Sunday, April 22, 2018

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Monday Crafty Friends!  Let's get creative this week - share all the lovely things you've been making.  If it's made by you, it's craftastic, so link it up below so we can all see and be inspired!

Last week I shared my easy Heat Transfer Angel Baby Gown:


It's even cuter on the actual "angel":


And I've also decided to bring back the Craftastic Mixer on Facebook:


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 shared how she made this charming raised garden bed from an old sofa table:


Sum of Their Stories created this cheerful spring wreath:


The Handyman's Daughter showed how to create a useful recessed bathroom shelves:


The Gracious Wife had this recipe for an easy banana cream pie:


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
   

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Make A Heat Transfer Angel Wings Baby Gown


Years ago, when my 12yr old was a newborn, I had a cute baby shirt that had the words "Heaven Sent" embroidered on the front and little satin wings on the back.  It was super cute, but unfortunately it was white, so it didn't last over the years.  And could I find another one this time around?  Nope.  So I made my own the easy way & you can too: Heat Transfer Angel Wings Baby Gown.



Not only is it adorable, but it's a simple and quick project.  No sewing or special skills are required.  


Materials:
- Blank baby gown or bodysuit 
- Heat transfer vinyl
- Cutting machine
- Free clip art  
- Weeding tool or pick
- Cricut Easy Press or iron
- Towel

I started by searching for some free clip art to make our wings.  I found this cute design here that was just perfect.


For my text I used a favorite free font, Pacifico, and drafted it using iPiccy (also free) so the lettering would be connected.  Cricut Design Space weirdly separates letters if you just type them in directly as text and connecting & welding them didn't space as nicely so I saved some trouble by doing it beforehand.
I uploaded my images to Cricut Design Space, made the into cut files, sized them to fit my gown and then mirrored them before cutting.


Weeding for the wings took a little time since they were so delicate and small, but well worth it.  It was easier with this little pick tool:



Then it was time to apply.  I prefer using solid color baby clothes for things like this.  It's really weird to me how most baby clothes are white.  Babies are not known for being neat.  Unless you want it ruined after just a wearing or two, it's best to just avoid white for daily wear baby clothes.  I went with a stain-hiding navy blue:


I centered my wings to be at shoulder level for my little angel


I set my Easy Press to the temperature and time needed for my heat transfer material (following the maker recommendations is key, since different brands have different settings).  I pressed my gown over a thick towel.  


I always turn my item inside out and press the wrong side for the best adhesion.  Since I had vinyl on the front and back sides, I slipped another towel in-between so they wouldn't accidentally get stuck together at that point:



I also did a "hot peel" of pulling off the carrier sheets while the vinyl was still hot.  I find it puts less stress on the vinyl and is easier to remove fast this way:


Wings on little babies are always so fun:


I'm totally in love with it on our little angel:


Since this was so fun, making more goodies like this is on the horizon....at least there is if I can get a little more angel nap time!




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Maybe it's because I'm sleep deprived and worn out, but my patience with this lousy spring weather is wearing thin, how about yours?  C'mon Mother Nature - if there isn't enough time for me to make spring crafts, at least make looking out the window better than snow, freezing rain and overcast skies!  Linking up those springtime projects should help take our minds off the weather, so come share 'em below.  

Last week I launched a new FREE Fabric Friday for this 2 yard cut of fabric.  It's open through tonight, so if you want a chance to add this fabric to YOUR stash, head over and enter HERE:


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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Simple Nature Decor shared how to make these shutter wall lighting fixtures:


Pillar Box Blue created these clever indoor herb planters from old jeans:


Patchouli Moon Studio shared her beautiful version of the Bee Happy quilt.  So cheery!


Strawberry Butterscotch had this how-to for easily turning "too dangly" earrings into cute necklaces:



The Bearded Hiker made this fresh sounding veg and apple slaw:


Dizzy Busy and Hungry had this yummy recipe for olive parmesan bread you can actually bake in a slow cooker!


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
   

Friday, April 13, 2018

The FREE Fabric Friday De-Stash Is Back!


Hello fabric lovers!  It's time for a new installment of Free Fabric Friday.  With minimal sleep and no free time thanks to my newborn, plus 3 other kids homeschooling, I've barely got time to shower and eat, so actually finding time to sew and craft is laughable these days.  So instead of going silent here on the blog, I figure why not do a fun freebie to keep things interesting (and something I can quickly type up with one hand and a napping baby on the other arm)?  De-stashing for me = FREE fabric for others.  C'mon and give some lovely fabric a good new home!


This is the chance to build up your stash, score some hard to find prints and sew new things without the usual price tag.  I started it last year as a way to share fabric love with my readers and now I'm doing it again for 2018.


What's Up For Grabs Today? 

A multi-yard cut of this fun geometric floral print:


2 continuous yards of this versatile design that features teal, lime green, purple, white and black:


It's a great print for all sorts of projects.  There's lots of options with so much yardage too.  


Here's a rulered pic to give an idea for scale:


This fabric would be great to use with my FREE Off To Market handbag pattern:




How Does FFF (Free Fabric Friday) Work?    

- Special Fridays (as time permits), I offer up some free fabric from my personal stash, starting in the morning.

- If you're interested in a chance to get it for free, enter on the Rafflecopter.  


- I'll leave things open all weekend to give everyone plenty of time to discover what's being offered.  At the end of the following Monday (after reminding everyone what's up for grabs at the Craftastic Link Party), I'll randomly draw the free fabric recipient and then post who it is here (said person will also get an email notification).  


This means those in a different time zone won't be at a disadvantage and the results will be known to all by Tuesday.  It's only open from Friday until the following Monday at 11:59pm EST, so don't wait!

KEY INFO: The fabric will cost nothing, but I will need the shipping cost to be paid by the recipient via PayPal within 24hrs of notification.  This cotton bundle is 12 ounces total.  I'll ship it USPS to keep it as cheap as possible and only require the actual postage cost. My handling time and packaging will also be free:) Currently this is limited to US residents only.  

 Now, let's get to it!




Sunday, April 8, 2018

Springtime Craftastic Monday Link Party


Is it feeling like spring where you are?  After more snow and chilly temps last week, I am more than ready for spring to start around here!  Come link up some springtime projects this week to help get things going (maybe Mother Nature will finally take a hint then!).  Last week had so many great projects added, I've got some extra features below, so get inspired and inspire us next with your latest & greater creations.

Last week I shared my tutorial for Making Custom Framed Wall Art On A Budget:



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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Sew Crafty Crochet shared this amazing crochet flowering cacti set & how to make it:


Hazel's Daughter put together this beautiful table runner quilt as part of a mystery quilt-along:


Floss and Fleece created this cute lamb cross stitch pincushion & gave a free pattern for it:


Happier Than A Pig In Mud had this how-to for a doll-sized beaded fairy bubble wand:


Penny's Vintage Home made this lovely floral "He Is Risen" banner for Easter:


Artful Homemaking had this yummy recipe for pumpkin oat muffins:


Create & Babble made these cheerful & colorful farmhouse pallet wood frames:


Marilyn's Treats shared this recipe for a pretty & filling meal - a chicken broccoli cheddar crescent ring:


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
   

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