I’m putting my papercrafting and altered arts on the backburner for a few weeks so I can catch up on some dollhouse work. My little puki dolls are getting restless so I need homes to keep them happy. (I’m not sure if this was playing or fighting with clothespins…looks like somebody is about to get … [Read more…]
I thought it would be fun to share how I make my holiday coal soap with a tutorial. If you’re a soaper – enjoy the instructions. If you’re not a soaper, you might still enjoy the wacky humor and inside info I’m about to share.
The first time I saw a handmade soap stamped with the maker’s logo – I knew I wanted that for my own soaps. I had planned on spending $30 – $100 to have a custom stamp made for me. But I decided to try the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) route first. AND it worked!
I guess you would think that fabric + soap = clean fabric But it’s never about the obvious things with me, now is it??
A customer recently requested I make leaves to match the roses she was ordering. I had never done leaves before, but I figured it was time to try it. I’m pleased with the result since the leaves look like something off the rose bush in my backyard – only with fabric and thread instead of … [Read more…]
Upcyling textiles has become very popular these days. Grab some used clothing, rip it, cut it, sew it back together and voila! a new item is born. There are many books on the market that teach how to upcycle clothing from jeans to sweaters and everything in between. I’m a big fan of upcycling and … [Read more…]
Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it. Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.
Today I’ve decided to share a list of 11 different tutorials for making and crafting roses from various materials. Read on to see links and photos off all the lovely roses you can make…
You don’t need rose colored glasses to see roses everywhere. I made a few extra roses this week to adorn my critters.
As stated before, I want to update the look of my blog with something original. I’ve designed websites before, but I’ve always relied on free graphics. This time I want something original. So I went looking for ideas to inspire me. And I unlocked the secret to graphic design that has eluded me for years.