Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am not sure where I found my inspiration for this cam from, but I used an eleven by fourteen painting canvas, some fat quarters of fabric that match her studio, some paper, and some buttons and flowers (just to add a little bit of flare), I also used heart shaped brads.
What I did was layout the paper peices and the fabric peices (some of which came from things that I have made her.) Then I glued (with hot glue) everything down and covered it all with my favorite crafters item ever MODGE PODGE!!! Let it dry and then I stapled the ribbons to the wooden frame.
And ta-da a great sign for my mom's fabric sewing room. I think that this would be perfect on a little girls room or what ever kind of room door you want it:)
Happy crafting for today!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This is the front of the place mats:
This is the back:The front is lime green with big pink flowers and the back is the same lime green with pink and white polka dots. Super cute if you ask me!!
Happy Rainy day!!
rain rain go away come back some other day. Which as a child I would sing and sing so I could go out and play. But, now as an adult with no kids in sight. I sit in my "studio" and think bring on the rain, as I see it I get more done crafting or cleaning inside my house when it is raining.
Oh, everyone says that they hate the rain. I have to say that I really like because it gives me a chance to stay inside and play craft day. Today, is a perfect day it is August but feels like October, it is cold and rainy outside. So, I am going to go over to my mom's house so she can help me cut out and peice together a laptop protecter ( which is a padded case for my laptop).
So, to all those people out there that poo poo the rainy day's, get to your craft room or corner and get some crafting, sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking done.
A happy day is a day spent crafting.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I think this is how I am going to go about catching the creative crafty feeling. I am going to clean my studio up, clear off my working space and jump in to working on my idea book tonight. I might even pour myself a glass of wine. I think that will definitely get the juices flowing. What do you think.
Friday, July 3, 2009
And remember a happy day is a crafty day!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I made a coffee corset cozy! I took the scraps of my previous project (magnet and cork board covers) and a template I found online (you can also use a Starbucks paper one). You can even use a fat quarter if you don't have any scraps. You will also need some sort of batting or backing to stiffen the fabric.
1. Using the coffee cozy template cut 3 pieces 1 out of the batting 2 out of the fabric of your choice
2. Pin all three layers together: batting on the bottom, outside fabric in the middle right side up, and fabric lining on the top with the right side down.
3. Sew all the way around leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance and an opening for turning.
4. Trim seams to a 1/4" except at opening.
5. for the corset look trim ends about an 1 1/2" from each side sew the ends together
6. turn the right side out and sew the whole closed by doing top stitching all the way around.
7. get some ribbon and lace like a shoe with the bow at the top.
here is a template for this:
A happy day is a crafty day!!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here is what I did wrong on both the boards, both involving the ribbons. Cut the ribbon to 3 eighteen inch peices. Then pin them to the right side of the fabric, making sure they are spaced out equally (this is for hanging). Sew! Step 2 is piecing the front and back together (making sure you pin the right sides together. sew! leaving one side open so you can place the board inside the cover. Hand sew the side closed and you will have a completed project:)
A Happy day is a day spent doing what you Love!
Monday, April 13, 2009
The above picture is going to be my sewing table. that is where I am going to set up the sewing machine. I am really looking forward to this sew it should be fun.
Here is the working area I will be cutting and tracing or assembling my project.
A Happy day is a crafty day!!
This is the desk to the right of my main work area it is so messy. I think that what I need to do is actully finish all the projects that I have started or stop buying new stuff for new projects.
This is my actual work space, still very messy I guess I just need to put stuff away and figure out more storage:)
This is my computer area see still messy I really think that I need a tray to catch all the random junk that flows through my house:) Just messy messy messy. I better get cleaning so I can start my next project:)
Please let me know if you have any tips that will help me keep my area neat and tidy
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Isn't she awesomely cute!! All she is, is an vintage wire dress form on a hand crafted stand. She is the most perfect ribbon holder ever. I have a small (very small) obsession with ribbon (OK not so small) but now with her I am actually using the ribbon I buy.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Step 1 I took some light weight cardstock cut it to fit the cricut and then I used the "Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More" cartridge and cut a circle and a flower.
step 2 I ran it through my paper crimper. I used a set of these on an altered note book that I make.
I think that I am going to keep on trying to incorperate my old school with my new school gagets and gizmos!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I am not a super fan of this due to the fact that a lot of there layouts are for one picture and every time it all about kids. Now, don't get me wrong kids are fine but gimme a break, page after page layouts with one picture of kids. Can't they come up with another idea. Yeah, yeah they are going to fold it into the back of Creating Keepsakes (not really fan of that one either) which is nice for those who like to read it. Now, don't get me wrong I will buy the CK magazine and read it, tear out what I like or not and send it along to a friend and they pass it along until there is nothing left. I have noticed though my scrapbook friends and I all seem to have the same taste, there is always duplicate copies of Scrapbooking ETC, I think it is because they give you a layout idea page for all of the layouts in the mag. Which I LOVE!!! Anyway, my thoughts on this sad little tid bit of scrapbooking!!