Monday, October 28, 2013

Seahorse Plushie Tutorial & Template

My daughter requested a seahorse for her birthday this year and provided me with a drawing. Using Illustrator I cleaned up her drawing and made it into a sewable pattern. Hopefully she approves.

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Supplies:
  • Fabric
  • Button for Eyes
  • White fabric for Eyes
  • Fabric for fin
  • Thread
  • Fabric Glue
Begin by cutting out your template x2. Cut out eyes and fin x2 also.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rolling Craft Center using Tool Box

Saw this Original Pink Box Tool Chest and knew it was the answer to my current crafting dilemma. Although I have a huge closet with a built in desk, 99% of the time I’m crafting or sewing in the living room to keep an eye on the kids. I didn’t want a desk in the main room so I began looking for rolling storage. This popped up on Amazon and I was in love. It’s huge, this one is the 41” version. Close to 300 pounds but even when full I have no problems rolling it around the house. It comes with no-slip pads for the drawers so all my supplies stay put. The top is perfect for machine storage or they sell a smaller tool box to sit on top. My mom found a 5 drawer original pink box locally at Sears on sale. Once I saw hers I knew this was my early Christmas gift!

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All my vinyl supplies are in top drawer. I’m still working on tweaking the organization and getting a few acrylic bins for small items.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I Heart Door Hangers

My obsession began after purchasing a simple Circle “G” door hanger from a local store. Then a photo of a Turkey hanger popped up on my Facebook news feed by an artist in my area. After that I was hooked. They are so cute and much easier to store than wreaths. Here are just a few I’ve collected so far:

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Alabama A: Doodle Dots

Candy Corn: Blue Pickle Designs

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Ornament was Custom order from Blue Pickle Designs     

Turkey: Local Artist but similar designs at Blue Pickle

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You can’t see all the little details in a photo unfortunately. Love all the glitter!

Blue Pickle is currently working on a Paw and Custom Seahorse for me, check back to see those soon!

I store all my hangers in a 30” wreath bag separated with tissue paper.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dachshund Applique Pillow Tutorial & Template

I saw several cute Dachshund pillows on Pinterest recently and thought it would be a great time to attempt something I’ve never done before: Applique. I honestly had no idea how to even begin or if my machine would do it. After buying a free motion presser foot (thinking it was needed) and other misc items, I figured out that the simple zigzag stitch works just as well.
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Supplies:
  • 2 – 13”x23” pieces of fabric (for pillow)
  • Fabric for Applique
  • Fabric Glue
  • Thread (make sure it matches your applique)
  • Iron on Adhesive (to keep the applique still while sewing)
  • Tear away backing/Stitch N Tear (To keep fabric from wrinkling while appliqueing)
  • You can find the two items above either in precut bags or on bolts at most fabric stores
  • “Oskar the Weenie” template, Click here to download
  • Sewing Machine
  • Batting
  • Remnants of white/black fabric (eyes and nose)
  • Fray check

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Guest Post: Halloween Hair Bow Giveaway & Tutorial

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Kishea, author of Bizzy Mommie and writer of this guest post is hosting a Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the Halloween themed hair bow in this tutorial. Giveaway ends 10/22/2013 and you have 5 ways to enter. The more entries the higher your chance is to win! You can also come back each day and tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry.
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Hello. My name is Kishea and I am honored to be a guest poster on Dimplicity. I am going to show you how to make a boutique stacked bow. I am doing a Halloween theme since it is October, but you can choose any color theme.

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You will need:
  • 5 - 6 inch pieces using 1.5" grosgrain ribbon (pinwheel bow)
  • 1 - 27 inch piece using 1.5" grosgrain ribbon (boutique bow)
  • 1 - 5 inch feather boa piece
  • 1-  4.5 inch piece using 3/8" grosgrain ribbon (partially lined clip)
  • 1 - 3 inch piece using 3/8" grosgrain ribbon (middle piece)
  • Needle & Thread (I like to use the button craft thread since it is thicker than regular thread)
  • Lighter, Ruler, Scissors, Hot Glue Gun
  • 1 - Embellishment for the middle of the bow (I am using a bat for this bow)

Monday, October 07, 2013

Custom Printed Fabric

Recently I gave Spoonflower a try. They print your designs on fabric and other items.

It took a few tries but eventually I was able to load my Adobe Illustrator design onto Spoonflower. It was mainly to just test the quality and color matching. So for around $15 I received a heavy linen fat quarter. Just enough to make a large pillow. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised with the quality. The text and images were crisp. Being able to print on fabric has given me so many new project ideas. Can’t wait to try another design!

If you’re interested in this Alabama Pillow design you can print it at Spoonflower using this link

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