Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween with Bella Blvd !

Happy Halloween!  I have one final sewing project for this month.  It was announced on the Bella Blog Tuesday that I will be moving over to the fabric design team!  Do not worry though, I will still be working with paper.  Just taking a break for now.  So this pattern is another Brownie Goose combo.  The Lazy Susan as a tunic and the Sleepy Jeans in Chambray.  I just love them.  The fabric is Too Cute to Spook by Riley Blake and Bella Blvd (Stephanie Hunt) You can pick up this line from-->  FREE SHIPPING on orders $35+ from

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frozen Princess and Olaf the Trick or Treat bag with Heat N Bond

Well I don't know how to best describe how much I love these photos.  Parker being so happy with her costume was the best thing ever! Seeing it all together makes it worth all the work that went into it.  I have to thank my crafty stars for Heat N Bond Ultra.  If you have never watched a YouTube video on how to cut fabric with your Silhouette Cameo you are missing out! You can watch mine here:

The hat was purchased on Etsy from Amys Custom Crochet.  The dress I put together mashing up some patterns I already had.  I used the Tilly bodice, Cricket Sleeves, Lazt Susan back all by Brownie Goose.  I added length and I just literally winged the scalloped bottom.  The cap is by Seamingly Smitten although I don't recommend the pattern.  Grab Made for Mermaids instead, plus she has a tutorial on how to add the caplet to the top of her cape. 

The bag I created from fleece (no pattern) then Bill cut out Olaf's face in felt and I glued it right on with Fabric Fuse, new to Thermoweb! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Make it Monday with Technique Tuesday

Happy Monday gang!  Technique Tuesday reached out to me with some new stamps and dies and asked if I would create something for them.  Of course !  They have a new monthly kit club featuring their steel dies.  It is called Fresh Cut Studio Kit and they also have the Memory Keepers Stamp Kit that coordinates with these dies.  I received the Going places Dies and Stamps

My favorite stamp is the circle arrow. I used Dew Drops Brilliance ink in Galaxy Gold then punched out a circle in vellum and stamped my sentiment.

There is just something so crisp about a steel die, am I right? I used a mixture of Pink Paislee's Solstice, Webster's Pages Ocean Melody & Paper Issues September Swag Bag. You can stop by Technique Tuesday's Shop HERE and their blog HERE for all kinds of inspiration! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spooktacular Halloween with Bella Blvd

Last week was Halloween week on the Bella Blvd blog! I created a layout using the new Halloween Magic.  You can grab this line and all the new Bella lines in the Paper Issues Shop! Snag my code (or any of the girls codes) and save 20% on your order! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Make it Monday with Sew Coordinated Kits

Howdy gang!  I have another outfit made from last months Sew Coordinated Kit.  You can see the Fallen Top HERE.  I ended up making 3 items from this kit with plenty of left over I just haven't had time to tackle the rest.  I used the Brownie Goose Blondie for the "top" which is really the dress length.  I paired the top with the Sleepy Jean pattern also by Brownie Goose. 

I am loving this layered looked.  Many of the things I am making I am trying to keep a size up and or layerable (is that a word?) so we get some extra wear out of them.  I searched high and low for the best undershirt and discovered them at H&M.  I didn't even realize they made kids clothes.  The sleepy jeans are nice and roomy! I used a lightweight Chambray by Robert Kaufman.  She can easily wear a paid of leggings under them and is in these pics.  I think I need to make them out of corduroy for winter. 

The dress fabric is by Dear Stella and the Woodwinked collection.  In this months kit was exclusive buttons by Bethany Lane.  Similar to Parker's buttons from my previous post ;) Her sister dress is off to Quilt Market to hang out in the Thermoweb booth.  Very exciting!