Tag Archives: craft

watercolor flowers

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only thing I can watercolor paint is flowers. I’m ok with that. I needed to write some overdue thank you notes, so I painted a rainbow patch of flowers for the fronts of the cards. Hopefully the cheery flowers make up for the lateness.

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fun with felt

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I took a half day off from fleece animals to try out some felt animals. Once I had a nice collection, I sent them off in the mail as surprises.

This was also one of those times when the crafting operation had to be moved to the floor, due to the table already being full. Its like having an upper table and a lower table.

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tea with honey

In the chilly mornings before the sun warms up the house, I try to drink some green tea. Lately, I’ve been adding honey to my mug too. So it turns into mostly hot honey water. Gotta love those bees!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, full of good activities! I’m hoping to sew another skirt, have lunch with friends, and if the weather is nice, get some tomatoes to plant!

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how to iron fleece

Fleece is a pretty cool fabric. You can leave the edges raw, and it still looks nice. Its forgiving if you mess up a bit. Its fluffy. But, it is awful when it gets wrinkled. And what a bummer when you order some fleece online, and it arrives as a wrinkly mess. After melting my share of fleece, I’ve finally figured out a way to iron it that doesn’t ruin it!

First, here is a wrinkled piece of a future yellow chick.ironfleece2

Next, get a spare washcloth, and make it damp. You can also spray it with a water bottle. Bonus points if its Spiderman themed. Cover the fleece with the damp washcloth.

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With an iron on medium heat, gently iron over the top. Check the fleece frequently to see how the progress is going. When all the wrinkles are gone, be sure to lay the fleece flat somewhere to cool down.

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And now you don’t have to pull your hair out that your fleece is all wrinkled!

almost christmas vacation

Can you believe its almost a week until Christmas? We’ve been in a holiday spirit for several weeks here, with lots of hot chocolate and candy canes, Christmas cartoons, shopping, friend dates, and breakfasts for dinner. I am very excited to do all those things with family soon.

And as much as I love making things, it will be nice to take a little break from sewing too! If you are in the market for a handmade stuffed animal or cute Christmas cards, be sure to get your order in today!

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new hats

I like to┬áhave multiple projects going on. If I’m making card kits all day, I need to take a sewing break. If I’m making a quilt, I need to take some drawing breaks. This also usually results in separate messes all over the room, but you can’t win em all.

My newest obsession is hat making. I made a hat, took it apart, and repeated that 4 times before I found a pattern I actually liked. I made a big pom pom for my hat, and Jon gets the green one, which I will gladly pom pom with his approval.

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Hopefully it will stay cooler a little bit longer so we can take a cute picture together in our matching hats!

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new in the shop: redwork holiday cards

I am generally a firm believer that each holiday has its time. This is probably because I have a November birthday. I like to celebrate my birthday, then Thanksgiving, and then it can be Christmas music time. BUT it is time to start thinking about any gifts you need to make. If you start those after Thanksgiving, you may not finish in time. Plus, working on gifts and crafts in these early evenings is sort of what fall is all about, right?

So by that logic, now is the time to begin working on these cards! I am really happy with these classic redwork designs. Those deer cards are selling like gingerbread cookies at Christmas, or hotcakes, whichever you prefer. Find them in the shop now.

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