April 22, 2016

More foiling and more lunchbox notes

Hero Arts blossom art, Lawn fawn life is good

I saw a video where the lady was foiling on transparency and that got me intrigued! I decided that I wanted to try it too. So here I am with foiled sentiments on transparent lunchbox notes. The transparent cardstock is from PTI. I first printed on it using word and my laser printer. Then foiled it using minc. The images were stamped on cardstock, colored with copics and then fuzzy cut. I adhered a white cardstock to the inside of the notecards so that it was easier to write on it and then adhered the colored images.

  • Hero Arts Blossom Art, Lawn Fawn Life is good
  • Copics, Green foil, minc, memento tuxedo black ink

April 15, 2016

Hello Kitty skirt


Another hello kitty item SmileI love making these simple skirts – fabric, thread, elastic and a sewing machine is all you need (and ~2 hours)! This is for a soon-to-be 5 year old and of course a hello kitty fan! All you need for skirts like these is the measure of the waist and length of the skirt. I loved the fabric when I saw it!

April 8, 2016

Hello Kitty card

Hero arts, KNK Zing, Hello Kitty

Made this card for my friend’s daughter who’s very fond of hello kitty these days/ I loved how it turned out! Downloaded an SVG for hello kitty from the interwebs and cut it out using my KNK Zing. All the cardstock for cutting out Hello Kitty is Recollection cardstock. The base of the card is Papertrey Ink. The stamp is from Hero Arts.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday Cling stamp
  • Papertrey Ink Soft stone cardstock, Recollections cardstock.

April 1, 2016

Ribbon trimmed tutu for 1-year old

ribbon trimmed tutu

My niece is going to turn one pretty soon! She looks like a doll and I thought a tutu would be just perfect for her. I love the color purple on her so picked this gorgeous purple tulle and matching ribbon. I followed the tutorial by Just add a bow. Making the tutu was a lot of fun but stitching tulle was not! I’ve not yet figured out what it was – I tried changing my needle, using the IDT (on my pfaff), cleaning the machine, putting a tape underneath the foot – but nothing seemed to work seamlessly. My thread kept breaking. Initially it was every few seconds but after I tried all the above things maybe every few minutes. This happened only when I was sewing the two tulle layers together to form the casing for the elastic. Sewing the ribbon on tulle didn’t give me these problems. If you’ve never stitched tulle before (like me) I would definitely recommend keeping the machine speed slow and maybe practicing on some scraps to see if you’re having any issues.

Other than it was quite enjoyable and done in a few hours. Also loved the finished product! I love how full it is!

ribbon trimmed tutu

I bought the tulle and ribbon from TulleShop. I’d to buy much larger quantities than I really needed but turned out that the price I would pay would be quite less than what I would pay in other stores. So I figured I might as well buy the larger quantities and save the rest for future use.

ribbon trimmed tutu