Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween 2012 Costume Series

I'm super excited about this series I'm starting!  I'm showing how you can use key pieces and just change up the fabric to create a lot of different costumes.  I hope you all enjoy :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mixed Medium Master

Ever heard of Jane Perkins?


Well that's not a surprise.

I hadn't heard of her until tonight, but I've seen many of her mixed media artworks before.  I first discovered her work via pinterest.  But have seen it on many other websites.  I'm so impressed and in love with how Jane uses 'junk' to create amazing masterpieces.

Jane uses mostly found items and doesn't paint or color them.  I would love to make some pieces inspired by her work, but need to hit up about 80 coin operated gum ball machines to get enough nic-knacks to get started.

I hope Jane's work inspires you as it has inspired me!

*All images used were found via the google image search "Jane Perkins"

Reversible Bib Tutorial

Reversible Baby Bib Pattern

Linked below is the pattern needed to complete the Reversible Baby Bib Tutorial from Whitney Sews.  The pattern is being provided for free so it is intended for personal and gift giving use only.

The pattern already includes a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

When printing choose 'fit to page' or none'on scaling so it will print properly.  You should end up with two printed pages.  Cut out both pieces and tape together on the flat side.  (It helps to then trace the entire piece onto a sturdier paper before using)