Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels

Hello everyone! Happy New Year to all of you! I’m so happy to see all of you in 2021. I’m here today to share my new Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels.

I know it’s just January, but Valentine’s Day is really right around the corner. So, why not get ready, now? Why not decorate the house with cute valentine’s day decor or dress up with love on your mind. For the next couple of posts, I will share with you a bunch of different Valentine’s Day goodies.

Ready? Let’s go!

Take a look at my Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels:

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Finished Product


I love how these turned out. The colors are amazing and I love how they aren’t the traditional red and white either. These will look great in any home.

Here you go:


Hugs and Kisses Embroidery File
OESD PolyMesh CutAway White
OESD Expert Embroidery Scissors
Isacord Thread Corsage 1840
Isacord Thread Baccarat Green 5115
Isacord Thread Bright Ruby 2300
Isacord Thread Black 0020
Dime Target Stickers
Ricoma EM1010
Tea Towel Blanks

Here’s How to Make Them:

Step one: Download the design

Download the design in the file format that your embroidery machine uses. I’m using my Ricoma EM1010 so I downloaded the DST file format.

Step two: Adjust the design size and orientation to fit your hoop

I want the design to stitch out in the middle of the tea towel, I adjusted the size to fit the middle section of the tea towel.

I also turned my design upside down so that it will stitch out in the correct orientation. That is because I want the excess tea towel to fall in front of the bobbin case, not behind it.

Step three: Export the design

Depending on the embroidery software your using, export the design to your flash drive according to that software instruction.

Step four: Hoop the tea towel

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Decide on where you want the design to stitch out.

Find the center of the area by folding the tea towel in half longways and by the short side.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

I use sticker dots instead of making the center with a pen. It’s removable and does not leave a mark at all.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Place the bottom of the hoop down first. Then place the Polymesh stabilizer on top of that.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Next up is the tea towel, take your time as to not move the stabilizer, and place it straight and even. The last step is to place the top of the hoop over the sandwich, lining up the fold markings on the tea towel with the markings on the hoop.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Do not pull or stretch the towel because that could cause the stitches to pucker.

Make sure the stabilizer is hooped on all sides.

Step five: Stitch out the design

Set the machine to stitch out the design according to your machine’s instructions.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Having a multi-needle machine makes it easier to do a thread color change with ease.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Totally amazing design! It looks amazing on this white tea towel.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

This design has over 20,000 stitches and it took 30 minutes to stitch out at a speed of 750.

Step Six: Unhoop and clean up the design

Now it’s time to unhoop the tea towel and clean it up.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design


Since a cut-away stabilizer was used, now it’s time to cut the excess away and cut the threads.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design

Now that is done, the tea towel is ready for use!

Let’s take another look:

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Finished Product

Just in case you don’t know what tea towels are used for, here’s a list:

  1. Give them as a gift
  2. Wrap baked goods or gifts
  3. Line your serving tray
  4. Decorate the table
  5. Use as a hot pad or as a potholder
  6. Store your clean, wet dishes
  7. Drying dishes
  8. Replace paper towels
  9. Repurpose them (next blog post)

So what do you think? Will you create your own embroidery tea towels? I would love to know and please share your finished products.

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

Be Mine Ricoma Embroidery Machine EM 1010

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Charm Bracelet

Hello everyone!!!  I’m up on Craft Fantastic blog today sharing how to create a cute charm bracelet using Craft Fantastic January 2018 Kit of the Month.

Let’s take a look:

Stop on by Craft Fantastic blog and read all about how and what was used to create this bracelet.

Thanks for stopping by!!

You Rock – RAH

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on the Right At Home (RAH) blog with my second post as a design team member!!!  Since my last post have you be inspired by the entire design team?  You have to admit the projects have all been super awesome!!

These sets are amazing for the upcoming holiday, Valentines Day!!  I have to admit, I love this day. I’m not sure why, I don’t have a valentine but I love it anyway, LOL!!!

I take my kids out and I give them gifts!!  My daughter will give me a gift.  My son, well lets just say, I have to force him.  Its crazy!!  Well enough about me.

My daughter and I love creating stuff for her classmates!  Check out what we created this year:

Pillow Box 3 (RAH)

To see the full tutorial and supply list, please join me over on the Right At Home Blog today!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Home Is Where the Heart Is Blog Hop // Right at Home January Release!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m excited to be here with you today to share some amazing projects created for the Home is Where the Heart is Blog Hop!!  This is the design team first blog hop so you know we are full of delight.


