I love u sew much

I don’t want to miss out this week’s Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches. So here goes my take.

I used a diagonal striped vellum from Daiso (the thrifty Japanese store which I think are available also worldwide). I bought two packs of this vellum, one is this striped version and another has a polka dot design.

The pack has a number of colors in there but I used the teal one to match the Poppy sketch challenge that I’m joining in too.

Those vellum are just so pretty but much thinner than the other vellum available at online stores.

mats

I die cut the frame and used a different paper in the middle for contrast. I then stamped the sewing machine and paper pieced the knobs and the machine’s body.

I also added a red thread hanging at the needle area just because ūüôā ¬†The vellum doesn’t lay as flat as the patterned paper so I added a red washi tape just to keep them down a bit in its place. Works like an accent don’t you think?

For the sentiment, I embossed it with black embossing powder. It curled a little bit¬†and I just wish that vellum is much more thicker. Anyhow, I love how this card turned out, clean & simple just like my style ūüėČ

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lay

I’m using a sketch from Poppy Sketch # 2 with a pop of color

poppy

Stamps and die used:

Paper Smooches Needle Little Love stamp

Paper Smooches Duo Die 3

Others: washi, patterned papers, colored stripes vellum

Versamark ink, black embossing powder

 

I’m entering this card also to

Simon Says Stamp, Keep it Clean and Simple card challenge

 

 

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Fabric pieced home decor

So excited to share this quick sewing project using fabric and felt to create a home decor. I’m sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

I used the following materials and tools on this project:

  • Fabric and felt scraps
  • White cotton fabric
  • Stamps, inks and acrylic block
  • Scissor (looks like a scary big scissor but this is the one I use for fabric cutting)
  • Fabric glue
  • Frame to put the stitched piece (I got mine from Ikea)
  • Embroidery floss and needle (not pictured)

supplies

I stamped the images directly on fabric and felt

felt

I used the fabric wrong side up so as not to see the stamped lines.

fabric

So this is how you see the shapes coming together, already cut. I arranged the stamps again to see how it will look 

cut

The already stamped the leaves here

leaves

Then I stamped the sentiment, Be Amazing

amazing

I adhere the pieces using fabric glue from Mod Podge.

mod2

I added the arms by stitching them

arms

I also stitched the leaves for some texture

leaves stitch

After all the pieces are adhered and stitched some pieces for texture, it’s already done. Easy peasy.

final2

I can hang this on the wall as decor or just stand near my crafting table.

I’m sharing this to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party.

ASWC-linky-party

 

Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I¬†finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here¬†for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons¬†to add a feel of¬†royalty ūüôā I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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front blog

Sarah Hurley, Lookbook Magazine Vol. 4 projects

Sarah Hurley’s Lookbook Magazine Volume 4¬†is already released, yey! Exciting times ūüôā

There are a lot of great projects from the rest of Sarah’s¬†talented DTs and I was blown away by the creativity and variety of projects presented by each of these ladies.

I’m sharing here some of my contributions to the book using Sarah Hurley’s digi kits, stamps, and papers.

First up¬† is the Halloween card using Sarah’s 31 Spook Street Digi¬†Scrapbooking kit.¬†¬†I got the image, Angelica Strange from the kit while the stamps are from Malcolm Strange stamp set.¬†I did¬†partial embossing and background stamping as well in the card base.¬†Angelica, the candy corn and pumpkin were colored with promarkers. The banner’s paper I used Sarah’s September Kit Club Add On 1-Shooting Star.

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Note that the Lookbook Magazine, Vol. 4 highlights Halloween and Autumn season so the projects are a combination of the two.

I also did a set of small treat bags for small chocolate pieces. The stamps are again from Malcolm Strange stamp set. For the orange bag, I used Doodle Doll Art Girl stamp.  I again used stamping and embossing for these bags plus twine and some washi strips.

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bag1 blog

bag2 blog

bag3 blog

I have a set of three cards as well with whimsical characters and autumn colors. I used Woodland Wonders, Under the Stars Digi¬†scrapbooking kit¬†for all the cards here. I did a lot of fuzzy cutting in the images but feels no boredom at all doing them ūüôā What a great feeling seeing these cards in a finished state. A lot of photos here..

3 cards

card1 blog

card1 close blog

The sentiments for the other two cards are from Sarah’s Sentiments Stamp.

card2 blog

card2 close blog

card3 blog

card3 blog detail

And now, moving to another craft project, a wall decor using stamps from the Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamps.¬†Love this one too ūüôā

Stamp Stitch decor

 

 

 

 

Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a¬†coordinating¬†wand to go along with it.¬†I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die¬†(smallest size) from Papertrey ink.¬†For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic¬†knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the¬†my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.

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wand full

Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts¬†{wow me}¬†Linky Party

Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and¬†before that day comes,¬†I’m already looking for¬†something that¬†she could use or play around with.¬†So, since¬†she¬†really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like¬†a¬†Barbie princess.

