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April Taylor-Childers
www.hopecycle.org
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Today's project mixes a few de-constructed flowers and a simple hair bow to create a fun hair clip. Here is the How to: Start with 1-2 silk flowers. De-construct! Take the flowers apart.. Next up: You will need ribbon that has already been made into a bow. (Lot's of tutorials... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
I got this idea from my dear friend RaShell. They are too cute not to pass on! Very easy to make and the kids can certainly help. I have had such fun making these for the neighbor kids! via emptynest4two.blogspot.com Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 27, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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This past week I have been splitting my free time between mod podging every item I deem worthy of a makeover and fabric flower crafting. I must say, the mod podge is much easier than the flowers for me, but I have accomplished both. Here is a fun tip: If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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It has been a bit since I have posted. Life has been busy, and oh, yea...there was quilt I started. My first attempt at quilting. It took me a while to get it finished, and at many points in my quilting journey I really REALLY wanted to quit. But, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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My daughter wanted a simple popcorn and movie sleepover party for her birthday. This of course, leaves me wondering what kind of cake to make. Duh. Popcorn cake! I did a quick google and found a few inspiration cakes. Here is is what I ended up with: Yes. That is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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This bag was created by Kristen Banks from up-cycled jeans. Didn't she do an great job dying them? I did a little decorating. I added a a polymer clay owl created by another Hope Cycle crafter. Then I made a felt copy of the owl and stitched it on by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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I put my quilt mess away for the week to get to work on some Hope Cycle stuff. Here is the latest duct tape purse. This is the first time that I used duct tape on the outside of the purse. A little ribbon to tame that animal print duct... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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I have been working on a new bag style. I found the pattern for this bag but I had to adapt it a bit because it was unlined. This is a big, roomy shopping tote so I decided to use a big bold print. As, you can see, this is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
Description via www.cutoutandkeep.net Cute ring idea! I will post a picture after I make one. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
Description via www.cutoutandkeep.net I want to make these! Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
Hope Cycle up-cycles worn out, damaged, and out of touch clothing. All proceeds benefit the Hope Chest. Visit the website to find out more! Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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Sharing a few photo's from the Lego party...better late than never! Birthday boy with the cake! Party Table: Pretty simple setup. Primary colored cups, plastic wear, and plate's dressed up with some large and small Lego's and a few strings of curly ribbon on a pale yellow plastic table cloth.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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I just finished the LEGO cake and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Most important..Isiah loves it! I am posting several photos. The last photo is the finished product. The cake it's self is devil's food (Duncan Hines). I tinted white frosting lightly with green food coloring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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My crafting this week is all about LEGO. My son's birthday is Tuesday and he loves those LEGO's. Yesterday, I made the fondant Lego bricks for the cake. Today, the party favors. I bought 2 3-packs of tiny tote bags from the Target $1 area. I used the 3-D puffy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
This free crochet scarf pattern shows you how to make a Cherry blossom crochet flower and then stitch them together to create a fun scarf. via www.craftbits.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 26, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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I love my reusable plastic water bottles (from rubber maid). I really love them filled with crushed ice and filtered water or peach tea. However, I do not love the water drippy's that tend to leave puddles on my craft desk. So, I decided to practice my (limited and sloppy)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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Got an ugly old wallet? Up cycle it with a new fabric... I wanted to sew a cute fabric wallet from scratch, but It seemed complicated. So, I decided to try giving an old one a makeover. Yuck! Scuffed leather. Bland color. A little fabric, a bit of ribbon, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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Fabric Flower Fail I have not been feeling crafty today. That said, I decided I wanted to make a cute fabric flower for my hair. Nice quick project. Of course, I have never actually MADE a fabric flower before. I have seen them, viewed a few tutorials, and was feeling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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I have moved my craft, sewing, and writing back into my closet. Here are the photos: To the right: My clothing, organized by type. On the left: my purses and tote bags. I use shower curtain rings so that is is easy to remove a bag when needed. Extra bonus:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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What happens when you find new fabric you love but you have your heart set on up-cycling old stuff? You mix the two, or at least that is what I did with this project. The above image is an up close and inside view of my latest over the should... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at snip.smash.sew
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