Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wunderlabel Review & $100 GC for Labels Giveaway!


Whether you sew for profit or for yourself, having custom labels really gives a beautiful finish to the things you make.  Today I'm showing how some sweet new labels have kicked my recent projects up a notch AND give you a chance to win $100's worth of labels for yourself!! 

Wunderlabel.com contacted me & asked if I'd like to try out some new custom labels from their shop.  I'd had custom labels made for my Etsy shop before, but never any that were for Sew Can Do, so this seemed perfect.  


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Wunderlabel.com offers all sorts of label options - practically anything you can imagine for a label.  Printed and woven fabric labels in literally any size and style, custom logo labels, laundry & size labels, hang tags, stickers - even printed ribbon. All kinds of colors (& sparkly text!).  If you have a crafty business, they've got everything you need to brand your items like a pro at a reasonable price.   Plus, if you don't have or want a logo, there are cute symbols you can add to whatever text you want - including these crafty designs:


Text & Symbol Label options at Wunderlabel.com

I chose some custom woven labels in the 2 inch square size, unfolded.  I wanted something I could put on most of my sewn projects - clothing, bags, etc.  It took about 2 weeks - a lot shorter than the turnaround time I'd experienced elsewhere.  I wasn't sure how much detail they could do with my logo, especially given the tiny little holes in the yellow button of it, but they amazed me with a super clear woven image:    



They're washable and no fray.  The quality was nicer than I'd had with labels I'd bought previously too.  I've been sewing them onto lots of my projects, including my sewing machine cover:



I even added a little heat fusible on the back to iron some onto things like my dress form's apron:



Since they were large, I also folded and pressed some, envelope-style, 



so they'd be perfect for smaller applications like the inside of this kid's top.  I love how I everything I make is a little more polished with my logo tag on it:



A key feature that really stood out to me was that their standard woven label minimum is just 25 pieces for $16.  Most label sources require minimums in the hundreds or crazy high prices for small amounts.  This is much more affordable and feasible for home sewers, those that do small volumes or just aren't sure exactly what they want and don't want to invest a lot upfront.  And if you want a custom logo label, those start at just 100 pieces.  Last time I had custom labels done for my shop I had to order 300, so this is a really handy option.    
  
Now, how about a chance to create the labels of your dreams?


Giveaway prize is a
$100 Gift Certificate to Wunderlabel.com!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



I was not financially compensated for this post.  I received custom labels from Wunderlabel.com, to review & use as I desired. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.   For my complete disclosure policy, click here.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bring The Crafts! It's the Craftastic Monday Link Party


It's that time of the week - Craftastic Monday! Come share what crafts, DIYs, recipes and other creative things you've been making below. 

Last week, I shared a new Free Pattern Find, the versatile Snapazoo Soft Toy:



And I'm ready to announce the winner of the Tribeca Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle Giveaway:

~~ Rebecca R.  ~~

Congratulations Rebecca & thanks to Timeless Treasures for providing this fabulous fabric prize!
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Now let's see the Craftastic Picks!!

The Scrap Shoppe made this cute Pokemon Valentine box:



Simple Nature Decor did this amazing painted feather wall art.  So pretty:



Do It Your Freaking Self created these DIY comic book hair clips:



Lynda Creates shared these cute Valentine birds on a branch:


Kuka and Bubu showed this adorable mermaid tail costume:


And The Crafty Blog Stalker shared this versatile & flavorful dry ranch recipe:


If you're one of this week's features, be sure to grab my Featured On button over on my Buttons Page to share the good news. 

 
Want a Chance to 
Be Featured Next Week?  

Link back to the party somewhere on your blog.
I can't feature your post if you don't share the party.  
  
I also feature these projects on Sew Can Do's Craftastic Picks Pinterest board 
AND share each of them on Twitter too for even MORE exposure for YOUR blog!

Follow me there to see more great projects (and see if yours is one of them)!   
Ready to link up your crafty creations?
 
Party rules are simple: 
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to giveaways, shops, link parties or other people's work).  Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post, party page or blog somewhere.  If you want the chance to be featured, this is key.  The button code can be found HERE.
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Free Pattern Finds: The Snapazoo Soft Toy


As much as I like making my own patterns and dreaming up designs with my imagination, sometimes it's relaxing to just start sewing.  And sometimes there are great ideas already created & ready to sew up, like this Free Pattern Find:  The Snapazoo®  Soft Toy.



Like all my Free Pattern Finds, this is a pattern that doesn't cost a thing, so you can go grab it yourself for FREE!   

The Snapazoo toy is clever design from Ross Miller Studio, Inc. that involves a two sided fabric shape and a boatload of snaps that can be folded and snapped into all sort of things.  Like this teddy bear:



or a little fox:



or a sting ray:  


Or some sort of bird/duck:



I think that's what I love most about this idea - the infinite play options.  It's been around for a while and was even sold as a finished toy years ago, as you can see from some of retro videos on the Snapazoo site.  There are links to different templates and how-to's for making it here.  For personal use only though - commercial selling is prohibited. 

This pattern is best suited for fabrics with some weight & a bit of stretch like heavy knits, minky, felt or fleece.  I used anti-pill fleece for mine.  It's a great way to use up scraps, since it's not very big.   

It's an easy sew, so a good project for a beginner.  Literally, just cut & mark based on the downloadable template:



Then stitch:



Turn right side out and set the snaps according to the instructions:



Plastic snaps are ideal because they are strong and you can get fun with the snap colors if you want.  I just used boring grey for our first one, but I feel like some of the shaped snaps in my stash, like stars or flowers, would look fun too.



There are handy instructions here on how to make various animals with it.  Including this elephant and most of the critters shown earlier in my post:


We had fun just making weird & wonderful creatures too, like this....well, I-don't-know-what:



Definitely a fun Free Pattern Find for us.  My kids love the Snapazoo, what about you??  

Got a freebie pattern find you love? Share it in the comments so we can all try it out!



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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Craftastic Monday Link Party


Hello Valentine Crafters!  Got some craft love to share?  Link up your latest & greatest love-themed projects (or anything else you've been busy creating) below.

Last week, I shared the cozy Relaxation Robe I made:


And my Etsy shop's big Valentine's Day sale with all fabric & patterns 20% OFF! 


Today's also the last day to enter my Tribeca Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle Giveaway:


& it's time to announce the winners of my

~~ Sara P. ~~
~~ Kelsey M. ~~
Congratulations ladies and enjoy the patterns!
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Now let's see the Craftastic Picks!!

Intelligent Domestications made this handy two-tiered pincushion tutorial:


Pale Blue Corner did these pretty felt heart coasters:


Simply Darrling created this fun stormtrooper decal coffee mug:


KBB Crafts & Stitches shared these cute cross stitch hearts & arrows pendants:


Simply Beautiful By Angela showed how to create this versatile DIY side table for under $20:


And Howling At The Moon shared this incredible DIY angler fish piƱata.  Wow:


If you're one of this week's features, be sure to grab my Featured On button over on my Buttons Page to share the good news. 

 
Want a Chance to 
Be Featured Next Week?  

Link back to the party somewhere on your blog.
I can't feature your post if you don't share the party.  
  
I also feature these projects on Sew Can Do's Craftastic Picks Pinterest board 
AND share each of them on Twitter too for even MORE exposure for YOUR blog!

Follow me there to see more great projects (and see if yours is one of them)!   
Ready to link up your crafty creations?
 
Party rules are simple: 
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to giveaways, shops, link parties or other people's work).  Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post, party page or blog somewhere.  If you want the chance to be featured, this is key.  The button code can be found HERE.
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday De-Stash Additions + Valentine's Day Fabric & Pattern Sale!


I kicked off 2017 with the goal of paring down my fabric stash.  Between making things, giving some away and adding more to my Etsy shop my extreme fabric hoarding situation is getting better already.

It's nice to see these fabulous fabrics finding love with someone new, so I'm including even more and now doing a Valentine's Day sale in my shop to share some more fabric love:)  

   Right now ALL fabric & patterns in
 The Green Hedgehog Shop are 20% OFF!
    
It includes some newly added fabrics like these Parisian beauties:

                
All speciality fabrics like knits:


PULs and licensed character wovens:


and my popular PDF patterns like the Sanity Saving Training Pants:



The Dynamite Dinosaur Cape:

    
as well as the Reversible Serena Baby Dress


& coordinating Reversible Two Style Emmeline Bonnet:


The sale lasts through February 17th, for the full Valentine's Day season, but once the fabrics are gone they're gone. Shopping early for the best discounted selection is recommended;) 

Have A Crafty Weekend!



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