Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dots Challenge.




Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Birthday hat for the little prince!


Well the little guy still has not arrived. As I waited I realized that I had not made a hat for the birthday boy. I wanted his to be something soft so I made this little stretchy crown today.

I have had a scads of emails asking how this was done so here goes. First cut stretchy ribbed velvet fabric to be ½ inch wider than a newborn sock hat was around and about 12 inches long. With the right side of the fabric to the inside, sew it down the length to form a tube. Once that is done, sew a gathering stitch around the tube opening on both ends. Gather the first end and tack it down by hand. Then turn the tube inside out so the right side of the fabric is to the outside. Gather up the other end making sure to tuck the raw edge of the fabric to the inside. You should have something that looks like an empty bolster pillow now. Bring both gathered ends together so that the gathered “rings” are touching, folding the fabric over one hand. You should have something that looks like a sock hat now. Pin two pieces of ribbon to the bottom edge of the hat so that they cross at the top. Cut a strip of stretchy fur (make sure the back of the fur stretches or the hat will not stretch around the babies head) long enough to go around the bottom of the hat. Pin to the bottom edge of the hat with the fur to the inside. Using a stretch stitch sew the fir and ribbon to the bottom edge of the hat. Hand stitch the ends of the fur together. Roll the fur up to cover the ends of the ribbon. Tucking the raw edge of the fun in, loosely hand stitch the fur to the hat. Make sure you leave plenty of thread for stretching. Make a little pom pom from gold embroidery thread. Gather the ribbon at the top stitching down by hand and attach the pom pom. Use a permeate marker to make the black dots around the white fur and your done.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Stamping fun day!

I had a very good time yesterday at the local stamp club meeting. My friend Carolyn showed me how to make this soooo cute little paper purse. She also incorporates these into her cards, by putting them inside with little tags in the pockets!

Ok my friend Carolyn has put the instructions up on her blog have fun with this!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finished Hats



Done! now we are just waiting for the Birthday boy to arrive. We have made a couple of false runs to the hospital :)) That boy already has us jumping through hoops! Mum saw the doctor today and he told her not to have him this weekend because he was going camping : /
Although I had planned on just showing these here, I went and showed them off in a couple of my stamping groups. Because of several people asked for my pattern and instructions, I have been working on getting them written up. I will be posting that and some close up pictures tomorrow on my website if you are interested.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quintons Birthday Party Plans

I have been kinda quite today. I have a new grandbaby due any minute. Everyone always brings “Welcome Baby” stuff but I’m not the average grandma. So I have been busy making party hats for everyone. I still have a few to go but I have made patterns for the crown you see here as well as a cone shaped hat. I also bought some newspaper to make newspaper hats for the men so we can all have a Birthday party at the hospital.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sweet Fall




I did this card this morning. I loved the way the colors came out.

Wrapping it up!




I love to do wire wrapping too! This is one of my favorite sets. Unfortunately I am allergic to most metal so when I work for myself it has to be in gold. The cost is really limiting so I am always making stuff for friends. I also like to add wire to my mixed media projects too.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Wait

Inspired by everything I saw when I was blog hopping yesterday, I made this card this morning :)

Halloween eye candy

Since our local stamp clubs theme this month was Halloween I also joined a swap in one of my yahoo clubs. Then I just made two of each card. These are the two I liked the best.

Yep, these are my nails!






The 31st



This is a card I did for a weekly sketch challenge in one of my yahoo clubs. It was the first time I participated in the challenge but it was so fun I am sure to do it again! The stamps used are from Scroll Works

I am still addicted to the serenity of the orient. When ever I need to relax I stamp something Asian … lol

A Kaleidoscope for my sister Judy

Kaleidoscope made from wrapping paper rolls for my sister’s Birthday. As you turn the base around the clown in the diamond shaped window changes. A free online workshop is available for this. Just click on the link on the right sidebar.

My Muse


This is my little muse shrine. I keep her on my desk. It is made from a Altoids tin and the little muse doll has a magnetic pin back so she can be removed from her house and worn.