Fabric Projects

So last month I show cased some of the crochet project I was working on. But along with the knitting and the crocheting I have also started a quilting class with my friend Sandy. I am actually surprised at how much I am enjoying the class. I have learned so much.

This is what my quilt looks like so far. I just need to add the binding and finish the quilting portion of it. The green flowers on the right is what the back of the quilt will look like. I was trying to go for a more funky kind of vibe.

I also recently ordered some beautiful fabrics online. Some of it was the chevron pattern by Blake Riley. I saw this post on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make it. So I made it exactly the way they did. I thought it was perfect so why change it. And this is the way mine turned out.

My plan is to recreate this with leather. I think it would like super cute as a leather clutch. So I have some red and black leather to test it out. So many project I have rolling around in my head.

Yarn Projects

Oh my it has been awhile since my last post. I haven’t been doing as much paper crafting lately. But I have been busy with other crafting projects. I am proud to say that I have finished a project under my belt and 12 balls of yarn later.. a basket weave baby blanket is now complete. The blanket measures to be 41″ X 46″. It was easy to do but it really did take a month to finish.

I am also learning to knit. Knitting is a lot tougher than learning to crochet. I stuck with it and finally I feel like I am getting the hang of it. So my first project is to complete a scarf. I will post a pic when it is all completed. And it is perfect timing since with the colder weather heading my way.

 

Top 4 Crochet Blogs

It’s been awhile since I did a Top 5 blog post. Today I want to share a few Crochet blogs that I have recently found. I’ve has some extra time on my hands and picked up crocheting again. Since I just picked this up I only have 4 blogs to share with you.

  1. Craft Passion by Joanne L. She has a lot of great ideas not only for crocheting but all different kids of crafts
  2. All About Ami by Stephanie. Her love for amigurumi (Japanese art of knitted/crocheted stuff animals) is quite contagious when you see how cute they are.
  3. Free Amigurumi Patterns by Jane. She goes out ans scours the internet for free patterns. And she finds the the cutest patterns. I definitely have some on my to make list.
  4. Moogly. They have a lot of tutorials and designs. I even used the bobble stitch to make a scarf. Easy to follow instructions.

So far I made what I am calling a kids scarf, it originally started out to be a blanket but I ran out of yarn. I didn’t care for the color so I just left it as is. And I am still working on this basket weave blanket.

Scallop Edge Border Tutorial

Hello, I wanted to continue on showing you how to create different edges using your Silhouette Studio. So today I am going to show a tutorial in creating your own scallop edge.

It is very similar to creating the stamp edge border. The main step that is different is that you don’t use the subtract tool and use the weld tool instead

  1. Start my making a square or any shape you want you want the scallop on
  2. Create a bunch of small circles, copy and pasting them is the best way keep the scallops all the same size.
  3. Space the circles as close as you like for a tighter scallop. Select all your circles and Align Center and then Space Vertically, I like to group them together so they are easier to work with
  4. Now place the circles over your square edge and align them however you like
  5. Select all the shapes, circles and the square, and then weld them together
  6. And now you have your scalloped edge

Before welding the circles you can make the scallop size larger by just selecting the circles and dragging one of the points and expand to your liking.

If you want to extend the length of the scallop but do not want to change the size of the scallop I would just duplicate the circles, before welding – Step 5, and then move them so that they are in one continuous line. And then move them over your shape and you will most likely need to trim off the the extras with the Knife tool. This is the only way that I know of doing this.

Back to School

It’s that time of the year again…. Back to School. I feel for the students going back. I remember having to leave the summer carefree days behind. In honour of the those going back to school here is a little something for you.

I coloured the zombie girl with Copic Markers. The image comes from Copic Marker Scrabooking blog,Making Our Mark. Used some red Rub On Letters and regular old black marker for the border. And rub one some brown ink on Kraft card stock.

I hope school isn’t too bad for those who have to go.

Stamp Edge Border Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make your own Stamp Edge using the Silhouette Studio.

  1. Start by making a square or any shape you want the stamp edge on
  2. Create one small circle and then copy and paste a bunch of others. When you copy and paste you ensure that the size of the all the circles are the same.
  3. Select all the circles next you want to Align Center and then Space Vertically
  4. Place the circles over your square and align them as center as you want
  5. Take your knife tool and create a line over the border of the square, this will cut the circles in half
  6. Delete the outer half of the circles and trim up the edges so that everything fits into the square
  7. Then select the square with the half circles and you use the Subtract tool
  8. And now you will have your stamped boarder

Of course you can modify this by having smaller or larger stamped edge. If you need a border around your entire square I would recommend that before you use your Subtract tool to duplicate that row of half circles. That way you keep the circle size and the spacing exactly the same. I even Group the circles together to make them easier to work with.

Try it out and see just how easy it really is.

Sorry Your Sick!

Brains, Brains, Brains, Brains… *cough cough*…  Being sick sucks. Being sick in the summer suck even more. That is me right now. Since I am sick I thought I would make myself a get well card.

It is a zombie get well card! For the card I used my Copic Markers and I got the digital stamp from Copic Marker Scrapbooking blog, Making Our Mark. they are giving away their zombie digital collection for free this week. This is also where I buy my Copic’s online. I found they have a the best price and the best part is shipping is free. Check them out when you have a chance if you are interested in Copics.