Saturday, May 29, 2010

Busy, busy...

I've been incredibly busy since making the coat hangers from my last post. This is the last week of Semester 1 at uni, so I have a stack of assignments due and not much time for anything else. Thankfully - one of my assignments is fun :) I'm making a quilt with lots of applique. The idea is that it shows the process of growing tomatoes from seed. This is just a sneak peak...I'll come back and upload the finished product after Tuesday, when it's due... I can see a few late nights coming up this week!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Covered coat hangers...

I love covered coat hangers (or hang coaters as my children have always called them lol). But I have to admit I'm not too keen on the "granny-type" knitted lace covered ones. They're great for hanging your clothes on, I just don't like the look of them. Anyway with the Mother's Day stall coming up at school, I thought they'd make great gifts. But I wanted to give them a cuter, more modern look. So I decided to try covering them in fabric. I found an online tutorial here . I cut mine out the same way except my fabric needed to be 43x13cm. I rounded the ends the same way as the template in the tutorial. I sewed the curved ends by machine and the long opening across the bottom by hand. I'm really happy with the result and they were quite easy to do. This batch is all ready to be donated to school for the Mother's Day stall. The kids have already put in orders for some of their own. So I promised to take them fabric shopping next weekend so they can choose their favourite designs :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another card

Here is another one of the mother's day cards I've been making - "Happy Mother's Day" is printed on the inside. I actually made the cute "You're amazing" label with the help of some photoshop brushes designed by Kristina Werner that I bought at TwoPeas. I've just discovered a few scrapbooking companies (like Basic Grey and KaiserCraft) have released a lot of their traditional stamp sets and rub-ons as photoshop brushes :) It's just like having digital stamps. Obviously you can't do all the things you can with real stamps (eg embossing). But they do come in very handy and I'm sure I'll be making great use of them!