Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
My good friend who happens to be a very talented designer among other things, created a beautiful card project using a few of my Mason Creation Stamps. Lisa Rojas is her name and I am honored to call her friend. She is referred to as The Stamping Queen and after checking out her blog you will know why. Simply click on her name and you will arrive at the place for creative musings presented by the Queen herself. The project called Home Blessing is being featured on the Crafts n Things website right now. Check it out at : http://www.craftsnthings.com/Projects/BonusProjects/201202/HomeBlessing.pdf
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tune in this afternoon November 14th at 4:00 pm est. I willl be talking with Pat and it is always a pleasure as this lady has a sense of humor along with all that talent. I am looking forward to discussing my love of fat quarters of fabric, Boutique Slippers, all those doll clothes books, creating fun projects for publishing and who knows what else. Here is the link to tune in... http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html
Friday, November 11, 2011
We were all very intent in doing it right so concentration was a must. I think Lynne thought we were good students. Quality is a must and adhering to the proper way - The Sew Much Comfort Way - if you will, was very important.
Here is the entire group of ladies, with me in the middle once again. Oops not the entire group- we are missing one lady - she acted at our quality control person and took the photo. She inspected each pair before they received a label and were ready for delivery to Walter Reed Hospital.
We were also helped by Westcott, who donated three pairs of scissors for the event. Having a sharp pair of scissors handy is a must whenever you are sewing and Westcott makes great scissors. Thanks Westcott.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1. My first love is fabric and I love to fuse things so that is where I started, I simply fused fun batik fabric leftovers to bamboo felt and then slid them through the Sizzix machine cutting out leaves of perfectly predetermined sizes.
1a. Yes, I could have changed the entire design listing process to add a step I forgot but that is just not me so we have 1a. I had to sew something so I 'clothesline' sewed down the center of the leaves using a fun variegated thread on my sewing machine. I then cut apart my leaves and moved to step 2.
Clothesline Sewing: means to sew in a continuous row without breaking your thread, just keep feeding in the next leaf until you are finished.
2. My second love these days is t shirt fabric strips, I rummaged through my design trunk and found a matching strip and used it for the base of the necklace.
3. I love just a touch of sparkle and since I come from all things fabric I filled my Katydid with hot fix metallic rhinestones from iLoveToCreate using glue as frankly it was just a little too delicate to hot fix anything into the channels of the finding.
4. Just so I did not stray too far from my roots I wrapped the wire around a fabric turner tube to create fun coils and then created some spirals to add to the magnificence of my creation.
5. I think I am ready to put it all together. Does this count as a step?
6. Break time: I must get a cup of coffee before I finish.
7. Back to work, I find the center of the t shirt strip and use it to tie five of the leaf stems together with a beautiful knot.
8. I moved up either side of the necklace and continued to tie additional groupings of leaves. Live dangerously and don't measure.
9. I then spiraled the coils around the t shirt strip between the leaf groupings.
10. I added a touch of glue to the back of the Katydid and the spirals made earlier and glued them to the top of the center grouping of leaves.
11. One last look to decide if it looks finished or not! I think it is.....
12. Take a sip of coffee and call the master of all things Fresh Vintage!
13. Be sure to continue hopping - just click on the hop forward button on the Fresh Vintage icon along the side.
14. Thanks for stopping by......
15. Almost forgot -please stop by the Oh My Crafts blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the Leaves die used in this project. Wow! if I did not already have the die I sure would......
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We will be adapting much needed clothing for our wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Medical Center and Bethesda.
Veteran's Day Sewing Workshop
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Pre-registration to attend the CHA Summer Conference and Trade Show is necessary. For additional details go to http://www.chashow.org/
I hope to see you there.
Sew far Sew good,
Monday, May 2, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The class involved the large daylily you see on the above wallhanging. We used a lot of fusible web and some wonderful batiks which I had brought from home. Participants in the class had the choice of a number of flowers - I chose the daylily as it reminded me of tiger lilies from back home. We used to see them not only in gardens but in the ditches as we travelled along the Trans Canada Highway on the odd vacation we took as children. My father's favourite flower is the tiger lily.
During the class most of us were able to cut out out flowers and place them on the fabrics and few of us quicker ones even managed a few stitches - I believe I got the stamens done. And then class was over and we were take our creations home and finish them with some wonderful instructions given to us by our teacher.
The class was a month or so ago and I of course had done nothing except pile it on top of a number of other projects I have not finished. I however have had a nagging worry about my parents who are aging of course as lets face it what is the alternative, and who are dealing with continual medical problems, could use a 'quilted' hug from their far away daughter.
My hope is that they will hang my creation on their front door and reach out and touch the lily knowing that not too long ago I touched it in exactly the same place.
I am off to mail my hug today - please wish for its speedy delivery.
Sew far sew good,
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I was a guest on Pat Sloan's FaveCrafts BlogRadio program today. I talked about my recycled sewing projects. Yes - that included the dog food bag as well as the coasters I posted a photo of on my last blog. It was a complete hoot - lots of fun. My only worry is that the listeners were not as entertained as I was during the show. We'll see if I am asked back I guess. Anyway I promised Pat as well as my readers on the Sewing Savvy e-newsletter I would post more recycled sewing projects so I better get busy. If you have a few minutes listen to the show. I am the first guest - don't be alarmed by the advertisement when you first hit the play button - I guess they have to pay the bills somehow - it only takes a moment and then Pat is heard introducing me. Remember I am a novice at this so please be kind.
Sew far Sew good,