Fall is nigh!

Big Crazy Cats - Cali & Cal

Free-Standing Applique (FSA) for the 5x7 and 6x10 hoops


Look out for those eyes. They watch you everywhere you go!

Meet Cali and Cal- A Calico Couple

Finished design is 21 inches for the 6 x 10 hoop

Finished design is 17 inches for the 5 x 7 hoop

See Lydia’s project

I love cats (and dogs) but I don’t usually digitize them. I simply enjoy their company, playing with them, and of course combing and petting. However, I couldn’t resist this artwork. I decided I would make them BIG! Big is good, right? Wouldn’t it be cool to put them on a dress – a Bohemian look? Again, I couldn’t resist. I am not at all disappointed with the outcome and can’t wait to wear it.

I’m especially happy with the eyes. They are the first eyes I have ever digitized – thanks in part to great artwork.

There is no design alignment within the hoop used
(Sections are sewn separately and assembled later)



Their Beautiful Faces

And Lovely Ears




Still looking at ya!

Laura's Sewing Studio Pillowcase Collection


Their permanent home...

An olive green rayon challis swing dress. . .


. . .with some of their favorite fish swimming close by



One of their favorite fish variety with his scales of hearts.


Another favorite fish with his yummy oval scales



Laying still on their template

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” - James Herriot


I named my cats Cali and Cal. They are included on the heart for you.

You, of course, can name them anything you want.

Use your software or lettering features of your embroidery machine to create the name(s).

In the event you are unable to do that, I can personalize the heart file for you, for a small fee.


 One Heart One Love

Trapunto Baby Animals Applique

6x10 Details

Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 6x10 Hoop, Page 1


Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 6x10 Hoop, Page 2


Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 6x10 Hoop, Page 3

Appliqued Butterflies

5x7 Details

Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 5x7 Hoop, Page 1

Carnations Collections

"One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it."

- Katherine Anne Porter

Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 5x7 Hoop, Page 2


Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 5x7 Hoop, Page 3

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

- Harper Lee

Spring Bouquets Collection

Big Crazy Cats Design Details for the 5x7 Hoop, Page 4

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.

- Turkish Proverb

"Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer."

- Willa Cather


What’s Included

6x10 Download includes a 10 part design for the 6x10 (160 x 260 mm) hoop

5x7 Download includes a 12 part design for the 5x7 (125 x 175 mm) hoop

No Design Alignment Within the Hoop is used!!!

(Sections are sewn separately and assembled later)

Includes a full-color instructional booklet

Plus a full size six-page template, attached to the instructions and ready to tape together

$9.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

Artwork Copyright


Butterfly Giants

Custom Lettering


Custom Lettering

If you would like  for  me to digitize the name(s) for you, I’m happy to do so, for a small fee.

Please include the name(s) and the sewing machine format.

$7.00 US

If you need more than one custom lettering, then it is $7.00 for each.

Lydia’s Big Crazy Cats Project

She put this on a hoodie for her daughter to cheer her because she is having some health issues. Isn’t that sweet? She used the 5 x 7 size designs.







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