Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I am proud to announce that I am doing my very first craft show. It would be great to see some familiar faces at the show on this Saturday and Sunday, the 19th and 20th.
The show is at the Cafeteria at the St Rose of Lima Catholic School. The address is 1345 W. Dakota Ave. Denver CO. It is around Alameda and I-25.
The fair is open on Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and on Sunday are 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Please check out my website and my etsy shop to get a preview of what I will have available at my table. Thanks for your support.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Come take a look and maybe enter your name in the contest. I will be posting soon about what I am making.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The first thing that I did was measure the space and have Aaron cut the plywood for me. Next I painted it on one side (the one facing out into the room) with the same paint that I used for the dresser.
I added some 1.5" thick padding, gluing it down with my glue gun. Then I added a little batting just to try and smooth down the edges of the foam. I had some woven wool fabric in a grey color that I wanted to use for the headboard unfortunately I did not have enough so I had to improvise. I used some of the leftover fabric that I had from the stool makeover that I did to make stripes at the sides of the headboard. I also used the blue fabric to make a ribbon around the bottom of the padded portion so that it would look a little more finished if anyone got a chance to peek down at it. As I went along each fabric got pulled tight around the back of the plywood and stapled using a staple gun (make sure that you have the right size staples because you do not want to have them poking through to the other side). Here are some pictures during the progress. I hope that you enjoy. In the final picture I have some pink pillows on the bed, but I must say that those are going to have to go. Maybe I will make some pillow covers and add some throw pillows to the bed instead using the tutorial over at Creations by Kara.
Overall I think that I like the look of it. There are some more things in the room that need to change before I can call the room complete and love it for what it is.
Have a great day and a great week everyone.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Congratulations. Please send me your shipping information so that I can get these sent out to you.
Also I will be offering free shipping until the end of the month for all items purchased in my etsy shop. Please stop by and pick out a quality handmade item for the people on your list.
Have a great day.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine if you still have it. I get to go back to Colorado tomorrow to yet another foot of snow.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Very Purple Person blog. This template has perfect length straps for this size bag. Use the template with the straight edge on the fold in the fabric. You will need two pieces of fabric cut from each type of material (4 total). For mine I used an old pair of jeans for the outside of the bag and a crazy print for the inside. On the jeans I decided to use them inside out so that I would see the contracting color on the seam of the leg.
Next you will flip the inside "bag" right side out and slide it into the outside bag.
Now sew the handles together leaving about 2" un-sewn at the top. A back stitch at the top of the handles would be a good idea. Now we are ready to flip the bag right side out. Through one of the handles start to turn the bag right side out. This will seem very hard at first and you will think that you have screwed up the whole thing, but do not fear it will soon become easier and the bag will just flip right side out. The jean material made it a little harder because it was so thick, but if you are using two thin cotton fabrics back to back then it should be a little easier.
You will now have a bag that looks like the picture above. Just push the inside of the bag into the outside. Sew the handles of the bag together by putting each fabric right side to right side at the top and sewing across. Make sure that you are sewing the handles that are next to each other together and not the handles that are in front and back of each other. To finish, top sew around the handle openings. You can add a decorative stitch if you would like. I think that I am going to add flower embellishments similar to what Sachiko did in her She Wears Flowers - Tutorial. What ever you do with this just have fun and let your creativity run wild. Pick some fun prints that will make this your go to bag of the season.
Have a great week everyone and happy crafting.
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