Jennifer Paganelli is having a giveaway and you get to the pick the fabrics! Click here for the details and to get entered!
Also, want a chance to win some of Anna Maria Horners NEW fabric line, Drawing Room??? ummm.............YEAH!!!!!! Ok then, head on over to Craftsanity to get all the details. Again, you have to hurry! deadlines to get entered are creeping up FAST!!!! good luck!
You can find more Wordless Wednesday photos here.
Usually it comes in a box so I suprised he was referencing it to be a rug BUT know knowing that you could actually SEE inside the "packaging" it makes sense. It could be a rug! and I guess it was a pretty guess on his part as to what is really was! more to come with these little lovelys soon......................
Don't they look great!? Her photo is wonderful and so rich with color! I love the fabric she chose and she was also resourceful too! She used brown felt and some fusible webbing to create her cookies because that is what she had on hand. Great job!!! Anyone else give it a try! I'd love to take a peek! SHOW me!
You can find my tutorial here: Fabric Fortune Cookies
Here's what I've got on my mind for coats - looks like I might need to be ordering online instead of searching the stores!
Love this color!!!!
and this little number! who can resist my favorite pattern - polka dots! too cute!!!
Now on to shoes. Flats aren't something I wear alot of but they say it's better then wearing tennis shoes. I have a pair of red flats which I love to wear and I will definately be buying a couple more pairs with fun bold colors or patterns for this Spring. I'd love to buy a fun animal print pair!
Speaking of red shoes, doesn't Sandi have the cutest pair? She got alittle help from my alter ego, Flat Betty picking out those shoes. She's definately hot and trendy for this season! You can view the details about Flat Betty's latest trip here . Will you be buying anything new to add to your Spring Wardrobe?
Of course she had to wear it to school the next day because she wanted to prolong this "grown up" feeling. Here's where the big grin from ear to ear part comes in. While going through her backpack and folder when she returned home from school that day I discovered a stack of papers with names and colors on them. Curious I asked her what they were. "Oh! these are orders! A few kids from my class liked my and bracelet and they want me to make them one too. I wrote down their names and then they told me what colors they wanted. Some of the kids wanted their "beeds in a patern" and some wanted their "beeds scatered" which means not in a pattern." "Oh" was my reply accompanied with the huge smile as I couldn't help to try to imagine how it all unfolded and what was going on the classroom for to get all of this done. (???)
Needless to say, we broke out the beads and she allowed me to help her string a few. Looks like I have a an independent little artist in the making. I'll have to keep my eye on this one she's good! (wink)
Week 2 of February's "Blue" Theme for Self portrait Challenge. I titled this photo Sunday Blue. This challenge has made me realize other than blue jeans and denim I don't own alot of blue in my wardrobe. I even went shopping and I just didn't gravitate towards the blue items. I'm more of a accent with blue here and there. Hence the dress I wore on Sunday to church - Just a splash of blue in between all the other colors.
You can take a peek at week 1 here
You can also share your projects, ideas or simply be inspired by joining the Ginger Blossom Flickr Group! Sandi has already uploaded several of her own photos and projects with lots more to come now that the fabric is being shipped to stores!
If you are on my mailing list then you heard abou the sale on Thursday - lucky! you got first pick! for those of your not on my mailing list here's your chance! the sale runs through tonight - Feb 16th until Midnight! Just spend $20.00 or more on DIY kits and enter the coupon code - sweetdeal - to get $8.00 off your order! Hurry! there are a few styles already gone but still plenty left to choose from! Grab some for now and some for later! Enjoy!
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Here's what in my purse right at this very moment. Not much huh? I had switched purses a few days ago and only put in the essentials as I ran out the door - Keys, 2 wallets, cell phone, mints, gum and my "super woman" bracelet. I didn't even get my lipstick or chapstick put in which I regretted the next day. That reminds me, I need to slip those in before I head out this morning.
If you'd like to participate - jump aboard! Post your picture and then be sure to post your link on boutiquecafe!
Here's a zero calorie sweet treat for you that is sure to warm your heart today! My alter ego - Flat Betty - just attended a birthday party for sweet 5 year old named Kennedy. But this wasn't your typical party. It's a MUST READ for alittle heart melting action. I mean, how many 5 year olds do you know that ask thier guests to bring Pajamas to donate instead of gifts for themselves? Too sweet!
Are you ready to Party?? The 5 minutes for Mom blog is gearing up for thier annual HUGE blog party event! It was alot of fun last year and over 1,000 blogs participated so I will definately be jumping into this year's party! WhoooHOOO! Hummmmm.........now what type of party to throw........thinking..................thinking.............I'm feeling a giveaway - whatcha think? some free swag is always good.......................music? maybe.................................there's always food, games, videos, etc. so I guess you will have to come back on March 7th to see what type of party I have cooked up! You can join in too! just follow the link!
Lola...again blog has a GREAT tutorial for a snazzy handbag - the Jenny Bag. You can download the pattern and see her step by step photos and instructions. Love the bold choice of fabric she used and who can't use another handbag. So freshen up your Spring wardrobe with your own version of the Jenny Bag!
design*sponge is holding a DIY contest! and WOW they have some seriously COOL prizes and CASH to giveaway!!!! It's definately worth checking out! Click on the link to get all the details! Good luck and get crackin! all entries must be in by March 2nd I think!
and if you'd like to start dreaming about crafting projects take a peek at some new fabrics headed our way in the next couple of months!
Anna Maria Horners new fabric line Drawing Room will be coming out soon and of course it's FABULOUS! She's posted some sneak peeks on her blog recently and the story behind the fabric is just as good as the fabric itself! she will transport you, I promise!
and Daisy Janie is celebrating her fabrics being printed as we speak! She is debuting 12 different patterns that will be available to purchase! Be sure to stop by and check out her handiwork as well!
(Be sure to upload your photos from trying this project into the Brassy Apple Projects Flickr group!)
Fabric Fortune Cookies
paper word strips
circle pattern - approx. 4-5 inches in diameter
STEP 1: gather your fabric(s) - I always like to use an assortment of different colors and patterns
STEP 2: Using your iron and following the manufacturer's directions - apply the fusible fleece to the wrong side of your fabric using as large of a piece as you would like. (of fabric and fusible fleece depending on the number of circles you will be cutting out of that print)
STEP 3: Print off the circle template or create your own in any size you would like. (Simply click on the picture below, print or save and print)
STEP 4: Trace your pattern on the wrong side of your fused fabric using a fabric marker and cut out your circles. It's always a good idea when making several to fuse all your fabrics, trace and cut them all at once instead of doing each step individually.
STEP 5: Cut a piece of wire just slightly shorter than the width of your circle- You can use floral wire or I just like to use whatever I have on hand that will work. For this project I used some 22 gauge wire that I had handy. Leave a small margin of space on each end. Glue in place with Craft Glue, hot glue, E6000. Again, I used what I had on hand. I believe there are several type of glue that will work.
STEP 6: Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon - match the color of the inside. In this case mine is white - and glue it over the top of the wire. Let dry flat for 10 - 30 mins. Depending on what type of glue you used.
STEP 7: While your glue is drying print off your word strips on whatever color paper you would like. Have fun with the font, size and you could even print off several different phrases depending on what the occasion is. Cut your strips.
STEP 8: Once the glue is dry it's time to fold! Place your word strip in the middle of the "cookie" on top of the ribbon and fold the two ends up as shown in the photo.
STEP 9: Then fold the two ends down and toward the middle (bending the wire) to get the shape of the cookie
STEP 10: This is what I call the fluff and shape step. To help your fortune cookie have a natural "round" shape slip your finger in the middle and push out the sides, make sure there is a good "crease" down the middle like the photo below. This will help shape your cookie too.
STEP 11: You're done! Package them up however you would like and deliver! There are several creative ways to package these, design and give them so have fun! Enjoy!
**thanks to the CRAFT blog for featuring my tutorial! smooches!
It's a good thing! Thanks Martha!
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