Friday, May 12, 2017

Machine Embroidery Designs

I've been selling on Etsy for almost 6 yrs. now,
have really enjoyed my customers and the experience
that I have gained about selling on line, however
Etsy has been and probably always will be
going through changes, some I like and some I do not like,
but it is not my platform so I just go with the flow.

That brings be to opening my own store front.
I just got it up and rolling about two months ago
with help from a great customer of mine that I cut his hair once a month,
that's right I am a full time hair dresser as well, but back to 
my dream job, I would love to be able to 
run my own website store front full time, and stop doing hair.

In my store you will find many different machine 
embroidery instant downloads and categories, such as 
cute animals,
Birthdays
Flowers



Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Weekend

Well it's Friday, even
though I have to work tonight and tomorrow,
it's still going to be a good day.

Mother's day is just around the 
corner, and if you still need to do something
special for your mom, here is a cute
applique embroidery design.
This first one "Mom, field of Flowers"
is on sale for only $1.99
through Sunday May 7th, just in time for 
to add this to a couple tea towels, or a shirt
to give to mom on Mother's day.

Until next time,
Paula





Thursday, April 27, 2017

Embroidery Mason Jar

This is my newest addition for 
a Mother's Day embroidery design, but
I do believe that it could also be used
for your Mother's Birthday as well.
I think this would be super cute on a dish towel
with a couple pieces of rick rack sewn just 
an inch or two above the embroidery design.

Simply follow this link which will take you
to my website in which you can purchase and download 
 this cute Mother's day design for your mother.
Thank You for stopping by.
Paula

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mothers Day embroidery files

Had a wonderful Easter with
my family.  All holiday dinners my kids
come over and we play games, have a few drinks,
and visit.  I miss not having my kids around 24-7, but 
at the same time very proud of them being on their
own and making themselves a productive part of society.

so, on to Mother's Day, which is now just
around the corner, yes I said it, time just goes so fast.....

Here are just a few of the 
Mother's Day designs that I have for sale
right now.  I am working on more and will be 
showing those to you as I get them done.

But for now you can take a look at these cute 
 designs that I have.

http://appliquedesignsbyprb.com/product/mothers-day-applique-flower-planter-pot-machine-embroidery-instant-download-design/

Simply click on the link and that will take you
directly to the description download page.

Thank you for stopping by.
Until next time,
Paula

Friday, April 14, 2017

Just in Time for Easter

This cute trio of bunnies
is on sale now for only $1.38, thats
50% off regular price, and only for 
a limited time.  ends Midnight
04-16-17.

You can purchase it here
Take a look around, who knows you 
may find some other cute designs
that you just can't live with out.


These are just a couple other Easter designs
that I have available, but only the trio bunnies 
is on sale.

again you may check all these designs out
here at my website:


Alright I hope everyone has a wonderful
evening and hope you stop by often, Until
next time, later-
Paula


Monday, April 10, 2017

Hippity Hoppity

Hipppity Hoppity 
Easter bunny is on his way.
I can not believe that Easter Sunday is this weekend, even 
though it is later than other Easters,
it just doesn't seem possible that it's already
the middle of April.
Since it is Easter week, I am celebrating
with this cute
Monogram Easter bunny design available in
these sizes and formats:

4x4, 6x6, 6x10, 8x8

PES, PEC, VP3, XXX, VIP, HUS, JEF, EXP, DST, 10o

on Sale 50% off regular price.  It is on sale 
for only $1.38
You can find it here on my website.
This would be so cute embroidered onto 
your grand baby's t-shirt, Easter dress
or baby body suit.

All month I am going to be offering
some of my designs at 50% off. Each design 
will be on sale for a limited time, so if you see one 
you want, (can't live without) get it when you see it
because you never know how long it will be on sale.


Thank you for stoping by and hope you
have a wonderful day.
Paula

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Tulip Quilt Top Pattern

This is another pattern that 
I designed with my EQ7.  The pattern
is for the quilt top only.

You need basic quilting skills to complete
the blocks but all instructions are included.
It measures 37", perfect to 
brighten up your room for Spring.

You can find this and other projects here
in my Etsy store.
This project could easily be done in a weekend,
Easy Peasy.

Thank You for stopping by
Until Next time
Paula

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

St. Patricks embroidery desgins

Good Morning to you
(or afternoon, or evening depending where you live)

I have been busy, busy, busy....Long story short
I have been selling on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/AppliquedesignsbyPRB?ref=si_shop

for about 6 yrs. now,
I love it,  have had great customers, reviews, and the 
community is very supportive, however  Etsy is
always doing some kind of testing with SEO,
item placement, search, etc... and every time they do these
things it takes anywhere from 2-4 months to complete, 
of course in that process my views and sales go crazy and 
not a good crazy.

I wil have some days where I get 2 views in 8 hrs. then bam I 
get 60 views in 1 hr.   Same with the sales, 1 sale for a day, than
the next day 20 sales.  Drives me completely crazy.

So, I have a customer which I have been
cutting his hair for a while now (5+yrs.) and he is a web developer,
you've guessed it, he is helping me set up my own store front.

I am super excited because I know nothing about any of this,
he is literally making, desiging an setting up my store front for me.
Of course I will not be quiting Etsy or my day job
any time soon. but hopefully one day I can.

In the mean time here are a few designs that I have been working on.

