Saturday, July 25, 2009

Baby Tag Lovey

I decided to practice sewing by making baby tag lovies. There are several people having babies soon and I thought they would make sweet gifts IF I can learn to sew straight. I read these blogs for instructions and hints:

When I get the hang of sewing straight, I'm going to make one using minky for my great-nephew, he is due in Nov. so I have plenty of time to practice. It irks me, though, that I can sew straight on a scrap piece of fabric, ugh! I bought the fabric and ribbon at Joann's. I learned to test the ribbon before using it on this though, one of the ribbons "pulled" when I ran my finger across it-not good for chewing on. Anyway, pretty I'm happy with how it turned out and look forward to making more of them.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Quick & Easy

This is the rest of the teacher gifts. I used the SU rubons and a glass vase/container I found at the $ Tree. I learned something with the rubons...making it not so quick but a great lesson learned. I used a large flower and it came out bubbly, which I didn't like at all. So, I scraped the rubon off with my fingernail then wiped the glass clean with alcohol on a papertowel to remove any leftover traces of the rubons. Then, I chose a different design that didn't have such a large, solid design. I like how these turned out.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Quick & Easy Cards

Well, quick once I figured out what to do. I made the monogrammed cards as part of my son's teacher gifts. I found the cards at Michael's, used SU and misc. cardstock, SU ink and ribbon and JustRite alpha stamps. They turned out the way I pictured them in my head but I needed help from my friend, Jennifer, to execute it properly. I was using circles that were too big and a border around the letters. She helped me to make it more uniform. Thanks Jenn! :) I'll post the rest of the gift tomorrow.

The top two cards were very easy as well. I used SU rubons for the card on the left and added a little bling. For the card on the right, I used new CM paper flowers and an SU rubon. Those flowers are really cool! I like how they are paper, they'll probably hold rubons, bling and ink better than fabric ones. Thanks Amy!