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Crafty Connections- January 18 - April Bern Photography Blog - April Bern Photography

Crafty Connections- January 18 - April Bern Photography Blog - April Bern Photography
Another thing I loved about this camera? It has really convenient and easy to adjust dials to change settings on the fly (and because you're looking at the LCD screen, you can see, almost in real time, what's happening.) And lastly, this is pretty important to me, there are so many more points of focus you can select rather than just the 9 that the Mark II has! Did I mention that it was so much lighter? Do I want this camera? Here are some shots I took with this camera and the kit lens:

Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects Shocking fact: Kids know chores are a bore. Parents know kids won’t do them for just that a reason, but parents also know you can’t just let your kid pile their clothes up until the idea of a floor is just a distant memory, or ignore their homework in favor of, well, anything else. For little ones especially, getting them used to the idea of chores and a checklist can be a great tool for later in life. Adults know the satisfaction of checking off something from a to-do list. Heck, you know you've gone so far as to write something down you did already just for the satisfaction of marking it off. How about a fun little monster that sits on your wall to remind you of what you need to do, and you get to feed him cookies for all his hard work!

Etsy Russian Team Today, Svetlana who runs LiriGal shop on is sharing a simple tutorial how to make this gorgeous bracelet. This bracelet is made of Japanese seed beads and freshwater pearls. The instructions are very simple! Using this great tutorial, you can make a great piece of jewelry on your own. Felt Easter Bunnies par julieblanchette DIY Wedding Decorations – Martha Stewart Weddings Cut 18-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire to desired length: 12 inches is a good starting length for a bouquet; 6 works well for a boutonniere. Clockwise from top left:Button: Cut 11/2-inch square of crepe paper. Place thumbnail-size wad of cotton in center; push end of wire into cotton. Bud: Cut a 3-inch square of crepe paper; fold it into a triangle. Pistil: Cut a 1/2-by-6-inch strip of off-white crepe paper. Floret: Cut 6-by-2-inch strip of crepe paper; fold every 1/2 inch. Triple Button: Cut three 1-inch squares of crepe paper; make three wads of cotton the size of a pinky nail. Fringe: Cut a 6-by-2-inch piece of crepe paper.

★ Le tuto de mon organisateur de sac Attention, voici venu le post le plus long jamais écrit sur ce blog... J'ai bossé dur, fait des dizaines de photos et pris plein de mesures pour vous livrer, enfin, le petit tuto promis il y a quelques semaines. Mais avant tout, j'attire votre attention sur le fait que ce tutoriel est mis à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons : Citer l'auteur - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Partage à l'Identique Il est interdit de vendre des organisateurs de sac cousus d'après mon modèlesur marchés, plateformes de vente de créations (Etsy, Dawanda, etc), pages facebook et e-shops.Merci de respecter mon travail ! Alors une fois que ceci est dit, si vous êtes partantes pour vous coudre un organisateur de sac avec 5 poches à l'extérieur et 2 poches + 4 emplacements de cartes + une poche zippée + 1 porte-clés à l'intérieur... et bien, je vais tenter de vous expliquer ! D'abord le matos : NB : les mesures indiquées comprennent les marges de couture d’1 cm Pour l’extérieur : Ouf ! Bravo !

The Quiet Book | shoutingforha One of the young fellows that works for my hubby has a deliciously adorable little boy named Harvey. The Harvster turned one on Thursday and his parents are having a party this afternoon to celebrate the momentous occasion. At the hubby's request, I have been working on a quiet book for the little man. It's a close replica to the one I originally made for my boy's first birthday. The book is made almost entirely of felt. In my opinion, it is the perfect material for this type of project. First, felt is incredibly durable and doesn't fray like other fabrics. Hidden inside the pocket is this little note. Old buttons were used for the wheels. The belt is from my boy's closet. When I made my niece's quiet book, I replaced the glove with a brightly-colored mitten. The doors on the barn can be opened to reveal cute little animal friends.All of the removable pieces, like these shapes, are made from two pieces of felt that have been sewn together. I've had a few people ask for a supply list.

Thief and Bandit We always adore when readers pass along designers or brands that they’ve discovered and think we’d dig. It was love at first click when we were emailed a link to Thief and Bandit‘s shop. The California girls in us love a good graphic tee to throw over jeans. ENVIABLE PERK: All Thief and Bandit fabrics are handprinted, and all items are made by hand. Fabric necklaces and bracelets, headbands and graphic tees, Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally, Golly what a day! GIVEAWAY ALERT: Thief and Bandit is giving away a bracelet of your choice. Photo: Courtesy of Thief and Bandit Available:

Felt Rose tutorial and pattern Hello everyone! Today I am going to share the last felt flower pattern, a lovely rose =] I am also very excited because for the first time I made a video tutorial, sadly Ken had the video camera so I had to make the video with my laptop, so I am sorry if I am a little far – I tried!! Next time I will practice and with the tripod and camera I am sure it will be easier =] Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″sheets in different colors, and used a little bit more than half for each flower)Thread, needle and scissors.Hot glue gun.Download the pattern in case you need it (You will find 4 different sizes for you to play with! ) **The download on the left is a PDF format file, so you will need to have Abobe Reader installed on your PC or MAC. You can see the pieces you will need to make one rose in the image above. I hope you all enjoy and let me know if you make some of these! * This tutorial is provided for personal use only. Tags: felt, felt flower, felt roses, pattern, Roses, tutorial

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together.

Kid’s draughtsman’s pouch tutorial « TeresaDownUnder This idea was born of a need to keep drawing notebooks and colouring materials together when travelling. It holds up to 4 A4 notebooks (though really designed for only 3) and 24 pencils/texters. Easy to carry and just folds open. Inside Materials 24 strips of fabric measuring 1.5 x 5 inches each in rainbow colours4 different fabrics for the inside pockets, inside lining, outside, border and handlessome ribbon for the handlescalico fabric for the pencil pockets lining and the inside folder liningmedium weight interfacing Size of the bag The bag can be cusomised to your needs. To work out the sizes, you need to decide how many notebooks the inside pockets will hold. Place the notebooks on a pile and measure around the narrow part. Measure the notebook height and add 1 inch to it. This will give you the measurements for the lining, interfacing and outside fabric. As a way of example, I used 3 A4 notebooks. My pieces of fabric measure: Making the pencil rainbow pockets Square both strips. Handles Cut

Weekend Project: Happy Stacker | DomesticEsq Another project from: Fin is getting into all sorts of trouble thanks to his crazy rolling / (almost) crawling skills. To keep him out of harm’s way I decided to stock his play room with soft plushy toys for the time being. I started with the largest ring first. The nice thing about this project is choosing mismatched fabrics to make each ring stand out. Another “made with love” project that’s Fin approved.