Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Halloween project!

Yay, for Fall! This is my favorite time of the year.  It's rainy today, but it makes it cooler outside.  
I didn't have time to finish any of my current projects that I have.  So I'm committing to ultimate crime - I am re-posting, lol! Ahhhh...I'm so sorry but I didn't have time.  I am constantly studying and I have another test on Tuesday.

So, here is a pic and a link for my Halloween Yarn Wreath.  If you don't know what yarn wreaths are you must live under a rock deep in the forest by the lonely trees. 

Halloween Yarn Wreath
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Bagels anyone.....

I've seen lots of weird things in my 30+ years but I've got to say this has to be the oddest thing out there. 

My only question now is 

Um, I don't think I would want to be called a bagelhead.  I already have a watermelon head as it is, lol!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

DIY Bracelet - Using Shrinky Plastic

Hi everyone!!  I lay here in my bed writing this post all late because I took forever trying to get pics ready and doing laundry and watching some good ole football with theHubs, Go TEXANS 3-0!!! I'm super sleepy and tired but I will finish this post, lol!! Yes, I am the biggest procrastinator.... for one I've been on vacation with my honey this past week so this post should have been done and ready to go.  
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, it was the 1st day of Fall.  Here in Houston you couldn't tell we were still in the 90's, just a tad bit warm.  We were still able to enjoy the day though.

Okay, now that I have confessed here is what's going on in Casa Fifi and theHubs...
I am still working on some more of the thread-sketching but I wasn't finished with it, I can't decide what exactly I want to make it into yet.  It will probably end up being another pillow, who knows.  I really like this technique a lot.  It's so different and the more imperfect you sew the better it looks (totally my opinion).  
Well here is another project I finished.  It's something simple and sweet and very easy to do.  If you have an imagination you can pretty much create anything you want.  What am I talking about - Shrinky Dink Plastic!!  I totally love this stuff.  It is the coolest to use - with adult supervision if children are crafting with this.

I hope you like what I made!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thread Sketching - Owl Pillow project

Okay, if you haven't noticed yet, my go to projects are always going to be a pillow or a bag.  This weeks project is a pillow as you can see.  I thought I'd try my hand at thread sketching...basically drawing with the sewing machine.  

Some people use a darning foot, but I don't have one so a regular presser foot is just fine.  I freehand drew the owl.  If drawing is not your best skill don't worry you can trace any pic you want.  The lines being sewn don't have to be perfect anyway. 

See...not very perfect.  I used different stitches that were available on my machine for the eyes.  The rest was just sewing lines, back stitching, and turning my piece around.

More non-perfectness.  I used interfacing and batting when I sewed the owl.  Gives it that squishy, wrinkly, quilt like look.  

My favorite part was the eyes.

For the rest of the pillow I just did freehand quilting lines.

I finished it off by adding a blue just like the eye's for the back.  I really enjoy the technique of thread sketching.  It's really fun to do.

Thanks for stopping by to view the new project.  Everyone have a fabulous week.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Wednesday people!!! - Pics and Words Wednesdays

Just a quick message from AboutBloggingTime!!  No project this week, sorry.  I've had lots of homework to get done and studying for next weeks 1st exam.  But don't worry I've been working on something so you'll see it posted on Sunday. 

I'd like to give a big "HELLO" to all of my new readers.  It's great to have you visiting my projects or commenting on something that I wrote.  If you're new to my page the GFC and the Linky list is at the very bottom of the can follow me there.   Also, shoot me a email or leave me a comment so I know you're a new follower.  How else will I know, lol!!

Stella and Ms.Betty want to say HELLO too!

StellaBella the Cat

Ms.Betty fur Pants-a-lot
Look at my fur-babies, cat posing for the camera!!  Can you say spoiled!  I need kids already, lol!

Well everyone have a great week.  I'll be back in a bit.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Elephant Softie - using a pattern

Okay, I wasn't going to post a project this week.  Buuuuuut I had to show off this cute little elephant that I sewed up.  It was included in the birthday tote that was for my for my niece.  

 There are tons of tutorials out on the net and there are too many cute ones to choose from as well.  Since I was short on time and needed to get this done quickly I decided on this one here.  Jess from Craftiness is not Optional has one of the cutest and easiest patterns available.  Go check out her page, she has some really awesome stuff and her blog is great.

Now on to the cuteness.....

Look who has the cutest tail ever.....

Big blue floppy ears to go with the cute tail!

There you have it.

This pattern only has two legs, but I will definitely have to try making one with 4 legs.

See, I told you it was going to be cute!
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