Thursday, March 30, 2017

String Art with Premier Yarns


Welcome, so glad you have stopped by today!

On this blog hop you are going to see so many different uses for Premier Yarns and you are going to LOVE them all! So many ideas from so many designers! 


**Disclosure:  This blog post includes products from Premier Yarns.  The yarn in this post was provided to me to create and share fun projects with my audience! This blog post is compensated.  All ideas and opinions are my own. 

I received this yarn called Spangle and the color is Emerald Crown from Premier Yarns, it is gorgeous! I did take a close up of the yarn so that you could see how beautiful this is. The Spangle is variegated and has a bit of a sparkle with a gold thread running through it. Since I don't crochet or knit, I needed another way to use this yarn. That is when string art came into play!

String Art is something I Did when I was younger.  My Dad owned a Hobby Shop and I was his go to gal to make the samples of the kits! So this is taking me back a few years. Wink, wink! I loved doing them and they have made such a comeback!

On this blog hop you are going to see so many different uses for yarn and I think you are going to LOVE them all! So many ideas from so many designers! 

Here is the close up Spangle - Emerald Crown, this still does not give it the justice it deserves. 


Okay, shall we get started?

What you will need:

Wood
Nails
Hammer
Computer Generated Words
Tape
Pencil
Ruler
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive

1. Gather all supplies.

 2. Tape paper onto wood.


3. Mark off where nail are to be pounded. This depends on the size of your design. I did approximately 1/4".



 4. Here comes the noise. (do not do while children are sleeping) Pound in all nails.


5. Make a slip knot and add to the first nail. I added glue to the knot for extra hold. (Just a dab) Do this at the end of each knot also.


6.  Start winding yarn around nails. I did a X like pattern. You can do any way you would like. Some   like to do a really tight weave and others a loose weave.


 7. On the smaller words, I just did an outline of the words. No pattern needed for those.


8. Wrap handle of the paddle with the Spangle yarn to give your piece extra color. 



I hope you enjoyed your time here. I have a surprise for you!!!

If you are interested in purchasing some Spangle or other yarn that Premier Yarns carries, I have a coupon code for you.

When placing your order you can use this code, this will give you 10% off your order: DB001

Here's a link to another fantastic maker project using Premier Yarns, by the talented Laura Neiman
Don't miss the next Midge and Madge Mingle, on Monday, April 2, the crafty duo will be showing you more ways to use Premier Yarns on Face book Live at Midge and Madge Mingle!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Journal, A Coin Purse and a Banner! Oh my!

Have you heard?

Eileen Hull has a NEW COLLECTION coming!

You're going to LOVE it!

The whole team is so excited about the whole collection! 

The new collection is called HEARTFELT! It is so appropriately named, as you can see it can be used with felt.

My first project was made with two of the dies. First the Journal and second is the House/Pocket Stitchlet.

I made my journal into a to-go color journal for kids. So easy, stitch outside the journal and stitch the house into a pouch and add onto the front of journal. I added some paper to the inside and tied it shut. This can be refilled one all the paper is used!


 So FUN for the kids!


I had to make a little coin purse, just because the front of the journal turned out sew cute!
I used Eileen's Twist and Style tool for the handle. How adorable is this?


























Last, I have a sweet little banner I made with the new Sizzix Thinlets Die Set, it is a 11 pack word Stitchlets. This was so quick and easy!



Again the handle was made with the Twist and Style tool.



Please check out the teams projects this month, they will blow you away! This collection is so fun and so easy to make each journal your own style! Head over to Eileen's HERE!
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Makin's Clay® "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" Pin



Now that Valentines Day has come and gone, it is time for the Irish to get the dancing shoes and beer mugs out of the closet. I have made a sweet pin for all the Irish who want some free loving on that special day! If you are Irish or know someone who is, this is a pretty simple project to make. 


Supplies needed:

Makin's Clay®-Green
Makin's roller
Makin's mat
Makin's cutter - 4 leaf clover
Printer-paper
Thread or ribbon for bow
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
White paint

Instructions:

1. Gather all materials


2. Roll out clay to about 1/8" and use cutter to cut out clover



3. Roll out four balls of clay and work them onto the clover.


4. Work the clay together as you add each piece.


5. Smooth clay together. Let dry overnight. Once dry, add a coat of white paint and wipe off. This step is optional.


6. Print out on heavy card stock "kiss me, I'm Irish"  and adhere it to the clover with Beacon 3-in1.


7. Adhere a pin to the back of piece and let dry. Adhere a bow onto clover.


Hope you enjoyed this cute pin! If you're Irish, Enjoy your day!