                                        https://www.etsy.com/listing/504697871/applique-shamrock-truck-machine?ref=shop_home_active_13


Applique Shamrock truck


https://www.etsy.com/listing/504015297/applique-shamrock-frame-machine?ref=shop_home_active_42


Applique Monogram Shamrock arrow frame

Okay that is all I have for now.  Please stop on by my Etsy
store  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AppliquedesignsbyPRB?ref=si_shop
and have a look around, who knows you may find something
that you just can't live without.

Until next time.
Paula

Friday, February 3, 2017

I have been super busy
at work and have not had
the chance to post much lately.
I work full time as a manager at a hair salon
here in Vancouver WA.  
Every yr. we have a sale, and all hair cuts are $7.99,
it is crazy busy, after standing on my feet all day for 8-10 hrs.
I am ready to just come home put my feet up and do nothing.

I did however manage to digitize a few more 
Valentines designs.
This is called tribal hearts, This could also be
used for someones Birthday or Anniversary.
It is listed here
in my Easy store.

This next design is one of my favs.
Isn't this little love bug just the
cutest thing.  He would 
be so adorable on a onesies, baby blanket,
baby bib, baby hat etc......
here is the direct link to this cute lil' guy......

Would love to hear some feedback on my designs.
Until next time, have a wonderful day/night.

Paula


Friday, January 20, 2017

Humble & Kind

I just love the Tim McGraw song
Always be Humble & Kind,
so I decided to make a sign
using those words.
I bought the wooden sign from my local Wal Mart store,
I painted it with 
Craftsmart acrylic paint, than tried
painting it  uneven and with some spots
a bit heavier to make it look a bit distressed,
did not turn out the way
that I had invisioned it was to look.
I need a lot more work on "distressing" wood.
I used my cricut machine to cut 
the vinyl words, and used cricut transfer 
paper to adhere the letters 
to the wood sign.
I am on the hunt for more signs, will be
going to my local craft store this next
week.  I went to Michael's Craft 
store but did not like the wood
assortment that they had.
If you have any suggestions or great
ideas on how you "distress" 
your signs I would love to hear about it.

Until next time.
Paula




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Valentines Day designs

We are slowly recovering from our
big snow storm that hit us last Tuesday.
We received 8-10 inches of snow, and for
those of you that know the Portland
Vancouver WA area, that is unheard of for us.

Even though I still had to work
I did find time to make some 
Valentine's applique designs.
This trio of hearts is nice for when you are in 
a crunch for time, but still need to make
some towels, or a tote bag to give to that someone 
special for Valentine's day.  It is super easy 
and sews up quickly.
You can check it out here 

Here is another one, this little bird
is so adorable, and I believe that it can
be used for more than just Valentine's day, 
don't you?
This one is here 
in my Etsy store as well.
I think that this would be super cute
one a baby onsie.....

Alright that is it for now.
Thank you for stopping by.
Paula

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Electric Quilt 7

My dear hubby bought me
Electric quilt 7 for my Birthday in December.
I have been playing around with it 24/7 it seems 
since I got it.  I like sewing, quilting, digitizing,
& machine embroidering & have taught
my self everything thanks to blogging &
youtube videos ect....

Here is a Valentines table runner that I designed
with the EQ7 program.

I have the pattern for sale in my Etsy store,
you can take a 
look at it here if you wish.

As you can see I need to improve on lining up my seams, 
they are not all perfect, but it is just fine for me.  




I like the pinks and reds along with the scrappy look, this
could also be made using all the same colored fabrics for
a bold look, the hearts would really pop if they 
were all the same red or pink color, but thats the
fun of quilting, right.

I invite you to take a look at my Etsy store  
for this pdf instant download pattern and 
all my machine embroidery 
instant download digitized items.

Until next time, have a wonderful day.
Paula
   





Friday, January 6, 2017

Preparing for Snowpocalypse 2017 in Portland OR

We are expected to get snow and freezing rain here in the Portland Metro area starting tomorrow after noon, and if you know Portland, that means that the town will literally shut down, one good thing is that it is going to happen over the weekend so hopefully there will not be 1,000 of commuters on the roads trying to get home.

Last time this happen which was just about 3 weeks ago cars were sliding into each other like bumper cars, people were abandoning their vehicles, school buses were getting kids home after 7 pm. and it was taking drivers 3-6 hrs. to drive 30 miles, it was complete chaos.

 This is a picture that was taken of a busy Interstate here in Portland - I84,  and as you can see people were just pulling over to the side of the interstate and walking away, I am not sure why any one would do that but they did.

So, I am keeping my fingers crossed since I do have to go into work tomorrow, that we do not have another round of this icy messy stuff to start off the new Year.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods, are you dealing with freezing temps, snow, ice, freezing rain, winds, etc.....

Until next time.
Paula




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!!!!!

Did you make a New Year's resolution?  Previous yrs.
my resolutions usually have to do with losing weight....haven't
lost as much as my target goal, but am still trying.....so this year's
resolution is to keep up on my personal blog.  My goal
is 1-2 posts a week.  

I will be blogging from twitter, instagram, Facebook,
tumblr, and pintrest.  My goal is more followers along with
creating a quartley news letter.

Here are a few digitized designs that I have been working 
on to list in my Easy store

Here is lil' love bug, he is so adorable, don't you think he 
would be perfect on a child's t shirt.


and here is an appliqué monogram heart,
you can personalize it with your grand child
or your little ones name on it.


You can check this one out here:


I have more cute designs in my Easy store if you are 
interested or have any questions let me know.


Have a wonderful evening.
Paula