Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Fallen Top with Sew Cordinated Kits & Thermoweb

 This past weekend I sewed up a storm.  5 garments in total!  I found The Fallen Top by Shwin & Shwin and decided to give it a go.  It's a free pattern/tutorial on Shauna's blog.  She has several so check them out.  I used the September Sew Coordinated Kit.  Since the last time I talked about them my sewing skills have come a long way!  I adore this kit and made 3 items with it.  The other two I will share next week.  The fabric is by Dear Stella, Woodwinked collection

Parker was reluctant to take photos this weekend.  I guess I gotta give a girl a break once and awhile.  I made some modifications to the pattern.  The original calls for a pretty wide neck and it would have just fallen off Parker's shoulders, so I ran a gather stitch along the front and back.  I also closed up the bodice with bias tape instead of the pattern piece.  I also used some Thermoweb Heat N Bond Medium Interfacing on the front of the top and created a faux applique with the pattern of the fabric. This was the time I was wishing I had bought a fancy machine with stitching.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper Issues- Link Party with May Arts!

Happy Monday gang!  It's new issue Monday at Paper Issues and this link party is sponsored by May Arts!  My favorite ribbon EVER.  Specifically this black and cream stripe.  They have had it for a few years because I have so many projects made with it.  I used an entire spool to create my wreath and I gave it a healthy dose of Glitter Dust.  

Stop by the Paper Issues blog HERE and link up your creation and win some May Arts! Some ideas for projects you may already have.

Ribbon and other fibers may be in the spotlight, but as always we have other ideas to get you thinking about what to link up. 
  • Show us your mad sewing skills. Put the pedal to the metal and break out your sewing machine or stitch by hand.
  • Add floss, thread, twine or ribbon to your project. You can tie it in a knot, you can tie it in a bow or you can use it in some other creative way.
  • Go through your stash of fabrics and use a scrap or two...
  • Kids are notorious for telling funny jokes and saying cute things. Document the funny things kids say.
  • What says "cute" to you? Is it baby animals? Sweet! Babies? Awwww! Whatever it is, we'd love to see! Maybe you have some cute woodland animal stickers you could use as embellishments.
  • Use a couple of buttons on your project.
  • Tell us what keeps you in stitches and makes you laugh. Is it a funny movie, a comedy show or favorite comedian?
  • Use May Arts ribbon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library and Crate Paper

I was asked to share a project over on Paper Crafter's library last week.  I am a dummy and forgot to post it on the correct day! Such is life these days.  So here is a layout I made using Crate Paper's Boys Rule.  My kid is awesome.  She is super girlie, yet so not.  I love that I can still use boy themed collections for photos of her.  Stop by PCL and check out all their inspiration! 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Make it Monday with Art Gallery Fabrics and Thermoweb

Hey y'all! It's Monday and while I have been kind of quiet here the last two weeks I wanted to make sure I showed you a new sewing project.  This dress is the Cricket Dress by Brownie Goose.  I used Art Galley's Gleeful collection by Sew Caroline 

This dress has a lovely keyhole back.  To keep that back looking sharp you need to use interfacing. She gives you pattern pieces specifically for your interfacing.  Simply follow the instructions on the package and iron on. It's super simple! 

For a little added finish I went ahead and using interfacing in the sleeve cuffs too.  I wanted to make sure after lots of washing they would hold their shape.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

12x12 Calendar with Bella Blvd

Note:  Because this project is so long I copied this straight from the Bella Blog.  Enjoy!

Altered Projects: 12 x 12 Calendar

Today we have a fun altered project to share with you. When we released the Classic Calendars colletion, we knew it wouldn't be too long before one of our designers would create an amazing year-long calendar using the calendar papers. And Jen Chesnick has done just that! 
Jen Chesnick- 2015 Calendar- Bella Blvd
2015 Calendar, by Jen Chesnick.
Hi everyone! Jen Chesnick here today with a special project using the Classic Calendars collection. When this line came out I knew I needed to make a full size calendar. It took me a couple months, but I finally finished it! To start I sorted 12 photos and ordered prints at 12x12”. I attached the photos to the backsides of the calendar papers. When you are building it, keep in mind which way the photos will face once the page is flipped!  
Once I had all my pages completed I took my calendar down to Kinkos and had them bind it for me! I don't have a binding machine, so this was totally perfect. It cost me $4 and some change and it was done in an hour. I hope you like it and create your own 2015 master piece! 
Jan- close
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Main-close up
Classic Calendars: McIntosh, Peep, Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Ice, Oyster, Treasures & Text; Molly: Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards, Paper Pieces, Trinkets; Max: Treasures & Text; Family Forever: Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces; Lucky Starz: Treasures & Text, Trinkets; Trick or Treat: Captions, Tabs, Paper Pieces; Christmas Countdown: Captions, Paper Pieces; Baby Boy: Miniatures; Spring Flings & Easter Things: Miniatures, Chipboard Icons; Sunshine & Happiness: Miniatures; Scattered Sprinkles: Treasures & Text; Summer Squeeze: Treasures & Text; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars, Trees