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Monday, August 22, 2016

3D Stars with DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!  Have you see these new DIY stacks that DCWV has recently come out with?  They are beautiful!!  Today I have combined 2 of the new DIY Stacks to create these beautiful 3D stars that would be lovely for Christmas decorations or any Celebration.

These are the 3 stacks that I used.  The DIY stars and Flowers along with the new Modern Metallic stack.
The stars pop off the sheets and all you have to do is fold them and glue the pieces together.  The flowers are done the same way making this a quick and easy project.

DCWV supplies used:
Modern Metallic stack
DIY Flowers stack
DIY Stars Stack
Blue Moon Beads

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pretty as a Peacock Pencil Pouch-TOW

Hi there this is Jenifer here with you today to share this little back to school pencil pouch.  This is a simple project that can be customized to fit the personality of each individual.  Lets get started.

Therm O Web supplies used:
Other Supplies used:
Ribbon-May Arts
Oliso Iron

Step 1: Apply the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive using a scraping tool or even a used gift card and scraping it over the stencil making sure you get into all of the little nooks and crevices.

Step 2:The adhesive will be pretty shiny, wait for it to dry clear and then you can apply the foil.  I like to use a brayer and another used credit card to really make sure I get the foil into all of the little spaces.

Step 3: Print out the desired image using the EZ print Inkjet sheets cut around the image and Iron it onto the fabric following the directions on the package.

Step 4:  Sew up the pouch.  Sew the zipper along the top and then sew the sides together. 

This project comes together fairly quickly and you will be sending happy kids off to school with their very own custom made pencil pouch.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bathing Suit bag-TOW

Hi there this is Jenifer here with you today to share this little wet bag to put your bathing suit in so that everything else in your bag doesn't get wet.

Have you ever been on a trip or at the water park or whatever and you change out of your wet suit and don't know where to put it without getting all of your dry items wet.  Well here is a fun little zip up bag that will keep your wets and drys separated.

These are the supplies you need.  I used just some scraps from a project that I had already completed and it worked out perfectly.  I cut out 2 pieces of fabric each measuring 10"x 20".

Step 1:  Cut out the letters you want to use in the Hot Melt Adhesive.  Iron it down onto the front of your bag.  I don't have a fancy machine so I trace around a font that I printed out in word.   While this is cooling go to step 2.

Step 2:  Following the directions apply the Iron-on Vinyl to the other piece of fabric.  This will be the inside of the bag.

Here are the 2 fabric pieces.  The one on the bottom has the Vinyl and the top piece has the Foiled lettering.

Step 3:  Sew the zipper along the top of the "sun" piece and sew along the bottom and the side using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Sew the bottom and the side of the Vinyl piece using a 1/2" seam allowance.  The larger seam allowance will help the bag keep its shape when you put the 2 pieces together.  With wrong sides together insert the vinyl piece inside the "sun " piece and stitch along the top, making sure you leave enough room so that the zipper will close.

For a little extra you can use a scrap of ribbon as a zipper pull and another scrap piece of ribbon along the side so you can hang it on a hook :)

Therm O Web Supplies Used:

Other Supplies used:
Oliso Iron
Ribbon Scraps

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drawstring bag-TOW

Hi Therm O Web fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun drawstring bag that I made for my daughter to use on our various summer car trips we end up taking.  She can fill it full of books and ipods and anything that will keep her entertained while in the car.
Have you ever been inspired by so many things that you kind of get overloaded and you don't make anything?  Well this little drawstring bag combined 4 different inspirations that I put into one project.

This is the front and back of the bag.  The drawstring pouch directions can be found here.  I altered the size to be a little bit bigger so that I could use this awesome Cori Dantini fabric from Blend.
With this size of project it can also give you the opportunity to try new techniques.  Everything about Maureen Cracknell is inspirational, she has a fun Quilt as You Go technique that I wanted to try and this was my chance.
Quilt as You Go is where you do your sewing and quilting at the same time on a piece of fleece or batting.  I used a piece of StitchNSew Sew-in fleece that I had left over from another project.  The Sew-in Fleece is the perfect weight for this type of project and it is a great way to use up some of your scraps.

I love this quote on a tapestry sold at Pottery Barn and I thought it would be perfect on this bag.  You do not need a fancy cutting machine to be able to do this.  I printed out in word what I wanted to say and in the font of my choice.  I then traced it onto the Deco Foil Hot Melt adhesive and cut out my quote with a pair of small scissors while watching a movie.  As you can see the hardest part is trying to pick out which lovely color of foil to use.  The Pink Melon Foil won this time.  It still takes my breath away every time I peel the foil back after it has cooled and I am left with this fun foiled image.

Don't be overwhelmed by all of the inspiration around you, find a way to get it out in your projects.  I can't guarantee that it will work every time but you will have fun trying new things.

Therm O Web Supplies Used:
StitchNSew Sew-in Fleece
Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive
Pink Melon Deco Foil

Other supplies used:
Blend Fabrics
May Arts Ribbons
Oliso Iron

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Smile Hoop DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!  Have you ever come across a piece of paper or say an entire collection of paper that is just so cute you don't want to use it?  Well it happens to me all the time and so I end up with a ton of paper that just sits there and is not getting used.  Well no more!!  Break out that beautiful paper and make it into something that you can enjoy every day.

Have you seen the Birds and Butterflies stack yet?  It has the cutest birds on branches and butterflies fluttering around all over the place.  I just knew I had to cut out this branch to create a fun layered hoop to hang in my craft room.

Can you see all the detail and layers?  I just love how it turned out.

This little guy sitting on his branch makes me smile for sure and I know he will help me get through the next cold winter.

Birds & Butterflies stack-DCWV
Ric Rac and Burlap String- May Arts

Thank you so much for taking a look at my project today, come back soon for more fabulous projects from this very talented team.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beach Mini in a Box Coastal Stack-DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!  Today I would like to share this fun Mini Album in a box with you using the new Coastal Stack.  I feel like a broken record because every time I tell you this is my very favorite stack ever, DCWV blows it out of the ball park with each new stack.  So I got to tell you right now this new Coastal stack is one of my all time favorites.  The Coastal stack has fabric papers and a lot of the papers have this beautiful pearlescent glimmer to them and they are truly beautiful.

I found this nice and sturdy box that used to have software in it and thought it would be perfect for my base.

I made the album to perfectly fit inside the box.

This is the box and the mini side by side.  I used the beautiful fabric papers for the cover of the mini album, I just love the different textures that are used throughout the project.

Warning...Beautiful papers ahead, just look at all the shimmer and shine. 

All of the pages have a circle cut out to give you a sneak peek of the picture on the last page.  I love the way this turned out and I am so happy that I have the perfect box to keep my fun mini album safe and sound.  Next time you find a great box that you are getting ready to throw away maybe give it a new life, you never know what can happen.

DCWV supplies used:
Coastal Stack
Burlap Stack
Blue Moon Beads and Charms
May Arts Ribbons and strings

Monday, June 20, 2016

Adelade Quilt TOW and Dear Stella

Hi there Therm O Web fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun lap quilt I made from the Adelaide Collection from Dear Stella.  It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with this beautiful collection of fabrics and then I came across this free pattern.  I did make it a bit bigger by adding a 5" border all the way around and with some of my cut off triangles I managed to make fun little pinwheels at the corners.

This quilt came together fairly quickly and with the minimal quilting that I did it was finished in no time.  I used almost all of my fat quarter bundle, and I even managed to use it to make a scrappy binding.  I love seeing the little pops of color from the back.

Here is some of the backing, I got this awesome black and white fabric from my local fabric store that was going out of business and with all of the discounts it ended up being $1.40 a yard, big score for me :)
One of my favorite things to use is Sew in Fleece it gives my light weight quilts just the right amount of stuffing on those not to chilly days.  When putting all of the layers together a quick spray with the Basting spray and I don't have to worry about shifting.

Tutorial for adding a quilt label to your quilt using EZ print Transfer Sheets.

Gather your supplies, Ez Print Transfer sheets, a piece of quilting cotton that to use for your label, pins and a pair of scissors or rotary cutter.

Step 1:  Print desired label or image using an inkjet printer.
Peel off the paper backing and place on fabric.

Step 2:  Iron image onto the fabric with a piece of parchment between the iron and the fabric.

Step 3: Iron carefully around your edges 1/4" to 1/2" so you have nice finished edges.

Step 4: Sew your new custom label to the back of your quilt.

Therm O Web products used: