Saturday, February 15, 2014

Embroidered Felt Bookmark Tutorial


I’m a craft leader for our local MOPS group.  I love it, but in my 4th year, it gets a little harder to come up with ideas for our next craft.  I’m so happy that they created Pinterest. I’m a Pinterest addict!  I saw this pin and thought it would make a great craft.  I changed a few things and love how it turned out.

Supplies: felt, white or black elastic, embroidery floss, needle, hot glue

1. Cut 2 circles out of the felt. I cut circles with my Sizzix. Hand embroider your design on one circle. circles

2. Cut your elastic to the length that will fit around your book.


3. Hot glue ends together to make it strong.


4. Using your hot glue gun, make a line down the middle of one your circles and attach your elastic to it.



5. Next, put a ton of glue on so the bookmark doesn’t come apart when stretched.


6.  Place your top circle on immediately before the glue dries. And it’s done!


My girls had a snow day last week so we turned it into a craft day.  My 7 and 5 year olds are starting to learn how to hand sew and this was a perfect craft for them. I did a lot, A LOT of threading needles and tying knots.  I did put the bookmarks together for them. Here is a picture of their finished bookmarks.


I also made some bookmarks with cutting out shapes with my Sizzix and attached them to the front instead of hand embroidering. Here are two examples of ones that I made.



These make great gifts and are easy enough to make. Hope you Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Patricia Tunic by Sis Boom - Review

patricia tunic
It’s no secret that I love to sew! I got into sewing a few years ago when I got a sewing machine for my birthday. This was just after my second daughter turned 7 months old. I’m a stay at home mom, and I found that crafting and sewing gave me a creative outlet and things that I could actually finish and accomplish on a day to day basis. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love being at home with my girls, and wouldn’t trade it for anything. But it’s a never ending job and things like dishes, laundry, and cleaning are never completely done or finished, maybe for a few minutes and then they are not finished anymore. Smile  
So sewing, crafting, and making jewelry have been a great way to be creative and something I wish I had started when I was younger.
I wanted to share one of my favorite patterns, the  Patricia Tunic by Sis Boom.
This is my favorite shirt pattern by Sis Boom. I absolutely love how comfortable this tunic is and the fit is fantastic! This pattern is very detailed with great pictures for every step.  The best part is you can print off your size and not have to piece all the sizes together and then cut your size afterwards (like most pdf pattens).
I’ve made two tunics so far and hope to make one more this winter/spring. I made both of my tunics in Amy Butler fabrics. The blue tunic is made in Amy Butler’s Lark Dreamer Ivy Bloom Cobalt Blue. The purple/orange tunic is in Amy Butler’s Love Sandlewood Tangerine.


I followed the directions exactly for this pattern except, I did shorten the side vents and did a slightly gathered sleeve.  I love how it turned out!
I’m in a group on Facebook called the Scientific Seamstress Lab Group and it’s wonderful to share your finished projects and even to ask questions or get help with the Sis Boom/ Scientific Seamstress patterns!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Leather Hand Stamped Bracelet


This bracelet is something new that I've been working on. I love how wide and modern looking this new bracelet design. Here are the details:This beautiful hand stamped leather bracelet is made with very high quality leather.
~ 1 1/4 by 2 inch aluminum disc hand stamped with up to 5 names or words and has a slightly hammered finish, attached by rivets to the leather bracelet
~This leather bracelet is 2 inches wide
~ Has 2 sets of leather flowers (as shown in pictures)
And only $35 for a limited time!
This is a great Christmas gift! Please visit my shop!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hand Stamped Pewter Collection

For the last few weeks, I've been very excited to launch a beautiful, new, and more affordable line of Hand Stamped necklaces!  My Pewter Collection, is hand cast in fine pewter and each pendant has a slightly different shape making them truly unique. Approximately the sizes of pendants are  7/8 inch, 1 inch, and 1 1/4inch, they are nice and thick and have a great weight to them. They all come with either a 16 or 18 inch sterling silver plated thick flat cable chain, fresh water pearl or Swarovski birthstone(s).  They range in price from only $20 and up. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Items at my Etsy shop.

I have a few new items in my etsy shop
New  Peanut Allergy Medical Alert Necklace - Pink. $10 + shipping!
I have a Little Lady with a Peanut Allergy. It's very important for me for her to be safe and that others are aware of her allergy.

This necklace has a 1inch silver pendant with a small ring of pink glitter around the edges (optional). It has a medical alert symbol and the words "PEANUT ALLERGY". It also comes with a pink gem, and comes with a 24" pink ball and chain necklace. Should you find necklace is too long you can simply cut off a few of the pink balls to shorten or let me know which length you would like.

This necklace is waterproof.

Small children should be supervised while wearing.

Blessed - Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Personalized Grandmother Mothers Necklace $60+shipping
 This necklace features a X-Large 1.25 inch Sterling Silver disc (thick 22 gauge) and can hold up to 56 letters,dots, & spaces.

Necklace comes with a beautiful Swarovski pearl.

This necklace includes a sterling silver bead chain in your choice of either 16 or 18 inches.
Teacher Appreciation Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Necklace $40+shipping
I make this necklace for my daughter's teachers each year.  A special and beautiful necklace to say thank you for all that teachers do.  
 Hand Stamped Personalized  Necklace - Loved. $20 +shipping
This hand stamped pendant is hand cast in fine pewter and has a organic look to it. Each pendant has a slightly different shape making them truly unique. Approximately 7/8" in size.

~loved. (may be done with or without . )
~ scalloped heart stamp
~comes with a freshwater pearl
~ thick sterling silver plated 16 or 18 inch flat cable chain necklace 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Miscarriage & Infant Loss Rememberance Hand Stamped Necklaces - New to my shop

In August of this year, I was so excited and surprised to find out that I was expecting my 4th baby!  By eight weeks along I knew something was wrong, and an ultrasound confirmed my baby died at 6.5 weeks and I miscarried at 10 weeks.  I know a lot of people don't say much about miscarriage or early infant loss but it has hit me hard.  I lost my baby and one of the hardest things is for everything to go on like nothing happened.  Most of all I wanted a "remembrance" of my baby and I designed a couple of necklaces for myself.  I wear one of them almost daily.  I decided to sell these in my etsy shop to bring comfort to other women who have experienced a miscarriage or infant loss.  I added a birthstone to each necklace, for mine, a April birthstone for when my baby was due.  
Here is the info about these precious and close to my heart necklaces. 
Remembrance Heart Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace (picture 1) 
Tiny Feet Heart Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace (picture 2)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Peanut Allergy Necklace for Girls

I have a Little Lady with a Peanut Allergy.  We are a peanut/nut free house but since she's only 2, I knew I needed to either buy or make a peanut allergy medical alert necklace.  So I made these cute bottle cap necklaces, and wanted to make them inexpensive for other Little Ladies with peanut allergies.  They are only $4.50 plus shipping.  They'd make a great gift for any little girl with a peanut allergy.  Check them out at my shop .