Here are a few of my "must have" sewing tools. Do you know what these are? Turning tubes. So much easier than a safety pin. I use these at least once a week. Turns purse handles, spaghetti straps and all the other tubes I have struggled with in the past. I got mine at Nancy's Notions but I have seen them elsewhere too. Seriously, you NEED these. Diana
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
You know I love Halloween and all the creepy stuff that goes along with it.......but this new blogger's cookies are totally freaking me out......in a good way. I can hardly look at these but aren't they cool. A brand new blogger, Milly at Five Keeping Me in Stitches made these. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next. Diana
Check out this funny headstone I found for my Fairy Garden! But wait, there is more. It was perfect to make a mold from that I could use for CHOCOLATE!!!Using a two part mold compound from a previous project, I created this washable, oven safe (up to about 395) mold. Think of the possibilities.
Add a small handful of rice crispies. Pour it into the mold, tapped it down on the counter to be sure the surface would be good and covered. Chill and then unmold. Next time I will use a little non stick spray to make the release a little easier.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Glitter in a can? Who knew! How wonderful! Now EVERYTHING can get a coat of glitz with a push of a button! Wow........ I took this plain Jane black craft (meaning cheap) wood house and sprayed glitter and shine on in one easy step.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I needed to make this pendant. The past two weeks have been so busy and I have a habit of getting really hyper when there is a lot going on. Laid back? Not so much.I found one inch glass tiles that I decoupaged computer printed images on the backs of.
Monday, September 26, 2011
When I saw these adorable Gothic scrapbook embellishments, I knew I had to have them. There were twelve in the package! And the first thing I made with them is this super cool ring!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This is a very easy project. A few charm frames. plastic inserts, and miniature book pages......plus some modge podge. Lots of modge podge. I modge podge the images on both sides of the inserts. One side is a vintage picture from a book and on the other side is some text. I found the crow at The Graphics Fairy and the Little Red Robin Hood at Vintage Catnip.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
All you need is
1/2 yard of burlap
orange spray paint
yellow spray paint
twine or ribbon
Cut your burlap into triangles. Mine are 9" wide.
I attached them to twine by threading (no need for needle, just shove it through an opening in the weave) one square inch in from the top corners. I secured them in place on the twine with a knot at each side. I don't know that the knot was really necessary though.
I thought I would try something new on the blog. Most Fridays we will try to bring you cool things we have found in blogland that you can get too! Our first find is this super cut ribbon found at an Etsy shop
that exactly matches some ribbon we bought at the Country Living Fair held in Columbus Ohio this past weekend.love this ribbon! Diana
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Our Bishopric asked me to make a gravestone cake and cupcakes for YMYW last night. They wanted a giant grave on the cake that said RIP Death of a Testimony. Here is what I came up with!
The tombstone is made with rice crispies. I added some black food coloring to the marshmallow mixture to get the stone look.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I made these using a free embroidery design, I forgot where I got it, but I remember it was free, and some black cotton fabric. I cut out 15 inch squares of fabric, embroidered it and then used my new serger to make a rolled hem. That was a new technique for me and it was sooooo easy. I will be putting rolled hems on EVERYTHING now. EVERYTHING. Diana
Saturday, September 3, 2011
GG Embroidery. He is supposed to be a hair clip cover but I made some adjustments in the sewing order and then hand stitched the two together at the tippy top. Now I have a giggle every time I reach for a needle. And what a cute little gift this would be. Diana
Friday, September 2, 2011
This is what I do in the evenings when I am watching tv and can't quit fidgeting.....make headbands.I love to combined different colors and see what I get.