Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trena With Heart-Hambo Hoedown

Happy Hambo Hoedown!

This week's challenge is to use your favorite coloring medium. I used colored pencils. :)

The new Hop Art Designs images are so CUTE! AND the proceeds benefit Operation Write Home. What a great cause!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  Is everyone keeping busy?  I sure have.
It looks like I might finally run a marathon.  It will be a half marathon.  I used to receive mailings from Team in Training.  Where they help you with training, etc...and you raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  But, the thought of running a marathon frightened me.  Well, this past week my adorable 4 year old nephew was diagnosed with Leukemia.  So, I saw this as my call to action.  A few of my wonderful new neighbors are going to join me.  I'm sure I'll post more on this later.  My nephew is such a trooper; he is already home from the hospital.  I consider that good news for bad news.

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Trena With Heart-digi image by Hop Art Designs; avail. at Hambo Stamps
Dies:  Tags-Sizzix
Punches:  Circle Punch, Heart Punch-unknown, Notebook-Close To My Heart

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cookie Sheep

I saw these cute sheep on pintrest and I had to play.  Mine are just a wee bit sad looking but I think they are hilarious!

I used marshmallows for the feet and the large (not mini) chocolate chips for the eyes. 

Hope you have a fun day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Farm Chicken

Hambo Hoedown #58

Happy Hoedown Time! 
It's been a while since I've danced.  :)
Here is my pastel easel card.  I had fun just playing.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hambo Stamps:Farm Chicken-digi
Templates:  Hot-Off The Press: 3D flowers
Scissors:  Provo Craft-grass
Dies:  Sizzix-Classic
Punches:  Flowers

Boxy Bag

My daughter is taking a sewing class.  She is going to learn to sew.  :)  I think she'll learn more that way.  I took a sewing Home Ec. class in Jr. High.....I hated every minute of it.  Yes, it was a shock to many when, out of the blue, I caught a sewing bug a some years ago. 

I made her this boxy bag to store and carry her sewing supplies. 

I added a handle.  I just cut a 6" x 10" piece of red canvas.  I folded/pressed it in half, then opened it up and pressed both edges into the center.  I edge stitched down both sides.  I pinned it in place 1" on each side of the center of the zipper.  Then stitched the sides. 
For the inside lining I used red rip stop nylon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Charm Clutch

This bag is made with Amy Butler's The Charm Clutch pattern. 
I changed it ever so slightly to make the strap cross body. 
The paisley fabric could be reversed so that the main was gold and the paisley was black.  So, I flipped the bottom gusset.
The top of the bag has a zipper closure.  I like zipper closures.  :)
The inside has two large pockets on one side and a sunglasses slip pocket on the other side. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Make it Monday #58-Graduated Backgrounds

It's been a little while since I sat down to make a card.  I had fun playing with this week's MIM challenge. 
Supplies Used:  Stamps:  PTI-Polka Dot Basics, Iconic Images, Garden of Life, Green Thumb
Re-inkers (unknown brand)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pearl Bag

When I sew bags, I generally use home decor fabric.  One day, I was shopping at JoAnn and saw some brown and pink quilting fabric.  I fell in love.  I didn't buy it.  Yes, I can be a good girl.   Oh, I wanted that fabric...even thought about it from time to time.  I kept trying to find projects that would "require" me to purchase said fabric.  :)  I thought it would look good as a skirt.  But since, I'm afraid of making clothing, I couldn't justify that one.  Eventually, while surfing the web, I came across this Bananafana's Pearl pattern.  Here is what happened when I combined the two.

I do love this purse.  But I haven't used it...why?  Well, I thought I was a genius when I used some rubber tubing for the handles.  Not only was it a PAIN to sew the fabric around that stiff tubing, but it's not very comfy to carry, either.  Oh, well.  I will take that to mean that I should go buy more of this fabric. :)
This was my first time using a Bananafana pattern.  The instructions were pretty clear and easy to understand.  I think the only change I made on this bag was a slight modification of the side pockets. 
Enjoy your day!