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Friday, November 28, 2014

Love Hoop-TOW

Good Morning ThermOWeb fans, just wait until you get your hands on these image transfer sheets.  The crafting possibilities are endless.  There are sheets for light fabrics and sheets for dark fabrics and make sure you read the directions for both because they are done differently.
Love Dream Catcher: Designed by Jenifer Cowles
Therm O Web supplies used:

Other Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbons
Embroidery floss
Embroidery Hoop
Sure you could make custom tee shirts for any and all events but I thought I would put together a trendy dream catcher.  This is a super easy project that comes together rather quickly.  Using a Laser Jet printer, print out your image on one of the transfer sheets.  Iron it onto fabric.  Optional hand stitching around the photo.  Tie ribbons, laces and trims around the bottom of the hoop.  Insert image making sure hoop is tight and hang.  



Here are some close-ups of my dream catcher.  These would make nice Christmas presents or even a beautiful piece in a baby nursery.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and have inspired you make something lovely of your own.
Jenifer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Joy Soapbox Ornament-WOW

Hi Wow fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share my mixed media project with you.  I am definitely in the Christmas mood so I ended up making an ornament.  Just wait till you see what I made this out of :)

I added a piece of patterned paper from DCWV on all sides of the box and then using an embossing ink pad I ran it down all the edges and then using opaque bright white embossing powder it made it look like a snowy glass window.  I love how it turned out.

I stamped Joy using the "Deck the Halls" Stamp set in Metallic Platnum splarkle embossing glitter then cut our around the stamp and adhered it with some foam squares.  All the ribbons are from May Arts and the deer die is from Spellbinders.
I used the box from a package of soap to make my ornament, I snapped a picture quick before I finished it up.  What could you recycle to turn into a masterpiece?  There is tons of stuff out there, don't be afraid to look.

Thank you so much for looking at my project today, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Jenifer

Monday, November 24, 2014

Iphone bag-Quilt Book Review/ThermOWeb

Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Today we’re celebrating talented Designer Molly Hanson and the kickoff of her new book.. Free Motion Quilting for Beginners! (and those who think they can’t)
Not only are we fortunate to have Molly work along with us…we can tell you..she is just as talented as she is sweet!!
Here’s a bit about the book…
You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Yes, you can! Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro. You’ll begin by quilting your name, because soon you’ll be signing unique works of art!
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces—and turn the pieces into projects
Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, and swirls
Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane


I loved Molly's new book.  It is so nicely done with great pictures and clear instructions.  I was completely hooked when I got to the wood grain section.  I have always loved it on quilts but it looked way to hard.  In the book it was so clear and easy to follow I couldn't resist trying it.

 I took two pieces of scrap canvas I had laying on the floor from a recent project and tried it out.  I must confess I did draw it out first with a pen just to make sure I could do it, but I was comfortable enough with the second piece I did it all free motion on the machine.  It was so much fun, I can't wait to do it again on an actual quilt or bigger project.

Now that I had my perfectly wood grain quilted pieces I had to make them into something so I adhered some fusible fleece to the back and some more scraps for the lining and sewed a fun piece of ribbon around the top edge.  Cut a length of ribbon for a loop to hook on a ring, sew around 3 sides leaving the top open.  Turn.  Done, simple project completed.  Now if I can just keep my daughter from taking it.

Here it is attached to my work bag.  Now it won't get lost with all of my junk in the bag and it is super cute.  Thank you so much Molly for the wonderful inspiration, I can't wait to tackle more machine quilting.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fall Banner-DCWV

I am so excited to be sharing my first post with you today for DCWV- I still am in shock that my name was on the list. I am so excited to be working with them to bring you some amazing projects.  I couldn't wait to get started so I put together this fun Fall banner.  It is super easy to do with the 6"x 12" stacks that they have out now.


This is the banner hung on the wall.

See how easy, there are not very many supplies involved, and should only take about an hour to put together.




Here are some close ups of the individual banners.  I went around the edges with the gold pigment ink and sprayed a couple splotches with the Gold Texture spray.  I had these large letters forever but they were covered in Halloween and Valentines paper so I sanded them down and really roughed up some of the areas then covered them with the same gold inks to make them look like they are almost metallic.  All of the ribbons and flowers are from May Arts and some Blue Moon beads in the flower centers.

Supplies used:
6"x 12" Fall & Halloween Stack
Blue Moon Beads
May Arts Ribbons
Imagine Crafts-Irresistible Texture Spray and Delicata Gold Pigment Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Jenifer

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kids Crafts-May Arts

I was trying to figure out a super fun craft for the kids to make for DAYS and couldn't come up with anything fun and exciting.  As the deadline was approaching my 12 year old daughter came to me with this hoop and some scraps of fabric she put together and asked if she could use some ribbons.  Absolutely :)  She picked out the ribbons and put the entire thing together.  I did hot glue the PomPoms around the hoop but everything else was all her.
I think she did a fantastic job on her new little hoop memo board.  I guess she doesn't need me to plan crafts for her, she can do it all on her own. 
May Arts ribbon used:
462-Pom Pom
BK32-Striped Grosgrain

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Simply Wonderful-Ruby Rock-It Scraps tutorial

Welcome to the Ruby Rock-It blog for my Tuesday Tutorial.  If you are anything like me you have a bunch of scraps that you just can't seem to part with and I would like to show you a fun way to use up some of those scraps.

