Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Finished the pillows....

I decided to put a second row of lace on the Tiger pic pillow for my Granddaughter Sarah, and finished a pillow for Kelsey with her photo with a dog at the shelter that was taken when she was doing a field assignment for college.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude this year.  Sarah has 2 more years to go.
  I am pleased with the way the photos came out using the photo fabric from AC Moore craft stores and made these pillows a bandana for the tiger pillow and the square pillow with supplies from my stash of fabric and lace.  I will be surprising them with these on my next trip to see them in NYS.


I am really happy with the way these turned out and glad I added the second row of ribbon on the bolster pillow.  I made the square pillow covering a pillow form and made the back like a sham so it can be removed for washing.
   I hope you are inspired and thanks for visiting!  If you love Pink, check out my entry on Beverly's Pink Saturday posts site.  The list of participants with pictures is posted after Beverly's personal Pink Saturday post.  I posted my water lilies. 
My Krafty heart to yours...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Something created from a photo

One of my granddaughters is quite an upcoming photographer.  All through H.S. and now going into her 3rd year at college, she has taken some awesome photos.   She took this picture of a gorgeous tiger at the local Zoo recently.  I so wanted to make a unique gift for her using her wonderful photo and came up with this Pillow:
First I printed the photo on fabric that my daughter found at A.C. Moore.  You print on the fabric, peel the backing off when dry and then rinse the picture until water is clear.  You then press between paper towel and let air dry.

Yesterday, I bought this brown print bandanna ($1) to use as the background

I pinned the fabric photo to the middle of the bandanna and then used zigzag stitch on the machine with gold thread to  create a frame. 

I added the ecru vintage looking ribbon to the left of the photo.  Then I stitched the 2 long ends of the bandanna together.
Next I made a little hem around each end opening and ran a tan ribbon through the hem so I could pull to gather and close after filling with fiberfill.  Then I tied the ribbons into several bows and tacked the middle.  I am quite pleased with the outcome and cannot wait to surprise my granddaughter with this pillow!

Tip:  When I printed on my photo fabric (4X6 sheet, I taped the fabric piece just barely at the edge onto a regular typing sheet about 1/2 inch from the bottom edge,  that would be going through the printer first.  This assured no snags or jams).

Now I need to take another photo from the other granddaughter's photo collection and make her one before I mail them.  I hope this inspired you to make a photo pillow.  You could of course, make a square pillow or a round one, it is all up to you. 

Thanks for coming!  
My Krafty heart to yours...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gorgeous Fun Summer Coasters

My daughter made and brought me a gift of a set of fruit slice coasters on the 4th.  They are made of felt and so beautiful and cheerful!  She also brought me some felt so I could make a set of my own.  Mine are smaller as I used a pattern she linked me to on line and printed it out.
 Aren't they great?  I just love them!
These are the ones I am working on.  You need 2 of the same color for the top and backsides, 1 of white for the pulp and 8 "v"s cut from the main color for the slices.  I am unable to find the site again to pass on to you but feel if you are crafty you can make your own pattern from looking at these.  They would make lovely housewarming gifts and you could add an inexpensive bright colored plastic glass set to go with them.  Such fun!  I just love the bright colors!!

Hope your 4th was a lot of fun!  

My crafty heart to yours...