How To Make Baseball Flip Flop Flowers

Spring and baseball go hand and hand! Local youth baseball is in full swing! So what better time to learn how to make baseball flowers.

These flower embellished flip flops all over the internet. They are so cute we had to venture out to figure out how to make them. We came up with our own way on how to put them together.

What you will need to make these:
Flip Flops (we used Old Navy flip flops)
2 Baseballs
Glue – We Used
X-Acto Knife

Additional items you may want:
Cutting Board
Grease Pencil

Mapping Fonts with Embrilliance Alpha Tricks

I am continuing on my embroidery machine software journey with today’s post.  I apologize to anyone here looking for papercrafting!  I still love paper, my Cricut, and all the whimsical and creative things that have to do with that, so those posts will be back shortly.  I get easily sidetracked and I am on a machine embroidery kick at the moment.  I am just really enjoying the possibilities with the software available to me.  This post is all about how to create bx fonts in a regular embroidery file (like .pes or .dst files) so that they work like bx fonts in Embrilliance.  The benefit of bx files is that they do not need to be uploaded one-at-a-time, but rather are typed in just as is done in Word Processing.  Additionally the letters are already aligned and so fast to put on the virtual hoop.  This information is specific to Embrilliance Software (only Embrilliance uses bx files) and Alpha Tricks (a separate purchase from other Embrilliance software).
This is what I do to map a font using Embrilliance’s Alpha Tricks…
Start by opening Embrilliance, opening a page, and clicking on the Font Mapper (button).  It looks like a needle next to a vertical ABC.

4 Decorative Stitches for Hand-Embroidered Letters

Best font for embroidery can add great personalization to nearly any project. From a quilt tag to a favorite quote, there are plenty of possibilities. My personal favorite is to add monograms on anything from handkerchieves to handbags and shirts.

Hand embroidering letters can sometimes seem daunting or intimidating, especially when it comes to the curves of each letter. But with a little maneuvering of the needle and floss, you will be stitching phrases in no time.

I have some preferred stitches that I enjoy using for letters and will share those with you here, but once you get into the hang of stitching letters, you will find something you might like better and it will be just as good, if not better. Let’s get started!