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Big and little artist » How to sew a fabric flower / rose? I used my fabric flowers to make a statement necklace These fabric flowers are so cool and so easy to make!

Big and little artist » How to sew a fabric flower / rose?

You can have so much fun makign many of them in different colors ad sizes. Try this project with children and see their amazed faces when the bud starts to form after the fabric strip has been rolled on itself. You might need to help them with the needle to secure the loops. You will need: Fabric scraps: Linen or Cotton. 12 inches long x 1 inch wideNeedleThread (same color as your fabric) Step 1 Choose your fabric. Step 2 Fold the strip of fabric lengthways down the middle and press with either an iron or your fingers. Your strip of fabric should now be half an inch wide. Step 3 Hold one end of the fabric strip and roll it in (on itself) to approximately 1/8th of an inch. You have just started to form your flower bud. Step 4 Fold the fabric down to a 90 degree angle and hold firmly between your index finger and your thumb.

Step 5 Keep folding and rolling in opposite directions. Step 6. Inne twory. Pretty Ditty. What a Thanksgiving!

Pretty Ditty

I made it through 2 family Thanksgivings, 2 BIG Thanksgiving dinners, 2 Thanksgiving desserts, and a Joann fabrics shopping trip early the next morning. Whew! Before I go into sharing my Thanksgiving with you all, lets announce the fabric give-away winners. By way of the random number generator, the winners are Melissa M who wrote The day after Thanksgiving, I'm going to the outlets for the midnight madness sale =) and Alissa who wrote This day after Thanksgiving I will be reorganizing my house. (And taking blog reading breaks, of course!).

TUTORIALS. E TELLS TALES: tutorials. Say Thank You with a Lasting Rose... Wreaths - Recycle, eh. I've had a number of visitors complaining (in a nice way) that my Christmas posts have neglected nature.

Wreaths - Recycle, eh

So, for those of you who love to craft and reuse natural materials, we'll start with pinecones (or pine cones). Like Chris over at Just a Girl (check out her pinecone wreath!) , I collect my own pinecones, venturing out into the park behind my house and along the Rideau Canal (although, technically you're not supposed to pick those particular pinecones??) Hoping that I beat the squirrels to them. Friends who live in the country also bring me bagfuls. December 2009. I'm baaa-aaack!

December 2009

My once-state-of-the-art laptop is still on shaky legs, but at least at this point it's functioning. A big thanks to B, the lovely boyf, for his technical advising, and to Google Chrome for not making the internets crash 12 times in a row like Firefox does to me. Uusi Kuu. Crea – DIY – Crafts » Veetje Veetje. Paasactie #12 april 16th, 2014 § § permalink Prachtige recyclage van plastic eieren.

Crea – DIY – Crafts » Veetje Veetje

Zelfgemaakte eierdopjes door Creativity in Progress. Beautiful recycling of plastic eggs. Home made egg cups by Creativity in Progress. Paasactie #11 april 15th, 2014 § § permalink Gelukkige fluiters in de Paasvakantie: Red Ted Art. Happy whistlers for Easter: Red Ted Art. Paasactie #10 april 14th, 2014 § § permalink. Z potrzeby piękna....: kwiecień 2009. Kilka fajnych aranżacji łazienek od bardzo kolorowych po białe i romantyczne. Większą część żywcem przeniosłabym do swojego domu. Michele made me. Welcome to Series 3: SITUATION CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT-ATION #3!

michele made me

Hopefully you've figured out that this is a series of Christmas ornament/decorations all made with things from your recycling bin. Let us begin by doing a little review of where we've been so far. Well, first off we made these simple yet pretty Plastic Bottle Ornaments. Koniec z bielą? Robie wlasnie bilans wystroju mieszkania i jak zwykle cos mi nie pasuje.

Koniec z bielą?

Tez tak macie? Chyba juz wspominalam nie raz, ze mam ciemny parkiet, ktory mnie bardzo mierzi. Po pierwsze widac na nim kazdy pylek, po drugie wydaje mi sie, ze z ciemnym parkietem mieszkanie nie jest tak przytulne i cieple jakie byloby z jasnym, a po trzecie ja po prostu nie lubie ciemnej podlogi i juz. Nie lubie jej do tego stopnia, ze nawet ostatnio zaczelam sie rozgladac za nowym mieszkaniem. Myslalam, ze jak wstawie biale meble to zrobi sie milej, ale teraz wydaje mi sie, ze troche przesadzilam, bo salon sprawia wrazenie nadetego i zbyt powaznego, a chcialabym mu nadac troche frywolnosci ale zeby nie byl rownoczesnie infantylny.

Październik 2010. Holiday crafting with book pages. This holiday season I am noticing a trend- book pages!

holiday crafting with book pages

They are everywhere from Anthropologie to West Elm, it is obvious that everyone has discovered the versatility and beauty of text on a book page. I have been using recycled book pages for quite a while and can attest to the fact that they are a simple, affordable and a beautiful supply to use in art and craft projects. I decided to put together some SUPER easy ideas to get started using book pages in your holiday crafting. I like to encourage recycling- so look for old books that you don't want to keep.

Use pages with just text- no pictures. Glee. Teeny-Tiny Living Four design students from Sundsvall have developed this clever solution for small space living.


The Matroshka Furniture System includes a bookcase, double bed, sofa, dining table, stools, desk, a wardrobe, and can be compacted to only 4 meters. Perfect for student housing, if only universities would catch on... A creative mint.