Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Crafters Devotional - 365 Days of Tips, Tricks and Techniques...

...for unlocking your creative spirit.
By Barbara R Call.

This book is boosting my creative spirit.  I've borrowed it from the library so I can't take each day to read one devotional, but I try to get through several each day and keep a notebook to jot down the ideas I start to think about.
I've always wanted to make those pop-up cards or books, and she suggests buying a childrens pop-up book and...redecorating it.
She shows you an easy way to draw a labyrinth, which types of tea dye which colors on muslin, how to make color paste paper, using bleach to alter your photographs, inspirational quotes, how to meditate, and on and on.
If someone were to read your journal in 100 years, what would you want to tell them?
What animal keeps occuring in your life?  (Sharon, you're a fish!)

Fun book:
Name Your Link

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A little of this, a little of that.
A little laundry, a little lazing.
Not getting much done!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pillow for Syd

This is one of those quick pillows that you make with 5 squares of fabric.  Put your backing fabric right side up (first picture is back).  And then you fold the other 4 pieces in half, either straight or on the bias (wrong sides together).  This pillow has them folded on the bias.
 Then you lay each folded fabric piece, one at a time, on one side of the backing, going around on all 4 sides.  The first fabric will need 1/2 folded back so the 4th fabric can lay down and then put the 1st fabric back as it was, like a pinwheel.  Pin and sew all the way around the square.  Turn right side out and insert the pillow.  Use or make 2 buttons to coordinate and then stitch the back button to the front button through the pillow, catching all 4 fabrics on the front, and cinch tight and knot.
Heike from Flensburg taught me how to do this!
Lots of fun!