Monday, April 19, 2010

Beauty Salon baby gift set

I have to tell you.... this one had me stumped.

I was commissioned to make a custom baby gift set for a salon owner. The customer wanted hair products as the theme.

I checked all my usual sites, with very little luck. I did find this one from Designs by Juju (which I ended up getting) but I will probably never use it again. I'm not a fan of small straight embroidery designs. I much prefer BIG appliques!

I emailed a few of my favorite digitizers and asked them if they could make a line of beauty product appliques. Lyndsie from LP was so kind and made these. Aren't they cute! I have a project in mind for them already. But they wouldn't work for this project... she wanted 'hair' products specifically.

Then I got the idea to put the logo on there. Woooo Hooooo! Genius.
But, my resident applique maker- my little sister- was in the hospital, so Lisa from Pickle Pie was so kind to make the logo into an applique for me. I am so pleased with how this set came out!

I put the logo and some of the hair designs on the hooded towel.

The fabric was purchased off ebay and was only one of two that I could find anywhere with a salon theme. I used this frame and this font from Planet Applique on the bib. The pattern for the bib is from the Sew Expecting ebook.

Then I remembered about these beauty softies that my Mom bought me from Sewing for Sarah. I've never used them, but need to- the girls had a blast playing with them.
I wish she'd change that picture on her website. Those softies don't look cute at all in that picture and they're really quite adorable- especially when I added all the hearts and the salon logo and stitched them out in pink and zebra and velour! oooooohhhhhhh!

I was so pleased when I was done with this set. It really gave me grief trying to figure out what to put on there and find fabric.... and oh. So, glad it's done and I love it!

Now.... three more custom orders to do and then I'm going to work my way thru my stash! I can't wait to have more free time to make what I want!


BConky said...

It really turned out cute. I'm sure she will love them.

Terri Bowden said...

I love the way it turned out! Adorable! I need to get some of those softies to make for my girls too, how cute! I bet she will LOVE it =)

Julia said...

Such creative gifts!

Macy said...

These are reallly cute!

jellaan said...

So cute!!! She is going to love it!!

Liz said...

Wow, those are just adorable! You are so creative!!