Monday, March 31, 2014

Quick Sewing Journal

Hi all, hope you are having a great Monday.  We are doing great because we finally have some nice weather.  The weekend was miserable with the rain and snow.  As I am typing this I am sitting outside watching the kids ride bikes.  
Today I have a really quick project to share with you.  Recently I have started sewing, and I need a way to keep track of my projects and the math associated with them.  So I made this really quick journal.  
It was super quick.  I used a stencil with some white paint and Heidi Swapp color shine to tint the paint.  The scissors and thread spool were cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  Click the links to find them in the online store.  The I heart sewing saying can also be found in the store.  I then just adhered everything to the cover of the notebook.  Easy Peesy!!!!  That's all I have for you today hope you have a great evening.  
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just a litte Leprechaun Gift

Happy hump day everyone.  Hope your week is going great.  It seems that here we are on our way to a warm up, yeah.  So today all I have for you is a quick little Leprechaun gift.  Monday I showed you that tray of cupcakes that I had made for the kids, and adults.  Well I can't keep that many cupcakes around or else they will end up on my backside if you know what I mean.  Therefore I must gift them, and I tried to make it cute.

I found this cute cupcake box in the Silhouette store here.  I changed it up a bit by adding the shamrock to the band.  These were easy to assemble and make a really cute gift.  

That's all I have today, hope you have a great day.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day - T-shirts and Bloopers

Good evening everyone.  Hope you have had a fantastically green St. Patrick's Day.  We had a pretty good day here except for the snow!!!!  Really sick of the snow!!!  Anyway, we made it a fun day, except for the cleaning.  Because the girls were supposed to go to school today, I made them some shirts that would keep them from getting pinched.  My youngest was especially scared of being pinched this year, so I went with that and made her a "Pinch Proof" t-shirt.  

I used my Silhouette to cut out this shamrock from some fabric that I had purchased last year.  I then appliqu├ęd it onto the t-shirt and used the embroidery feature on my sewing machine to add the Pinch Proof text.  

For this t-shirt I used the same technique as above with the shamrock.  I then made a stencil with some freezer paper and my Silhouette for the words.  I coated the stencil with some Fabri-Tac and then sprinkled some green fabric glitter.  Super simple, but we will see if the glitter lasts through the wash.  I was trying to avoid using the E6000 glue because it stinks so bad.

I also made some simple hair bows with some some leftover green ribbon and some strips of the shamrock fabric.  

Here are my cuties.  I am not sure why Corianne always looks like she is about to cry in these photos, I really don't make her take the photos!!!

See now she looks happy.  Rainbow cupcakes will make anyone happy and smiley right.  So that's all I have for today, hope you have a great week and it is warm where you are.  I am going to leave you with a blooper photo of what happens when you leave your embroidery machine unattended.  

Her t-shirt went from long sleeve to 3/4 sleeve because of this!!!!  

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Did you know Girl Scout Cookies are Here!!!

Hi all, how's the week going?  My week has gotten drastically better since I don't feel sick anymore.  I even went to the gym this morning.  Yeah!!!  So are you sick of Girl Scout Cookies yet?  I hope not because we have a booth sale coming up this weekend.  It is one of the last weekends of the season, I am just hoping not to many people in our area gave up sweets for lent!.  

So with that I had to make some cute and practical stuff for our booth.  The first being a table cloth.  We are a Daisy troop so we don't have any supplies for the troop as of yet.  I decided that I would make a table cloth that we can use in the coming years and can be re-used once my younger daughter joins the Scouts.  

Please ignore my horrible ironing skills.  I suck at it and hate it all at the same time.  So to make this table cloth I went to Jo-ann's and bought 2 yards of blue cotton canvas for $5.00.  I then spent $10 on some flocked heat transfer vinyl from Silhouette.  I actually bought it on Amazon, so it was shipped for free.  The next thing I did was go to the Girl Scout's website and download their logo.  I then opened the logo in the designer edition of Silhouette studio and used the trace function to make a cut file of the logo.  I will make a tutorial of this soon, I always forget when I am in the middle of a project.  Anyhow, I then cut the logo, and the text and ironed then onto the blue table cloth that I had hemmed.  One thing I did learn:  The instructions on the vinyl say to place a towel between the vinyl and the iron.  I tried this and it did not work, or I wasn't patient enough, so I just put the iron directly on the vinyl.  It came out fine, and the plastic transfer material didn't melt.  

So the next few things I did for the booth are straight from Pinterest, and not too much creativity on my part.  I am not very creative when I am sick!!!.  Here is my Pinterest page with the Girl Scout stuff, so you can find the sources.  

I made some lanyards for the girls, so they could easily calculate how much the customers owe.

I made this cute table topper with some scrapbook paper, vinyl and a dollar store tin.  

Here is what the booth should look like during our sale.

Last but not least, I made some door hangers to let the people we sold door-to-door know that their cookies had arrived.  This helped a ton with the delivery, because we didn't have to stop by people's houses over and over.  They just called and let us know when they would be home.  Also my daughter made thank-you cards to pass out with her orders.  Hopefully this will get us some return customers.

So that is all I have for today.  Hope you have a great week, and wish us luck selling cookies!!!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Valentine's Post Lost: Fox T-shirts made with Silhouette

Hi all, whew it has been a crazy couple weeks.  Between being sick, girls scout cookies, and other general craziness I haven't been able to keep up with my posting.  So I am back and going to really and try to keep up with my posting.  I hope to also feel better soon, can't stand being sick. 

So anyway today I have what was supposed to be my last post in my Valentine's installment.  I made some super fun shirts for the girls to wear on Valentine's day.  They both are really into "What Does the Fox Say", so I thought it would be cute to make them some Fox t-shirts.  Here they are:

Aren't these just adorable.  I used my Cameo and some super cute chevron fabric from Hobby Lobby to cut out the Cute Fox.  Click the link to take you to the shape in the online store.  I then used my sewing and embroidery machine to applique the fox to the shirt and embroider "What the Fox Says" on the bottom.  The girls love them and continue to wear them all the time.  Next time I do a fabric project with the Cameo, I will try to make a tutorial video to show you how it's done.  

That's all I have for today, hope you have a great day.  

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