Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ma Cherie

Do you love poodles?  I do.  When I was a little girl I had a toy poodle.  Her name was Suzette.  She was not pink.  She had a rhinestone collar and very dainty feet.

When I saw this applique I just knew I had  to use it.   Here is what I did:
I started with a pale pink paper and used Glimmer Mist stencils and clear coat spray to achieve the heart images on the background.  While that dried, I tore the edge of the black paper for the sides and mats and cut the pink mats.  The little bows are punched out of Hershey Kiss wrappers which makes this page all the sweeter.  I used white floral rub-ons and Prima flowers the centers of which I filled with buttons (coming soon) and rhinestones. 

The applique and page are both available at the Craftology Studio Etsy shop.   Check it out and our Genius Kits.  Perhaps one will inspire your creative genius.

Au Revoir,


Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day Bunting

Are you ready for your Independence Day celebration?  If you need  a quick idea for a decoration.  Here is unique bunting you can put together in under an hour; less if you have sewing experience. 

Start with a fat quarter,  Fold in in half, long sides together.  Mark one long side every five inches starting from the end.  Mark the other long side every five inches starting two and a half inches from the end.  Using a straight edge cut diagonally from point to point.  This will give you triangles. Do not cut the triangles apart at the top.  Keep triangles in pairs making sure the wrong sides are together. 

Sew small rick rack around the bottom two edges of one side of four of the triangle pairs.  Sew zigzag stitch in contrasting color around the bottom edges of the other tree triangle pairs.  Sew tops of triangles to jumbo rick-rack.  Sew jumbo rick-rack at each end to form a small loop for hanging. Sew stars in desired locations. Ta-da instant party. 

Your friends will think you are amazingly talented.  "She's so creative." they'll say.  Remember to smile.  You don't have to tell anyone how easy it was.

The Love the Red, White and Blue  Genius kit has the fabric rick-rack and stars to create this bunting. Check it out at the Craftology Studio Shop.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Craftology Studio Buffet - Care for a taste?

Craftologist Liz created this visual buffet for you to feast your eyes on what is available in the shop.  Are you inspired?  My fingers have been itching to make cards and soon DH and #1 son are going to be having father son time.   I will be able to craft around the clock.  I am soo looking forward to it.  

Craft happy memories,