Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Year!! New Goals

It's official, I'm an empty nester!!!   Time to work on myself and not have anymore excuses.  I found this great post which I hope to use to jump start new habits for the year:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Wash-Wear Bags for Traveling

I started out making a scarf for a friend but did not like the way it turned out - not enough fabric, perhaps?  Instead, I made these wash-wear bags for traveling and keeping clean items separate from those that needed washing.
Wash-Wear Bags

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Favorite Blogs with Free Downloads

I have so many likes that it difficult to keep things in one place.  I love blogs that have free downloads, My current favorite is Emily Jones, here is her welcome page Jones Design Company, Make sure to sign up for her newsletter, you'll also have access to her free downloads, printables, templates, Christmas, Valentines, Clip Art & Fonts   Emily Jones Archive of Free Downloads
 - lots of fun things and DIY.

Oh my goodness!! Today I came across one paper-flowers tutorial, which led me to another and then another, all from Lia at  Lia Griffith.  So many beautiful bouquets and colors.  Amazing.  Please visit her website.  You can also join her membership club for access to all her fun ideas but I don't have time for so many.  She also has some SVG files for anyone who owns a Cricut (can these be used on my Sihlhouette?).

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Make Your Own Digital Stamps

I thought this would be of interest to everyone.  Sometimes you need to add just a little something special and this has some great tips and info.  and yes there are two "p's"in the web address - stampps.  I don't know why but just be aware.  The info is from Gillian Allen.  Here is a little before and after of her work.
Open an image    use the Threshold,

Sunday, April 3, 2016  Cute cards, tutorials and interesting technigues

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Vintage Images - Free

I have so many random pieces of paper with various links for free images that I thought I would finally take a moment and create a post so I would have them all in one spot.  The first one and very well known is  The Graphics Fairy .  Karen has DIYs, projects, images for transferring and instructions for transferring images to a myriad of objects, 12 methods for transferring images.  Some topics in her gallery:  Ads & Labels, Birds, Children, Coca Cola Ads, Couples, Ephemera, Holidays, Flowers, Fairies & Angels, and a few more. Make sure to visit her blog.

Next up is Vintage Images, such a variety of images, I'm sure you'll find exactly what you need or something very similar!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Infinity Scarves

I made a few infinity scarves a few months ago and just recently two others.  You can make a lot from one yard of fabric.  I really like the first one I made, very springlike and I love the flirty fabric.
I used this free download from Simplicity for some general measurements.  How to Sew an Infinity Scarf
Lavender Pink Infinity Scarf

This red fiber plaid scarf was made because I had this very small piece of fabric which I loved but it was just too small to make anything to wear from it.  It's a little stiff and the fibers are a little bit delicate but I think it's a great accent piece for the holiday season and one which I will use year after year during the holidays.

Here is a close up so you can see the fibers.

This last one is a pretty floral but I just might take out the joining seam and use it as a regular scarf as it seems just too stiff.  It is pretty though and if I add a pin or something shiny, it will be very dressy.  (pictures coming soon).  Update, I made a set of Wash/Wear bags for my friend GinaMarie.  I think the fabric was much better suited for this project.