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

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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

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Weekend Traveler Bag - Straps added - Now it's ready to use!!!

The weekend traveler bag is finally finished.  I added an adjustable strap that can be used over the shoulder.  I also added two smaller straps/handles so that the bag can be held by hand or on the shoulder.  All straps are also removable.



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Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekend Traveler Bag

I am turning some of my favorite fabric into a weekend traveler bag.  I've been making it up as I go along, and using fabric from my stash.  So far I think it's going pretty well.  I would have loved to use the black flora fabric on the sides... but I just didn't have enough in my stash.
The front has a nice sized zipper pocket, the back has a sleeve that will fit over the handle of my rolling luggage, and it has two small pockets.

Now I just need to make the straps and finish putting bais tape over the raw edges inside.






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