Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sew Luv Strip'n Back Pack

Hey guys, Katie here! Today I wanted to share with you this backpack I made for my Mom, Tabatha (who is also on the LMF design team!). She had this fabric "license plate" she's been wanting to use, but hasn't yet so she picked out these cute Love My Fabrics fabrics, and I stitched up this fun backpack.

We picked out some fabrics from the Deer collection, the Thank You collection and the Walk through the Forest collection.

I've posted a tutorial on how to make a drawstring backpack on my blog, which you can find here.
I felt the bag needed a little extra embellishment, so I added a strip of lace tape from Love my Tapes underneath the license plate.

Thanks for stopping by! -Katie and Tabatha

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Easy Fabric Bowls

Hey everyone, Katie here! Today I wanted to share with you these easy fabric bowls/baskets I made using a few of our fabric fat quarters!

I followed this fabulous tutorial by A Spoonful of Sugar Designs. I think it would be neat to make these bowls in different sizes like she did and I may do that in the future, but for now I just created 2 small bowls which are perfect for holding washi tape (Those are Love My Tapes!).

Thanks for stopping by! -Katie

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Minutere Doll Beach Living Room with netra

Hi all ! 
Netra here today to share a quick project. 
Well it too a little while to make but it was 
fun non the less. 
My girls LOVE dolls. I do too. (don't tell anyone) 
They have so many and the doll house isn't made for too many dolls. 
All their shoes, clothes and make up. My goodness. 
So I was thinking an extra living room space would not hurt. 

Here is the full room. Its made out of a box, paper and of course this GORGEOUS fabric 
from Love My Fabrics. This set just screamed beach to me. And the name 
of this collection is Beach so you know ? You can get it HERE.

My 7 yr. old made that little TV on the stand. Sooo cute right ?

A little doggy pillow

This is a Monster High Doll. She fits on the little sofa perfectly. 

*** I want to give credit to a youtube channel for these ideas on how to make doll crafts

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Decorated Candle

Hi there crafters!
Rachelle here sharing my decorated candle using fabric from

 It really quick and easy peasy to create.
Take a look!

I love candles without lighting for home decor.
I decided to use a soft grey, white, and pink for color scheme.

 It is easy to work with the squares of fabric. Create
several folds lengthwise and cut. Next take the folded fabric
and wrap around the center of the candle.

 Attached the fabric fold on the back using glue or
double sided tape. Make sure the fit is tight and snug.
Then apply satin 5/8 inch white ribbon and apply
using double sided tape or glue.

Now begin to decorate using selected embellishments.
I applied the embellishments from the left side
 toward the center.

 Here you can see the embellishments used: 
Prima leaves, swirl bling, a few Prima roses-medium size,
miniature rose buds, May Arts bow, rhinestone pin and pearl stick pin.
 All done!
The perfect candle decor for any table

I hope you have been inspired today to create
a decorated candle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to...

See Ya Soon & Huggies!!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fat Quarter Fashion with the Voyage Fabric Pack

I love quick projects--the instant gratification is, well, gratifying! And sewing for dolls fits that bill perfectly.


While there are peculiarities to sewing so small, once you get the hang of it, it's a great way to put scraps of fabric to good use. With my beads and wall-hanging taking up most of the Voyage fat quarter pack, I still had enough for a couple of coordinating outfits for the Dals.

To put these together, I started with the 90s Grunge pattern for Pullips by etsy seller Requiem Art. Dal is a smaller doll in the line, so I printed the patterns at 85% to get it to the right size. I also added a tank top pattern from a Japanese doll pattern mook (magazine-book combo) and a small backpack pattern courtesy of the blog Absolutely Small.

Now, the pattern (as the name suggests) was designed to emulate the grunge aesthetic, but in the Voyage colorway it takes on a fresh, airy look. It's a good example of the effect your fabric choice has over your finished product.

Another thing to keep in mind is if the fabric pattern has an obvious up side. The hot air balloons might look a little wonky if I had them heading down on the skirt. And when I planned the orientation of the flap on the backpack I needed to make sure the part that folded over and to the front had the balloons heading up--the fact that they're "upside down" on the back of the backpack didn't matter because that part is seldom seen!

The other benefit of working with a fabric pack like Voyage is that they different fabric patterns all automatically coordinate, so you can mix and match the fabrics (like I did in the babydoll dress). Instead of looking like random patchwork it looks totally planned.

Wishing you creative days!
Jennifer ~Scraps~ Vanderbeek

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pin Cushion

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've created a pin cushion using some beautiful fabrics from LoveMyFabrics.

Begin by coloring the container with Clearsnap Spritzers in colors to match your fabric.
Place a Styrofoam ball in the container and surround it with batting.

Place the fabric in the container.

It's just that simple - no sewing or gluing is necessary (unless you want to).  Plus, when you tire of the fabric, simply remove it and replace it with new fabric so your pin cushion will always look new and beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by today


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gathered Fabric Card

Hi there crafters!
Rachelle here and I am so happy to share with you today
 my latest project for

So I thought it would be fun to do a gathered paper technique that is actually of gathered fabric. Check it out!

"Thank You"

This is a basic card with the center containing fabric instead of paper.

More Views:

Here is a view in which the cardstock and fabric have been cut out.
I cut 2 strips of 2 inch wide fabric.
Next, I folded the strip of fabric into a fan followed by
adding wide thread stitches and simply pulled so
that the fabric is gathered together.

I place the gathered fabric flat into a circle. Then applied
cardstock with the open heart center on top of the fabric circle.
Now I can begin to apply the embellishments on the card.

First I applied tulle in the center on the fabric using tacky glue.
Then I finish applying the embellishments to complete the card.


All done!
I hope you have been inspired today to create a similar card.

That's it for this post.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to get your craft on!

See Ya Soon & Huggies!!