Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Meeting In Review

November brought tons of great gift-making ideas. As always, stay tuned to our flickr group to see this month's fantastic show and tell. I love it!

Here are the gift ideas, so that you can make your own and pass on the love.

Here is Kristin's Rag Bowl. It turned out about 4-5" tall and used 17, 3/4" strips, and less than half of the 50 yards of cording I bought at Hobby Lobby in their jewelry aisle.

And here's the Fabric Chain shown. I found that 14 fat quarters = 56 rings + 2 yard Fast2Fuse interfacing. (I made 28, since I was using fat eighths.)

This Owl Decoration can be used as a pin, an add to a gift bow, hairband, etc. Possibilities unlimited.
  1. Find a cup with a small round base or lip and trace circles using 6 fabrics you like.
  2. Layer all 6 circles right on top of each other, and use the same circle template to draw 2 side circles on top of your stack, like baseball threading.
  3. Sew over those two half circles to attach all 6 fabrics together.
  4. With small scissors, cut away each layer, starting with the top, a little larger than the one above it, so that the layers fan out on the sides.
  5. Trim the top to make ears
  6. Glue eyes and maybe a beak (I used a heart)

Ipad Sleeve:  Moda Bake Shop"The Bookeeper" by Kim Walus
Customize the size to fit your own personal notebook.

I love the i-Top by Imaginisce  Make covered buttons, brads, magnets & snaps in 3 sizes
The tool comes with the small and med. size attachments, if you want the large you need to
purchase the adapter seperately. Find it at Scrapbook stores, craft stores.

Quick & Easy Tissue Holder:

Infinity Scarf:Tutorial
On the light weight cotton and Linen weight scarf I bought 2 yards of fabric.  then I cut down the factory fold which gave me two pieces approx. 22" x 72".  Each piece makes one scarf.  i then followed the tutorial for construction.
On the scarf made from "Moda Fireside" plush, I bought 3/4 yard (27") the fabric is 60" wide so I cut my scarf 24" by the 60" wide, then I followed the tutorial for construction.  this gives you one scarf. 

Fabric Flowers: "Spring Flowers" and  "Petal Flower" and "Shabby-Chic Fleur"

Hot Pads & Oven Mitt:  Book "One Yard Wonders" by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins
The booster seats & Hot/Cold rice pack also came from this book.

Clear Vinyl Zipper Bag:  "Fresh Fabric Treats"  by Moda Bake Shop

Cell Phone Holder Is found in "The New Handmade"book  by Cassie Barden
 & the Printed Vinyl Fabric Pouches in 4 sizes are found in  Amy Butler's" Style Stitches" book.

Designer Covered Hangers:  No pattern but if I get some time i will come up with a tutorial.

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar:  Pattern available to our Group Members. 
Email JoyLyn & she will check the list & sent it out to you.


sewstitchcook said...

I would love to know if the pattern is available yet for the advent??

Dottymo said...

Where may I find the pattern for the Xmas tree?