Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clever Cards!

Alright, I admit this is not a sewing idea, but if you sew, you are crafty and will appreciate the creativity here.  This light is made with playing cards! 

Now my mind starts to spin...how about that deck of cards you bought on the cruise as a rememberence and is sitting idle in a drawer.  What a cool display, hang from the cieling if not 'electrified' would still make a cool decor item.  Here is the back side of the cards...beautiful!

Many photo developers will print a deck of cards with any image you want.  A colorful photo, a graphic image, oooh, this could get good!

Instructions for many variations of the construction are here:

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fiber Art Necklace/Scarf

Some years ago, my Mom bought me 2 necklaces at a craft fair that were made of beautiful fiber yarn.  Every time I wore them, people commented on how unique they were.  I hadn't worn them for a while and ran across them in a drawer the other day.  One was just the right color for an outfit I was wearing, so I wore it once again after several years.  Once again, I got many comments and decided that this might be a unique item to add to my Etsy shop.  Here are a couple of colors I have made, thought I would share them with you and see what you think!

Fun worn on an open neck, or over a shirt or sweater.  Artsy, creative, unique~

Don't you want one too!

Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hand Sewing Made Easier

I hate to hand sew.  I'll put a zipper in anything I can to avoid hand-closing a seam!  I recently heard of a special hand sewing thread recently and decided to try it to see if it would make the chore easier. 

The thread is called Rice Silamide hand sewing thread.  It is coated to keep it from knotting and allow it to pull easily through the fabric.  It is also stronger than sewing machine thread and is less likely to break when under strain.  I have to admit, it has made hand closing pillows much easier and less frustrating!  If you haven't heard of or tried this product I would recommend that you give it a go.  It is available for order online, have not seen it in my local stores, but maybe you will find it at your favorite sewing supplier.

Happy Stitching!