Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Faffing Around with Prints: When in doubt, make!

New tape ideas and transfer print for relief printing on fabric. 

I bought an awesome kit from Darby Smart at the holidays and am just getting started with my fabric designs. This design is from a proposal that I made for a shop window and I have always liked it. Thought it would make an awesome packing tape and then wanted to experiment with my Darby Smart kit and relief printing on fabric. The best thing about ideas is that you always have them.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Just remember....it's a design element! via DarbySmart

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wow. It has been a while. I have been hanging out a lot on Pinterest lately. Here are some of the crafty directions that I have been looking at over at Pinterest.

Here is a cute and simple project by Jessica Marquez via Pinterest via Kollabora for making your t-shirts a little more interesting. Seems like you want to focus on colour and pattern for interest. You could even add some beads or metal sequins too.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sewing Tips via Whipup

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I am an off again on again seamstress.
So, I love tips to improve my technique and practice.
With this in mind, I am sharing a bunch of links via Whipup for top tips in sewing. Whip up is a great resource for craft based projects, books, and ideas!
Whip up 
Clementine shoes
Amy Karol on CraftyPod
PS also see Jeannie's comment on the Amy Karol piece...I have to agree with Jeannie.. Invest in good tools when you need them.  My life has not been the same since I purchased my Gingher shears. but I have a Brother sewing machine and a Brother serger. Both are fairly basic but are super easy to use.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Attention Twisted Knitters!

via BerroccoKnitBits

I am a "twisted" knitter and consistently twist my stitches! I love to use knittinghelp.com but this is a really useful video on knitting techniques-continental and English as well as twisting stitches and how to twist stitches on purpose.