Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rust Equals Love

When Robert asked me what I'd like for my birthday, I said, 'things that are rusty'.  I found these two treasures on Etsy, sold by two different vendors.

I can't tell you how much rusty, chipped things make me happy, as well as the weeds running rampant in my garden which produce delicate white teeny flowers..

Friday, 18 May 2012

Ruffled Tote Tutorial

I sewed this tote today and have placed a tutorial under the cut.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Old Cologne Ad Transfer Onto Wood Door

 I had a really old cabinet that I turned into a display shelf and I kept the door thinking I would find a use for it later. I transferred this image of an old cologne ad found at The Graphics Fairy onto it and as you can see, it really blurred. I put it aside, thinking I would sand it off and start over but I didn't want to lose the patina. After looking at it awhile, I decided that I like the smudgy rough old look of it and I'm leaving it alone. Perfection is over-rated.

Monday, 14 May 2012

How to make your own (cheap) fabric mats for picture framing.

I framed this print today.  I found this image I loved and printed it onto thin cotton fabric using my ink jet printer, and made a mat using fabric and ribbon.  My father custom made the frame for me years ago and when I tired of the needle work that was in it, I decided to make up my own mat because they're expensive to have cut to size at the framing shop where I live.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Quick & Easy Mother's Day Gift

I sewed some sachets filled with French lavender and tucked them into a matching gift bag this morning.

I transferred some images onto pure cotton fabric using the CitraSolv method explained here.

I found and downloaded a pretty free font, printed a tag on cardstock, and trimmed it with scissors that cut with a fancy edge.