Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grinch me

I almost forgot this one in my below gift really can't go wrong with this, right?
By amazing artist Jason Edmiston

Some of my favorites for the Holidays

1. Violet Pie

2. Imagine Studio

3. Ditzy Redhead

4. Babes in Vintageland

And, for more fantastic finds for the holidays you can check out the rest of the Etsy Treasury here...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrap Materials: Project 4: Floral appliques (puffy heart leftovers)

Ok, so once you have completed your puffy hearts you will have something that looks like the above left over from your scraps. I wanted to somehow re-use this also (always thinkin'), so the below is what I came up with. It is almost a pin-wheel looking thing.

You just overlap and pin as you go to get a sort of flower look and then sew. The leopard-style one I sewed a heart cut-out on for the center. I also started fooling around putting flower on top of flower to see what kind of effect I might get and that also looked cute (not pictured). This idea makes a cute, unique brooch pin, add to a hat, sew onto clothes...whatever!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scrap Materials: Project 3: Puffy hearts

Pretty cute, huh? I am a sucker for recycling, upcycling - whatever you want to call it. Anything that I can make from scraps, or something left over, I will do it!! I hate to see anything go to waste. These little cuties have been made from some material scraps, stuffed with more material scraps!

Now actually, some of these are not stuffed too. You can do either way, but I just like to use my scraps somehow. It is the most fun to be able to use two different, but similar - or, if you are bold, two totally conflicting fabrics. It just adds some pizazz to your design. Be sure to check this blog for my next post to see how I use the scraps from the left over fabric from the heart cut-outs..

***Box or hearts can be purchased here and here...


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