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November 2009

Vintage Fabric Flowers and Fabric Topped I-Top Brads

Kelly McCaleb taught a workshop at Spark and in it she showed us how to make these cute fabric flowers out of vintage fabric.  This is the shirt I made in class.



I am also making a sweatshirt for my niece (I'm almost finished!) and added a i-top brad I made with fabric to the center of a fabric flower and to the zipper.  Even though the brad is on the zipper pretty securely, I think I'm going to sweet talk my father-in-law into showing me how to solder them together so the i-top brad wont fall off.


Here's a close up of the flower, I just poked the i-top brad through the center of the flower and then opened the backing up and pushed it down into the backside of the flower. 

(Sorry the color is off quite a bit in these pics, I took them at night)



For the zipper pull, I just put the i-top brad through the center of the zipper pull and then tweaked the backing so that it wrapped around the zipper pull and tucked the ends behind the head of the brad.


Sponsor: Imaginisce


Happy Thanksgiving

Fall Foliage - Samuel Smith's Organic Cider  

Wishing my American friends and family a very happy Thanksgiving...hope you have an enjoyable weekend with the people you love and may God's blessings upon your life be your focus this weekend.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Yippee, it's the weekend!

First off, I want to share this card with you.  I made it for my friend's birthday.  I'm so happy that I was finally able to use one of those Fancy Pants Designer Trading Cards on it.  I've had a box of them in my stash that I keep trying to use and it just never seems to be the right project for them.

Supplies: Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee; Card stock - Bazzill; Ribbon - Making Memories; Card - Fancy Pants; Felt Butterfly - Heidi Swapp; Pins - Making Memories; Stamp - Imaginisce; Charm; Thread

This week has been really busy for me, so I'm super thankful that it's the weekend!  Some girlfriends and I are headed to the Polka Dot Whimsy Holiday Party and Crop for some much needed fun today.  I have a million projects to work on, so I'm hoping to be productive too...although I'm not holding my breath on that one since it's hard for me to work diligently on projects when my friends are sitting next to me and we are all chatting away!

Enjoy YOUR weekend!!


How To: Hairspray Photo Transfer Technique

When I was at Spark a couple of weeks ago (gee, has it really been that long?) Rhonna Farrer taught us a really neat photo transfer technique using hairspray.  I tweeted about it and got a lot of responses wondering how you do it so I put together a little tutorial to show you how.

For this technique I used...


Sponsor: ProvoCraft


The Butterfly Project

In memory of the 1.5 million children that were killed in the Holocaust, The Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas is collecting handmade butterflies as part of The Butterfly Project.  


Here is one of the butterflies I'm sending...pretty simple, but I stamped a powerful word on it: "remember".  The back side of my butterfly is the same as the front...buttons and all.

I put some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on it to give it a bit of glitz....unfortunately it's hard to see in the photos.


Supplies: Card stock - Bazzil; Patterened paper - K & Co; Cricut* Cartridge - Home Decor; Adhesive - GlueArts Glue Glider Pro*; Rubber Stamp - Making Memories; Distress Stickles - Tim Holtz; Buttons - Making Memories


You can also see the  When Creativity Knocks video about a butterfly they made and their visit to Natural Bridges State Park which is a fabulous place to view the Monarch butterflies. 

If you'd like to be a part of this project, please visit The Butterfly Project.

*Sponsored by ProvoCraft and GlueArts