The AcuSketch app is a fast favourite of mine…..Just love being able to doodle on my iPad and then instantaneously send it to my Janome Mc15000 or Janome Skyline S9 to stitch out whatever I doodled. SEW much fun.
I made a very cute project as a gift for my little one last Christmas. I had been asked a bit earlier in the year to make a duvet cover for her newly redecorated bedroom so I saved the left over fabric used to make the duvet cover. This little one is a prolific & budding artist and is always scribbling or sketching away at her craft table. I asked her for one of her drawings and was given one of a happy monkey.
I took a photo with my iPad of her drawing and then brought that into the Janome AcuSketch app screen to use as a backdrop: I used the very handy dandy Janome Stylus pen to outline her drawing and then instantly turned it into stitches.
This design was then sent wirelessly to my Janome Mc15000 where I stitched it onto the white fabric leftover from one side of the duvet cover. I stitched it in a cerise pink colour to match the border I used on her pillow although after she was done, it did not matter what colour I had done the embroidery in!
On Christmas morning, once she had unwrapped this gift, she dashed off to get her felt tipped pens and set to work colouring in her monkey….right away. I think it is something quite special for them to see their very own artwork turned into stitches which they can colour in or paint to their heart’s content. I think it is safe to assume this particular Christmas gift was a hit!