|Love the orange peel effect!|
|Just love these trees!|
|Love the beige instead of white.|
|Anything small wins me over!|
A couple of weeks ago Therm-o-web came out with a new product called Deco Foil. I decided to buy some and try it out with the hope that being able to offer some fun monograms to pouches might increase business. It arrived today and so I just took some photos along the way to show you. I apologize for the swear word up front, it is for a friend.
Cut out your shapes from the transfer paper. This is basically like any two sided fusible. In fact I saw one person say that they did use Heat n Bond.
If necessary, make sure your piece will fit in your template.
Iron on high heat with parchment paper on top for 30 seconds. They say medium heat but I needed to use high.
Once you remove the paper it will look like this.
Cut a piece of Deco Foil slightly bigger than the area you are working on and place it with the coloured side up. Using your parchments paper again, press for 30 seconds all over with high heat. (I did press longer after testing the lift off)
And done! The bottom will be on my pouch and the top is what is left over! Therm-o-web has about 20 different colours so check them out! And no, this is not sponsored… in fact they have never even heard of me LOL!
Today was our guild sew-in day and I brought along my Malka Dubrawsky layer cake, some black charm squares and Fat Quarter Shop’s new pattern Layers of Charm.
I originally bought this layer cake to make a pattern from a magazine but have completely lost the magazine, so I was happy to still be able to make something from the fabrics.
As most people know, I like to work small, and so earlier this week I made a mini panel out of pluses where each square is 1/2” finished… it’s not perfect but I think it is pretty darn cute!
This will eventually be made into a pouch, just not sure when.
I hope you all had a great weekend and have a good start to the week coming up!
I have been sewing a storm up lately and I thought I would share with you some of the amazing patterns I have been using.
These are the Pepper Coasters from my friend Ayumi’s terrific book, Patchwork Please! I have been planning on making them for quite awhile and am not sure why I waited… they were fun and quick!
Here I decided to increase the pattern by 175%, added some insul-brite batting and made hot pads
These slippers are also a pattern by Ayumi and you can find the pattern on the Interweave site here. Ayumi has such a great sense of fun and style and her patterns are clear and easy to follow. I would definitely look her up if you don’t know her. She has a blog called Pink Penguin. She has been busy lately raising her sweet daughter Honoka, one of my favourite babies, and has just released her first fabric line!
This tote is the latest pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk and it is called the Outta Time Tote. Erin’s patterns always seem to take me a bit longer, but the results are always 100% professional looking! She really knows her stuff. And she just moved all the way to Australia from the US to be with her honey and I am sure any support of her shop would be welcome amidst all the chaos!
Hope you enjoyed these and will check these two talented ladies out!
|love the colours!|
|adorable and practical!|
|Simple but interesting|
|love and adore this!|