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Friday Freebie November 10, 2017

There is a definite chill in the air, it must be time for Santa! Peekaboo Santa is new this week. He is also the Friday Freebie, which means that he is free with any purchase until end of day (US Central Time) tomorrow, Saturday November 11, 2017.

Add Peekaboo Santa and any other (not free) design to your cart and the cost will be taken off of the final price. Scroll all the way down to see it, it does not show up in the subtotal. If the Santa is not in your cart when you checkout, it will not be in your account, so make sure you add it to your cart!

Have a great weekend and stop over in the Facebook Group to show off some pictures of what you make!

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Freebie Friday

I’m back from my anniversary trip and that means Freebie Friday is back too! I’m still in a beachy state of mind with this “Life is better at the beach” design. Free with any purchase – no minimums. Add the beach design and any other (not free) design to your cart before Midnight May 27, 2017 and a coupon code will appear to make it free. Click the code to apply it and check out. You must have the design and a purchased design in your cart or the coupon will not show up.

I found a nice big mesh tote at Target for just $9.99 and it is the perfect match. Next time though I’ll use this Stitch N Rinse stabilizer so that you can’t see it through the mesh.



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Fun with Marble Mazes

I have kids in my life who struggle with anxiety, so I am always on the lookout for calming tools. Somewhere I saw a picture of a fabric marble maze made on a sewing machine and I knew I had to figure out how to make it in the hoop, so I could make them as quickly and easily as possible.

In the Hoop Marble Maze for 4×4 Hoops

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Lets back up for a second – what is a marble maze? It is simply a marble enclosed in a path between some pieces of fabric. You push on the marble through the fabric to move it through the maze. It sounds so simple, and it is! So why is it so mesmerizing? I’ll be honest, I have no clue, but it is. Julie from Crafty Pink Flamingos was kind enough to let us share her video with you.

It took a little bit, but I figured out a way to make them on the embroidery machine using layers and a little bit of magic. Ok maybe not magic – just a little creativity. There is a hidden layer that keeps the marble in the path but still allows you to turn the design right side out after stitching it. It is literally 3 color stops on your embroidery machine and you don’t even have to change your thread.

Finding marbles in my local stores has been hit or miss – sometimes they are everywhere: Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, the Dollar Store. Other times I can’t find them anywhere! I don’t bother looking anymore, I just grab THESE on Amazon and with Prime shipping they are at my door in 2 days.


I offered up one of the designs free for one week only in my Facebook Group on Giving Tuesday with the one condition that they find someone to give their first one to. I was amazed by the creativity they showed. They gave them to preschools, occupational therapists, rehabilitation facilities, senior communities, therapists and more.

There are files for every hoop size, so hop on over to the Marble Maze category and pick one up to try today.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine but want one of these mazes, contact Julie at The Crafty Pink Flamingos and she’ll take care of you!

Drop a comment below and let me know who you would give your first marble maze to!