Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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Frixion Pens with Free Motion

I recently ran across a video by StitchesbyJulie where she used Frixion Pens with Free Motion. They are just what I’ve been looking for. Now I can draw on fabric and then erase it with the iron when I’m done.

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Scrappy Scarf

Years ago I tried this scrappy scarf technique. Back then I had very little fabric and ended up using threads, ribbons, and yarns to make a small piece of fabric. Now that I have lots of fabric scraps, I wanted to make a regular size scarf! It starts with a water soluble stablizer (I used…

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Printing on Cotton Lawn

I must tell you that I had no idea how much I would love printing on cotton lawn! What is cotton lawn? It’s a wonderful, somewhat sheer cotton fabric that is softer than quilting cotton, but sews up just as easy! It is used for summer clothing. I saw a tutorial on Designmatterstv, where Laura…

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Struggles and Successes

Years ago when I first started blogging at BloomBakeCreate, I ran into a woman, Rhonda, at our local Joann’s. She recognized me from the blog and told me how much she loved the website, and how everything I did turned out great. I was quick to tell her that she didn’t see all of the…

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Leaf Printing Revisited

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been spending a lot of time weeding and mulching. When I finish weeding I take all of the weeds down to the bottom of our property which is a wooded area. On the edge of the “bottoms” are several sassafras trees. Every time I take loads down there I admire…

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Working on my Juki

Since I bought my Juki, I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know her, getting to know all about her! I love being able to sew that “perfect” stitch. But a big reason for wanting this machine is for free motion. I have had a time with free motion before meeting Juki. When I…

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Sewing Hawaiian Fabric

One of my goals this year is to start sewing Hawaiian fabric I’ve purchased. Here are my first projects this week: Three years ago I wrote a tutorial on making potholders out of recycled fabric. Here is the link. However, unlike the potholders I made back then, I am using Insul-Bright inside instead of towel.…

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How to: Felt Bookmarks

Happy New Year! I thought I’d start out the year with a tutorial on how to make these felt bookmarks. For the Girls Night Out group Christmas party I made everyone a felt bookmark. My goal was to highlight my ice dyed fabrics (and a piece of stamped fabric). I used my Scan N Cut…

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