Sunday, February 21, 2016

365 Day 2016 Project--Week 8

Here are this week's entries. I am now officially caught up--until I fall behind again.

February 15
February 16
February 17
February 18
February 19
February 20
February 21

365 Day 2016 Project--Week 7

I know this is a week late but I had to work on my regular day off so I forgot to post Week 7's pictures. Well here they are.

February 8
February 9
February 10
February 11
February 12
February 13
February 14

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Iron Craft 2016 Challenge #3--Fabric Ribbon

Gauze Ribbon and roses
The theme for Challenge #3 was the letter G. In an attempt to continue to downsize my stash, I decided to use some of the tie dye materials left over from this challenge from last year. So for this challenge, I used "green" as my G.

I also wanted to use some of the white cotton gauze fabric that I had left over from a previous project. I had ordered some gauze online from Jo Ann Fabrics. I never had ordered fabric online (as I usually just go to any of the fabric stores in Manhattan). What I failed to realize was that you need to ask for a continuous piece of material for your full yardage. I ordered five yards of material and they sent me three different pieces that totaled five yards. So I had all this material that I couldn't use for the original project.

Finally, I love when I can get double use from an Iron Craft Challenge. I have a friend that is getting married this spring. She is have a garden themed wedding and reception and she has asked me to wrap the bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts.

I tried to explain to her what I wanted to do for the gifts (scarves for women and ties for men). She is a visual person so I had to do some mock ups for her.

I took the gauze and died with the tie dye liquid dyes. I then hand tore lengths of the gauze to act as ribbon for the packages. The packages will be wrapped with plain white butcher paper. The gauze will be used as ribbon and tied in a bow. Flowers (duplicated from the bride's bouquet) will be placed under the bow.

Gauze wrapped gift
Here is the gift with a single Calla Lily

Here is the gift with three roses

Here is the gift with a a single rose and yarrow type filler.

Here is the gift with spider mums and baby's breath.
Top View
Side View

Sunday, February 7, 2016

365 Day 2016 Project--Week 6

Week 6 complete. This is the first week completed devoted to quotes about love (for the month of February)--expect a lot of hearts and flowers, just sayin.

February 1
February 2
February 3
February 4
February 5
February 6
February 7

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Iron Craft 2016 Challenge #2--Love Notes

For this challenge, we were required to use flowers or hearts to celebrate the month of February. One of my resolutions this year was to try and downsize my craft materials and use only materials on hand for the Iron Craft challenges this year.

I had these miniature envelopes that I did not use for a previous project and I had this duplex card stock left over from a similar project. I decided to make Love Notes to give out for Valentine's Day.

These are small cards (about the size of a gift card) that are to be left behind for someone special. They can be left in lunch boxes, on pillows, in coat pockets, etc.

For these, I decided to use a heart punch on the front of the card. The duplex card stock is red on one side and fuchsia (watermelon) on the opposite side. Where the cutout appears, I have doodled some sayings that are usually found on those miniature heart candies that are popular during this time of year.

There is ample space to write a little something for that someone special. When you open up the card, you see the surprise heart in its entirety.