Thursday, March 8, 2012

Recent Monogramming

Here are a few random items that I simply added a monogram to. First up, some lovely bibs that my friend got as a baby shower gift -- they just needed a little G on them, easy peasy, right? Well... except that capital Gs often look WEIRD, so it took a while to decide what I wanted to use!
The paisley bib is so lovely that I went with a more scripty fancy G. I used Stella from 8 Claws and a Paw.
 For the striped bib I decided to go with a more traditional looking G, but one that is whimsical. This is Pizazz from 8CP.
 I stitched this H (Brass from 8CP) on this little zipper bag. Can you see it??? I did such a fantastic job picking a font that fit the motif and matched the thread so well that it just blends right in! :)

And finally I monogrammed these little kitty blankies. My friend's daughter has one that she ADORES and must have with her at all times. Her mommy was SMART and bought a couple extras to add into the rotation, that way little Kendal is never without one. :) I used Embird Alphabet #17 to match the original blanket monogrammed in Curlz.
On it's own, the curlz font is very thin, and I was afraid it would get lost in this super soft fabric. So I finally had the bright idea to increase the pull compensation on an Embird alphabet -- WOW I wish I had thought to try that years ago!

5 comments on "Recent Monogramming"

Shannon on March 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM said...

Those bibs are cute! I know what you mean - some letters just look weird! My daughter, Olivia, is an "O" and sometimes they look too plain and I have to dig to find one I like. That zipper bag looks like the same pattern as some Thirty One bags I have. I have not gotten brave enough to try any bags yet. (Shannonsnail from AF)

Keitswiff on March 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM said...

Agree with comments re: weird fonts at times. The capitol S is another one.
Embird #7 is the first one I bought, but the "N" looks funny to me. I use it anyway. If stitching on fleece or towels, I have learned to add some fill stitches if I increase the compensation up really high, say, 130. #27 is a good one to "play" with, using the envelope feature. Love your blog and your work!! Pat from NC

Janay on March 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM said...

Shannon, you are correct! This Thirty-One zipper bag was actually pretty easy to monogram on. Eventually I'll have some more to do like it, so I'll take a pic of how I hoop it on my single needle for you. :) I never say "yes" to a bag, it's always, "maybe" until I get my hands on it and see if I can manipulate it enough to easily hoop. I've messed my machine up once trying to do a backpack, so I'm very careful what I say yes to until I have a "beast" of my own!

Pat, I like Embird #7 a lot, but agree that the N (and M for that matter) look a little funny. Personally I struggle with my own initials... Fancy J's and I's look a lot alike, and Fancy T's look like J's!! So for my initials JT... well I have a hard time finding a font I like. Probably why I rarely monogram stuff for myself!

SophiaMarie on March 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM said...

Those bibs are adorable!! Any idea where they came from??? or did someone make them??? Always love you choices Janay and the info and details you give about them. (Sophiamarie/Angela from af)

Janay on March 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM said...

Angela, they were purchased locally at a boutique here, so I'm not sure if they are a custom made item or what... it's a relatively new shop and I haven't visited it yet. They were nice, a thick woven material on top (seemed thicker than quilter's cotton, not sure what it was) and terry cloth on the back.





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