Posts Tagged ‘Lily Ashbury’

Win a Trade Winds Charm Pack and Jelly Roll!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Head on over to our Facebook page, tell me what you are creating right now and we will enter you to win the precuts below. We are giving away a “Trade Winds” charm pack and jelly roll. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday morning 9am pst. Good luck and happy summer sewing:)

Happy July 4th!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

To help you get in the holiday spirit, I want to share with you these antique postcards from the early 20th century. Happy July 4th everyone!

Download here and here.

 

Sweet Little Felted Hearts

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A truly “zen” way to while away an evening. My daughter and I had lots of fun creating these cute little needle felted hearts. Izzy wanted to make these as a little token of appreciation for her teacher.

All you need to get started is felting wool, felting needles and a soft surface to rest your project on. You can buy special foam felting blocks but we used a couple of folded towels and they worked just fine. This is the video we watched prior to getting started. Cookie cutters really work well to help guide the beginner.

It might be fun to do some little stars for July 4th, I think a few of them would look so cute in a little wooden bowl as a centerpiece. Or for my fellow Canadian friends some little maple leafs to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. Happy celebrating!

Father’s Day Gift Labels

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Here is a quick and cute idea for a Father’s Day gift. Fill a glass jar with your Dads favorite treats and add a cute sentiment to the front. My Dad is a pistachio guy and my hubby loves roasted peanuts. We have created four cute downloadable labels just for you. Have a great weekend and wish your special guy Happy Father’s Day!

 

Printable Bookplates

Friday, June 7th, 2013

I hope you enjoy these printable bookplates you can use to adorn your books with. It’s great to put them on your summer reads! Enjoy:)

My New Fabric Collection

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Here’s a little preview of my upcoming collection, called High Street…in stores this August!

In my neighborhood

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

When the Cat’s away the Mice will play! Whenever my husband goes away on business my daughter and I devote ourselves to all things creative. This past weekend while Fraser was in Boston, Izzy and I visited one of our favorite shops. Urban Source is a fun little shop in the hipster neighborhood of lower Main street. At this eco-friendly wonderland most of the crafting goodies are recyclables. Factories of all types donate their off-cuts and scraps, stuff that otherwise might be headed for the nearest landfill. Crafters and creatives of all ages pay by the bag full and find themselves on a mini treasure hunt while filling them to the brim. They also have a good selection of glues and glitters etc. to round out their offering. A fun place to visit and never the same twice.

After our shopping spree we made cute matching pendants. Still in progress are a saddled turkey and a robot:)

Organize your Desktop!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! I have just been super busy with lots of fun projects but I’m excited to finally get back to regular blogging. Since Spring is just around the corner and ’tis the season for organizing, I thought I’d share this desktop wallpaper with you. It’s a great way to keep your files and folders organized on your computer desktop. Enjoy!

Sweet Felt Birds

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

So easy to make, these handmade felt birds add a sweet and cheerful touch to your Christmas decor.

Here is how to sew them by hand or using your machine:

1. Draw a basic bird shape on a piece of felt (I thought about posting a template but it’s so easy I didn’t want to insult anyone).

2. Put another piece of felt underneath it and cut out the body shape.

3. Cut a little triangle for the beak in a contrasting felt. Be sure to leave enough felt on the thicker end for attaching it to the body.

4. Next prepare a loop of grosgrain ribbon for the hanger.

5. Pin the beak and the ribbon loop in place between the two pieces of felt.

6. Sew around the bird leaving a 1.5″ hole at the bottom for stuffing. Beak and hanger will now be secure.

7. Use a bit of poly stuffing to fill out the shape but not too much as the felt will buckle at the seams.

8. Finish sewing the body shut.

9. Cut two little wing shapes from fabric remnants of your choice and adhere them with no-sew adhesive. Alternatively you can sew the wings on before you sew the body together. If you want to get fancy you can finish the edges of the wings with a blanket stitch and embroidery floss.

10. For the eyes I used a simple french knot embroidery stitch.

Have fun getting in the Holiday spirit!!

Best wishes,
Stephanie

And the winner is…

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Congrats Susie Johnson! We randomly selected you to win a Lily Ashbury jotter. We’ll contact you to get your address and send it out to you as soon as possible! Thank you to everyone who entered. I loved reading about all the random things found in your purses!