla.ETSY.com

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    Have a great day everyone!