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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zips+ Ribbon= LOVE Therm O Web

Hi, Jenifer here with you today to share a fun quick project using Zips.  I use a lot of ribbon on my projects and one of the best ways I have found to keep my ribbon on is Zips.  Its this nice line of glue that is easily applied, just like the Zots.  I Love Zips.
Notebook by Jenifer Cowles
Other Supplies:
Stencil – Dream Weaver
Card stock
Wax Paper for fringe
Ribbon- May Arts

Take a plain piece of card stock and apply the spackle over the stencil, carefully remove stencil and allow to dry.  Take a piece of waxed paper and layer it to desired width and cut several small cuts to create the fringe.  Use Zips to adhere all the layers together.  Use Zips to adhere the ribbon and fringe where desired.  Using a Zot adhere your flower where desired.

Simple, beautiful and elegant notebook to collect all of your notes and thoughts.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, make sure you stop by tomorrow for more wonderful projects.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Messenger Bag Tutorial over at Craft Warehouse

I have a tutorial up on the Craft Warehouse Blog today.  I will show you how to make this reversible Messenger bag, it's a little tricky but nothing you can't handle.

Have a great weekend,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Light Bulb Hot Air Balloons with May Arts and H2O's

My daughter and I had so much fun with the H2O's painting the eyelet, the colors came out so nice and vivid on the cotton.  We decided to re-use these nice round light bulbs and turn them into hot air balloons.  Using a few zots adhere the eyelet to the glass and hang, they look really cute hanging in front of the window, but it was just to hard to get a picture.
These are so much fun!!
Thanks so much for taking a look :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Heaven Canvas-TOW and Bella Blvd

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun canvas I made with the beautiful Bella Blvd collection.  I had this favorite old picture of my daughter playing at the beach that I knew I just had to use.
The key to a great canvas is layering.  Start by spraying some Mist down and then using a stencil and some paste create some fun texture.  After everything has dried start layering and adding dimension with foam squares and 3D Zots, add bits of string or fabric.

Here is a close up of the canvas.  
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, make sure you check back tomorrow for even more wonderful Bella Blvd projects.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

May Arts/Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

Thank you so much for stopping by for the May Arts/Lawn Fawn Blog hop Day 3 :)  All of the projects have just been wonderful.
I don't know about you but I constantly have little sketches and doodles all over the place.  I have them at work, in my purse on my desk.  So I thought that this would be the perfect place to store some of them.  This is the cover, and on the inside I have sewn in 20 sheets of blank paper that I can use to keep all of my ideas.  I used the Dewey Decimal paper collection :) 
May Arts Ribbons Used :
Make sure you stop by the other ladies blogs and leave them some love :)  Jenifer

Jen Shears 

Monday, July 8, 2013

You Are My Sunshine Quilt-May Arts Design Team Round 2

Hi there :)  I am so excited to be sharing this fun little baby quilt or wall hanging with you today using some the the very best ribbons on the market.  I love May Arts ribbons!!!! LOVE them :)  One of the things I really love the most about May Arts ribbons is how the ribbons perfectly coordinate between the different collections.  I don't have to worry that the yellows are going to match or not, LOVE that :)

 For my project I wanted to create something bright and cheerful to hang on a nursery wall.  I had this quilt in my head for a couple months and I am overjoyed with how it turned out.  I also wanted a lot of texture, with the sun I took a 1/4 yard of yellow polka dots and gathered the ends as much as I could leaving the center long.  Doing this gave me some extra fabric to scrunch up in the middle where I randomly tied it down with some 1/8" ribbons.  Before I sewed the sunshine down I place my ribbon rays underneath and sewed everything down together.  I pinned the rays down and did the sewing and the quilting at the same time.
For the letters I used some HeatNBond from ThermOWeb and did a nice blanket stitch around the letters.  I also used some basting spray from ThermOWeb to hold my quilt sandwich together so I didn't have to use so many pins.  To finish off my quilt I used some 2 1/2" grosgrain as the binding, I love how the binding almost looks like a soft pillowy cloud :)

Here is a closeup of the sunshine, I am just loving all the texture.
May Arts Ribbons used:
424-18-27 solid diag/ stripes
351-01 2 1/2" grosgrain solid
382-15-27 chevron/twill stripes
AH27 mesh
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is enough to keep me on the team for another year:)  I have enjoyed every single moment being on this team :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mini Patriotic Pillow-TOW

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun little pillow.  The folded star pattern is an oldie but goodie, but using some Heat N Bond makes it a little easier and quicker to put together.
7x7 Folded Star pillow

Therm O Web Supplies:
Therm O Web HeatNBond Lite
Other Supplies:
Fabric Scraps
small Iron
Using a piece of HeatNBond cut out a square 8x8.  Draw out 1" grid lines and some diagonal lines on the glue side of the HeatNBond.
Cut out 4 4x4 squares for the center of the star and 8 4x4 squares for the next row and 10 4x4 squares for the last row of squares.  Fold the 4x4 square in half and then bring the folded edges to the centers giving you a nice triangle.  Using a small iron, iron down the triangles into a 4"square, taking care to not iron the HeatNBond where there is no fabric.

Make the triangles the same way layering them on each seam and using the grid drawn on the HeatNBond.
Repeat for last layer. With everything ironed in place sew down the center of all the seams all the way around, the stitches won't hardly be seen.   Last step is to cut the last 2 4x4 squares diagonal and sew one to each corner.  Trim block, add trim if desired sew 3 sides and stuff and stitch opening.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, I made this into a cute little pillow but it could also work as a fun little pincushion or if you add more rows it could be a larger pillow, the possibilities are endless.  I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Holiday.