flower corsage for celebrating mom Being a mom sometimes isn’t the most glamorous job one can have. Being a mom sometimes means walking around with food or boogers on your shirt, and sometimes not getting into the shower till afternoon . we’re busy driving kids to school and activities, busy folding laundry, busy wiping away tears, busy reading bed time stories, busy making it all better, busy cooking meals, busy keeping house, busy cleaning toilets. Yes, not so glamorous indeed, but probably the most important. We are the ones who help mold, uplift, and carry our children when they need us to.
Quick fix grocery bag We had grapes this weekend. So? They were really good. Felt Rose Tutorial This post has LOTS of pictures, but they are pretty!! This is a tutorial on how to make and dye felt roses to be used for whatever you want! I am using them on the covers of some journals I am going to be selling. I needed some shades of flowers that I don't have in my felt stash and I am kind of on a craft-spending freeze right now, so I had to be creative with what I have.
Polly Want A Crafter?: Beautiful Handmade Butterfly Mobile from Patterned Paper Beautiful Handmade Butterfly Mobile from Patterned Paper **This is so beautiful I had to share it. Also, since the story behind the mobile is so touching I hope you will check out Cassie's blog and find out if there is anything exciting at her Etsy shop that might be worth buying for a great cause!
Mother’s Day Felt Dahlia Corsage, a few notes (Note added Feb. 2014: The website where this DIY originally appeared so I moved the full instructions to a page here on Not Martha and I also added the notes that appear below to that project page. Go see it: Felt Dahlia Corsage.) Remember the Mother’s Day Felt Dahlia Corsage I created for Holidash? I made a bunch more to send out as Mother’s Day gifts and wanted to write down a few notes on what I learned. note on forming the petals Making a whole stack of these, I quickly discovered that clothespins work really well to hold petals as the glue sets, shown above.
A list of 11 rose making tutorials Today I’ve decided to share a list of 11 different tutorials for making and crafting roses from various materials. Read on to see links and photos off all the lovely roses you can make… I see so many tutorials on making roses that I started keeping a list of my favorites.
Tutorial: Patchwork Wristlet Thank you to many of you who requesteda tutorial on this pouch. This wristlet,measuring approximately 6 3/4" x 5",has some fun features including three insidepockets for cards and a chap stick and a littleloop outside the pouch that holds a key chain.I have been making tons of these pouches justbecause this project is simple, easy, quick, fun,and quite addictive, so I hope you enjoy this tutorial. We start off with twenty four 2 1/4" squares.(Once again, seam allowance of 1/4" isincluded unless otherwise noted.)Twelve of them will be one side, andthe other twelve go to the back side. We now take the twelve squares that come toone side of the pouch.
That Jolie Girl: Felt Flower Tutorial I've been a bit obsessed with felt flowers for the last few years. It started when my sis asked me to make her wedding bouquet and 3 bridesmaids bouquets. I posted a tutorial on how I made her bouquet that you can see here. I'm so glad I got to create something so important for my sis's wedding. It was such a wonderful labor of love. Bird Mobile — Spool Sewing I had been toying with the idea of a mobile project and our adorable bird pattern seemed the perfect fit. I knew it would be gorgeous! What I hadn’t expected, though, is how some tree branches and a few carefully placed eye-hooks would transform this project into a work of art! This would be a welcome addition to a baby’s room or a great project for a baby shower. A single bird would be a whimsical way to highlight favorite prints around your home.
La Sha: Fabric Flowers; Here's How! These aren't your grandma's flimsy fabric flowers. These beautiful blossoms are tough enough to take daily abuse, which means they can be attached to clothes, accessories, even keychains. Here's what you'll need to make some yourself: synthetic fabric (wide ribbon works well, also), a pencil, scissors, a candle, a lighter, a bowl of water, thread, needle and some random beads or buttons Here's how: First- Find some synthetic material. Make Fabric Flowers Ugh! Who wouldn’t get addicted to these flowers? Like I said… I just love to make fabric flowers because you can do so much with them: hair clip, bag accessory, brooch, headband, shoe accessory, pillow embellishment. Need I say more? Have a look… Start with a circular cut out of felt.
gathered clutch tutorial A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects! Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide. Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go!