Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
My favorite blog is rebeccasower.com. I love everything Rebecca makes! About 6 months ago I bought a fabric flower PDF from her etsy store. It has been on my to-do list for a very long time. Yesterday I finally decided to make one of the flowers. Her directions were fantastic, and they were actually very easy to make! Well, I made one, then two, and then three! I cut more fabric today and I want to make some more. Check out Rebecca's blog! You will thank me when you see what an amazing artist she is.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
I found a wood art box and gave it a fresh life. I painted the outside, covered the top with pretty paper and filled it with supplies. This will go to a student who needs a little TLC and is in need of some creative tools. I would have loved this when I was a kid.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tomorrow I am back in my own classroom and I am so grateful to be an art teacher! I forgot how much energy it takes to teach 1st grade. I did the happy dance all weekend when Friday was over. I loved the kids but boy was I exhausted! On Saturday I grabbed my art supplies and played. I saw a t-shirt on Pinterest that had been dipped in dye and I really wanted to try it. Here is the one I did, hanging on the line up-side-down. Life is Good!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I'm sorry but I have no time to work on my blog this week! We have no substitutes at school right now and so I am teaching 1st grade all week. I forgot how much time and energy they take, and they are my priority right now. So until this weekend, I'm signing off. Terry
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I paid $2.00 for this quilt! It has a few stains, and was tied, not quilted. This is where the good part comes in. I started looking at it and I could see some quilting where there was a little hole. I cut all the ties off the top and ripped the seams around the edge of the quilt, and there was a very old quilt between the layers. It was well worn in some places, but perfect for some of my fabric collages. So now I have a quilt top that I can use as well as a very cool old quilt that will have a new life. That's my kind of find!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I had a request to take some better pictures of the snippet belt. I thought I would tell you how I made it while I'm at it. I started with the intention of making a snippet roll, so I didn't measure my strip of denim. I'm just lucky it fit around my waist when I was done. Depending on how long and wide you want your belt, that's what you will measure for your base piece. I used a strip of denim for mine. Then I took pieces of material, lace, bits of leftover projects and layer them on my denim strip until I was happy with what I saw. Next I took a little bit of tacky glue and glued my pieces down. After that I sewed up and down the length of the denim/fabric edges. I trimmed along the edges after that. Remember, it was not my intention to create a belt, so I didn't turn my edges under or make everything perfect. Once this step was done, I embroidered little bits here and there in between pieces of fabric and sewed on some buttons. I added a belt buckle and my project was complete. This same method is basically how I made my lanyards, but I used a cotton band instead of denim. It would make a cute trim around a basket rim, or if you made it very wide, a scarf would be darling!
Friday, August 9, 2013
I found an amazing blog; www.funkyjunkinteriors.net. This is where I found the idea for the funky tool box. There are step by step directions on how to build the box on the funkyjunk blog. Now comes my confession. I just started a new school year and I have very little time on my hands right now. I found the old hand drill, but my husband built my box for me. I know, I am very lucky!! I'm sorry for not being able to put much effort into my blog this week, but I'm trying, so don't give up on me!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
I have 3 or 4 containers of art and sewing supplies that I have ready to go when we camp or take long trips. Recently I have started making little to go kits. They might be a little box with a needle, threads, buttons and little scrap pieces of fabric. Another might be a little bag with embroidery supplies in it. I can throw it in my purse and I am set for a bit of sewing here and there.