Sunday, August 20, 2017

Craftastic Monday Link Party & Party News


Happy Monday Craft Lovers!  Besides being a new week to link up your latest projects, it's also time for a party announcement:

I'm now welcoming crafty giveaways to the Craftastic Link Party!  If you've got a giveaway for something craft or sewing related, like supplies, gear, books, patterns, fabric, yarn or gift cards to stores with craft materials, it can now be linked at the party, so share the giveaway love.  Note: random giveaways for other items will be removed.

And it's time to announce the winner of my City Knits Fabric Giveaway.

~~~ Teri C. ~~~

Congratulations Teri and a big thank you to Timeless Treasures for providing this amazing knit fabric.  Keep visiting Sew Can Do this week for an all new tutorial and another fabulous fabric giveaway. 
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Now let's see the new Craftastic Picks!!

Five Spot Green Living had this healthy greek rice salad recipe:



Happy In Red made this pretty funky fifties crochet bag:



Kleinworth & Co. shared this easy slow cooker fiesta cheese dip recipe:


The Kittchen offered up how to make this delicious sounding chocolate chip cookie and brownie s'mores cake:


Second Chances By Susan shared how to make these cute mini lantern beads:



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!!



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Craftastic Monday Link Party & Last Day Knit Fabric Giveaway!


Hello Crafties!  Ready for a new week of creativity and sharing?  Come link up what you've been busy making and find some great inspiring ideas too.

Last week I showed how I made some fun Flocked Crazy Unicorn Lady Tote Bags:



And today's the last day to enter my City Knits Fabric Giveaway. FOUR yards of these colorful knit fabrics are up for grabs!  Gorgeous cotton spandex with loads of project possibilities. Enter HERE.


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Now let's see the new Craftastic Picks!!

The Scrap Shoppe took vinyl wall art to the next level with this cross stitch flower wall design tutorial:



Refresh Living repurposed a copper jello mold into the perfect umbrella table painter: 



Kandy Kreations shared this fun watermelon mini notebook plastic canvas pattern.  I love the stitched lettering binding:


Growing Up Gabel offered up how to make these cute bookworm brownies:


Delightful E Made shared a recipe for this yummy frozen raspberry peach bellini:



Condo Blues showed how to make a custom fabric folding fan:



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 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, August 9, 2017

Flocked Crazy Unicorn Lady Bag Tutorial


I'll be honest, I've not been feeling super crafty this summer.  I've had a few things keeping me from the craft room, but even when I have unfettered time, I've just not had the excited "I wanna make this right now!" vibe.  I'm trying to be a bit more in the moment of summer with the family and less Mom's alone crafting in her cave.  While it feels great in some ways, it also makes me feel a bit uncreative/unmotivated.  Sigh.  

The one exception is quick & easy projects.  If it's something I can make fast and still get that rush of making something I really dig, then I'm for it.  That's today's project: my Crazy Unicorn Lady Bags.



With unicorns being all the rage these days, why not express the love of the mythical horned horse with a fun bag?  It's fast to put together, so I made several colorful versions too.  Gotta show off that unicorn love!



And they all feel soft and lovely (just like unicorns should) thanks to flocked heat transfer material.  For me, that kicks it up a notch above the shiny plastic stuff and also has a hint of dimension to it too:    



Materials:
- Blank cotton tote bag
- Flocked heat transfer
- Cutting machine 
- Iron & press cloth

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out my heat transfer, but it could be done with any cutting machine or even by hand (although that would probably negate the quick & easy aspect).

I found a nice side image of a unicorn silhouette and imported that into Cricut Design Space.  I used a free cursive font to do the top word and welded the letters together.  Then another fun free font to do the bottom words and then angled them a bit to get a curve and centered everything around the unicorn:  



The material goes face down on the mat, with the plastic carrier still on.  The machine also needs to be set to heat transfer to cut. 



Cutting it out with the machine on the vinyl setting was super fast, but it's important to set the cutting to mirror so the right side faces out.



Fuse time!  I always iron the tote first so it's warm when the transfer is placed on it - this helps it adhere better, since I don't have a fancy heat press.  Then I use a press cloth between the iron and plastic carrier when adhering the transfer.  When cooled I turn it inside out and iron on that inner side too.  Then I peel the plastic off when totally cool.  Keeping the iron temperature moderate - cotton no steam - is key too.  Higher temperatures won't make it stick any better, just wreck the transfer.  When it's cool, the bag is ready for any unicorn lover!



Are you feeling the unicorn vibe this summer or is there some other theme that's caught your eye?   




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hello to August Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy August!  Is it hot enough or what?  We're definitely feeling the summer sun!  For my crafty friends in Europe, stay cool during this intense heat.  It's an ideal time to stay inside and craft;)  Kick off this new month by showing us what you've been creating at the party below.

Last week I shared the news I've started my very own fabric and craft supply shop, Heavenly Fabric Shop!  I shared what kinds of goodies it contains & what sets it apart from the rest here.


And there's still time to enter my City Knits Fabric Giveaway. FOUR yards of these knit fabrics could be yours!  Enter HERE.


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Now let's see the new Craftastic Picks!!

Sparkle Living had this fun shrinkable plastic zipper pull tutorial.  A great way to add a custom touch!


Knitting and So On shared this free pattern for crochet seashell coasters:


Dizzy Busy & Hungry offered this yummy jalapeƱo garlic basil pickle recipe:


Under A Texas Sky had this DIY wood planter box tutorial:


A Sprinkle of Joy shared a tasty recipe for peachy apple bake dessert:


Keeping It Real showed how to make some handy water bottle holders:


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 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
   

Thursday, August 3, 2017

My Newest Adventure: Heavenly Fabric Shop


My first craft love has always been fabric and sewing.  After all, it's what got me started with creating Sew Can Do!  After 9 years of blogging about fabric & sewing, I've felt like it's time to branch out further.  After much preparation and planning, I'm excited to announce I've started my own fabric & craft supply shop: Heavenly Fabric Shop.


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There are a lot of fabric sellers out there, so I want to be something a bit different.  My goal is to offer uplifting and inspiring fabrics, beautiful notions & fun craft supplies.  I want my shop to be a place to find goodies to truly love and not a frustrating search through the same old thing.  Bring back the personal, family-owned feel that's disappearing out there.

Fabric-wise I'm focusing on areas I feel are missed a lot elsewhere, like prints that are inspirational and uplifting:



Spiritual and faith centered designs:



And some fabrics that are just pure heaven in style, like these:  



I've got fun notions that reflect these themes too, like whimsical buttons and fabric tags:



I'm also carrying unique items to make projects really stand out like solar color change beads, buttons and embroidery thread.  These specialty materials are perfect for adding some color "wow" to those summer projects.



And since I'm all about crafting itself, I've got cute & clever craft room supplies that help organize and beautify where and how you create.  



My personal favorites are the ladybug and flower pincushion rings



I'd love for you to stop by my shop and let me know what you like, and if there's anything else you'd like to see.   

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You can find Heavenly Fabric Shop on social media too, where I'll be sharing new shop arrivals, project ideas, special offers and a place for craft lovers to just chat about what they enjoy.  I hope you'll join me!

HeavenlyFabricShop 

  

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