8.30.2010

Scarves - 1st of the season!



Ready and fresh for the pickin'! The first round of scarves available for the season are HERE! In all sorts of colors, hues, lengths and styles! As always - scarves are first come first serve! Many of them are created with fabric that won't or can't be duplicated for future orders - and that's not a marketing ploy ;)

and of course, more to come.......but when?......well you will have to stay tuned for that......

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8.27.2010

My Photo Friday....round & round

Just a little preview of what's coming next week - SCARVES!!! Remember, scarves will be available for a limited time and in limited quantity. Here's a small peek at the selection of what I like to call the "In a Round" scarf. This style is wildly popular this season and so versatile too! Check back next week for the announcement of the listings!
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8.25.2010

DIY giveaway just for you!

GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED

As you know I am phasing out of creating and carrying ready made items in the Brassy Apple Shop. I will have some scarves (coming soon!) and some DIY kits through the fall and Holiday season though!



With the new year school year starting I thought it would be fun to throw a giveaway!! My daughter loves to have some unique items in her Back to School Wardrobe and enjoys being a trend setter instead of just a trend follower. Having said that, I don't think you can get more unique and original than a pair of Shaggy Mosaic Jeans


Pull out those jeans that have a hole in the knee but still fit and transform them for the Fall season! (psst....no one will ever know!) And I'm going to make it easy on you! 8 blog readers will receive a Shaggy Mosaic girls DIY kit and the pattern booklet (or ePattern version if you prefer) simply for commenting! (if you'd prefer a boys DIY kit I have a couple of those too - just mention it in your comment)


Say hello, tell me a favorite thing about the shop or my blog, tell me what you'd like to see, share a favorite project - whatever! tweet, facebook, blog, email and share it with your friends! Just leave a comment! I'd love to sent some crafty goodness your way!
(Giveaway open for 1 week. Winners will receive a surprise DIY kit of my choice)
make sure your blogging ID is attached to an email address so I can contact you! :) If not, I will have to pick another winner.....

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8.20.2010

My Photo Friday....."Ruff" Week


The last week of summer vacation always brings with it A LOT of things to get done! Besides that, it's been a bit "Ruff" in the studio as well! ;) Some fun ruffled scarves and projects to come.....stay tuned

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8.16.2010

Cut it out!! ......canvas tutorial

I love a wall I can read! Take your favorite quotes and put them up on the walls with this easy, inexpensive idea! 


 Supplies: Canvas (found mine at Hobby Lobby in a 2 pack for $7.99)
Fabric
contact paper
spray paint
staple gun
printer and exacto knife
or a cricut machine

Step 1: Cover your canvas in the fabric you selected and secure it with a staple gun on the backside of the wood frame.




Step 2: Using contact paper cut out the letters of your saying on a circut machine. If you don't have a circut machine, you can simply print off your saying in whatever font and size desired. Then place your contact over the top and of the paper, trace and cut out with an exacto knife. 

Position the letters on the canvas. When you have them where you'd like them to be, peel off the paper backing and stick the letters to the fabric. 


Step 3: When all the letters have been placed, spray a thick layer of spray paint over the entire canvas. Let dry. If needed, apply another coat. 




Step 4: When it is dry, peel the letters off. The color and pattern of the fabric underneath the paint will POP through creating a GREAT contrast!



Hang it on your wall and enjoy! 


another design option: 
Instead of covering the canvas with fabric, just place your letters onto the canvas, spray and peel. The black and white combination is always a classic. 


**edited to add: I get several emails asking about how to get the letters to stick better and prevent the paint from bleeding underneath. Unfortunately I don't think there is a magic trick here but here are some suggestions. 
1) hold your paint can further away from the letters. this means more coats of paint but possibly less bleeding underneath. 
2) Some of my paint did bleed a bit but I had better success when the canvas was "treated" and not a brand new "slick" canvas. The one I covered with fabric I had the best success with. The contact paper "grabbed" onto the fabric better.
3) Here's a gal that tried my tutorial and had GREAT success! notice they type of canvas or artwork she started with too! I hope this tips help!
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8.13.2010

My Photo Friday.....lights, camera. action

Just sharing a little behind the scenes shot that was captured while I was setting up for the TV segment on Studio 5 this week. It was a lot of fun and the staff and hosts are so fun to work with! Brooke is infectiously nice! (yes I used the word "infectiously")
Have a great weekend! and if you craft up one of my projects/tutorials - share a photo! I'd love to see it!
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8.11.2010

Studio 5 free Pattern!


Hello blog readers and Studio 5 Viewers! if you caught my segment this morning on Studio 5 then you are looking for the free pattern download to create your own fabric wall art

Download your FREE pattern!


If you weren't able to catch the segment, here it is:




There are so many fun possibilities with this technique and also with this pattern.






Get craftin' and then share your photos for all to see in the Brassy Apple Flickr group


If you want to get crafty with the sewing machine hop over to the TaterTots and Jello Blog where I am sharing a fun t-shirt refashion project today! 


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8.09.2010

The Creative Connection.....

Many inspiring ladies have been featured on the The Creative Connection - In your Words - feature. The photography, wisdom and encouraging words shared in each of their posts makes me realize (AGAIN) how many talented, amazing and for lack of a better word, "cool" people there are in the world.

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I am lucky enough to be featured on The Creative Connection today sharing my own bits of wisdom and encouragement. Hop over and take a peek if you like! 



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8.06.2010

My Photo Friday.....Prepping


Wow! Did this week go fast for you as well? I've been busy prepping for my Studio 5 TV segment next week! If you are in the area and want to tune in you can catch me live on Wednesday! Wish me luck! 

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8.05.2010

Funner in the Summer!

Mique over at the 30 handmade days blog asked if I would be one of the participants in her "Funner in the Summer" series. If you didn't know about it - well you've missed out! :)

A weekly posting of ideas for you and your kids to have well....."Funner in the Summer!" ha ha ha......
This week my idea was featured!  SO - as the beginning of school is nearing ever so quickly, squeeze some last bits of fun out of each day! Hop over to the 30 handmade days blog and check out all the fun!!! and tell Mique I sent ya ;)



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8.03.2010

Bunchy is now an ePattern!

It's been about a year since the Bunchy Scarf debuted and was wildly popular and in demand. In response to that,  I released the pattern booklet in printed format so many of you could sew up your own. Now, I am offering all the same goodness wrapped up in ePattern format sent directly to your inbox!


A great option to save on shipping (especially all my readers and customers outside of the USA - HELLO!!!) and those wanting to get started sooner than waiting for the snail mail copy to arrive at your door.


Grab your copy and get sewing up something FABuLOUS! 

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Winner....giveaway from Hope Abound


The winner of the giveaway from Hope Abound Boutique is......

Congrats! thank you for supporting on of our great sponsors! 

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8.02.2010

Buy 2 get 1 free!

I love supporting the handmade movement and other women in business. After opening up my blog for advertising a few months ago, several mom run companies have taken us up on the offer. THANK YOU! 

With the Fall season quickly approaching - I know, I know. Summer break went too fast! - Back to School and Holiday Shopping will be kicking into gear very soon! 

I'd love to spread the word about YOUR company here on our left sidebar. So I am offering a special! 
Buy 2 months worth of advertising and get the 3rd month free!! 
This advertising special will only be good from now through the end of August! So email today! 


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