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Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: how to make a shower My bathroom is quite old and somewhat grungy, so until I can afford better real estate, I thought a loud and colorful curtain would help draw the eye away from some of my bathroom’s less savory qualities… and thus, this patchwork shower curtain was born. It’s bright and fun, and it allowed me to use up several leftover fabrics in my collection rather than investing in new materials. If you prefer a simpler shower curtain made out of just one fabric, I’ll give instructions for that too. Let’s get started! –Brett Bara CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! What You’ll Need for a patchwork curtain: 1-2 yards each of approximately 7 different fabrics for a solid curtain: 5 yards fabric thread to match sharp scissors cutting mat, rotary cutter and straight edge (optional) straight pins tape measure seam ripper iron sewing machine Planning Your Fabrics If you decide to go the patchwork route, the first task is to assemble a group of fabrics that work well together and are pleasing to your eye.

Book 79 - CaiLun.info - Artist Books Paper & Bookbinding Blog - Cai Lun - Dennis Yuen I have never named my book in a serial fashion: Book 5, Book 56, or Book 78, etc. First of all, it's never possible, as I couldn't possibly number each and every book I made. Books that I feature on Studio Cailun certainly have serial numbers as they are listed in the database, but those that are not featured just don't have any. On the other hand, which one should I count as the first one? How about those with volumes? But then I called this one Book 79, oh why not? I categorized Book 79 as sculptural, though it can most certainly be used a journal. I certainly enjoy this piece as a sculptural piece more than anything else. The ribbon is a wired ribbon, so its form stays in all positions. The grid of the graph paper is seen through the cut out of the spine, which at the same time, resonates with the parallel structure of the stitching and the ribbon.

GriefWords.com by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Our society continues to perpetuate a number of myths about grief and mourning. This article describes five of the most common myths about grief. Myth #1: Grief and mourning are the same experience. Most people tend to use the words grief and mourning interchangeably. Simply stated, grief is the internal thoughts and feelings we experience when someone we love dies. In reality, many people in our culture grieve, but they do not mourn. Myth #2: There is a predictable and orderly progression to the experience of grief. Stage-like thinking about both dying and grief has been appealing to many people. The concept of "stages" was popularized in 1969 with the publication of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' landmark text On Death and Dying. One such consequence is when people around the grieving person believe that he or she should be in "stage 2" or "stage 4" by now. Each person's grief is uniquely his or her own. They're not crazy, just grieving. About the Author Dr.

a quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest I haven’t added any text instructions, because I think the photos are clear enough. All that’s left to do know is make a whole heap of these, in different shapes (but always symmetrical shapes!) and sizes, and stringing them up. This uses the same binding method used to make childrens board-books…the only difference is that you glue the front and back cover together, as well, and create a book in the round, without and ending or beginning…and that’s some pretty heavy symbolism for a pretty paper bead! Have fun! Like this: Like Loading... DIY Paper Pinwheels The incredibly sweet Jessica of In the Hushed Hours was kind enough to share this tutorial for DIY paper pinwheels. I love pinwheels. Pinwheels strung on a mobile? I might love those even more. String your paper pinwheels from an embroidery hoop to make your own mobile perfect for a bedroom or for a party. {Photos from In the Hushed Hours.}

Birch Quilt ETA: A pattern for this quilt was published in the 2010 Quilting Arts Quilt Scene Magazine. I wanted to share some photos of a commissioned quilt that I made using Monaluna's new Circa 50 collection from Birch Fabrics. (While formatting these links, I saw Circa 60 for the first time. Awesome!) The idea was to make a quilt with trees and birds, similar to the ones on the Birch site. I used a variation of my Map of the States technique to make giant color-coded, pieced tree templates out of freezer paper. The quilt includes three bird appliques that I drew to (hopefully!) I wish I had been able to get better photos! Hanging the quilt in the window helped, but the back shows through a bit. Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Long stitch tutorial part 2 Okay, now you've got your first signature done and your ready to climb up to the next. Think of your signature as steps on a ladder- you have to stand on one to get to the next. In the first signature, you've just entered the inner fold on the last station of that signature. From here your going to drop down and exit the fold by enter the next station DOWN. Pull the needle and thread through the signature but NOT through the spine.like this: After you pull the needle and thread through completely, you'll bring the 2nd signature over,line up the stations with the already attached signature and then enter the 2nd station down from the top. You'll then exit the top station in the signature, and go through the signature and the cover! Pull the thread tight and work down the spine in the opposite direction you originally were sewing the first signature. After this repeat the process of sewing up and down the spine and climbing as you just did, for the number of signatures you had.

Even Cool.com | The coolest snippets of the web 3D Valentines Day Card Tutorial | Paper Kawaii Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial ⬇⬇Expand for more info! ⬇⬇ Hi people! in this video I will show you how to make a cherry blossom from 1 piece of paper. If you need to learn to make a pentagon, please check out my recent video on that and come back :) Thanks for watching! Origami Pentagon Hey all, I have made a new pentagon video, hopefully this will be clearer and I am beginning to speak in my videos. Origami Star Flower Tutorial Here is a quite short video on how to make a great origami star flower, it was originally requested by someone on facebook ^_^ You will need a pentagon shape to begin with, so first go here: Then come back :P You can download the diagram for this model at my website here: Enjoy! Triangular Origami box (non modular) This triangular origami box is made using one piece of paper for the lid, and one piece for the base.

Tattered Angels | Creators of Glimmer Mist and Scrapbooking Supplies It’s the moment we have ALL been waiting for–Tattered Angels is proud to release our newest addition to the TA family, Tattered Tangles, a collection of papers that inspires coloring inside of the lines and thinking outside of the box. When we were thinking about our newest line under the Tattered Angels brand, we had two objectives in mind: 1. Create a line that served as a starting place, but was open enough to let one’s creativity run free 2. Keep the line versatile enough to allow one’s personality to guide the direction of their project Complete with (6) 12″ x 12″ papers and (6) Tattered Tangles packs (sizes vary), the papers were designed to work with any color palette. To give you better insight into this new line of papers, we sat down with TA designer JoAnne Doshier to hear her thoughts on the making of Tattered Tangles. Q: What was your inspiration for creating Tattered Tangles. A: When creating, it’s often helpful to have a place to start. A: Yes, that is what is so exciting.

calming the senses with weighted blankets « Craft Nectar Note from Weeks: Both my husband and daughter are restless sorts. When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Bill has talked for years about finding a way to create a heavy blanket that would calm his and our daughter’s restless muscles. Like me, our daughter is frequently restless and, at the end of the day, often asks for a heavy quilt on her legs or for a deep-muscle massage. Little did I know that weighted blankets and vests are in widespread use as therapeutic devices for children and adults with sensory conditions including ADD and autism. You should ask your doctor or physical therapist whether to use a weighted blanket, and if so what the best weight is. The general rule of thumb to determine an appropriate weight for a blanket is 1/10th the child’s body weight plus 1 pound. You can make your blanket any size and weight you want. Like this:

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