I¬†found awesome site and tutorials¬†when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt.¬†My stash already have almost all what I need, I just¬†bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it¬†only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used¬†2 shades of pink for the¬†front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder¬†dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers.¬†There are flower templates available online too.¬†It just so happen that I have the¬†Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown

materials

2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

cut felt

3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and¬†colored ribbon¬†below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt¬†and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final¬†cover, I put them later to¬†hide the stitching I did¬†in the buttons.

button ribbon

4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos¬†explain them all ūüôā

diecut flowers

flower assembly

assembling flowers

This is how I assembled them

embellish

5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad¬†sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

elastic end

The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way

elastic

elastic stitch

turning

Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.

bands

6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

full front

the flower details

top

side flower details

If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email ūüôā

EDITED: I’m linking this project to¬† And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

And Sew We Craft

Happy sewing!

Embroidered Love Birds

It’s been a while that I haven’t done any sewing for the last several weeks mainly because of the very busy schedule at work. I suddenly missed it, so yesterday when I had the chance to¬†sit around after¬†working on my chores, I sit and did¬†this needlework embroidery from The Stamping Shack.

The first time I saw this image called Love Birds¬†from the Orange Bird Studios collection, I’m already smitten. The outline image is just perfect for an embroidered project. It¬†reminds me of the doodle stitching.

So now, I’m sharing the end product of my¬†work yesterday. ¬†I put the embroidered image in a frame 4×6″ frame from Ikea. By the way, Ikea Qatar has just opened about two weeks ago and that makes me so happy ūüôā I love them!

You can visit The Stamping Shack blog to see more of this project.

I’m entering this project at Moxie Fab World’s Handmade Home Decor Week: The Spring Home Decor Challenge.¬†Though the digistamp works on paper,¬†I used a different medium on this one.

And so, what do you think?

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Make-up brush, roll

I have cut these fabric from Heather Bailey (Freshcut fabric)¬†a looonng¬†time back ūüė¶ but was able to finish the project only last night.¬† The¬†cut fabrics¬†were intended to¬†be sewn as¬†a make-up brush organizer. Sewing is much more the same¬†way as the crayon rolls I did previously but¬†this time larger. The inside pockets¬†varies in size to fit the brush, some liner pencils, and whatnot.

I did some shots of the process of making this roll and plans to post a tutorial soon  to share.

For now, only the final product is here.

Rolled

Rolled

Make up roll

Make up roll

 

Handcrafted Holiday Sew Along

I found  this interesting sew along for handcrafted crafts for the holidays beginning October 1st.

Handcrafted christmas

Handcrafted christmas

Got this info through The Patchsmith blog whom used to participate in Zakka sew along projects as well.

The handcrafted holiday sew along will sure be fun.  The holidays is still three months away but it’s still good to start early than to drag yourself doing things up to the  last-minute.  I’ll post the projects here too so you can see what I’m currently up to.

I’m currently planning an activity in mid-November but I’ll know only by end of the week if the plan pushes through. I’ll mention the progress on my blog over the weekend.

Happy Garland Message Board

I read about the Zakka Sew Along in Lindsey’s blog around end of July when¬†I was browsing the net¬†for sewing projects. I already had the book¬†in June¬†but¬†didn’t know that¬†there’s a sew along going on online.

The two most fave projects I would really want to do is the Sweet sugar cookie sack and this garland message board.

I was able to participate in Week 19, Sugar Cookie Sack and this time the Happy Garland Message Board at Week 23.

Those were two of the simplest projects on the book I know but I find those two as an adorable gift to the small kids at home. My other zakka project, sugar cookie sack is here.

Even if the sew along comes near to an end (only one week to go), I still plan to do the other projects I missed to do in the weekly roundups.

A version of this week’s project can also be seen in Maureen’s blog.

Now off to my message board version, I used a 12‚ÄĚ embroidery hoop on my project. I bought the hoop a few weeks back and was looking forward to do my own board. This can be customized as a birthday present with a personalized name on it or with a minimal embellishment.

With a little fabric glue kept in each of the small triangles, it makes a little easier to align where each piece would go when I sew. Not too satisfied with the way I did the detail stitching in the triangles. Noticed the spacing done in there? I need more practice in working on curves and small detailed works especially when doing them on a machine. I hand stitched the ribbon seen on the left (second row banner).

I diecut a cloud pattern to put on top of the banner but decided in the end to remove them as it didn’t seem to fit in the overall look of the project, looks like my choice of fabric is not right. Didn’t take a photo either. The finishing at the back is photographed here though.

Anyhow, I ended up with this version. I have a number of mini clothes pin that I also used in my card projects so it just fit well on this occasion too.

Happy Garland Message Board, Zakka Style

Message Board, Tag with mini clothes pin

Hand stitched ribbon detail

Hand stitched ribbon detail

Finishing at the back