July 29, 2011
However, I didn't want to spend any large amount of money on a silk shirt (only to not have my experiment work out) and tried to find some silk ribbon to try to dye first. I went to a couple of craft stores in the area (Hobby Lobby, Joann's, etc.) and they either didn't carry silk ribbon or didn't have what I was looking for. I went online to see if I could find some and I finally did, but it took a lot of searching.
Do you ever have this problem? What are some of the craft items that you would love to have but just cannot find them stocked in stores?
Anyway, it is Friday and time to celebrate! Here is today's image. Have a great weekend!
July 28, 2011
July 27, 2011
I saw these scissors on another craft blog and I thought to myself, "Why haven't I seen these before?" I love my pricey super sharp fabric only scissors but I have noticed that they are tougher to cut through thicker fabrics. And after awhile my hands ache. Well problem no more! You can adjust the tension on these to make it so much easier to cut! I definitely will be adding these to my wish list for the upcoming holidays.
Anyway, here are today's images- silhouettes of children hard at work. Speaking of work, I have a lot to do today, so I think it's time to get started!
July 26, 2011
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July 20, 2011
I did a quick search on Amazon to see if there were any other old books about this topic and although I didn't come up with any literature, I did have a giggle over the fact that the pet Snuggie got higher ratings than the human Snuggie.
July 19, 2011
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July 11, 2011
Here is a vintage image of the queen bee and her worker bees.
Kind of an appropriate image, I think. (My boyfriend would probably disagree, so don't say anything okay?)
July 10, 2011
July 8, 2011
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July 6, 2011
And of course my bf had to go outside to "experience it." I'm pretty sure guys never fully grow up.I can only imagine that this is a tiny amount of what the people experienced during the dust bowl. Anyway, we don't have a beach close by but now we have plenty of sand. I thought these shell images would go perfectly with today's sand/dirt theme.
July 5, 2011
July 2, 2011
1. Gingher Scissors
These are the sharpest scissors I have found for cutting fabric. In fact, to keep the scissors as sharp as possible, I have a pair just for fabric, and another just for paper. (Paper can dull the scissors quick. You won't notice however until you cut paper for awhile and then want to switch to fabric.)
I know that I wouldn't be able to cut straight lines nearly as fast without the rotary cutter. Perfect for scrapbooking or cutting quilt blocks.
The strongest glue I have found other than using a 2 part proxy glue. It doesn't take long to set and is easy to work with.
Any surface can be turned into a cutting/creative surface with the cutting mat. I often like to craft on the floor in the living room and large size cutting mat makes it possible. Any small pieces of fabric or paper can just be taken to the trash and swept right off of the mat.
Are you a quilter? Or want to dye your own fabric? This chemical is perfect if you don't want any left over dyes to leech onto other fabrics in your wash. It attaches itself to the dye particle so that the dye cannot be affixed to another fabric. I also love this for when I wash my vintage clothing, when I don't know if the dyes will bleed.
What are some of your favorite products?
July 1, 2011
Does this make me old at the ripe old age of 32? What do you think? -Sarah