Accessing all glyphs in the Samantha font

Accessing all glyphs in the Samantha font

Here is a Word document that has all the glyphs (special, alternate characters) in the Samantha font. Once you have Samantha installed on your computer as a font you can open this document in your word processor. Then find a special character you want to…

20 T-shirts for the New School Year

20 T-shirts for the New School Year

Busy crafting day! Made 20 (!!) shirts for the boys and the new school year. All these images are free open source from The Noun Project https://thenounproject.com/. There are four ways to correctly use an icon from The Noun Project. Please pay particular attention to…

Star Wars Dopp Kits

Star Wars Dopp Kits

Today I made personalized Dopp Kit toiletry bags for the boys with Star Wars fabric lining. I used a simple pattern from Craftsy ( https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/12/dopp-kit-tutorial/ ) Then I used my Silhouette Cameo cutter and heat press to add the boys’ names on them.

Kid-size messenger bag

Kid-size messenger bag

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…

Success with my First Upholstery Project

Success with my First Upholstery Project

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:

Personalized Water Bottles

Personalized Water Bottles

  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…

Lego Family Portrait

Lego Family Portrait

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.

Lego Canvas Wall Art

Lego Canvas Wall Art

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…

Personalized Garbage Truck Book

Personalized Garbage Truck Book

  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…

It is easy to sew your own curtains!

It is easy to sew your own curtains!

Sewing tutorial–Lined Curtain Panels (March 2017) My biggest fear the first time I sewed curtains was with the blind hemming. I learned that if you just sew a regular hem, it is barely noticeable. No need for blind hemming. I also discovered that inserting a…