Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
- ruffle (premade)
- needle & thread
1. Lay out ruffle on area of shirt that you want design to be. Form it into a heart shape and pin it to the shirt as you go. Don't worry about the connections at the top. We can disguise that later.
2. Once ruffle is pinned to shirt, handstitch it to the shirt using a matching thread colour so it doesn't show. When stitching the ruffle to the shirt, try and go along the middle area where the original seam is. Take small stitches so it doesn't show.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
4. Pull out and stretch some of the fabric until you get it uniform and a somewhat even looking ruffle all the way along.
- attach it as an accent on a pouch or other handmade item (see photo above)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This was before the living room makeover and before I glued the stairs back in. I don't have a pic of the after for this room yet.
The living room. I showed this on a ScrapScene post awhile back. I used stamps from Crafty Secrets to make the wallhangings and the bedding and curtains. (Stamped on fabric with Staz-On ink.) Note: I'm not sure if these stamps are still available as the link to them isn't working anymore. The wallpaper is original and although somewhat damaged, I like it so will keep it for now. I found the old furniture at a flea market. The bed needs some repairwork. It is missing the feet at the foot!
The handmade curtains and bedding which were stamped. I put eyelets through the top of the curtains and attached them with wire to act as a rod. You can see it's a little bent here. The floor will need redoing, but for now it has a piece of scrapbook paper layed down. You can see the older flooring in the pic below. The old pillow came with the furniture.
The new wallpaper! All is scrapbook paper. I should also mention that the old rubber dolls I found at a flea market as well.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Here they are hanging to dry. This pic is taken on our sailboat, where we lived before this one. Yes, we are living on a houseboat now. I will have to write more about that soon. One day!
These Valentine cards I made using my Gocco as well. They are of an old photo of my ancestors taking a boat ride. I made a screen out of the old photo with a single heart added to it. I am not sure exactly who they are, but I like to think boating runs in the family! I also like to imagine that this gentleman is courting the lady in the middle and the lady sitting on the right is a chaperone!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
These Chinese game pieces came in a wooden carrying box. On the back of each square is an English word plus the Chinese character. The illustrations are so cute. They are really tiny and I think they are the makings of a really cool project. I just haven't figured that part out yet! Can't wait to start experimenting with them.
Friday, February 12, 2010
On the weekend she added a bunch of handmade laptop sleeves as well. Some of my favourites are shown below. The best thing about these is that some have a sleeve on the outside to add papers, pencils, etc. and also some come with a little pouch that perfectly fits an iPhone.