Friday, 25 June 2010

Sew, Are you Canadian?


I don't know about your house, but here at the residence I reside in it's always a festive time of year. It's right up there with Christmas and is truly a family affair. Mom buys all sorts of red candies and fills the dishes, changes the table clothes and napkins to white and red, dad gets out the flags and puts them in the planters out front, my brother gets a case of beer...and I make a strawberry sponge cake and attempt to make a maple leaf out of strawberries on top.. however one year I was accused of making a marijuana leaf by my mother.. whatever.. what has she been smoking?

If you are Canadian and you love to deck out your house this is the perfect project... of course if you sew. But really, it's a good beginner project and you can have alot of fun.

It's a lovely table runner to show your Canadian colours and flag. It's super simple even if you only have basic sewing skills.



I stumbled across it a few months ago and decided to whip it up for the dining room table.

You can find it here on Sew Sisters blog




I used Steam a Seam instead of wonder under and bought some basic fabrics down at fabric land. You can satin stitch around the applique however with Steam a Seam you don't HAVE to which is awesome.


You can't really see it but on the red I randomly stippled OH CANADA on it. Shame I should had put it on the white to make it more visible.




So yes.. It's a little early.. but HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I made a tutorial Video

Someone on cutoutandkeep.net asked to explain one of the flower steps a little more clearly. So I made a video.

how strange and awkward that felt!! but here it is!!


Tsumami Kanzashi Tutorial

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Texas Mickey lamp fini!

So my life recently has been a jumble of madness and I haven't had the heart to do anything but mope lately. However this past week my crafty spirit has come around again and I've been busy busy busy.

Many things are in the makes. My vision for a baby punk toys is starting in it's baby stages after falling in love with toys I made my neighbors.

My inspiration board is filling up with all kinds of things, and one thing I got to take off my crafty TODO.. Remember that Texas Mickey???



Well here it is!! In it's final state! Drilled, wired, fringed and plugged in.



I got to take it to my friends house and give it to her daughter tonight who hit the ceiling in screams and "OHMYGODS" Always pleasing to get a good reaction like that.


If you don't know how big these bottles are.. here's a normal wine bottle in comparison.


I'm happy to say my dog arrived safely and well after his long plane ride from England. He is well and adjusted and happily waggy his tail at local doggies and sniffing his new territory. We decided not to sedate him as apparently things can go wrong. He was quite stressed when I got him out of the box, but within half an hour he was curled up tail thudding happily curled up and blissed out like me with our reunion.



Nothing much has changed in the last year since I've seen him. He destroyed his new squeky promptly on arrival. I forgot...this dog needs a weekly toy budget/ration



Another project done and done is the Dungeon and Dragon baby plush dice. I managed to take an image from my friend and print it onto some printable fabric then iron it onto a bag I made to hold all the dice.


Here they are all lined up!! So happy and colourful!! Perfect for a geek to be. She will be recieving this later this month for her one year birthday!!



Much more to post.. but for now.. rest and relax.