Fancy Christmas Apron Tutorial – Lost & Found Christmas

September 10th, 2014

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Fancy Christmas Apron

by Diane and Audrey of The Cloth Parcel - Check out their blog for quilt and craft ideas, quilting and sewing techniques and tutorials, and previews of upcoming products!

When we think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind is holiday baking.  We are always taking pictures of fun holiday traditions, so why not look fabulous in a cute holiday apron while you’re at it?  This apron is generously sized with an added pocket to be functional as well as beautiful.  The waist ties can be tied in back, or wrapped around the back and tied in front.  We know you’ll love this apron as much as we do!

Supplies Needed (from Lost & Found Christmas from Riley Blake Designs):

-1 3/4 yd. Black Damask

-1/2 yd. Green Trees

-1/2 yd. Red Snowflakes

-1/3 yd. Black Snowflakes

-Various scraps for apron pocket

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DIY Patchwork Table Runner with Lost & Found Christmas

September 8th, 2014

Christmas Fabric week on The Project Girl! I asked several other bloggers and sewests to use their amazing talents to create projects using my Lost & Found Christmas fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Each day this week, I’ll be posting their amazing projects, so check back often and Pin away! 

Hi, I’m Amy and I blog at The Happy Scraps. I love sharing DIY Home Decor, Paper Crafts, & Sewing Projects. When Jen, The Project Girl, asked me if I would like to make something out of her new line of fabric, Lost & Found Christmas, I jumped at the chance! This fabric is SO Yummy!! The colors are deep and rich, and I love the contrast that the black adds to it. Today, I’m going to share a tutorial with you on how to make your own table runner like mine.

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Start off by choosing the fabrics that you want to use. I picked a few of the patterns in all the colors they come in. Press your fabric.

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DIY Lace-Cut Gold Leather Cuff – Cricut Design Space Star – Free SVG

August 21st, 2014

UPDATE! This project is in the TOP 5! Please take a second and vote for me!

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What can you make with the new Cricut Explore? Apparently pretty much anything! I had a great time designing and creating this lace-cut gold leather cuff on my new Cricut. But let me back up for just a second…

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I was asked to participate in the Cricut Design Space Star challenge! How fun is that?? So for the next few months, I’ll be posting projects that I design and create using my Cricut and the Cricut Design Space software (you can finally cut any svg or even jpg you want! Yay!)

So the first challenge was to create something related to Fashion or Gear, my team chose “lace” to be our team theme. I knew I wanted to do some sort of jewelry type item, and I hoped that the Explore could cut leather. So I went about and did some research about all the materials that the cricut explore can cut, and then went on youtube to see if it could actually cut those things. After watching a few videos about cutting leather on the Explore I felt pretty confident so I ordered some shiny gold leather (of course), and a deep cut blade.

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