Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recycle & ReUse...

I'm very excited to post my first official Bo Bunny project as part of the Recycle & ReUse monthly feature we'll be doing over on the Bo Bunny Blog. The team created some fantastic projects so be sure to hop on over to see the other designs. Mine is a small coffee tin that's the perfect size to serve as a sweets container ---> chocolate is my preference, of course! I covered and embellished it with one of Bo Bunny's new Christmas collections...Tis the Season. One of the things I loved most about this collection is that it has flexibility in the paper designs. I could easily use the line for everyday or even Valentine's. After covering the container, I added border punched strips as well as paper strips that were folded and machine stitched. I also glued small wooden knobs that I painted brown to the bottom for feet.

I think I'll make a few more of these for the holidays and fill them with peppermint candies and gift cards. Simple & sweet!

Supplies:Bo Bunny - Tis the Season 12 x 12 Stickers; Tis the Season Buttons & Bling; Tis the Season Treasure; Tis the Season Deck the Halls; Tis the Season Snowflakes; Tis the Season Stripe & Tis the Season Fa La La

Tools: Fiskars Americas - Scalloped Sentiment & Threading Water Border Punches; That's Amore and Round 'n Round Squeeze Punches

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's National Sewing Month....

Did you know that??? Well, it's true...September is National Sewing Month. You'll have to excuse me for being a few days late in sharing this but with wrapping up our summer break (oh, and it was my b-day too...yay me!) and it being the first week back to school inundated with activities and schedules I'm sure you can relate to how crazy the last 2 weeks have been...lol! But I'm ready to get back to some crafty goodness again! So........back to sewing........I have a couple of projects to share over at the Fiskars website. To kick off the Project of the Day calendar I made this crazy little one-eyed monster for my son using a mix of Fiskars' fabric and paper crafting tools.
Isn't he cute? His name is Luigi...not my son....the monster, I mean....lol!

Give it a try....there's all sorts of projects you can make with this sphere design. There will be a new project each day at Fiskars so don't forget to check back for some more sewing inspiration.

If your starting to get ready for autumn, check out this article about Fall Decor. For my project I used Fiskars' Leaves Shape Templates to trace the designs on fabric then stitched and trimmed off the excess. Here's a peek...

And while you're checking out all things crafty at Fiskars be sure to take a peek at the final 2009 Summer School class - "What I Learned in Summer School....". Some of us were asked to share what inspired us in this series of on-line lessons. Designer Stacey Kingman is a wonder woman of cardmaking and her card class inspired my own set of cards for the article.

By the way, I have been a very lucky girl this past couple of weeks to have received oodles of goodies from the companies I'm working with and I'd like to share in my good fortune. Fiskars generously provided their designers with some extra
NEW release tools (including the NEWest 3-in-1 Punches and Border Corner Punches) that I will be giving away later this month.

And I've also just received an
incredible box of Bo Bunny's 7 new releases (be still my heart!) that I've been digging into for all sorts of projects to come here on my blog and on the Bo Bunny Blog. From my stash I'll be putting together a mini-album kit for another give away next week so I hope you'll visit here again to see what I have in store for you.

More to come in the days to follow..........

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!