Monday, May 4, 2009

Feeling Crafty...

So I was feeling really crafty over the weekend. Here's what I came up with. Both ideas came from Make It and Love It which has some super great ideas. She has a lot of sewing projects, but I don't sew, so here are a few I could actually tackle.

Fabric Covered Frames:
(original idea for cork board, click here)

I didn't do cork board, but for actual photo frames. I also changed it up by using double sided tape that works with fabric. My edges are not perfectly crisp, but you can't tell that unless you look really closely. And, to finish the back off and cover up rough edges of fabric, I used peel-n-stick black felt. Worked nicely. I made these as Mother's Day gifts for two friends I met through our birthing class...shhh...don't tell!

Pin Cushion:
(original idea, click here)

I LOVED this idea for a Mother's Day gift for a good friend who quilts. (Sorry photo is blurry.) I had several quilting squares I hand-sewed several YEARS ago that never got to the final stages so thought one would be perfect for this. I also opted for a round $1 ceramic ramekin from Wal-Mart. The original idea calls for a square container. That might have been easier. I had trouble figuring out how to close it up an maintain smooth rounded top, so (thanks to my husband's brilliant mind) I stuffed the fabric as a ball (underside looks all sorts of messy) beforehand. Then I lined the bottom and sides of the ramekin with hot glue and just set the ball firmly down inside - worked GREAT! Then I added a little ribbon. Hope she likes it!


Michelle Sybert said...

Teresa! Those are soo cute! Great job!

Ashley said...

Thanks for giving me the link to your blog. I love seeing what people are making. And I love it! You did a great job. Oooh, and that fabric on those NICE!! Thanks again and enjoy!!