Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retiring Stamps

The retiring stamp set list came out today, click on the sidebar to see the hundreds of stamp sets retiring. On the upside that means there will be lots of fun new stamps coming!
Last day to order is May 31, 2012.

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sweet Stitches Mini Bags

I had some scraps left from the ironing board cover that I had made and posted earlier this month and used them to create two mini bags.
The instructions for the mini bags came from a pattern in a magazine called All Small, a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication. The little bags are approx. 3-3/4" high by 4" long.
To make the "flower" just rip a strip of fabric and run a gathering stitch on one side of the length. Pull to gather and shape in a round rosette and handstitch to hold the shape. I added a large brad that I had left over and then hand stitched onto the bag.
On this bag I added a little decorative stitch at the bottom section of the bag.
Love how the "flower" on this one turned out using the fabric that features different "stitches".
Happy Sewin'-

Monday, April 9, 2012

Beau Chateau SPRING banner

Finally got motivated to create a banner for Spring which is fine here in Idaho as we are just getting some Spring. My tulips are just peeking up from the ground and I am looking forward to them blooming.
I used some burlap fabric that I had to create this banner. I freehand cut out some rectangles so they are not perfect, approx. 7" x 4", then I dove-tailed the ends and sewed on some Beau Chateau Side Notes to the burlap.
The burlap banner pieces are sewn together with the 3/8" Twill Tape using a large zig-zag stitch.
The letters are cut out with the Big Shot die Serif Essentials Alpahbet using Beau Chateau designer series paper and Blushing Bride card stock. On the Blushing Bride letters I used the Square Lattice embossing folder. I sponged everything with Soft Suede ink then spritzed the banner with Champagne Mist shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.
Other supplies used: Antique Brads, Beautiful Butterflies die, 1-3/4" Scallop circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Blossom Bouquet Triple layer punch, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Glue dots, and Multipurpose liquid glue.
Happy Stampin-

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

I just love old postcards. These images are from The Graphics Fairy.
Have a blessed Easter day-

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweet Stitches Ironing Board Cover

I took a fun class this last weekend at Home Grown Quilts to make this cute quilted ironing board cover.
I used the Stampin' Up! fabric called Sweet Stitches (item # 121818).

I used 2 packages of the Sweet Stiches designer fabric but 3 would be easier as I had to do some piecing together to get the last 3 blocks I needed.

The pattern for this Quilted Ironing Board Cover is by Jenny Garland and can be found at .

Happy Sewin'-


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Smooches Special

Stampin' Up!'s April special is a sneak peek at some items that will be in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.
My favorite item is the new Petite Purse big shot die, item #125606.
Happy Stampin'-