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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Spring Wreath with May Arts Ribbon/Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron

Hi, this is Jenifer here with you today to share a wreath I made with our partnership with Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron.  The Poppy talk collection was so stinkin cute I just couldn't wait to dig in to it.

May Arts ribbons used:

Here are the ladies in today's hop make sure you visit everyone and leave comments in order to win a very cool prize package from May Arts, Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron.
Jenifer Cowles <-------You are here :)
 Thank you so much for your visit, come back soon,

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Notions Jar May Arts

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a cute, simple project.  There have been times when I am at work and need a needle and thread or to do a quick button repair and I don't have any supplies on hand.  So I came up with a super cute notions jar that sits on my desk and has all of the basics that you would need to do quick repairs.
Directions:  Take a scrap of fabric and some batting and adhere them to the top of the jar lid.  I am using a pizza sauce jar.  Cut off the excess fabric and then using some fabric glue, glue on the crochet lace and ribbon trim along the edge.  Decorate as desired and fill with basic notions.
Here is a close up of the cute little canvas dress form :)

May Arts Ribbons used:
447-58-01 Eyelete
361-58-01 Crochet lace
424 Diag Stripe

Other Supplies:
Decorative Pins, Doily and Canvas Dress form Curtsey Boutique
recycled Jar
Adhesive- Therm O Web
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you come back for even more inspiration from this very talented team.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Another year at Craft Warehouse

Did you hear the news :)  I'm on for another year !!!! Yeah HOO I love this store!!! Here is the link if you want to check out the new team.
Here is the post :)


Craft Warehouse 2013-2014 Design Team

Thank you to all who submitted to this year's design team call! We had the chance to see such a variety of different artists, all who were very talented! We would like to present this year's design team that will provide much inspiration to you all year long! Click on their name to see each of the designer's blog and work!
Amanda De Jong - Scrapbooking

Arin Flynn - Paper Crafts/DIY

Denise Johnson - Mixed Media/Altered Art

Elizabeth Wiederspohn - Paper Crafts

Erica Thompson - Scrapbooking

Holly Gagnon - Paper Crafts/Card Maker

Jenifer Cowles - Seamstress

Katie Stilwater - DIY/Paper Crafts

Keri Sallee - Mixed Media

Michelle Wofford - Paper Crafts/Card Maker

Staci Wendland - Seamstress

Stephanie Paxman - DIY

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Berry Basket Pincushion-May Arts

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun cute project with you.  I'm sure you have seen the fun berry basket trend, well I decided to make one into a sweet pincushion.  This is a simple project that just takes a few minutes.

Fill the basket with stuffing and then cover with a cute cloth and adhere down.  Decorate as desired and use.

May Arts Ribbons used:
 Other Supplies:
Berry Basket- Curtsey Boutique
Fabric-Basic Gray

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Circle Pillow- Therm O Web

Here is a matching pillow to go with the Quilt that I made here.

Therm O Web Supplies:
Therm O Web HeatNBond Lite
Other Supplies:
Cosmo Cricket-Salt Air fabric
18x18 pillow form

Step 1:  Cut a 19x19 base fabric and adhere HeatNBond to the entire square

Step 2:  Cut out various circles from your fabric evenly staggering them every row and pin down.

Step 3:  After you have all of your circles pinned down as desired sew them down towards the top of the circle making sure you do not sew down the circles above (hint: it is easier to start at the bottom and work your way up). After the circles are sewn Iron the circles so that the HeatNBond will adhere the tops of the circles down and the bottoms are free to blow in the wind.  Pillow front is finished.
Step 4: Finish as desired and stuff with your pillow form. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Beauty-Stampendous/Core'dinations/May Arts Hop

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my project in the hop.  I worked around this picture I had taken of a peacock at the zoo and I love the way it turned out.  I used the Core'dinations dot papers and the stamp is Stamendous and May Arts Bakers twine=perfect combinations.

Make sure you stop by everyone in the hop for your chance to win sweet prizes:)

Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles

Cyndi Bundy
Krissy Fossmeyer
Lea Kimmel
Asia King

Monday, June 3, 2013

Binding with Ribbon-May Arts Ribbon DT Call Round 1

It is now time to tryout again for the May Arts ribbon Design Team.  I honestly hate this time of year, the thought of not being on this team seriously makes me sick to my stomach.  I absolutely love this team and the ribbon is the absolute best on the market.  I can honestly say that there has not been very many projects in the last 3 years or so that I have not used some type of May Arts ribbon on.  My projects are just not complete with out it :)  So please stay and enjoy my tutorial and a few of my favorite projects using May Arts:)

Tutorial:  Binding with Ribbon Car Bags
We have a bunch of small trips planned this summer and I wanted to create these cute little car bags with pockets to contain all of the electronics and fun activities the kids will be doing in the car on the long car trips.

The bags were very easy to make using just scraps of fabric and ribbon.  
Supplies needed:  Canvas, contrasting fabric and ribbon.
Directions: Cut 2 pieces of 16x16 canvas and a piece of 12x16 and 6x16 contrasting fabric (this is for the pockets.  Using a ribbon at least 11/2" wide bind all of the top edges of the pockets and the top of the 2 canvas pieces (this is where you would also decorate the pocket if desired).  Now layer the front canvas piece and the 2 pockets and sew down the center, this will create your divided pockets.
Put front and back wrong sides together and bind all the raw edges with ribbon.  Take a desired handle length and fold it in half and bind the raw edge with ribbon and sew it in place to the front and back of the bag.  You are done :)  Nice and easy.

Here is a girly version I made for my daughter with some slight variations, its a bit smaller and I rounded the bottom corners (note it was harder to do the rounded corners.)

Here is a closeup of the flowers I used the May Arts flowers and layered 5 petals on top of each other to make them nice and fluffy then hand sewed on some pearls I think they look a little like strawberry flowers and she loves it.

May Arts Ribbons used:
440-15-03 Denim
440-58-03 Denim
xl16 Leaves
RG46 Stripe
439 Flowers
Here are a few of my favorite projects using May Arts ribbons, as you can see I am very well rounded, I can sew, scrap and do just a little of everything.


Mixed Media/Crafts/Altered


Here are just a few of the projects that I have created over the years with May Arts ribbon and I hope to be sharing more over the next year.  Thank you so much for all of your support and keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Easy Garden Markers- WOW

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a simple project to help label the plants growing in your garden.  All you need is some flat rocks, Wow embossing powder and a Wow embossing pen.

How cute are these?  And they are super easy :)

Please note that it did take a bit longer to heat the embossing powder on the rocks, but you will know when it is ready to go because the powder turns bright white.  Enjoy and beautify those rocks.