Pinterest Inspired Notebooks with Therm O Web

We’ve been projects this week that are inspired from pinned images and such found on a favorite website…Pinterest! If you’re not already following us on Pinterest…stop by and do so!

Today Designer Jenifer Cowles finds sunshine on a cloudy day with her Pinterest inspired notebook!

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Here is my inspiration I loved this little cloud mural with the colored rain drops.

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Supplies:

Therm O Web Heat N Bond Lite
Therm O Web Fusible fleece
scrap of Canvas and small scraps for the drops
Twine from May Arts
Notebook

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Step 1:  Cut out you cloud and Fusible Fleece.  Sandwich you twine between the fleece and the canvas, Iron down your cloud.

Step 2: Sew the cloud on your canvas.

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Step 3: Cut out your raindrops and adhere them to the bottom of the twine, Sew.

Step 4: Cut out a piece of the HeatnBond Lite the size of your canvas and adhere it to the back, then adhere your canvas to the Notebook cover and you are done.

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Plain boring notebook into a fancy cute notebook to jot down all your ideas for a rainy day.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my project today,

Jenifer

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Have a Heart {PiIllow} With Therm O Web

It’s official!

It’s February…or as we like to call it…the month of love!

After all..you can profess your love to your sweetheart on February 14th and the rest of the days..to everyone! We have the perfect way you can show your love from Designer Jenifer Cowles and her quilted heart pillow!

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Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a quick and easy quilted heart pillow.

Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Feather Lite

Other Supplies:
Fabric Scraps
Embroidery Floss
Ric Rac 1/2″ from May Arts
14″ Pillow Form

Instructions:

Step 1:  *Note these measurements are for a 14″ pillow form.  Make a grid of 1 1/2″ squares on the Feather Lite HeatNBond.

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Step 2:  Cut out a 90 red and pink 1 1/2″ squares this will make up your heart, 65 white 1 1/2″ squares and 20 half square triangles.  Lay everything out as desired and press it all in place.

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Step 3:  Using 1/4″ seam allowance sew all of your seams vertically.  Press.  Using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew all of your seams horizontally.  Press.  Nice and easy

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Step 4:  Optional Embroidery around the heart.  Sew the front to the back with the Ric-Rac sandwiched in between leaving a 4″ opening.  Insert your pillow form and stitch opening closed.

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Now you have a quick cute pillow for Valentines day.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more Valentines Day inspiration.

Jenifer


Speaking of prizes…we’d like to give you a chance to win the products our talented team worked with along with some additional products!

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We’re giving away the Evergreen Stack, Witches Brew Stack, Daily Photo Stack, Small Glossy Paper Stack…plus Therm O Web iCraft Dots, iCraft Sheet, Zots and our Mini Runner! All you need to do is go like us onFacebook or Twitter or both and then post a comment.

For each action.. like us on Facebookpost a comment, like us on Twitter,post a comment along with a comment about what you’re most excited to win. Each comment gives you another chance to win with a max of 3 entries! We’ll give you through next tomorrow to post a comment and then announce a winner this Thursday, February 7th!

Create a Mini Winter Wedding Dress

Hi Jenifer here with you today to share a project I made for the Therm O Web Winter Craft and Hobby (aka CHA) booth.

I created this little table top dress form, wouldn’t these be cute as table centerpieces for a wedding shower or the wedding itself!

Front:

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Therm O Web Supplies:
Pink Glitter Dust
Silver Glitter Dust
Other:
Cotton
Wood Base
beads
May Arts ribbon

My very talented husband made me the base which is a block of wood with a dowel inserted in the middle that I wiped white paint on it to give it a whitewashed look, I then sprayed it with the Pink Glitter Dust.

I drew a dress form shape then sewed the pieces together and stuffed it and inserted the base through the bottom, now I have my mannequin.

I made the dress like I was making a Barbie dress, you can make your dress to match the bride and even the bridesmaids.

Pin your fabric in place until you get the desired shape.  Sew it together.  Tack everything down by had to keep it on the dress form.  Once you have the dress the way you want it then you add the ribbons and flowers.  Sew them on by hand.

Back:

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Close up:  Here is a close up of the flowers sprayed with the Silver Glitter Dust.  I love the way it looks on the fabric.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things Day Five…Oh So Pretty

A Few of Our Favorite Things from 2012

We’re back with more of our favorite things from this past year! Today we have a bit of this and a bit of that!

Designer Alice Golden has an amazing idea for how to make elegant flowers on a dime..or hey a penny! Designer Debbie Sherman’s painter’s tray caught our eye and Designer Jen Cowles daughter made a top over the summer we knew we had to share as well!

Hi there, Alice with you today to walk you through how I created an elegant flower embellishment for pennies. This would be perfect on a wedding or shower card, but the technique is easy to adapt to any theme or occasion.

It starts with a roll of crepe paper streamers which you can find at any craft or party store for less than $1. You can probably even find these at most grocery stores.

Fold the streamer back and forth several times to die cut several petals at once. I used a heart shape die, but other shapes would work just as well… or try free hand cutting a petal shape.

In no time at all you will have a big pile of petals. For each flower, I used 9 larger shapes and 5 smaller ones.

Next comes the glitter. I splurged for this gorgeous vintage silver glass glitter… I think the glass makes such a difference… but it is still relatively inexpensive as a little goes a long way. Take care not to cut your fingers by pressing them into the glitter.

I wanted a thin sprinkling of glitter on each petal so I swiped my SuperStik glue stick along the edge of each which creates a nice thin coating.

For this project I just wanted a thin coat of glitter, but you could use a liquid glue if you wanted a more distinct line of glitter on the edge.

But I really preferred the more subtle effect I got with my SuperStik… I hope you can get a feeling for how it created just a shimmer of sparkle on the edge.

and before you know it, you’ll have all your petals ready to go.

Now they are ready to be assembled. Start with a large iCraft dot

and place 5 large petals on top.

and then place another large iCraft dot on top of the petals

and then add 4 large petals on top of that, pinching them a bit so they sit closer to the center of the flower (don’t worry if the center looks a bit messy at this point, we’ll cover it up later).

and then add a smaller iCraft dot on top of this layer and finish it off with 5 of the smaller sized petals.

at this point you have created a flower sticker that is ready to go on your project – simply peel off the backing sheet of the iCraft dot you used as the base and you’re all set.

I used mine on a wedding card, but felt like it was still missing something. I die cut a few flourishes out of a sheet of iCraft adhesive

peeled off the backing sheet and adhered it to my card and then peeled off the protective sheet on the front and added a bit more glitter… I like that better, don’t you?

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun trying this technique yourself.


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Debbie with you today and I have a fun project to share with you.  I made this painters tray for my daughter in law a while back and of course it’s all held together with my favorite Therm O Web adhesives!! I adhered the patterned paper with the new iCraft Adhesive Sheets.  They are so fabulous for projects like this!  You don’t have to wait for it dry to finish your project!!


My daughter is 10 and this past weekend I decided that it was time to teach her how to sew.  We picked a super easy pattern (Simplicity 1817).  I found that it was easier if we both made one at the same time that way I wasn’t taking over :)   For this pattern we used HeatnBond Featherweight, it made her top still nice and light but giving it the little bit of support that it needed.  As you can see she is very proud of her new top that she made by herself, I could barely get her to take it off to wash it.

We even added a couple of rows of sequins ribbons to jazz it up a bit.

Take some time to share something you love to do with someone you love.  It can be very rewarding:)  We already have our next sewing project planned and ready to go.

A little bit of fabric, a little bit of HeatnBond, ribbon, and tread=quality time with a loved one=Priceless life long memories and skills.

CHA-LogoWe’re all gearing up for the Winter 2013 Craft and Hobby Show held in Anaheim, California this January 12th through the 15th!

We have a new item we’ll be debuting there…until then..it’s mum’s the word!

Be sure to plan to visit our booth…see what’s new and join us for a bit of winter fun!

Last Minute Gifts Homemade Kindle Cover

Do you still need a quick last-minute gift, or something quick to make that special gift even better?

Well here is a quick Kindle cover that I made for my daughter, I can’t wait to give it to her.

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Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Lite
HeatNBond Fusable Fleece
HeatNBond Sew In Fleece

Other
Solid: Kona Cotton in charcoal
Flannel
Scraps
chipboard (optional for making your case a bit sturdier)
Ribbons: May Arts

Step 1:  Gather supplies, cut a piece of solid, flannel and HeatNBond Fusible fleece 12″x 8.5″.  Iron the fleece to the inside of the Solid cotton.

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Step 2: Apply Heat N Bond lite to your 7 scraps of fabric.  Cut out Hexagons, apply to the Sew in Fleece and sew around all edges at 1/8″.  Cut close to the edges leaving a small white space around the edge.  Sew your hexagons to the front cover of your case.

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Step 3:  Select 4 different ribbons for the corners, these will hold your device in place.  Sew them down 2″ over on each side.  Select another ribbon for your ties and cut 2 12″ pieces, place them in the middle of the 8.5″ side.

Step 4:  Sew the cover to the inside facing together making sure you catch the ribbon pieces.  Remember to leave a 3″ opening for turning.  Turn your case so both of the outsides are facing out, this is where you insert the chipboard pieces, 2 5″x8″ chipboard pieces, one for each side.  Stitch up your 3 inch opening and top stitch.

Step 5:  Sew down the center catching the loose ribbons on the inside.

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I hope you have enjoyed my little project today, it really isn’t that complicated and it took me about an hour to complete start to finish.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more last-minute gifts from our very talented team.

Jenifer


In light of today being the one week anniversary of last week’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut we wanted to share some wonderful ways you, our fans can help and get involved.

PLEASE SHARE : Please Join in a National Moment of Silence in Honor of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy at 9:30 a.m. EST, on December 21st , spend several minutes reflecting quietly on this terrible tragedy and take a five minute pause from all activity.

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The U.S. Postal Service has set up a dedicated PO Box allowing the public to send messages and condolences to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims.

The address is:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470
Mail sent directly to Sandy Hook Elementary School will continue to be delivered to the school.

Sign the  Sandy Hook Elementary School National Sympathy Card

http://www.causes.com/actions/1715318

Newtown Memorial Fund

 Donate to the Newtown Memorial Fund. Click here for more information. 


Join in and make some snowflakes to brighten the new school the children will attend after winter break!

Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time.  They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf:

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Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!!  No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT  06514, by January 12, 2013.

Please note: Snowflakes can be delivered to the office .  Please note our office hours:  Monday thur Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  We are closed December 24 thru Dec 26. We reopen Thursday December 27. Thank you!

Coins for Sandy Hook
Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook.  Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc.

Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2013.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.  Phone: 203-281-6617

For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at sandyhook@ctpta.org. The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com

Click here for more info!


Comfort Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Like the rest of the nation, we sat and watched in horror at he events that unfolded in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  We wanted to help, but not sure how.  We received an email from Patrick Lose today asking if we would help spread the word of Comfort Pillowcases for the kids in Sandy Hook.  Two local quilt shops are trying to collect a pillowcase for each of the 700 students in the school.  If you would like to make a pillowcase or 2 for the kids, please send to one of the quilt shops below.

The Yankee Quilter
5 Klarides Village Drive
Seymour, CT 06483
203-888-9196

and

Quilter’s Corner
312 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
860-355-4516

If you need a pattern to make a pillowcase, one may be found here: http://www.yankeequilter.com/SandyHook.html and don’t forget you can pick up any needed Therm O Web or HeatnBond products right from the comfort of your homes. Click here to shop online. 

My Girlfriend's Quilt ShoppeOur friends at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe are also participating! Details and video instructions can be found here.  


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Not the crafty type but would still like to help! Consider a donation to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Parrish Comfort Dogs as spotlighted on CNN.Canine Foundation! These wonderful dogs and their handlers drove from Chicago to Newtown Connecticut to visit the families and help spread a bit of love and care.  Learn more about them here and how you can donate!

Thanks everyone…our thoughts go out to the Newtown/Sandy Hook Elementary Community!

Therm O Web Ruffle Holiday Stocking 12/5

We’re trimming the tree and home with ideas for ornaments, stockings and more!

Today Designer Jenifer Cowles has a sweet holiday ruffle stocking with you. Make this in any pattern or colors to fit your style and theme!

 

Christmas Stocking by Jenifer Cowles

Therm O Web Supplies:

Heat N Bond Lite

Additional Supplies:

Canvas, trims, laces, fabric scraps, ribbons

 

Instructions:

1.  Draw out an outline of your stocking, trace a stocking you already have or sketch one out

2. Layout how you want your ruffles layered and sew them down

3. Gather supplies for the Monogram.  Use a font from the computer or just had draw the letter.

4. Iron the HeatNBond on to the fabric you want to use, trace the letter you want to use on the paper part of the HeatNbond.  Tip:  Make sure your letter is reversed that way when you cut it out it is on the correct side.

5. Iron your Monogram to the desired location on your stocking and sew it down.

6. Decorate as desired

Thank you so much for looking at my project today, make sure you come back often to see what else the design team has in store for you.

Jenifer

Truly Thankful Therm O Web Wallhanging

It’s that time of year!

Time to reflect on all that we are thankful for.

Family, home, friends, pets, health, education…good cup of coffee, sunshine, clear blue skies…it’s the little things that add up to all the that we’re thankful for.

Today Designer Jenifer Cowles has a beautiful way to remind yourself to be truly thankful. Today and all the year round!

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Heat-N-Bond Lite

Other Supplies:
Embroidery Thread
Various scraps of fabric (this would be a fantastic project to get rid of some of your scraps)
Canvas by the yard
Artist canvas this one is 16×20
Metallic Gold thread (optional, this was actually very difficult to sew with but the result is beautiful)
Staple Gun
Ribbon

Step 1:  Gather supplies

Step 2: Trace your leaf shape on the HeatNBond Lite then iron it on to your fabric

Step 3:  Cut out all of your pieces and admire all your little pieces of cut scraps.

Step 4: Embroider what and who you are thankful for on your cut out pieces.

Step 5:  Layout how you want your pieces to go and then Iron them all down.

Step 6:  Go to your sewing machine and sew all your pieces down.  After sewing everything down turn your work over to the back and pull all your threads to the back.

Step 7: Staple your work to a canvas, or if you have some stretcher bars you could staple to those as well.  A tip for stapling:  Start at the middle and staple then go to the opposite side and stretch it out smooth then staple again, working your way all around your canvas.

Step 8: Staple a ribbon to the outside corners to hang, this is optional.

Here is a closeup of some of the detail.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, make sure you come back often for more inspiration.

Jenifer


We’d like to hear what you’re thankful for this season…whether it be as simple as a car to get to work, or time to craft, to your family…share with us and we’ll enter you to win a prize package of Therm O Web adhesives to help you preserve this season’s memories and more! We’ll send one winner our Large Zots Sticky Strip Runner, Super Stik Glue Sticks, Zots 3D, Mounting Squares and our iCraft Adhesive Sheets. (due to mailing restrictions..we cannot mail Glitter Dust to fans who live outside the US) 

Therm O Web Can Help Make the Perfect Baby Gift!

Baby Card by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web Zots Small
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Dots 1.5 in
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper and tape
Prima Marketing Inc. flower
Pink Paislee alphabet stickers
EK Success border and 1″ circle punch
Hemp Cord
Silhouette Cameo
Banner created by Daniela Dobson in Silhouette Studio
Around The Block flock
Clearsnap ink

Directions:
Ink all paper edges.

1. Create a card base from white cardstock. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the card and adhere to the card front using Sticky Strip Runner.

2. Cut an even smaller piece of cardstock and border punch the bottom edge. Adhere iCraft Adhesive dots to the patterned paper, peel top liner and add flock. Use your finger to move the flock around the adhesive and press lightly. Punch several 1″ circles from iCraft Adhesive sheet, using a punch. and repeat adding the flock.

3. Cut several banners from different patterned papers and adhere some on top of each other using small Zots. Adhere a strip of washi tape across the top of the card and add the banner with small Zots. Tie hemp cord into a bow. Add flower using 3D Foam Squares.

4. Adhere letter stickers.


Baby Bib by Jenifer Cowles

Therm O Web Supplies:

Heat-N-Bond Iron-On Vinyl

Other Supplies:
Velcro
Scraps of fabric (The Vegetable fabric is a piece from Pat Sloan’s new line “Eat Your Fruits and Veggies” and isn’t it perfect for these bibs?)

I thought I would show you how easy it would be to make your own bibs using Heat-N-Bond Iron-on vinyl. These are really easy using scraps of fabric some Iron-On vinyl and a piece of velcro, they are so easy you could make a bunch for yourself or they would be a wonderful gift at a baby shower.

Step 1:  Gather supplies.  I drew out a pattern by tracing an old bib we had lying around.

Step 2:  Cut out 1 each of main fabric, backing fabric and Iron-on vinyl.

Step 3:  Iron-on the vinyl according to the directions on the package to the main fabric piece.

Step 4: With right sides together sew the main and backing pieces together leaving a 3″ opening to turn it right side out.

Step 5: Turn right side out and top stitch 1/4″ around the edge.

Step 6: Sew on your velcro.

Now admire your work and make a dozen more.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for more ideas for that special little one in your life!

Glitter Dust Fall Leaves Banner

I love fall and with the leaves changing colors I wanted to do a quick fun project with the kids.

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Supplies used:  Large Zots, ribbon, leaves and gold glitter dust.

Spray the leaves with the glitter dust and sandwich them between the ribbon. and you are done:)  Quick and easy.

Here is a close up of the leaves with the glitter on them.  They turned out pretty cool.  I have all sorts of Ideas for thanksgiving now.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Jenifer

Butterflies-A-Flutter baby quilt

Hi Everyone!

We would like to welcome our Sew Daily readers to our blog!  In honor of all you stitchers, sewers, and quilters…here’s a beautiful baby quilt created by our design team member, Jenifer Cowles! We all know little girls are made of sugar and spice…but also wings and a pinch of fairy dust!

Butterflies A Flutter baby quilt

Beautiful baby quilt featuring SpraynBond Adhesives

This beautiful quilt features our new spray adhesive, SpraynBond Basting Adhesive, to make quick work of the design and applique work! Simply spray the backs of the butterflies and then arrange your quilt. If you don’t like the placement of some of the butterflies, simply move them! After you have the arrangement where you like, sew them into place. The adhesive will actually wash out of the material when you launder the quilt.

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SpraynBond Basting Adhesive was used to design and attach the butterflies!

Customize this beautiful quilt for the little girl in your life! Change the patterns, the colors or even the shapes to gear it towards your sweetheart’s favorites…

Be sure to check out the idea page on our website for detailed directions and a PDF pattern for the butterflies used on the quilt!

Post a comment and tell us how you got to our blog and you’ll be entered to win an amazing HeatnBond Prize pack!!!

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