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I saw this Santa Beard over at Snazzle Craft and thought it’d be a fun item to have around the house for the holidays. When I made a sparkly silver turban for my son’s Halloween costume a few years ago, … Continue reading
Summer is here. You know the drill – it’s hot, so you put your hair up – until September! And if you’re doing that, you may as well make yourself some pretty earrings that dangle. I used faceted beads for this … Continue reading
It’s the second day of the Italian Market Festival, and although it’s been raining on and off, it hasn’t dampened people’s spirits. The festivities will be going on until 5:00 today, so drop by and sample some of Isgro’s pastries!
Remember in grade school when we used to cover our books in brown paper? This datebook cover is a fabric version of that. I stitched together some scraps of fabric I had lying around in my studio, wrapped it around … Continue reading
Call me old fashioned – I long for the days when you needed to change the channel, you picked your carcass up off the sofa, walked over to the TV and turned the knob. Now everything has a remote – … Continue reading
Why use a plastic, bank issued, checkbook cover when you can make your own custom cover in no time!
This is a new technique that I’m chasing down. It’s essentially a clear “primer” that you can use to coat surfaces with so that they will accept printing from a digital inkjet printer. I made a greeting card with a … Continue reading
Father’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I’d do another iPod case tutorial, but this time one that attaches to a belt. I added the record player to give it a retro touch, coating the fabric with … Continue reading
A few weeks back, I went to the fabric store and was immediately drawn to Lotta Jansdotter’s new Echo collection. I chose Spring Buds in mustard, and the aqua Scattered Pods, I thought it would make a terrific tote bag! … Continue reading
Another way to use up the odd pieces in your fabric stash – the zippered pouch. There are a lot of terrific tutorials online, I used this one. With the holidays right around the corner, these pouches make greats gift. … Continue reading
Ever since America Online stopped stuffing my mailbox with their trial CDs, I really needed coasters! I’m not fond of the brown ring on my desk from my coffee cup, or the puddle left behind by my afternoon chilled beverages. … Continue reading
I made a protective pouch for Joe’s adorable, little 3rd generation iPod Nano.
This was my first attempt at quilting, a gift for a new addition to the family. I wanted to create a one of a kind piece that was cheery, with bold patterns, and no pastel colors. Since the sex of … Continue reading
Today’s post features Nancy, pride of the Lone Star State, a self proclaimed bag lady, and a genius!