Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fabric Jewelry with a Tropical Punch



I was sent a package of Tropical Punch Beads and jewelry components
 to design a piece of jewelry with.


I decided to make something that was bright and colorful and that 
I felt was authentic to my own personal style.


So following the instructions from a fabric bead tutorial that I recently posted,
I decided to create a necklace made out of fabric beads, fabric and the 
Tropical Punch beads that I got.

 


I decided to make a necklace that was colorful, bohemian in style, 
but still consistent with the retro-Brazilian vibe of the
Tropical Punch line.


Using fabric with the Tropical Punch line of beads worked well.
The beads are strong and colorful, and are a great way to 
embellish a variety of jewelry items.


Monday, May 25, 2015

spotlight on the work table

The Metropolitan Museum of Art- NYC

Bear and Faun- Morningside Park NYC

St. Thomas Episcopal Church NYC

There has been a lot of creative and fun things orbiting around me lately....between my daughter's high school performance in The Laramie Project, and the making of fabric oddities and fabric beads for my May STITCHED class, and my awesome 43rd birthday to name a few.

This 'spotlight on the work table" is a hodge podge of photos.





St. Patrick's Cathedral NYC

These are some of the fabric beads and oddities I am teaching within STITCHED.
These little beaded morsels that I call Strawberry Beads and Loop-D-Loop beads are super colorful and pretty easy to make.
The next class is an intro to needle tatting...and the list goes on below.
Join STITCHED for a year full of sewing projects that you can work on at your own pace.

May: Fabric Beads
June: Needle Tatting
July: Art Yarn Making (the Alma Stoller way)
August: Odd Birds
September: Silk Ribbon Embroidery
October: She's So Unusual (Art Quilt)
November: The Taxidermist's Apprentice ( an Art Doll Class)
December: Handmade Winter Wear
January: Lace Making
February: Home Decor Basics
March: Rag and Scrap Quilts



The High Line NYC


Turtle Pond Central Park NYC


Freedom Tower 9/11 Memorial

Friday, April 10, 2015

How to make Fabric Beads:
Video Tutorial and Giveaway:
STITCHED blog hop


I love making and designing fabric beads. 

Over the years, I have posted a few fabric bead tutorials in this blog...
you can find one HERE and HERE.

Most of my designs can be found in my class called Fabric Beads 
including these beads that I like to call The Rings of Saturn.



These  beads are super easy to make and a great way to use fabric scraps and 
recycle jersey and stretchy t-shirts fabrics.
Here is a video tutorial that I hope you enjoy.
When finished these beads look like colorful pieces of candy.

~WATCH THE VIDEO~

As you can see from the video, these are super easy to make.



In the past few weeks, I have designed 5 new fabric beads....
I will be sharing those designs with you in May via STITCHED.

STITCHED is a year long collection of online classes and 
every month, I post a new class in the STITCHED site.
STITCHED started in March 2015 and it will end in March 2016.

Here is my list of monthly classes:

March: The Ladies of the Canyon (Art Quilt)
April: Random Stitch Crochet
May: Fabric Beads
June: Needle Tatting
July: Art Yarn Making (the Alma Stoller way)
August: Odd Birds
September: Silk Ribbon Embroidery
October: She's So Unusual (Art Quilt)
November: The Taxidermist's Apprentice ( an Art Doll Class)
December: Handmade Winter Wear
January: Lace Making
February: Home Decor Basics
March: Rag and Scrap Quilts

Read more about STITCHED here. 
You can register anytime.




To win this box of Fabric Beads, simply leave a comment below.
A winner will be randomly selected via random.org 
and announced here on Friday April 24th 2015.

UPDATE:
the winner is:
 Congratulations. Please email me your mailing address.



There are more Tutorials and Giveaways.

 Here are the other instructors in the STITCHED Blog Hop:

April 2nd: Carrie at http://www.believemagic.com/journal

April 6th: Carmi at http://carmicimicata.blogspot.ca

April 7th: Lidija at http://www.bludor.com/magazine

April 9th: Hanna at http://www.ihanna.nu

Thursday, April 2, 2015

STITCHED Blog Hop



This week some of the STITCHED instructors and I are hosting a blog hop.
I will be posting on April 10th.
Check out the list below.
These awesome instructors are posting some 
tutorials and giveaways that I am sure you won't want to miss.

Be sure to visit the blogs below:
April 6th: Carmi at http://carmicimicata.blogspot.ca
April 7th: Lidija at http://www.bludor.com/magazine
April 9th: Hanna at http://www.ihanna.nu

Friday, March 13, 2015

winter boots


After a long and frigid winter, I am happy to finally be done with my non-uggs boots.
goodbye winter, hello spring.....finally.





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

STITCHED 2015

STITCHED has started and it is soooo much fun.
As the host, I am having a blast.....creating and sewing up a storm.

watch the video below:


STITCHED instructors:

Lesley Riley, Lynn Krawczyk, Celeste Beck, Hanna Andersson,
Lidija Miklavcic, Alma Stoller, Carmi Cimicata, and Carrie Payne.


Some of the STITCHED classes:




Block of the Month projects:



This is the first project we are working on.
Watch the free video instructions below:




The first giveaway is this awesome little Janome sewing machine.
It is simply a delight.
It is a neon pink/fuchsia color and makes a great traveling machine.
This is the first giveaway item hosted in the STITCHED site.


Read more about STITCHED 
and join the fun at:

-click the link-