Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Threads with Karen Day

Hello Ai Sewing fans!!
I've been busy in my sewing room again... this time I've made a sewing machine mat.  I've used the Shop Hop fabrics designed by Art Impressions creator Bonnie Krebs, that are available through Henry Glass Co.
Crafting can be a messy business!  So anything that can help me stay tidy & organized is a plus - and if it makes my craft room prettier?  Even better!  I had seen ideas like this on Pinterest, so I decided to design my own, and really wanted it to feature the fabulous "sewing notion" pattern that comes in the collection:
The finished mat is 19" square, large enough for my machine to sit on it comfortably, and the front portion that hangs down is 7" deep.  The pink print is the backing, so after sewing the front pieces together, I cut two separate pieces of Therm O Web's High Loft Fusible Fleece (love this stuff!).  *This was key to getting the mat to fold cleanly along the seam when it sits on my sewing desk, allowing the mat to bend easily, and I quilted "in the ditch" of the seam which also helped.
After fusing the fleece to my fabrics (this is such a plus, as the fleece doesn't move around at all while you quilt)... I used my high-tech quilting method to diagonally quilt the entire piece, forming 2" squares.
A few months ago (January?) I did a post about fabric boxes... I used the exact same method to make a thread/scrap catcher to attach to the mat.  It's pretty small - only about 5" high, and I fused the inside with Therm O Web's Fusible Tricot Medium Weight Interfacing to give it some body.  I sewed it onto the left front of the mat, and added a triple pocket onto the left side, that will hold sewing notions.
I finished the edge off with some contrasting bias tape, and set up my new sewing mat!!
I'll be back next month with a matching project!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Feel Better Soon by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I want to share a get well card using the Better Soon set.  
I feel so bad for this poor guy and I hope he feels better really soon.  

Copic markers used:

B41, B52, G0000, G00, G02, G03. G05, E50, E53, E70, E71, E74, N0, N2, N4, RV00, Y06, Y18

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fabulous Chicks deserve COOP-Cakes! BY Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Just a few days ago Art Impressions released a new series called Funny Farm.  They're all sets centered around animals.  (My favorite!) Today I'm sharing...

AiCS40 Spring Chicken Set

I created a recessed window for the chicks.

On the inside I used a verse and then stamped
the chicken tracks several times.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's Just another Birthday (Oldie!!)

Hello AI Fans!

Today I'm showing another PopCard! This one is sooooo much fun!!! I used #4859 Oldie PopCard (don't forget you need #4862 PopCard Template too).  She comes with a wine bottle or a cupcake that you can put in her hand. I chose to let her hide inside without putting a window in the front. So it's a super fun surprise when you open the card and she pops up to you! So the front is just decorated with a simple doily die cut with the sentiment popped up in the center of it. 

So have you tried the PopCards yet?? If you have, I 'd love for you to put a link in the comments so I can take a peek! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and hope to see you again soon! Until then - stay crafty!!