Design Time

Happy Friday! It’s a happ’nin Friday night at the Gulledge house. Jeff & the eldest Gulledge went to a football game, Sis passed out watching a movie and is asleep in bed and I think G is still clinging to the movie. Here’s a quick little blog post with what I’ve been up to these days. I’m a HUGE fan of Pinterest. I get on there every day and drool look waste time and get ideas of things I’ll never do or make. Except for this time! I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and wandered aimlessly for like an hour trying to figure out what to do on my front door for fall. I’ve had this old Market Basket from the old Southern Living At Home forever. I remembered having pinned a similar basket on one of my Pinterest boards, so I pulled it up on my phone and gathered similar fake stuff to put in my basket. Gwallaaaa!! I think it looks pretty good! I especially love the brown seedy looking things! Thank you Pinterest!!

 I also did some “work” this week. I have found that I can get a lot done IF I JUST STAY HOME! I have a tendency to go by Starbucks, wander in to Target, stop by here and there and then my time is up, I have to pick up the kids and afternoons are crazy. This week I was a smidge under the weather so I just came home and worked during the morning hours while the kids were in school. Here are a few shirts I did and we all know I love SIMPLE! This is our Zig Zag Dump Truck design. These shirts were all Circo from Target ~ toddler sizes.

 I love this one! Our Cowboy Boot 2 design. The font is Monogram Wizard Plus “Camp” which I bought this week and have already used it several times! Super cute! The photo is a bit fuzzy but this is a red and brown and white tri-check, I THINK from Fabric Finders? Could be wrong on that.

And our Tool Box design with MWP “Easy” initials.

I just love working with corduroy!

And lastly, this is Embroidery-Boutique’s Chunky applique alphabet. I use it ALL. THE. TIME, especially for boys! As the name states, it’s chunky so it shows off a lot of fabric!

When I first looked at this green shirt I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I decided on the initial “C”. When I started looking through my boy basket of fabric, I found TONS that went with it! I had a hard time deciding which one to use. This is for a 3 yr old little boy so I figured the little cars would be great! All of these cute fabrics would have gone great with it. Again, these are Circo shirts from Target!

In case you didn’t know, we’re having a FALL SALE at Applique Cafe through Thursday, November 1st. Our Halloween & Thanksgiving designs are 40% off while all other designs are 25% off. Below ~ again, my new MWP “Camp” font! It was a $10 font but I think I’ve already gotten my money’s worth!

 Here are our new designs which will be listed probably tomorrow (Saturday). Christmas Tree 6, Dinosaur 3, Stocking Dog and Loopy Angel.

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post for a chance to win some FABRIC!! Last time I checked we had over 430 comments!


  1. Great shirts! Do you prewash the clothes before applique?

  2. Joanne Roth says

    Isn’t that so true- days when I stay home and will myself away from distractions I get so much done. For some reason if I succumb to the quick Starbucks run or errand I seem to blow my momentum for the morning. Good to hear it isn’t just me! Thx for your post!