Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rag Rug

Here is a new project, a rag rug! This might take me some time, but I think it will be fun to work on it here and there. I'll let you know how it goes.  photo image-1908.jpg

Friday, August 30, 2013

Scrap Fabric Flowers

My favorite blog is 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.  photo image-1748.jpg

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Find of the Week-Drink Butler

I thought this drink butler bar was pretty neat. It looks like something my parents would have had when I was a kid. I love how all the supplies fit into the drawer so you can take it places. Pretty clever!  photo image-2357.jpg  photo image-593.jpg

Monday, August 26, 2013

Art Box

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.  photo image-391.jpg  photo image-575.jpg

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Life Is Good!

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!  photo image-344.jpg  photo image-2159.jpg

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

No Blog Entries This Week

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

An Old Quilt

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!  photo 019-1.jpg  photo 020-7.jpg

Sunday, August 11, 2013

More of the Snippet Belt

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!  photo image-194.jpg  photo image-195.jpg  photo image-196.jpg  photo image-197.jpg  photo image-198.jpg

Friday, August 9, 2013

Funky Tool Box

I found an amazing blog; 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!  photo image-192.jpg  photo image-191.jpg

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Earth Without Art Is Just "Eh".

This was a sweet gift from the music teacher at my school.  photo image-185.jpg

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rusty Measuring Cup

This is one of my dump treasures. A little lace, a soldered saying and a plant to dress it up!  photo image-189.jpg

Monday, August 5, 2013

School Lanyards

School starts today for teachers and what better way to start the new year than with a new lanyard!? I made one, then two, then three, well you get the idea!  photo image-181.jpg  photo image-180.jpg  photo image-182.jpg  photo image-183.jpg

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Antique Tape Measure

I thought this antique tape measure was so neat. It will fit in with my old sewing items. It would also be pretty cool with my old toolbox. Decisions, decisions!  photo image-190.jpg

Friday, August 2, 2013

Little To-Go Sewing Supplies

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.  photo image-187.jpg  photo image-188.jpg  photo image-186.jpg

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Art Room Apron

I made this apron for myself. I think it will cover my good clothes, hold my supplies, and look just spiffy at school.  photo image-184.jpg