I sewed this kid-size messenger bag for my older son. I used pattern #545 from The Green Pepper (http://www.thegreenpepper.com/product/545-oregon-trail-messenger-bag-pattern/). The black exterior and red lining fabric are both 500 Dernier coated Cordura nylon from Rockywoods Fabrics (http://www.rockywoods.com/1000D-Cordura-Nylon/500-Denier-coated-Cordura-Nylon-Fabric). The graphic is a personalized Star Wars Imperial logo that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine out […]
I used the book “Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design” by Amanda Brown to take apart the Morris chair that I’ve hated for 15 years, and then sew a new cover for the chair. I am really proud of the result. BEFORE: AFTER:
This is my first vinyl cutting project using my Silhouette Cameo cutter. It was much easier than I thought it would be. One trick for you: Instead of buying the expensive transfer tape, I found my lint remover (which is basically just wide masking tape), and removed one sheet of tape from the lint […]
Use my free spreadsheet to make a tote bag to your personalized size specifications. Whenever we go on a picnic or spend a day at the beach we never have a tote bag to carry the food, blanket and toys in. I wanted something about the size of this Land’s End Tote, but not so […]
Here’s our Bennett Family Portrait. It includes our dog (Maggie) and cat (Charlie). I painted those Legos to match how the pets look. I found this idea on Apartment Therapy. Here’s Lisa’s original post.
Canvas Art from Photographs 1. Buy 6 stretched canvases. The Lego photos are on 8″x8″ canvases. The dog photo is on 12″x12″. 2. Use Photoshop or Gimp to divide a photo file into 6 subfiles. 3. Print out each photo. 4. Trim each photo so that it is about 1/4″ smaller than the size of […]
My toddler son loves garbage trucks and I couldn’t find a picture book that features them. I printed off 5×7 pictures of him with garbage bins, and also printed off photos of garbage trucks I found online. I cut the photos down to 5×5 and then used spray adhesive to glue them on an […]
Instructions for sewing ring bearer pillows.
White Velvet Wedding Cake http://www.cakeboss.com/Cake-Stuff/Recipes/White-Velvet-Cake Makes 7½ cups batter, enough for two full 8″ round pans or one 9×13″ sheet. Use 6 cups batter for one 10” round pan. 1 1/3 cups water 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract ¼ tsp Creme Bouquet by Magic Line (optional) 3 eggs ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 […]