I used the mustache stamps from What a Gentleman Clear Stamp Set which I stamped onto a piece of dotted fabric and then put it tightly inside the hoop.I filled the mustaches in with a satin stitch and black embroidery floss. I added extra detail (which was a chance to practice a few other embroidery stitches) around the edge of the design. To finish, I covered the back of the hoop with a felt circle. You’ll be pleased to know that I’m refraining from using any mustache-related puns in this post!
I love these giant paper maché letters I’m seeing everywhere, and it seems like everyone has a different way to decorate them. Above is my take. I punched multiple shapes from a few different sheets of cardstock, curled each shape slightly and adhered them to the front of the letter, so that each shape curls outwards.
This month has been a month to RELISH! Like many of you, I have had children home for the summer vacation and we’ve immersed ourselves in spending quality time together, playing, creating, reading and having fun. Many of my crafting projects have in some way involved them. I had the chance to review the new Book Let’s Sew Together (and we even gave away a copy!) which is a great resource for people looking for creative projects to work on with children. From the book, my kids and I made these slippers and these necklaces!I shared an idea for creating your own abacus here and my son’s amazing cardboard box arcade ideas here.We announced our three winners of the Create Behind the Seams contest we co-hosted with Pellon and it was so fun to watch the unique and fabulous entries roll in.I shared a peek at Spoonflower’s new faux suede fabric with a new Kindle case and some cushions.And I also managed to sneak in a few paper projects too. There was the stencil technique with punches and possibly my favorite project of the whole month, my simple geometric heart wall art.
August’s theme will be REFOCUS. Whilst I’m not ready to start thinking about Back To School, it’ll be upon us before we know it. That means, new school clothes, pencil cases, accessories etc. I’m not going to wish away the summer though. In reality, I feel like it’s only just beginning!
I wanted to create some wall art for my daughter’s bedroom wall and I came up with this simple heart design. I really love my basic shape punches because they are so versatile and quick. For this geometric heart, I used my Block Party XL Squeeze Punch. I cut the squares in half across the diagonal, to create the triangles.
Here’s a quick project for crafters young and old – a simple 4-sided diorama, ready to be filled with your scenes of choice. Start out by drawing a large circle on a piece of 12″x12″ card stock (I drew around a dinner plate). Then do the same of 3 more pieces of card stock, so that you have 4 in total.