February 2014 archive

Fabric! Fabric! Fabric!

This bundle is the best and my favorite of the season.

Wee wander by Sarah Jane. Love it. So magical.

The colors are bright and crisp. Just the perfect amount. Seriously everything about this bundle is perfect.



Everything about this set is my childhood. Playing in the trees, trying to catch bugs, running around barefoot.

Very nostalgic.


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I think I am a fan girl. Every fan girl loves ponies!


I wish I was a little girl again so this would be my quilt. I would be SO cool.


So cool!



These magical prints are on display with my fabric hangers. Love it!


Fabric Covered Hangers

To make these I used three wooden hangers, Mod Podge, fabric, craft paint and masking tape.


I picked out the fabric from my scrap pile. Still trying to use more of that up before cutting in to the fresh new fabric! I cut the scrap pieces to just a bit bigger size than the hanger. IMG_5864


I covered the front and back with masking tape. This will be the where I place the fabric once I paint the sides of the hanger. This one will be pink!IMG_5865


I decided to paint the hangers in spring colors. Pink, green, and teal. I am still waiting for that season called spring!


I waited a bit for the paint to dry before taking off the tape. Any paint that had smudged onto the fabric side I wiped off with a damp paper towel.




I used a sponge brush to brush the Mod Podge on the wooden hanger.  IMG_5878


With the fabric on the hanger, as straight and smooth as you can make it add a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. Set aside and let dry. Repeat with the rest of the hangers.


Once dry trim the fabric down to hanger size. Add any more Mod Podge to the fabric to keep the fabric from fraying.


Now sit back and enjoy your cute hangers. I used mine to hang fabric. 🙂





Beetle mania

In t-shirt form.

Another cute stencil has been made.  I wanted to try out this blue. Im calling it Chicago flag blue but it is actually plain ol sky blue. IMG_5242


Oh hello stag beetle.





And now a pretty almost new shirt to show off my beetle mania.


Hot Pads

Always a need for hot pads.

Always a need for colorful ones.

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Hot pads are like instant gratification cause they only take 30ish minutes a piece.

I call that quick.

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And look! More hot pads! Now! to the kitchen for some baking!

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Winter Hat

Another Hat!

Im just not convinced I like these hats on my head. Im not convinced I like any hats on my head. And at this point I need the warmth and to cover my awkward growing hair.


I used yarn from Loopy Yarns here in Chicago. I choose a 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Very soft and warm. The color I picked is marked mint.



I just kinda winged it with this pattern. I had made enough of the Terra Cotta hat that I could figure this out. I casted on 100 stitches and did a knit two, purl two for the band. The rest of the hat is a knit stitch.

I love knitting in the round it all goes so fast. I had this hat knitted up in an afternoon.



I made a large fluffy pom pom for the top. I think all hats need pom poms. IMG_5468IMG_5467 IMG_5469

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