I was reading the site, How About Orange this morning. They have a tutorial on how to turn freezer paper into a stencil. Now I need to run out and buy some freezer paper. I want to make some stencils for quilt blocks.
I recently posted on my fabric postcard blog about 4 fabric postcards that I made. If you would like to see them you can go to Posty Pals. I am trying to keep the posts I put on Fabric Mom about quilting. I also have quite a few links to sites on how to make a fabric postcard.
There is quite a lot of people joining us at swap bot on the Fabric Postcard group. Each month I host a fabric postcard swap. The group that I am a co-founder of on swap-bot also has a few fabric postcard swaps.
I really enjoy making fabric postcards. Making quilts can take anywhere from a week to years to finish. I can make a fabric postcard in about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the embellishments and quilting. Doesn’t everyone love a little instant gratification every now and then.
If you are new to fabric postcards and have any questions feel free to ask. If I can answer them I will. I love to share ideas and help fellow crafters. Happy sewing and God Bless.
A friend sent me this really cool link. A lady we went to high school with posted the tutorial. There is also a video at the bottom of the page.I am going to post this on my tutorial page for future reference.
I made the handles for the purse today and added the finishing touches.
I cut up an old pair of jeans today. The legs will be cut up for a quilt. I decided to use the top part to make a purse. I have seen these all over and wanted one. So today was the day to make my own.
I still have to make the handles. I am going to make a belt to go in the belt loops. The flowers are sewn on. I used my machine. I am going to glue a pretty button or something in the middle of the flower. This picture was taken with out the flash.
I have been encouraging my sister in-law, Mary to make some things to put on Etsy. She recently took a trip to KY to see the in-laws and Judy taught her how to make lye soap. I told her to wrap some up and I would put it on my Etsy store to see if we can sell any of it.
She also made an adorable tooth fairy pillow for her daughter Emily. I asked her to make one for Joshua. He will be losing a tooth soon. (I will post a picture of his in a later post). She is in the process of making a few to put on Etsy. They are just so cute. Her mother made some for her and her sister when they were little.It is completely hand sewn. Even the pocket.
Isn’t it adorable?
You can see the listing in my Etsy store.
Oh and on a sewing note, I made one block for a swap. Woo Hoo!!!
The picture is a little blurry. It is for a swap. Using the Tennessee pattern. I have 5 more to make. It felt great to sew.
As much as I want to be selfish and not tell everyone about this give away I just have to. Heather @ Vintage Girl is giving away a RJR Charm pack and some 30’s fat quarters. Go check and see. Tell her I sent ya.
Do you scrapbook? Some of my quilty friends might. Got to Just Jingle and enter for a flat rate envelope full of great stuff.
Today while Andrew was sleeping I made a few pincushions. Four of them are for swaps. The other two i am going to list on my Etsy site.
This is the front.
This is the back.
Here is Andrew getting a little shut eye while snacking.
Today while Andrew was a sleep I made these pincushions. The cup on the far right is an Easter cup from Avon dated 1983. I am going to sell these on my Etsy store. Hopefully I will get them on later.