Saturday, April 28, 2012

Burp Cloths

 I know you have to stand on your head to see these burp cloths but I could't get a decent picture straight up and down...sorry!!!  Made these using the same method as The Odyssey Quilt, Heat-n-Bond.  The cloth is a Gerber fabric diaper, they make great, super absorbent burp cloths.  The brown at the bottom of each burp cloth is Wrights Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape.  I used my fun stitches on the sewing machine to sew these onto the unfinished edges of the diaper (i.e. flowers, hearts, loop-de-loop, wave).
The turtle, my favorite, was used from a free SVG file from SVG Cuts and was cut on my Silhouette.  The crown is from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up, the princess and the whale are from the Silhouette store, and the dog from Cricut Paper Dolls for Everyday.  I used my Imaginisce I-Rock tool to apply bling to the crown, princess and dog.

*Word to the wise:  Wash the diapers and the material BEFORE you cut and bond !

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Odyssey

So my daughter, who is a freshman, has a project for her English class, as parents don't we all LOVE those projects!  I don't know about you but my child always seems to forget about them until just a few days before they are due, or tries to tell me that her teacher just gave her the assignment...yah right!!!

Anyway, this is what our collaborative minds came up with.  This is a rag quilt using just plain broadcloth cotton for both the squares and the cut outs each square was cut out at 4 inches.  We used both my Cricut and Silhouette to cut out the images.  The plant (lotus), mermaid (sirens), crown, and arrow were from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.  The monster (cyclops), ghost and sea monter were from the Silhouette store.  The cow was from Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge and The Odyssey was made from the Cricut Base Camp Font Cartridge.  I used my Gypsy to weld Odyssey together.

We used No-Sew Heat-n-Bond to attach the cut outs to the squares.  It is very easy you just iron it onto the back of your square before you cut out your design on your Cricut or Silhouette and then after you have cut it out you place it on your fabric right side up and iron again...Wallah!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Go Cowboys!!!

Made a fleece blanket for my boy, a HUGE Cowboys fan.  Used 2 yards of each fabric, the front is the Cowboys pattern and the blank a plain gray.  I lined up the two pieces and used clothes pins to keep the sides together as I cut!!!  I cut out a square at each corner measuring 4 inches and then cut up 4 inches every inch.  After completing that I tied the two blankets together.  Easy peasy!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just Keep Swimming!!!

I made this card for a friend that is enduring chemotherapy for breast cancer.  A member of our church gave a talk to our congregation a while ago that has always stuck with me.  She talked about how sometimes when we are in thick of trials in our lives the only thing we can do is...just keep swimming!

This card was made using the Cricut Cartridge Best of Pixar.  I was inspired by two blogs I follow, Glora's Crafts and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  Glora's blog helped me to add dimension to my Nemo with my Sakura Pens, and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons helped me to create the background.  I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the blue paper using the Sizzix embossing folder Bubbles.  I used Glossy Accents to make some of my bubbles appear water like, and foam adhesive squares to give Nemo a 3D effect.