Mar 28, 2010

Polka Dots Anyone?

It's been awhile since I have posted here.  I was holed up in my craft cave sewing and quilting for spring craft fairs.  They were very successful but prep time was all-consuming!  The March ones are over for another year and now it is onto getting ready for May.  But I have a bit of a break here and now am getting caught up on a few things - like my blog!

So today I was back in the craft cave!  However, I actually made something for myself!  Yeah!  I decided it was time to make myself a new purse.  So, as I was sorting through patterns and my fabric stash I came across this pink and black polka dot fabric!  So after ironing, cutting, stitching, quilting, and constructing the fabric was transformed into this purse!!

I quilted the purse with straight line quilting following the same angle used to join the two pieces of fabric.

I used both the pink and the black fabric for the inside lining as I couldn't decided on just one!

The grommets were an exercise in faith.  You actually need to cut out a circle through all the layers in order to assemble the grommets!  But they turned out really well and I love that they are large enough you can actually see through them!

I'm hoping to make a matching wallet in the near future so stay tuned for that post!

Thanks for stopping by...

rita

Popup Notecards

Here is a new twist on Popup Cards - popup 3 x 3 notecards!  The popup brace is made just like you make them for A2 cards but on a smaller scale!



I first stamped "Happy Easter" from Trendy Greetings on a circle and then layered it on 2 layers of scalloped circles.  The top circle also has a gem and Turquoise Scrappers Floss!






Then I used Joy of Easter stamp set for the popups in the 3x3 notecards.  Here are a couple of my favorites:  the lamb and the chick in the jar!


Notice that I added the coordinating Catelynne designer paper to the inside of the white cardstock to better "pop" the pop-up !





I used our Copic Markers for the coloring!  I continue to fall in love with how well they color and blend!  I still have a long ways to go in being proficient with them, but it's a start!



Thanks for stopping by....


rita


Today's Abundance
-Tomato Soup
-Hazelnut Coffee
-Quality time in the sewing room making myself a new purse
-My tulips and glads - they are popping up in the garden already
-3 more boxes of craft supplies sorted into save, sell, and toss piles

Mar 14, 2010

March Blog Hop - Easter

What a wonderful today!  The sun was out - a welcome site after a week of rain and grey skies.  It was warm - well into the 50's!  Spring is indeed on its way!  There is only a hint of the snowy winter that we have had - just a bit of snow left in protected areas.  And best of all, I got to spend the day with my dear sister!



It is time once again for another blog hop with friends and fellow Angel Company demonstrators.  The theme for this months blog hop is Easter.
















I created another gatefold card using the Joy of Easter stamp, Copics, and the Catelynne paper collection from The Angel Company.  The Joy of Easter stamp set is certainly one of my favorites these days!


And now, take a look at the other creations.  They all should be available after 8:00 pm (Central Time) on Sunday, March 14!  Have fun...


Seleise

Angela K





Thanks for stopping by....


rita


Today's Abundance
-Bunny Rabbits and Squirrels running around enjoying the beautiful weather
-A grand day with my sister
-Grass (vs. snow)
-Panera's Vegetable Soup
-Great finds in my favorite quilt shop

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