November 7, 2011
Contests, Free Stuff Friday!!
Congratulations to emmyb who was randomly selected as our Free Stuff Friday winner and will receive “Decorating with Papercraft” by Taunton Press! Prize package also includes a multi-pack of Bazzill cardstock.
Paper’s not just for note cards or scrapbooking anymore! Decorate your home with the 25 fun and fabulous eco-friendly papercraft projects featured in this inspiring new collection. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography guide you through the process of making these chic, one-of-a kind designs. Clare Youngs is a graphic designer and illustrator whose childhood love of paper has grown into a lifelong passion.
emmyb’s winning answer to “What is the first thing you do when you wake up?” was…
“quickly calculate how many times I can “snooze” before I really have to get up!”
November 7, 2011
Crafts, Fall, Holidays, Home Decor, Seasons
By Sewing Contributor Jessica, from the blog Life Sew Good.
Day 1: The Wine Glass Charm
Let’s be honest: we love crafting. Finding the time to do it all is a challenge. My goal was to create a few simple pieces that would work together to make a cohesive, warm & cozy Thanksgiving table. If you have an hour a day for four days, you should be able to complete them all!
Cut “football shaped” leaves out of felt. (I just made my own by “eyeing” it. You can also google “Leaf Templates” and there are plenty of options you can print!) You’ll need 2 for each wine charm, so if you want to make 8, then you need 16 leaves. Also, another project will use the leaves, so cut more if you have time!
Cut 6″ pieces of hemp cord, 1 for each glass.
Put 2 leaves together, one over lapping the other. Using your threaded needle, hand stitch the hemp cord onto the back of the leaves. Basically, you only need to make a tight loop around it, and put your need through it a couple of times. This should hold it steady.
Repeat for as many glasses as you will need.
Project #1: Complete!