Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Black and White Spring Sampler

Hear In Hand has brought us a wonderful new cute!

Here is how to make your stitching look just like the model....

After stitching the design interface the back of your linen and the cute rabbit fabric.  Then trim edges of your linen 3/4 inch on all four sides

Now you are going to have to decide which end of the rabbit fabric to use for the front of the pillow.  You want a full row of rabbits hopping look at both ends of the fabric strip and see which one is best i.e....least waste.

Cut the three inch strip and sew it to the bottom of the stitching....make sure the rabbits aren't upside down...after they are sewn...use a 1/4 inch seam.

Iron seam open.  Attach the Rick rack along the seam...stitch or glue in place.  Get fancy and add a few beads or fancy stitches if that floats your boat.

Place wrong sides together and sew pillow front to he back...leave opening for turning at the bottom...about 2 inches.

Sew using 1/4 inch seam allowance

Trim backing fabric and then grade the corners

Turn right side out and iron.

Ready to stuff and enjoy....have a wonderful Spring.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Let It Snow!!!

How cute is the new Lizzie Kate Snow Story.  Here are a few quick tips to help make yours look just like our model.

First pick up a package of the unpainted snowflakes from Hobby Lobby.

Paint them white...spray paint for craft paint works great.  Don't stress if there are some imperfections   Now for the magic!!!  Grap a can of Krylon spray glitter or pain glitter and glitz them up!

Measure your finished pieces and add 1/4 inch to height and width.  Cut six pieces of comic board or chipboard using your measurements.  Fluff three boards.
Center stitching and lace or glue to back of padded boards.
Don't they look great.
Make twisted cord and attach to outside edge. I added one strand Artic Rays to the white for a frosty look.
Use the three extra pieces of comic board to cover the backs.
Center and glue each completed piece to a snowflake. Add bow and enjoy!
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Road trip......

While you are waiting for the release of Lizzie*Kate's new Snow Story run on down to your closest Hobby Lobby!

In the Christmas craft area you will find a three pack of wooden snowflakes.  The HL number is 9117126.  

Super fun and super cute finishing idea will be posted on November 11.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Witchy broom....made by you!

I have used a cute little broom on a couple of the new Lizzie*Kate pillows.  Several have asked where they can buy them....surprise I made them and so can you.

Here is what you will need

The handle is made from a toothpick or bamboo skewer.  Using a pair of craft scissors cut a two inch length...using a toothpick just clip off the pointed end. 

Take a length of raffia and a accordian pleat it .  Wrap around the stick.

Take a 10 inch length of or a fun color used in your stitched piece...and wrap around the raffia.  Tie securely and add a drop of glue. 

Give the raffia a haircut and fluff out the ends....perfect little broom for those cute Halloween finishes.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Just Batty

Measure width and height of stitched piece.  Add how much linen you want to show on all four sides...isn't math the pits!  I added 1/8th inch to all sides.  Cut two pieces of chipboard and cover one side of each with low loft batting.

One piece is covered with the stitching....other with Halloween fabric.

Add twisted cord hanger and sew the two pieces together...catch fabric not chipboard.

The ribbon I used came from the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby.  You will need pins and beads to secure the loops.

Play with your ribbon to see how far apart your pins need to be...each ribbon is a little different.  Mine were about 3/4inch with 1/4 inch between each loop.  

I started at the center bottom and worked my way around. Tie ends off...clip ends at an angle and secure with a pin.  How easy and cute.

Lizzie*Kates new patterns are super you have a favorite?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jack O Lantern

Our Jack is a cute little stuffed pillow ornament. 

Interface the back of your stitched piece and trim 3/4 inch on all four sides

Cut a piece of cute Halloween fabric for the side piece. Ours was 2.5 inches wide but any size will do. Cut it larger than you want and audition sizes until you find the "just right" one for you.

Trim your seam...or not.  We used rick rck.  The orange was a bit too bright so it had to go in a coffee bah.  Hobby Lobby has a neat new burlap rick rack that is worth a look.

Cut a piece of the Halloween fabric for the backing. Sew ornament together leaving an opening for turning right sides out.

Turn, stuff, slip stitch close and ENJOY!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

October 31st

Another super easy pillow.  

Iron the back of your stitching and interface using fusible interfacing.  Trim leaving 3/4 inch of linen on all four sides.  Cut a piece of interfaced cotton fabric for the back.

  Sew with right sides together using 3/8 inch seams.  Leave 2.5 inches open to turn pillow.

Trim corners and turn right side out.

Stuff and slip stitch close the opening.  

Trim pillow beginning at upper left corner.  Attach cording with glue or by hand. Once you return to top right use corn to form hanger. Knot and sew end to upper left corner.

Easy peasie!