Monday, October 20, 2014

Creating on the Grid - Fabric Collage

Are you intimidated with fabric? Think you'd like to make a fabric collage or wall hanging but don't think you can do it? I'm here to tell you that you can. If you start off using a grid patterned fabric and then add in little bits and bobs, you can create a gorgeous collage. And you'll gain a boost of confidence, too.

The pattern of fabric that I chose for this piece has a printed grid pattern. This is perfect and lends itself very easily to create a grid of little "canvases” to decorate individually. Even though each square could stand on its own, they all coordinate with each other to complete the piece.

Click below for the tutorial!

Friday, October 17, 2014

10 + Tips for Stitching on Paper!

Sewing on paper is “sew” much fun!  You can create a great textural and visual element on just about any project. I love the way you can add an extra pizzazz or homespun feel with just a bit of thread!!

Check out my 10 + tips for stitching on paper!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet Baby Frame

Way back around 2008 I created this matboard frame wall hanging with photos of my now 25-year-old first born son. It still hangs on the wall in my art studio as it has always been such a favorite of mine.

I don't have any grandchildren yet, but I do think I will re-make this adorable frame wall hanging for our house when the baby (babies?) comes to visit us. I used to think there's no way I want to be called grandma, but I'm warming up to the title. It's what comes with the title that melts my heart!

Come see how I made this...

Monday, October 13, 2014

From Plain Ol' Supplies to Unique Project: Family Photo Wall Hanging

Go through your stash of supplies...there has to be loads of goodies in there. Sure, they many not be trendy right now, but I bet they were at one time. ;-) With just a few of those supplies you can make a unique wall hanging for your family photo. In this project I share about one such project where I have used several very old supplies.

Come take a look...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Altered Frames Wall Hanging Part 2

On Monday I brought back an "old school" project. If you missed it, GO HERE TO SEE PART 1.  

Today, we put our pieces together and make the hanging portion of the wall hanging. I love that you can create this in any style, colors and configuration. I am also a sucker for anything with a dowel or stick!

Come take a look at the rest of the story...

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm bringing "old school" back! Altered Frames Wall Hanging

I'm a big fan of "old school".  Actually, I'm pretty much old school on most everything. We have a land line phone (really!), I like taking hand written notes, I only recently got a smart phone in the last few months and, well, I have a lot of old school craft supplies. I'm talkin' reeeeaallllly old stuff!

They guys at the basketball court call my husband "old school" because his shots into the hoop are usually preceded by hitting the backboard. Apparently "no one" shoots like that anymore. Oh, but did I mention that my DH is 54 and plays with 20 to 30 year old men and he the best there? He is a legend on the courts...but I digress. ;-)

Today, I share a project made with lots of "old school" products. The project was from one of my original online classes from way back in 2008.

Check out the supplies I've used. I'm sure you'll laugh at how old they are! But don't laugh too hard. You may have one or two of these things stuffed way back in a closet somewhere! ;-)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Create cards in a flash!

Anyone who REALLY knows me knows for some reason I don't like making cards. I have no idea why, but it's true. But in honor of World Card Making Day (tomorrow), I thought I show some easy ways I've made cards with the Cricut  machine. Sure, if you don't have a Cricut or any die cutting machine for that matter, you can still create cards similar to this. The biggest thing is having a plan, sketch or recipe and following it with all the cards.

 Check out all the cards I made with one simple recipe: