Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Here is my design team project for February for The Piece By Piece:

I created a Muslin Roll for my sister-in-law's 50th Birthday.  We will be in Ecuador with her on her 50th birthday and I wanted to take her a homemade gift (she has always loved handmade gifts) but it needed to be small since we have to pack light.  I took two strips of muslin that were approx. 3" wide by 50" long and sewed pieces of  laces and trims from The Piece By Piece.  I also stitched a vintage measuring tape across the top so I would have 50".  I then sewed both pieces together - leaving the frayed edges out.  I then embellished each sides with pictures from Julie's 50 years.  It was perfect because aren't our lives like little pieces of this and that stitched together to make life.  I printed the pictures out on fabric paper so they would be flexible when the roll was rolled up.  The links to the items I used from The Piece by Piece, the store and my video are all below:

Shop The Piece by Piece:
Coral eyelet trim
Mocha Wide Venise Lace
Cream Wide Venise Lace
White Guipure Lace
Embroidered Lace on Tulle Cream
Floral Venise Lace 3821 Cream
Guipure 5665 White
Venise Lace 3825 in Red
Yellow Lace
Tutu Trim by Webster's Pages Vintage Blue
Tutu Trim Orange Sorbet TM7169
Dentelle Rachel French Lace in Gray
Bourgeois Lace in Baby Blue
Floral Venise Lace 3821 Mocha
Dentelle Brodee Sur Tulle Sage
Coral Fabric Flowers - sold out
Cream Rose Frame - sold out but available in black, blue and fuschia: Rose frame

Watch the video here:

Hope she likes it.  Have a good week.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Heart Shaped Easel Cards and Gift Wrapping

I had to hurry up and make the cards and wrap the bottles that I showed on my last post.  My oldest daughter was going to visit my youngest daughter and I wanted her to take them with her.  So, I made them each an heart shaped easel card and wrapped their bottles up in boxes.  I didn't have time to take individual pictures, but here is the video of the cards and gift wrapping:
Have a lovely day,

Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm back with another Valentine's Day project.  I decorated some glass jars I purchased from Michaels.  They are long and narrow and have a glass fleur des lis at the top.  I wrapped a picture that I colorized in Printshop and printed on Watercolor paper around the jar.  I added beautiful WOC products to decorate the jars:

At the top and bottom of each paper piece I added some Guipure lace from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I made the corset using rivets and then Vintage Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts laced through the rivets.  I decorated the sides with silk ribbon, pearl sprays, flowers and charms - mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I filled the jars with candies that matched the color schemes.
See the video for the project:
 The products I used from Wild Orchid Crafts are as follows:
BUD-136 Deep Ivory Hip Rosebuds
BUD-139 Mixed Pink Tone Hip Rosebuds
EX-00016 Pink Tone Roses 3/4"
EX-00014 Pink Tone Roses 3/8" Set A
WD-00031 White Pearl Spray
LA-00029 Guipure White Lace
LA-00022 Guipure Cream Lace
WD-00023 Off-White Pearl String
SB-00022 Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon - Paradise Aqua
SB-00015 Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon - Pink Salmon
SK-00013 Fuschia Silk Ribbon
SK-00016 Rose Silk Ribbon
REZ-030 White Heart Shape Flat Back Pear 1/3"
JW-00022 Mixed Heart Charms
PM-00127 Aqua Wild Roses
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day!