Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kid Friendly - Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

Fabric, cut into 6″ length then ripped roughly into 1.5″ sections.  Doesn’t have to be perfect.
A couple tree branches or sticks
Ornament hooks
items to decorate your tree, we used sequins
Glitter Dust™ & Zots™ Medium
Trim down your stick to roughly 6″ or size as desired.  Tie your fabric pieces to your stick until you like the way it looks. Attach your ornament hook to the top by twisting it tight.  Trim down your fabric to create the “tree” shape.
Using Medium Zots™ create a strip of sequins for your little one to use to decorate.  Bonus most kids like to peel stickers and you just created them a whole sheet!
Once you are done take them outside and give them a good shot of Glitter Dust™ and enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Make it Monday- Tinsel Town Stockings with Heat N Bond

Happy Monday! today we are going to make a stocking project using HeatnBond® Fusible FleeceHeat N Bond® Fabric Adhesive and new iCraft™ Deco Foils!  I made my stocking using Dear Stella’s Christmas/Winter line, Tinsel Town. To start I used a free pattern for the stocking byPositively Splendid. Her pattern printer perfectly and I honestly just winged it putting them together.
 First I created two stockings.  The first I made for the outer lining and I used HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece to “puff it up” ;)  I then created a liner stocking and attached the cuff.  Pretty simple stuff.

For the fronts of the stocking I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my fabric using Heat N Bond® Ultra.  Next I decided to trim out the edges of my snowflakes and trees with new iCraft™ Deco Foil.  Using the adhesive draw around the edges of your design.  Once dried to a clear state simply press the foil onto the design.  Give it a good rub.
I used two colors of foil on the snowflakes.  Instead of doing a 2nd pass of blue foil I did green.  I really like how it come out!  What do you think?


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Miss cozy pants in Bella Blvd Puppy Park!

Don't think I forgot a sewing project this week ;)  Last week I was on the Bella Blvd blog featuring our line Puppy Park by Riley Blake.  I made up this hat by SewBon on Pinterest.  Isn't it the best?  Parker said she needed cozy pants to go with her hat.  But of course.  I used a patter by Brownie Goose called Butler Britches.  Silly cute right? 

May Arts ribbon
misc notions & buttons

Monday, December 1, 2014

Make it Monday- Pagemaps for December with Paper Issues

Good Morning gang! It's December can you believe it?  To kick off the last month of the year Paper Issues teamed up with Becky Fleck and Pagemaps to offer up some designs for this months sketches.  You can download all the sketches from their newsletter OR their website HERE.  I used Gossamer Blue for my sketch.  I am in love with the colors! 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

How to make an Olaf Holiday Stocking

It;s Christmas all over!  I don't know about you, but the day after Thanksgiving it's game on in the Chesnick house.  We decked the halls and did some fun crafts this weekend.  If you saw Parker's Halloween costume you saw our Olaf Trick or Treat bag.  Well it was such a hit I decided to enlist my husband again to help make these Olaf stockings for the daycare kids.  

The construction is very simple.  You are going to need the following.

Felt:  brown, black, light blue, orange and white
Fleece:  White fleece and if you plan on lining you will need Fusible Fleece
This pattern by Positively Splendid
Fabric Fuse glue
Sewing machine & notions

Step 1:  Print out and assemble your stocking pattern.
Step 2.  Cut out 2 of your pattern piece in fleece.  If you would like to create a liner I would line with fusible fleece and cut another 2 stockings out.
Step 3:  Stitch up your stocking wrong sides together.  Pin ribbon to the inside of the stocking, fold over the edge and stitch.
Step 4:  Turn rights sides out and you are ready to glue.  You will need to hand cut our your face pieces from felt then assemble as shown using Fabric Fuse glue.  I used a stiffer felt for the nose lines to they would hold up.

Be sure to share your Olaf's here and on the Thermoweb Facebook page!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Make it Monday- Matching our Dolly with Sew Coordinated Kits

Good Morning gang! Another Make it Monday another outfit.  This time we are adding a brand new doll to Parker's toy party.  The pattern is by Dolls & Daydreams (Red Riding Hood)  I used the October Sew Coordinated kit to create Parker's top and the doll.  Since making the doll, which is named Pink, she has had some items go missing.  Nothing too shocking really.  Shoes....buttons on the front.....skirt.  Still she's adorable and easy to make so check her out.   

On to the patterns! I used the Tilly by Brownie Goose for the top and modified it to have a closed back.  The pants are the Butler Britches also by Brownie Goose with a regular cuff.   You've seen me posting about Parkers booty and these pants fit very well.  I am not sure if that's because they are geared towards boys or what.  The fabrics are Moda and the Cord is just from Hobby Lobby.

As a side note the Dolls & Daydreams shop has a Facebook group which is most helpful! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Create Happy with Mambi & Thermoweb

We must GLITTER ALL THE THINGS! and gold am I right?  I have never in my life used so much gold on projects.  Thermoweb teamed up with Mambi last week and I had the pleasure of playing along. I used gelatos to calm down the gold on the Happy Thicker. I also used the new Deco Foil adhesive to create some mirco bead dots. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make it Monday- Let's recap

In a few short months I've created a whole lotta clothes!  I had to look up on my phone to see just when I started sewing and it really hasn't been all that long.  I am excited about sewing like I was when I first started scrapbooking.  I just love how happy Parker is when it's all done and how proud she is to tell people my Mommy made this!  Thanks for hanging around and cheering me on!