Friday, March 25, 2016

Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Bag

Simplicity 1439
3/4 yard cotton fabric,lining
1 yard cotton fabric, ruffles & outer
Wood handles 9"
Masking tape
1.      Measure and adjust pattern pieces 15 (reduce 2 1/2" in width), 18 (reduce 3" in width and add 4" in height depending on handle size) & 22 (reduce 3" in width).

2.      Cut Four (4) 3 1/2" strips WOF from ruffle fabric. Cut 2 fabric and 2 lining from piece 15. Cut 1 piece 17 from lining fabric, Cut 2 piece 18 from outer fabric, and Cut 1 outer and 2 lining from piece 22.
3.      Roll hem the bottom of each strip 3 1/2 inch strip of fabric.

4.      Place lace along raw edge of  3 hemmed fabric strips and baste along edge. Pull thread to gather. 
5.      Follow pattern directions for Bag C. using piece 22 for bottom instead of piece 16, this creates a rounder shape for a fuller skirt look! Use on laced ruffle layer at top.

6.      Complete as directed by pattern.
Any bag that makes you smile should be the one you carry every day! Happy Sewing!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Simply Sampled: my 2 cents

I have never really considered myself a quilter, although I have dabbled a bit in it, I thought taking a class would be a fun way to acquaint myself with the terminology and hone some self taught skills. Authorized Sew & Vac was offering a class based on Simply Sampled by Jeni Baker. I am 2/3rds of the way in and really enjoying the class. I absolutely love having others around to bounce ideas off of and to cheer each other as we succeed.

Today I completed "Block #3:  Disappearing Nine" today independently. This is a fun twist on a classic block, for the full instructions you will want to go get the pattern, I wanted to share my 2 cents on how to make a key directional fabric be right side up at the completion of the block.

My focal fabric are these fun type writers from the Windham Fabric collection Type by Julia Rothman. Since this block has a fun twist I flipped the fabric upside down on the top left and bottom right corners of the nine patch block.

Here is where the fun comes in...this block divides into quarters and then.....

Flip! and magically those upside down type writers are right side up!

and done!

I have several more blocks to go but am feeling more like a quilter each session. I may have a crush on it...and of course all the beautiful fabrics are addictive so I may be a goner!

happy sewing!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

May Arts/ G45 Hop: just in case

What a fun pairing of fab May Arts ribbons and beautiful graphic 45 products. Welcome so glad you clicked over. I am so happy to share my fun little project. Before we get down to what I did don't forget about the fun opportunity for free goodies! 3 - $25 gift cards from May Arts Ribbons and a prize pack worth $60 and includes May Arts ribbon so you can also create from the beautiful inspirations you have seen on your journey this week. All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog and on May Arts blog or on the graphic 45 Facebook Page. May the odds ever be in your favor.

My project is a fun chipboard lunch pail style gifting box. If the outside looks this cute the gift inside must be delightful. Using a sanding block I distressed the graphic 45 paper and chipboard pieces. A note or card can be slipped in the envelope for the perfect functional embellishment. 
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them!

Supply List:

5/8 Inch Natural Crochet Ribbon

3/8 inch Navy Mini Pom Pom Ribbon

1/4 Inch – RIC RAC – IVORY

Natural Burlap String


Children's Hour 8x8 CALENDAR Pad

Children's Hour Journaling Chipboard 

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

3D White Foam Squares • Combo Pack

Sticky Tape Mini Runner™

Kraft Glassine Envelope 

Cute paper lunch box ( I grabbed mine at Marshalls, random I know!)


Sanding block





So glad you could stop by enjoy your journey.






Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blog Hoppin' with Deflecto & Stampendous

We’re super excited this week to play with our friends over at Stampendous. With two amazing teams joining in the fun you will want to check in every day of the hop.  There will be some fabulous projects, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.

The super talented team from Stampendous will be showing off their projects this week too so be sure to check out their blog too!

Are you social? We are too! Please check us out at the following locations

Deflecto Craft - Facebook Page

Stampendous - Facebook Group

Stampendous - Facebook Page

My darling trailers are in a caravan and had a need to be in motion so I set them on the carousel rotating organizer. Each bin dawns a trailer of a different color.

You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person) Contest open to USA residents only.
We have three prizes, and each will have a 3 Tiered Cake Stand from Deflecto AND a $20 Reward Card from Stampendous.

Now click on the links below and get to hoppin'! Remember to comment on each blog and then return to the Deflecto Blog and leave a comment there for your chance to win.

Supplies I used:
Carousel Rotating Organizer, 9 Bin, Item Number: 3901CR
Stampendous Tiny Trailer Rubber Stamp 
SuperTape™ Roll
Stazon Ink: black
Water Color Pencils
Blender Pen
WaterColor Paper 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Spring Themed Pinterest Design Team Challenge

The Challenge is this....Create a project pulling inspiration from this project by Rhea. This project was voted on by May Arts/Ribbon Resource readers. I love the texture and depth of the blended colors that Rhea used in the background canvas so I pulled it onto a Ribbon Tag canvas...
This is mine...

I am really loving the stencil ikat style with the blended inks. Am I allowed to crush on my own project? cuz I do love the way these turned out!

This is what I used...

1.5 Inch – SILKY/CRUSH , Olive, Teal and Champagne (although I would have used Red had I had it on hand)
Foam sponge
Stazon ink
Hole punch

What inspiration would you have pulled from Rhea's piece?

Happy Crafting!