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It is now starting to get cooler here and soon for a short time it will be COLD. There will be a need to break out the winter coats along...
Well I do. Lots of them!!! I went to a thrift store the other day and they had a huge bin of clothing $1 for a 13 gallon trash bag. Those...
After making the Jeans Quilt I had a huge pile of cut up jeans to deal with. My goal is to try to use every bit of the scraps and not...
Aiyanna had a beautiful Easter dress. Her Gudsud (Native American for Grandmother) shadow embroider it with bunnies, carrots, flowers, and ...
Denim Balls It's been rainy here for the last few days so we have had to find fun things to do inside. I found a great pattern and tuto...
I don't know about you, but I love fancy little dresses that look like it took me forever to make when in fact it didn't take much...
Sensory Balls These are addicting to make!!!! You can make these up pretty quickly. They make a grea t present for a baby, a birthday,...
I've been in a scarf mood lately. Kinda weird....... I don't really wear them much, but lately I've been wearing them more oft...
What do you do when your son outgrows his favorite t-shirt? Make boxer briefs out of them!!!! After many tries I think I got it just right...
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28.9.10 | Posted by Nancy Brumfield | Edit Post
Bib necklaces are all the rage right now. I've seen so many all over the place that were sooo pretty that had to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. I decided to use up some of my stash of denim roses still left over from the Jeans Quilt. I made some white roses to go with it using the tutorial HERE Who doesn't love white with denim?
I started with a white rose in the middle of a piece of felt.
Then I laid out some denim and white flowers until I had a pattern I liked.
Hot glue each one to the felt.
Cut the felt around the flowers you can't see the felt from the top.
Hand stitch the chain on each side.
26.9.10 | Posted by Nancy Brumfield | Edit Post
We've all seen or maybe even made an I Spy quilt, or some I Spy bags, or even I Spy books.
Here's a new twist on I Spy....
12 different fabric scraps
Needle for hand sewing
Trace pentagon template on the different scraps of fabric. For I spy projects I like to have the template as pictured above where I can see placement of the picture of the fabric piece.
Here are my 12 pieces. All different. All of them things my son likes. Choose one for a center piece.
Take the center piece and grab another piece. Put them right sides together and sew.
Press seams to one side.
Take another piece and put right sides together with the center piece.
Sew and then press seams to one side.
Repeat with 4 more pieces. Here is what it will look like.
Now we need to join all of the outside pieces together. fold so your center piece is folded in half.
Now fold the two pieces at the top point of the center piece right sides together.
(The center piece should still be folded in half. This will prevent folds or bubbling on the ball)
Repeat with remaining pieces.
It will look somewhat like a bowl at this point.
Put this half aside. Repeat with the remaining 6 pieces.
Here are my 2 halves of the ball.
Put them right sides together as in the picture.
Start sewing. I sewed the frog onto the baseballs. Then sewed the Transformer piece to the baseball piece.
Next I sewed the Transformer piece to the monkey piece.
Continue sewing them together leaving an opening to turn.
Turn right side out and stuff with polyfil.
After it is stuffed to your liking whip stitch the opening closed.
21.9.10 | Posted by Nancy Brumfield | Edit Post
One of my wonderful readers asked me for a tutorial for this headband. I was happy to oblige. It gave me the perfect excuse to make one for myself! LOL.
I call it the Sylvia headband because it reminds me of my Mother-In-Law. This is something she would totally wear. Frilly and feminine, just her style.
- Strips of fabric (mine range from 1" to 1.5" wide)
- tulle (the soft kind)
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
Put a dot of glue on the inside of one end of the headband.
Put the end of a strip of fabric on the dot of glue.
Place a small dot of glue on the front and wrap fabric to cover the glue.
Continue wrapping the fabric around the headband.
Until you get to the other end of the headband.
Put a dot of glue on the inside and fold the fabric over onto the glue.
Cut of the extra.
For The Roses
Tie a knot at the end of a strip of fabric.
Put some glue on the knot.
Twist the fabric and push into the glue.
Continue twisting and gluing until you get the desired size rose.
Put some glue on the back of the rose and fold the end of the fabric into the glue.
Repeat making various size flowers.
Embellishing The Headband
Fold tulle in half and then in half again. Cut it 3" wide.
Put a generous amount of glue on the headband.
Push the strip of tulle into the glue pleating it as you go.
Here's what it will look like.
Put some glue on top of the tulle.
Press flower into glue.
Trim the tulle if needed. I like mine to be a little shorter on the front than the back. I also like mine to be uneven. I don't like the tulle to have a straight looking edge. These are just my personal preferences.
Now you have a pretty new headband.