Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sizzix Fabric Flowers

The flower has been cut using the Sizzix machine and then I made a ribbon rose and sewed it on the top.

Another Sizzix cut flower. The centre has a circle of fabric and the brown centre os made from a strip of lace that has been knotted then sewn in the centre of the circle.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sizzix Fabric Flowers

This flower has 3 layers. The flower was cut from fabric using a Sizzix die and machine. The next layer is a gathered fabric strip. Then the top layer is a small strip of fabric knotted and sewn on top to secure all 3 layers.

This flower has 2 layers. The first layer is a flower cut from a Sizzix die and machine. The top layer is a circle of fabric sewn by doing a running stitch around the edge and gathering up. It is then sewn onto the flower base.

Sizzix Fabric Flowers

This fabric flower has been made using a Sizzix die and machine. Then the rest is done by hand.
The centre part is a long strip of fabric that has been rouched and then sewed in place. The button has also been sewn.
The flower has been made from scraps.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sizzix Fabric Flowers

All these flowers have been made firstly by cutting the flowers out with a Sizzix Machine. Then the rest have been hand sewn.
The centres all have something different added to them.
All flowers have been made from scraps.
Instructions for each will follow on different days.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wee Jasper-2

Raindrops on the Casuarinas

Growth on the stems

The Goodradigbee River

Cooper looking at the river and later collecting rocks.
When Cooper and I walked down to the river where we were camping he was so excited to see all these rocks. He said the river was "cool". We had a nice walk along the river observing nature.

Wee Jasper Camping Trip

Cooper, Brian and Rose-Anne

The wood pile where Brian got the wood for the fire.

The Goodradigbee River

Goodradigbee River
Brian, Cooper and i just spent a week camping at Billy Grace Reserve at Wee Jasper on the Goodradigbee River. We were with Brian's family and we all had a great time. This was Cooper's first real big holiday camping and he had a ball.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lace Flowers

These flowers have been made from lace fabric. The one with the Kiasercraft Pearl Brad is gathered at the top by running a running stitch along the edge and pulling the thread tight and knotting it to secure.
The second one is also made from a strip of lace but has been stitched down the centre with running stitch and the stitching has been gathered and knotted. This forms a ball shape when gathered tightly.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pipecleaner Flowers

Here are 2 different shaped Pipe-cleaner Flowers. They have been made from 1 length of pipe-cleaners.
The centres are either Basic Grey brads or Kaisercraft gems.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Easter Cards

This card was done using Bazzill embossed cardstock. The white eggs were cut out from the cardstock and inked. Where the gloss area is the ink will rub off and where the Bazzill Cardstock is the ink will stay. So I inked the white Bazzill Embossed egg cardstock to match in with the mauve Bazzill embossed cardstock. Some Kindy Glitz and a sentiment types out from the computer and you have a card.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Double layered Lace Flower

These flowers have been made using a double layer of lace. The brown is a strip of lace fabric cut and the cream is a bought pre-made lace. I just ran a running stitch along the edge and gathered it up and then sewed a fancy button in the middle.

Easter Hat Making

Cooper colouring in the eggs for the hat.

Cooper cutting out the eggs.

The finished Easter Hat.

Cooper posing with his Easter Hat and dirty face.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Cooper's Easter Hat Parade

Cooper coloured the eggs and cut them out and stuck all the stickers on his hat for the parade. I missed it because I had to work. I made the gold hat.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Selvedged Flowers

I love using the selvedge to make flowers because it has character. This selvedge is from a piece of brown pan velvet. I will use the velvet to make other flowers but I cut off the selvedge to use for this flower. Once the selvedge has been cut off I run a running stitch down the edge that will not be seen. I pull it tight and fasten it off.
I have used a Kaisercraft pearl brad in the centre of this flower and I can attach it to cardstock.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Lace Flowers

Here is the link on this blog to the flowers I made in Calico doing the same method. I didn't use Glimmer Mist but Tim Holtz Colour Wash. Calico Flower
Experiment and see what you come up with. Different fabrics and different stains with give different results.

Lace Flowers

I made these flowers using lace, Gel Medium, Glimmer Mist, Kaisercraft pearl brads and SALT pearl brads.
1. Free hand cut different sizes of lace.
2. Rub Gel Medium all over the front and back of the lace.
3. Scrunch up very tightly and leave to semi dry.
4. Pull the circle apart but try and leave scrunches in them.
5. Assemble as many layers as you wish.
6. Spray with Glimmer Mist.
7. When the Mist is dry attach a brad or any other centre you desire.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Easter Card

This 3D Easter Card was made with some help from the computer. I printed the Happy Easter from the computer because I didn't have a stamp with the sentiments. The eggs have come from Google Images. I typed in Easter Eggs. Who needs stamps when you can get images from the net? We all do. LOL.

Side view showing the 3D appearance.

Template of the top piece. I have not shown any measurements because you can make up your own depending on the size you want. The cut out insert can be any shape depending on the occasion. This one I used an Easter Egg shape to cut out. I have done others with square, rectangles, circles. There is nothing stopping you from using a heart or Christmas tree or even flower as the shape. This has made me want to create some more.
To send it or the give it in an envelope you ask? Make a 3D envelope. I will do a tutorial on that.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose