Sunday, May 20, 2018

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Welcome party people!  We're in a new week of craft sharing here at the Craftastic Monday Link Party.  I was wowed by the many creative projects linked last week.  This week's features are awesome so be sure to check them out!  Time to share what you've been making too, so link them up below!




It's easy to do on just about anything!



After linking up below, head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer to get your blog or crafty shop some FREE advertising too:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts there, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  You'll find a new one posted every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  

That's right - you just link right to your crafty blog or crafty shop! It's an easy way to share your site or FB page with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  An easy way to gain new fans & discover new places too. Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Try It-Like It made the flowers on this wire bracelet using nail polish.  How cool is that?!


Kleinworth & Co. gave us a new must-try recipe: 3 ingredient homemade bagels!



Pillar Box Blue created this chic map decoupage glass tray:


Celebrating Everyday Life offered a free svg cut file and how to make this sweet bee card as a DIY teacher appreciation or thank you gift:


Create and Babble shared how to apply heat transfer vinyl to foam flip flops (or anything else foam).  Great technique!


MomDas Life Handmade transformed a baggy men's shirt into a chic women's top.  Amazing!



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)!   

On Twitter: 
On Pinterest: Sew Can Do

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 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!!



   

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

DIY No-Sew Fabric Keepsake Handprint Gifts


For my mother and mother-in-law this Mother's Day I decided to make some fun keepsake items: DIY Fabric Kid Handprint Gifts.  They captured each of our four kids handprints in their actual sizes right now.  It's extra special since the tiniest one is our new baby:) 


And I made sure each hand was named:


I used some fabric scraps I had left from my DIY 3-D Candy Wall Art project:


That wall art is still my favorite project of 2018 so far (apart from my little guy!):


Now, here's how I made the handprint gifts:


Materials:
- Cotton fabric scraps
- Heat n Bond Ultra Bond fusible
- Iron
- Paper, pencil, scissors
- Optional: Heat transfer vinyl, Cricut Easy Press, Cricut Explore (for lettering)

I traced each of my kids' hands and cut them out.


I ironed some Heat n Bond Ultrabond on the back of each fabric.  It's a super strong paper backed fusible that will then fuse fabric to fabric.  It takes just seconds for it to adhere, but it fuses really well, so it's perfect for adding fabric to finished fabric items when you can't stitch them on.


I took my hand patterns and traced each one on the paper side of the Heat n Bond and cut them out:


When you peel the paper off, you can see the nice shiny layer that now makes it fuse so well.


I arranged the handprints to get an even design balance for my items. 


I pressed my blank tote & cushion cover nice & flat to be wrinkle free.


Then it was time to fuse the hand onto the items themselves.


I decided to add a little extra detail by cutting out each of the kids' names with heat vinyl transfer on my Cricut and then heat pressing them onto their hands so they'd be able to remember whose hands they were years from now. 


They were a big hit with both grandmas and a project this busy mom could knock out during a brief nap time.





Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow moms!  I've got my act together this week (thanks to baby giving me some much needed sleep), so no messed up linky, I promise! Come check out this week's sweet features & share your projects in the link-up below.

Last week I shared my sewing experience with the Naava Coverall Baby Romper Pattern:


It was so fun, I had to make several for my little cutie:



After linking up below, head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer to get your blog or crafty shop some FREE advertising too:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts there, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  You'll find a new one posted every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  

That's right - you just link right to your crafty blog or crafty shop! It's an easy way to share your site or FB page with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  An easy way to gain new fans & discover new places too. Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Made By Chrissie D transformed some upholstery fabric swatches into this pretty sofa sampler cushion:



The Kittchen made these charming crown cookies (anticipating the royal wedding on the horizon):


Joyfully Treasured created this stylish faux boxwood topiary decoration:


Dizzy, Busy and Hungry offered a tasty chipotle lime edamame 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)!   

On Twitter: 
On Pinterest: Sew Can Do

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 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!!



   

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pattern Love: Naava Coverall Romper


Our little guy is growing so fast.  In what feels like moments he's changing from tiny and slim to solid & on the way to chubby.  He gained 3.5lbs in 6 weeks!  I'm hesitant to sew up too much baby clothing, because 1. There isn't a lot of time to do it and 2. It gets outgrown in no time.  So in the tiny window of time I've had recently I whipped out an old favorite pattern that doesn't disappoint: Ottobre Design's Paava Coverall.  


This romper pattern is from the Winter 6/2009 issue.  I first used it back when my now 8 year old daughter was a baby to make all these:


The design is ideal: lap shoulders and snap up legs that make it to easy to dress & diaper a wiggly baby.  I also like the wider shape which makes it ideal with cloth diapers and adds some extra grow room.  There are sizes from 0-3 to 12-18 included.


I made this one in just a day with some adorable nun print knit fabric I bought from Spoonflower and some black rib knit scraps:


It's almost impossible to photograph black on black, but I used heart shaped snaps to echo the fabric's design:


This pattern is a quick sew, which is key for those with a baby in the house. It doesn't use a lot of fabric either, which means it's also economical.  Some of the prices for similar store bought rompers are downright criminal for something so small!!  The lap shoulders on this pattern are easy to finish with rib knit binding and lay nice & flat when worn (it's a pet peeve of mine when they don't).


It's a great way to show off some fun knit fabric too.  I'd had a fat half of this popcorn print knit in my stash, saved hoarded for something special, and this was the perfect project for it.  


Having rib knit at the sleeve and leg cuffs also makes it a comfy outfit for the baby:


There was even enough fabric left to make a beanie hat & pair of pants with the scraps.    


I'm definitely going to make more of these.  I might do a few with an alteration to the sleeves to make them short or do sleeveless versions, so we've got some summer options with it.  Little by little sewing is coming back to Sew Can Do!  



Sunday, May 6, 2018

May's First Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy May Craft Lovers!  We've got a sunny new week to share our springtime projects in and a TON of great inspiring features too.  Come check them out & share your projects in the link-up below.

Last week I shared the Sewing Gear I Couldn't Live Without:



Be sure to head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer to get yourself some FREE advertising:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  You'll find a new one posted every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  

That's right - you don't have to have any projects to link - just your crafty blog or crafty shop! It's an easy way to share your site with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  An easy way to gain new fans & discover new places too. Think of it as free advertising:)  Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Refresh Living showed how to turn some old juice glasses into DIY Mason bee nests:



Simply Beautiful By Angela transformed a Christmas tree dish into this cute woodland decor:



Kleinworth & Co. made these on-trend DIY modern planter boxes:



Frau Tschi-Tschi created this colorful & free crochet mandala pattern:


The Philosopher's Wife offered a fun free pattern for this crochet adventure backpack:


Sew Historically showed how to make firm buckram fabric for historical & millinery projects at home:



DelightfulEMade had this recipe for Italian tortellini salad:



From Playdates to Parties shared how to make smoked tomatoes (definitely going to try this!):


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)!   

On Twitter: 
On Pinterest: Sew Can Do

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 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!!



   

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