Welcome to my totally neglected Blog

I know, I know – this blog is a mess. I haven’t had time to really do much with it the past couple of years due to all the crazy of moving, renovations, kids, health issues, etc. Now that we are in temp housing (starting a new chapter of life – relocating to Ft. Lauderdale so my husband could jump on an amazing opportunity with Magic Leap) – living in a furnished beachfront condo filled with someone elses’ stuff I am hoping to find some more time for that.

In theory it should be easy considering all of my creative crafty stuff & machines that I need for work are 300 miles away.  However, it’s summer  break with my little people.  Normally I have 6,000 crafts and project on hand to keep them entertained and busy.  We don’t have any of that stuff here, and anything creative with kids paired with all the white carpet & light fabric on the furniture here just gives me anxiety!  My kids turn into mess making tornadoes all over the house when they get bored.  For instance, the other day I just needed 20 minutes to load and unload the dishwasher, do a little laundry, possibly answer a few emails, and try and squeeze in 45 seconds to jump in the shower.  Laundry & Dishwasher duty completed, I thought I had a good 3 minutes to jump into the shower.  I thought wrong.  45 seconds in:


*sigh*  One day I will be able to enjoy a nice hot, long shower.  This was not one of those days.  Luckily I just rinsed the shampoo out before being summoned to assess the damage…at least my hair was clean!  Only one leg was shaved, but this is just how I roll these days!

Damage control assessment: mild- to moderate.  Amount of time with a structured activity or me in the room: 15 minutes

Maisie (my 6 year old) “straightened up” her room.  Translation: throw all the laundry I had folded and sorted on her bed onto the floor in order to lounge comfortably while watching “Monster Hive” (high) on her ipad.

Myles the Menace (my 3 year old) found some vinyl wall decals and used them to decorate the inside of the front door.  Not sure if this was before or  after he made it “rain” all over the family room with an entire box of Fruity-O’s.

So we will see how the blogging goes.  Be prepared for a lot of round-ups.  If I can’t be creative, then I might as well get lost daydreaming & planning all the projects I will do when we sell our home in Orlando & find a place here:)

Have a great weekend!

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What color is this dress?

So the picture of this dress has gone viral all over the internet.  

Apparently some people see this dress completely differently than others, and there is actually a science behind all of it.  

Out of curiosity, I figured I would put it out there and see first hand what you think.  

Let’s settle this!

Is it Blue & Black – or – White and Gold??


(make sure to post your comments below!)

Let's settle this!  Is the dress Blue & Black - or White & Gold??

Have a great week!

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Embroitique’s 12 Days of Christmas 2014 Instructions




12 days of Christmas



Happy Holidays!  We are kicking off the 12 days of Christmas TODAY and have lots of giveaway goodies in store for you!

Pull our your cameras, dig out project photos using Embroitique Design Sets, and stay close to your computers for all the fun we will be having the next 12 days!

We will be giving something away each day, and choosing a winner randomly from the comments ON THE BLOG post for each of the 12 days.

We are so excited to share some of our favorite things, as well as introduce a handful of wonderful ladies who have volunteered to sponsor a “Giveaway Day” and highlight some of the products they work hard to promote.

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Closing-ish for the Holidays

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Dear Customers,


We wanted you to know that we will be visiting family this week for thanksgiving, and then sort of closing for the remainder of the holiday season.  Basically, spending less time on our computers, and more time together as a family this holiday season.

You may or may not know that we are a husband and wife team that handle all aspects of Embroitique. My husband, Brian, takes care of all the tech support and IT related aspects of Embroitique.   Recently has been helping out with emails & working with developers to upgrade our entire site, on top of his own full time career.  I, Jacki, am in charge of doing everything else that goes along with Embroitique. (design, digitizing, stich-outs, pics, listing, etc.).  However, the most important job we both have is being parents to our two small children.  They come first, and there simply isn’t enough time to do it all.  Our daughter started Kindergarten and we have been trying our best to juggle all the new things that school brings into our existing busy schedules – and it has been hard.

Now that the holidays are here, the added exposure (and surprise!) that came along with our little elves making the cover of DIME magazine, we honestly just can’t keep up.  While we appreciate the support that comes from each and every one of you, we want to enjoy the magic of the holidays together as a family.  We realize that from a supplier standpoint, this is horrible timing to have to take a break (as many of you are filling orders / making gifts and may need attention right away.)  From a personal standpoint, this is the perfect time to take a break.  Our kids won’t be little forever – and there is an even shorter time where there is BIG magic that comes with Christmas.  We don’t want to miss a minute of it…and we hope that you can understand.


We decided to place all the Christmas Designs on sale (Click Here) – will be adding some new items here and there, some in formats other than Embroidery (as I have tons and tons of artwork I haven’t had the chance to digitize). I don’t have time to get the stitch counts and dimension together for new designs…but you will get a ton of sizes for probably less than $1.  In exchange for the amazing discounts, we are simply asking for patience.  If there is an issue or problem, we can’t commit to a time frame in which you will receive a response.  We can promise we will do the best we can. With the artwork that is listed in formats other than embroidery designs – have fun with them.  I will get them in embroidery format at some point.  I have a lot to learn about optimizing my artwork for all of these other crafty machines.  For now – they are for your personal use only.  Once the new site is up and running – we will have different options available.  It is all going to take time… something that is very limited these days :)

Starting in 2015 we will be taking time to find and bring reliable, stable staff on board to help bring Embroitique to the next level.  We are working on putting together job descriptions for that, among a million other things behind the scenes.  Until then, are first priority we will be enjoying our family and the upcoming holidays.  We hope that you are doing the same.


Thanks in advance for your understanding.

The Graham Family

Mermaid Fabric Tutorials- Skirts, Tails, and Dolls, Oh My!


How cute are these designs?? Below are a bunch of fabric tutorials for turning your child, or yourself, into a magnificent mermaid, tails and all! From bibs for babies, to skirts for adults, there is something here for every mermaid in your family!

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Elfis & Elfira are Famous! Click here to find out all about these cutie Christmas Elves!

We are so happy to announce that our lil cuties made the COVER of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine!  How EXCITING!!!!

There has been a tremendous response to this spin on our original Doodley Dolls  & The Elves…we thought it would be a good idea to put all the info about these sets in one place.


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