"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Altered Shadow Box

A little project created for the May 15Th Design Team reveal over on the Create It-Green Challenge Blog.

The challenge was to create a project using a Square or Squares.
I thought it would be fun to use a Cigar box to create a Shadow Box for my kitchen to go along with my Flower Basket.

Cutting off the lid with an exacto knife I used the lid as my insert.

Painting my box with some crackle paint to lend an aged look.
Paint the outside and inside sides of the box.
Covering the back with black adhesive felt for a finished look.
Using brads and floral wire for the hanger.

For the appliques I again used the same material as my Flower basket.
Material is from an outdated Upholstery Sample Book.

Apply the flower fabric to double sided fusible webbing.

Draw flowers on the back of the paper of the fusible webbing, cut out flowers and iron onto your fabric square that will be used as the background.

Proceed to sew around your appliqued flowers using a Zigzag stitch or by hand.
Using a straight running stitch for the stems.

Print out quote on to Iron on transfer paper and apply to fabric.
Taking your square and center onto your Cigar box top , staple to the back.
Slip into your box and there you have it!

Fun compliment to the Flower Basket.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend !! : )

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Earth Day Blog Hop Update

Hi folks :)
Hope you all had a fun time with the Create It- Green Earth Day Blog Hop.
Again I apologize that I was unable to continue in the hop.
A big Congratulations to all the winners of the wonderful prizes contributed by our generous sponsors!!

I thought I would share with you my other Create It Green Project that I had prepared for the hop.

Fun and easy aprons!! Created from t-shirts!
These are very simple and fast to create.

For my project I used 3 different digital donated by our sponsors.

Butterfly by The Digi Shack
Flower Cart by Fred She Said
Weeder by KLM Designs

Printed them out,colored and scanned them into my computer to be printed out onto Iron on Transfer paper.

Instructions for T- shirt Apron

1. Take an old t-shirt and spread out flat.

2. Cut under the arm sleeve straight across under the other arm sleeve.

3. Cut and remove the hem from the bottom of your t- shirt.
This will create your apron strings.

4. Next you will fold over to one side, both sides of the top of your t- shirt 2 inches.
Cut down about 1/2 an inch and 1 inch apart, fold back up.

5.Weave your hem strip through the slits.

That's it fast and a quick fix when you are in need of an apron.

Now, you may take it one step further by adding a pocket or any other embellishments that you may like.
finishing off the edges by folding edges in and closing with a hand stitch both the top and the bottom.

Depending on the size of your t-shirt will determine the size of your apron.

Hope you found this helpful !
As always thanks for stoppiong by my little corner of the Crafty World :)