Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sharing Sundays #21




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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Not my usual blog project...Noel sign



I decided to take a little break from my normal sewing projects and create a holiday sign.  Recently, I saw this on a Pinterest post and just loved the sign, so I decided to try to make my own.

This was a super cheap project for me.  I got the board at Menards for $1.99.  I also bought a small can of stain - Minwax - Wood Finish, penetrating stain, color-Special Walnut.  I already had the white Martha Stewart satin paint, color-Wedding Cake, the red color was Love Bird, and a little of the black satin.

The first step was to wipe the board down.  I then took a hammer and it it several times to give it a more beat up look.  I then stained it with the Minwax stain.


After staining it I took a little Coconut Oil and loosely rubbed it over a few spots on the board and along parts of the edges.  I then brushed the white paint over it using a large brush and vertical strokes.  I wasn't too concerned with covering it 100%.  After it dried for about an hour, I took my high tech grill spatula thing... and scrapped away some of the white paint.



I used a word program to then print out very large letters.  I cut the out (leaving some white) and taped them evenly onto the board.  I used a measuring tape to help align them.



I then used some carbon paper to trace the letters onto the board.  I did this by placing the carbon side down underneath the letter and traced using the pointed end of a paint brush handle.


Once the letters were traced a used my finger to rub a little bit more of the coconut oil on in a few places of the inside of the letters.  I then mixed a lot of red with a little bit of black to create a deep red.  Using a medium sized brush I carefully painted in the lines.  After it dried for about an hour I added a second coat of the red mix.



After the red dried, I took my grill flipper/spatula thing and very lightly scrapped away a little of the red paint.  Then I was done!!!  Happy Holidays!















Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sharing Sundays #20




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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pattern Sale!!! 50% Off




Happy Thanksgiving!  All of my crochet and quilt patterns are on sale through this Saturday at my Etsy Shop.  Click on the image below and use the coupon code THANKSOFF to get 50% off.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekender Bag Take Two!!!



I am in the process of perfecting my weekender bag pattern.  This time I used up some charm packs I had from Mode.  I also tapered the top a little bit so the bag wasn't so "box-ish". Instead of sewing this one with the seams inside the bag, I sewed the perimeter seams on the outside.  I then covered the seams with bias tap.  I did not add a zippered pocket to this bag... only because I ran out of fabric to do it properly.  I did still ad the flap on the back that will slip over the handle of my luggage.





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In the holiday spirit

Yesterday I was in the holiday spirit and decided to make a few potholders for some dear friends.  I used some super cute holiday mini-charms from Moda and thermal fabric for the back.  The border was pre-made bias tape.  From two charm packs I was able to make two large (5 x5 squares) pot holders, and two small (4x4 squares) pot holders.






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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sharing Sundays #19




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