Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
What I did.... First, I went fabric shopping (my favorite part). Then I cut out the fabric for my throw pillow. If you would like to see a tutorial on how to make a throw pillow similar to this one, go here. Then I traced my designs on paper. Next, I cut out my fabric about the same size that I needed for my shapes, but I did not cut out the shapes. Then, I ironed on the heatNbond to the wrong side of my fabric. Then I cut out the shapes (you see, this way I don't have to cut out the shapes twice.) Then I ironed the shapes onto my white pillow fabric. Then comes the hard part. I set my machine to a tight zigzag. Then I zigzagged around the outside of the shapes. It was somewhat difficult to make good corners and such. If I were to do this again, I would use a different type of stitch. Then I finished up my pillow. During the process, I would probably have said I would never do it again. But it is so cute finished, that I think I will. I will just learn how to do it better!!! -Anisa
Deadlines...yeah, this is our third and final deadline for this post. :) It is nice to get something like this done.This applique wall hanging measures 11" x 13". I'm framing it and hanging it in my little girl's room. It was a lot of fun doing the embroidery by hand and using several different stitches and styles to complete it all. --Cami
I have been wanting to do some applique on T-shirts for my kiddos for sometime now. I found an uber-cute skirt at The Children's Place and decided I could make a cutie-pie shirt to go with it for my littlest princess. Would I do it again? Maybe. I thought the knit fabric of the tee was hard to work with. I'd definitely be willing to try it on something not quite so stretchy, though. I do love the overall look and am contemplating what else I might like to do for some added embellishment. Happy crafting!
Monday, February 23, 2009
If you haven't entered our give-away yet click here after reading today's post.This is the current issue of Craft Magazine. In this issue is featured instructions to help you creat the perfect mixtape for any party, make a keepsake wedding book, design beautiful invitations and make customized plates and coasters, fancy hats party cakes and cake toppers.
I love this magazine.
I REALLY love this magazine.
Anyone who got me a subscription to this magazine would be my friend for life... ...but I digress.
Craft magazine is so fun.
It is filled with crazy craft ideas.
It has repurposing.
It has patterns.
It is never-ending goodness.
It has stuff to make for kids.
It has stuff to make for adults.
It is FULL of stuff to make for adults that think they're still kids.It is funky and current.
It is always checked out at the library.It is available for purchase at Hobby-Lobby. Here is a link to their blog: blog craftzine Here is a link to projects on their sight: Projects --C