Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mini Felt Purses

No stamping today. I used my BIG SHOT a lot! The purse is from the BASKETS & BLOOMS die from Stampin' Up. I folded the felt just above the bottom cut line. I trimmed the "fold line" that would normally would have scored on paper. I sewed a 1/4 inch on both sides. It really is that easy. The flowers are fabric scraps I had using the FUN FLOWERS die. If you only get one flower dies, this is the one to have! I mixed fabric stiffener and water (1 part each) into a sprayer. I sprayed each fabric layer after cutting and then scrunched them in my hands. I let them dry over night. It doesn't make them super stiff, it just gives them a bit more body. I will be putting these up in my ETSY Shop this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Backpack... and I'm back!

It's not for lack of wanting... the same old excuse! I just need to make time. Ok, enough of all that.

Check out my backpack! I have been wanting to make this FOREVER. Finally made time. I used my favorite Stampin' Up paper "Love Letter". The crown is from the Artistic Etchings with a bit of bling. I wrapped some gum with the same paper and made a pull for it.

The most important part was the template. You can buy it from the amazing Becky Robert's HERE. She had some gorgeous samples too.

Thanks for stoping by!

p.s. I'm working on my lighting!