The promised tutorial Here it is! This is another of my tutorials for knits, for which you need to use an existing fitted t-shirt pattern as a base. I think most people will have one or more of those in pattern stash, and if you don't, you can always go and get Burdastyle's Lydia. I'm using my knit sloper, which has more waist shaping than Lydia. As ever, I recommend using a tried and tested pattern as a start for alteration. Pomander Balls: Peony Design These peony pomander balls (also known as wedding kissing balls) are very elegant and easy to make. And if you are on a tight budget and need some cheap wedding flower ideas, then these pomanders would be the perfect choice. These pomander balls could be used to decorate the pews, or your reception or even as a bridal bouquet design if you are planning on making your own bouquet.
Watercolor Cookies Recipe - Style Me Pretty Living If you’re loving the watercolor trend that’s popping up everywhere this spring, don’t miss out on these gorgeous cookies from Lark & Linen! Jacquelyn transforms simple sugar cookies into works of art with fondant and a bit of food coloring! “I originally made these watercolor cookies for Easter a few weeks back, and because I wasn’t sure how they would turn out I didn’t really have any intention on blogging about them. For all I knew it was going to be a total disaster, albeit a delicious one, and I really just wanted to attempt them for fun,” says Jacquelyn. “As it turns out, although they’re time consuming, they’re actually surprisingly easy to make and REALLY fun to decorate!”
Time to Think Time. It’s an ever-dwindling, oh-so-valuable commodity. We all want more of it: Time to tackle the big questions or to finally start that dream project; time to learn a new skill or perfect an existing one; more time to spend with the people we care about most. Bunny Finger Puppets! Besides being adorable, these little puppets are a snap to make. You could make the whole set of five (or more) in one evening with time to spare. I think little handmade touches like these really make something like an Easter basket all the more special. Fresh Off the Bolt: The Bella Dress: Free PDF Pattern and Tutorial Yeppers- I actually finished cleaning up my Bella dress pattern last night so that I could share it with you today! I originally hand-drafted the pattern when I first made it but I would've been too embarrassed to share that ugly mess with you so I worked for a few hours on Illustrator to get it all prettified for all you sewing enthusiasts! This is my first pattern I'm offering for free and it's made to my daughter's specific measurements. She's a small 4T with a 19" waist. The finished waist on the dress measures approximately 22" for a comfortable but not too loose fit on her.
Tissue Paper & Paper Flowers Tutorial I debated sharing this tutorial for a couple-o-reasons. Reason 1. It's a craft that has been around since before I was born and reason 2... it's a craft that has been around since before I was born. I feel like I might be a 100 years old at this point. How to Make a Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator - The White Corner Creative Clipping masks are something that not a lot of people know much about – but they can take your designs to an entirely different level. They can spice up a simple piece of text, add beautiful patterns to a standard vector, and add a little umph to almost any shape. A clipping mask is an object that masks (or hides) other artwork, so that you can only see the artwork inside the shape. Essentially it is like taking a window and placing it in front of a scene, so that you can only see the scene through the window. This window can be in any form – text, hand drawn shapes, simple shapes, anything you can think of.
Pleated Structures - Basic pleating patterns Basic pleating patterns Use of flat sheets of material can have some advantages in terms of cost and simplified construction. Origami enthusiasts have traditionally studied what is possible with flat sheets of material. However, rather curiously seem to have left even some of the basic corrugated patterns relatively unexplored. Here are some of the fundamental patterns which can be created by folding a flat sheet of paper:
Hip Bags to Compliment your style Hip bags can be so much more than pure utility hands-free bags. They lend themselves especially to creative interpretation and as an accessory to compliment a particular look. Here’s some inspirations spark your creativity. pattern drafting You need 1 18″ reversible nylon closed zipper2.5 yds. of shell fabric, 60″ wide1.5 yds. of liner fabric, 60″ wideCoordinating thread1 roll of kraft paper or pattern-making papper1 tracing wheel On a sheet of kraft paper, draw a straight line about 2″ from the edge along the length. In the middle of this line, mark point 1.