After finishing another project I had a bunch of 1 1/2" x 6" scraps left over. Using a edge punch I punched one edge on the scrap and then sewed a scrap of eyelet ribbon under each piece and then layered them on top of each other.  I love how the eyelet enhances the country feel the country cookin collection.  The rest of the layout came together pretty quickly.  I love how it turned out.



Here is a close up of my layers.  I hope I have inspired you to use up some of your scraps.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other Supplies used:
May Arts ribbons
Martha Stewart punch
Foam Squares-Therm O Web

Monday, November 17, 2014

Baby Mine-Ruby Rock-It/WowHop



Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans and WOW Embossing Powder fans!  We are delighted to have you join us this week for the fun with our blog hop!

We are very excited to be partnering with this fabulous company and their amazing designers, so here's all the info you will need...and then come and join and hop along!

Here's the blog hop order, all you need to do to be eligible for our prize, is to leave a comment on each designer's blog and then come back to our blog letting us know you have done so!  Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.


Here's our beautiful prize:  The Essence East Coast collection! [album not included]



And here's my project! 

Here is the layout I did for the hop.  I took an awesome piece of patterned paper from the Ruby Rock-It Country Cookin collection and cut it apart and then put it back together again on point, like a quilt.  I then took a Wow pen and the Green pearl embossing powder and embossed in between the squares.  I am so pleased with how this turned out and how perfect the colors go together.

Here is a close up of the flower and of the embossing powder.


Patti Hamil is next on the list, stop by and leave her some love.

Enjoy the hop!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dream-May Arts/ Core'dinations Hop

Welcome to the May Arts Core'dinations hop, I hope you have enjoyed everything so far.  I received a pack of the Chalk core and it went from there.  Have you seen this blog?  Louise's work is just so free and beautiful and inspiring that I new it was time to give it a try.


This was pretty easy to do.  The first thing I did was "chalk up" my black paper.  I then sprayed it with Imagine Crafts and then let it run down my paper by turning it this way and that.  When dry do your layers.

May Arts Ribbons:
451-Waxed cording
A476-Scroll
469-Rhinestones
439-Flowers

Other Supplies Used:
Core'dinations chalk core and Spotted pack
Imagine Crafts ink
Stickers-My Little Shoebox

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                 Charlene Driggs

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hedgehog Kindle sleeve-TOW/Handmade Holiday

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today, I am so excited to be participating in the Handmade Holiday hop.  I loved making this Hedgehog book bag so I thought that a little mini version to hold a kindle would be fun.  My daughter will be receiving these for Christmas and I thought I would share how easy these are to make so you can get started on your Christmas gifts.

Hedgehog Kindle Sleeve: Designer Jenifer Cowles
Therm O Web supplies:
Jennifer Jangles Supplies Used:
A Walk in the Woods book
Other Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbons
Embroidery floss
button
Directions:
Cut
2 each -6 1/2" x 8 1/2"  for the outside fabric, lining and Fusible Fleece

Copy Mushrooms and Hedgehog at 50% and cut out as the book instructs
Adhere the HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabrics, using fusible fleece makes it so that you will not have to use any pins when you quilt this top layer.

On one end of the outside fabric adhere the hedgehog, grass and mushrooms using HeatNBond® feather lite.  Liquid Fabric Fuse™ helps keep the really small pieces such as the eye and nose in place.  Sew all the pieces down using your favorite stitch.  Go around all the pieces with embroidery floss to give it some fun and special touches (optional).

Sew the sides and bottom of the main fabric.  Sew the sides and bottom of lining making sure you leave a 2" section not sewn for turning.
 Turn and press.
Pin a ribbon loop at the top so you have a way of closing your bag, you will stitch this down with the next step.
With right sides together and the 2 bags inside itself sew around the top.  Turn using the 2" section at the bottom on the lining.  Sew the section closed.
Sew on a button.
Here is what the back looks like, how cute is that plaid.
I hope you have enjoyed your stop today in the Handmade Holiday Blog hop I'm sure you will be inspired.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Secret Recipe-Ruby Rock-It

Hi Jenifer here with you today to share a fun shadowbox featuring our Country Cookin collection.  My daughter has recently taken on baking as a hobby, which is great for her but not so good for my waistline.  When I finished my shadowbox she immediately claimed it as hers, I can't say that I blame her.
Using foam squares to give the pieces some dimension and sequins for sparkle this fun little piece came together fairly quickly.

Here is a close up of some of the sections, I love the way the felt pieces look like little doilies that would be on a table.
I used some large beads for the top and as legs on the bottom of my box to give it some character.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, I would love to see your creations if you leave me a link I will be sure to visit.
Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Ribbon-May Arts
beads
sequins
felt doilies
Embossing Powder- WOW
frame Mold-Martha Stewart
Adhesive-ThermOWeb



Monday, November 3, 2014

Believe-May Arts Artful Accents

Welcome to my Artful Accents post.  I received these wonderful tags and decided to put them to work in a layout, and I have plenty of leftover tags to spare for other projects.  Thank you so much for having a look at my project today.

May Arts Ribbons:
Artful Accents-Red Tags
FY34-Wire Beads
Sk-Silk
437-beads
A485-Adhesive Scallops

Other Supplies used:
DCWV
Doily
Stickers-My Little Shoebox
Pins