So without further ado, here are the cards I created for all of you:

Love youThis card was created with the Kiss Kiss stamp set!!

Here’s how I created this card:

Stamped hearts (RAH)

Cut Hearts (RAH)

  • Once the hearts dried, I stamped the small sentiments in the middle of each heart.
  • Then the sentiment was also stamped and then cut out using the Brother Scan and Cut.
  • The sentiment was adhered first using 3m foam tape.  I double the tape so that it stands higher then the hearts.
  • Once the sentiment was in place, it was easy to place the hearts behind it.
  • A few rhinestones were added and Clear Wink of Stella to finish the card off.

Super cool card for valentines day.  The person receiving this card would totally feel love!!

So what do you think? Are you ready for card number two?

Here you go:

Sweetheart be mine 3 (RAH)

I love how this card turned out!!  Shakers cards are my favorite, so how could I not create one for this hope!!

Check out the matching envelope:


Sweetheart be mine 2 (RAH)


Sweetheart be mine (RAH)

I have to say, I love how this card turned out. I’m excited about this one.

Here is how I created it:

  • The card base was cut to a standard size A2 card.
  • The retired Stampin’ Up! DSP is the first card panel that was cut to the same size as the card base 4.25 by 5.50. It was adhered to the card base with Plus tape.
  • The outer card panel was cut to 3.25 by 5.50.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Kiss Kiss stamp set using Versafine Black Ink.
  • Then I embossed the card panel with the retired Stampin’ Up! Polka Dots embossing folder.
  • I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Pierced Heart STAX to cut out a heart in the front card panel and then to cut a separate heart out of black cardstock.
  • I created a heart shaker pocket to go behind the die card card panel. To see how I created the shaker pocket check out this post. I used the exclusive RAH and Pretty Pink Posh XOXO sequin mix for the shaker pocket.
  • Before adding the shaker pocket, I adhered the black die cut onto the card base right where the shaker pocket will be.
  • I adhered the shaker pocket to the back of the red card panel. I added pieces of foam tape onto the panel and then adhered it to the card base.
  • The envelope was created using We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board.
  • I used Right At Home Sending Love stamp set to stamp my sentiments on the envelope.

So tell me what you think?  I can’t wait to hear what you think of these creations!!

Guess what?  I have another card created using the Kiss Kiss stamp set.  That card will go live in a few hours so stay tune if your on the fence about these stamp sets!!

Now onto my super cool and talented design team member Holly to see what she has in store for you!!  You will not be disappointed!!

What is a blog hop without a great giveaway!! Here are the rules: Leave a comment on all of the blogs participating in this hop for a chance to win a great prize.  That’s it, super simple and easy!!

Supplies used:

Recollections White HeavyweightRecollections Black HeavyweightRAH xoxo stampPlus tapeBrother Scan and Cut2mft pierced heart staxOnyx Versafine InkRAH happymail 2envelope punch boardppp xoxo mix

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Top Dog Dies: Love Letters

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies for the first time as a Design Team member!! Yayyy!!!

Have you check this store out yet?  If not, you must!  They carry all sorts of amazing dies.

Check out my card:

Love you (dt)

I just love how this card turned out.  I used Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet Die to spell out the word love for a super cool valentine’s day card.

Lets take a couple more looks at my card:

Creative Shot Love 2

Aren’t these letter the cutest!!  I love the fancy look of each letter.

Creative Shot Love 1

I was going to leave just the letters on the card but at the last minute decided to add a stamped you for more interest.

I’m so glad I made that decision.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base from Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock to an A4 (4.25 x 5.50) size card scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my Neenah Solar White cardstock panel to 4 x 5.25.

3. I attached the white panel to the red card base with some regular adhesive.

4. I cut a 1.5 “strip of the red cardstock and then cut 1.5 squares.

5. I used my corner chomper to round two of the corners.

6. I die cut my letters out of the white cardstock and adhered them to the red square.

7. I adhered the squares to the front of my card panel.

8. I stamp the you sentiment from Mama Elephant Cross My Heart Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That’s it!!  Very easy card to create again and again using different words.

I would love to see what you come up with using this die set!!

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now.  One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.


You have 3 chances to win.  Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.


I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.


Supplies used:

TDD Vintage Alphabet DieSSS schoolhouse redclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperCROSS MY HEART Memento Black Ink

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