Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sewn Polka Dot and Floral Scarves

Hello Bloggin' world!  I have been a little preoccupied with scarves lately.  As you know, I shared a scarf that I crocheted on a loom at our library Pinterest Night last week.  Well.. I enjoy the crocheting, but I also wanted to learn to sew a scarf too.  I found this great tutorial on youtube @  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK_ACEkyMTw .  It was so easy to follow and I was able to sew me up 2 scarfs from some polka dot  and floral material I had on hand.  To be honest, the first one  did not turn out as well as I hoped.  I wanted it to be long enough to twist around twice. .. and it is -- if you wear it close to your neck.    SO --  the next time I added about ten more inches and cut it 70 inches long instead of 60.  I like that length better. 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Cards for the "Guys in my Life" 3rd Series

Happy Friday!  Today I am posting the last set of cards in my series  for the "Guys in my Life".  The first card is  "You're my prime time favorite".  It is  a retired stamp set from Stampin Up.  I learned the technique of using aluminum foil and running it through my embossing machine from our Stampin' Up Make 'n' Take Class with Robin and Kristi.    I love the way it turned out with the matching silver  brads for knobs.    The 2nd card is also a Stampin Up set.  I mean... What guy doesn't love a tractor?  I stamped the image in brown and used olive green paper.  Hope you have enjoyed this series and gained a little inspiration for your cards for guys.  Thanks for droppin' by!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cards for the "Guys in my Life" Series 2

Good morning friends.  Here is card #1 from the 2nd Series of the cards for the "Guys in my Life".  I bought this little stamp set from Hobby Lobby for $1.00 several years ago.  I  think it's so adorable.  It reminds me of a song from the Gaither Vocal Band called, "God loves to talk to little boys while they're fishing".  I thought this card would be great for some of my nephews. 

Close up of the little boy and his tackle box
Here is card number two of the 2nd series.  I did not use a stamp with this card.  The paper and cut out for this one  came from a book by Stampabilities.   I love the canoe tag. 

Thanks for visiting.  I have 2 more sets in this series.  Looking forward to sharing those with you soon.  Have a great day and come back soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cards for the "guys" in my life

Hello Bloggin' Friends!  Do you have a hard time making cards for guys?   I do!!!  Every time I start to make some -- I end up sticking some flower or girly embellishment on them.  I just can't help it!  So -- I made up my mind to put together some cards for "the guys" with absolutely NO girly touches.  I will be sharing them with you over the next few days.  Here is my first one.  I have to admit -- I got inspiration for this card from pinterest.  (can't remember where I saw it -- Sorry!).   I did not stamp it with any sentiment because I am not sure how I will use it.  It could be used as an encouragement , birthday, congratulations or just a hello card.   Hope you like it!   
I sewed a stitch on the brown card stock that resembles a football stitch.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Making a scarf using a loom

Hello Bloggin' friends! Our local library had another "Pinterest Night" last week.  Paula was in charge and she taught us how to make scarves using a loom.  Crocheting is something I have never tried, so I was very anxious about it.  I have a lot of trouble with my carpal tunnel syndrome, so I was not sure I would be able to master it.  However, with a lot of "re-do's" and starting over's.. I was able to put one together.  I  even started on another one that is going much smoother than the first.  I have posted some pictures of Paula's scarves and hats and also the one scarf I made.  Hope you enjoy!  And a very special "thank you!"  to the staff at the Bradshaw Library for all their help and hard work. 
My scarf

I made my flowers using a flower loom I purchased from WalMart.
The scarves below were made by Paula.  They are all so beautiful!
This was my favorite! 

Our hardworking teachers!
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Easy to make SpongeBob t shirt dress

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?  SpongeBob Square Pants!  Lol.  How can you not just love this squishy yellow fellow?  A sweet little friend of mine wanted to dress as SpongeBob for character day at school.  The only costumes available to buy were big and bulky and would not be comfortable to wear at school all day long.  So, we decided to just sew her up one. It  turned out cute and she seemed to like it.  Here are the "how to's" in case you would like to make one of your own.  It was really very easy.  Hope you enjoy it and thanks for visiting!

I purchased the yellow t shirt a size bigger than she normally wears.  (this one is a child's size medium)   I also bought 1/2 yard of brown fabric. 
I tried the t shirt on her and marked where I wanted the skirt to start.  Next, I cut off the bottom of the t shirt below my mark.  Then,  I measured the brown fabric to the width of the t shirt bottom  and doubled that.  Then I cut the brown fabric into two pieces and sewed up both edges. (right sides together).  Finally, I turned it inside out, pinned the brown fabric inside the shirt and sewed it together. 

I cut the belt, tie, eyes, mouth, teeth and nose from felt and sewed them on.  I drew on the eyelashes, tongue, spots and smile lines with fabric markers.  Then I tried it on her and hemmed it.  She wanted the nose to "stick out" so I just sewed the edge of it down.
Ta da... and here she is....  complete with her striped socks and ready for character day!