Hi and welcome to my creative universe :-)
My name is Marianne. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been creating stuff - had my first sewing machine at 9, and now - half a life time later - I have four different machines, one of them is my beloved Embroidery Machine.
When I, for the first time, heard about machine embroidery, I wrinkled my nose, because I, at that time, was at University College to become a craft teacher, and 're-productions' like that didn't have anything to do with creativity according to my lecturer...
Four years later, I bought my first embroidery machine. I have also bought number two and of course I have had to rethink my view on the matter. I was thrilled, because something, I had always loved to do - namely customize or personalize my creations, now had gotten an entirely new dimension. Where I before had painted, printed and stamped on fabric - I was now able to take embellishment to the next level. At first, I had to find shops, where the designs came to my likings - I found some, and bought loads of designs... - but soon I also started altering the designs in my software from Stitchbuddy - I have a 'love affair' with that one...;-) - I customized the designs - 'cut' them apart and assembled them in new ways - and then I stitched them onto dresses, that I made for myself - almost one a week (I now have over 40 dresses ;-) - I made things for myself, and all the time, I dreamt about opening an Etsy shop with some of my creations, a small step towards making my craft in to my living. You see, as probably most of you, I thrive the most, when I'm creating stuff. And then I had to teach myself how to digitize and make my own designs from scratch. With a lot of patience (which isn't actually my strongest side), module-built software and time, I eventually felt ready to make my dream come true.
And in January 2017, I launched my Etsy shop - I joined Etsy as a member in 2007, opened my shop in 2011, but hadn't had the time or guts to start for real until last year. But good things are worth waiting for and even though, I really loved teaching kids,
I quit my daytime job as a school teacher. I have now made several designs, and little by little they are available in my shop. I have the idea, that you actually should be able to customize my designs to fit your desire and your creativity - and therefore I love to make appliqué designs and designs with a mix of different techniques. With appliqués you really get to play with all your beautiful fabric stash and the thousands of awesome colours, that suit the fabrics. I aim to make designs that can be mixed with each other - either they have a common style, or they complement each other in their differences. Play with my designs and have lots of fun :-) Happy Stitching!
PS! I also love connecting with creative and colour loving people, and therefore I have this amazing, very international FB group called: fruBlomgren's Machine Embroidery Club. You are most welcome to join - we communicate in many languages and are very friendly, inspiring and helpful, and you find the group here: http://bit.ly/FruBlomgrensmachineembroideryclub
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Besides having a 'crush' on my embroidery machine, I also have another small business together with my husband - www.birdcamp.tictail.com - where we make birdhouses shaped as campers - my husband, Ole, makes the wood work and I decorate them....
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1. Refunds of Instant Downloads are NOT available. Please read each listing carefully prior to purchasing.
2. Resale or sharing of physical merchandise created by using my designs is permitted.
3. Resale or sharing of my design files is strictly forbidden.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
1. Customization of my designs requires an embroidery editing program on your computer - I recommend Embrilliance or StitchBuddy
2. In case the link Etsy sends you does not work, the downloads are available by logging into Etsy and clicking "purchases and reviews".
3. PES, JEF, VIP, VP3, DST, XXX, EXP and HUS are all located inside the zip-file
4. Please convo me through Etsy if you have any problems/questions