Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Teacher's Appreciation Gifts

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Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a sweet gift set for your favorite teacher.  Teachers work so hard on behalf of our children and the spring is always a great time to say thank you.  I used some fun Doodlebug papers and some gorgeous bright Twinery colors to accent my card and gift box.
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Be sure to check out The Twinery for all your spring gift packaging and favor ideas.  The bright and matching colors take your project to the next level.

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Hugs,
Anita

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Summer Breeze and an Amazing Sale

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I made this project featuring Summer Breeze and I adore this color combination.  The Twinery is having a fabulous sale.
And now the news you’ve been waiting for…
Ready to go shopping?
We have 5 different color twines on sale for 5 days (April 13-17) for $5 each!!!   And YES!! Summer Breeze is one of them! It’s our first ever 5-5-5 SALE!
Five colors. Five days. Five Bucks.
No code needed. Click below to see what other colors are only $5…for 5 days!!!
Image of *NEW* Summer Breeze Twine Spool (July 2015 Release)
Hugs,
Anita

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Treats

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Happy Easter:
I love making treats for special holidays and am excited about how these Rice Krispie treat pops came out and how cute they look with twine that matches the sprinkles that I put in the batter.  Twine from The Twinery just makes everything that much more special and oh so gorgeous.
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Have a great weekend and it if you celebrate it, an awesome Easter.  Be sure to stop by The Twinery store to get some lovely twine for all your spring projects.
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Hugs,
Anita

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Glittery St. Pat's

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Happy March Everyone:
I love St. Patrick's Day.  I Irish step danced for 7 years as a kid and married a wonderful Irish man with the last name of Mulcahey.  This is my holiday and I love it.  I had a blast creating this treat container from Lori Whitlock using some wonderful twine which I curled and stiffened for the handle of my box as well as to adorn my card.  There are so many wonderful colors that you can use on all your St. Pat's and spring projects.
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st-pats-cardHere are the wonderful colors that I used which you can find in The Twinery Store.  
HoneydewSolid_PeapodSolid_MarigoldSolid_Natural
Hugs,
Anita

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring Deco Foil Candle


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Happy Leap Day Everyone:
Anita here posting today on this Leap Day.  I am done with winter and am thinking ahead to spring.  I was lucky enough to receive some wonderful Deco Foil from Therm-o-web.  I had won a laminator at a recent crop so was able to create this project so easily.  I bought the candle at the dollar store and used lots of lovely The Twinery twine to highlight the foil designs.  I finished it off with some Doodlebug jewels.

Here are some close up photos of the top and the bottom.





Here are the fabulous The Twinery colors that I used.
Solid_PeapodCaribbeanSolid_CaribbeanCantaloupeSolid_Pink_SorbetPink_SorbetLilac
Hugs,

Anita

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day




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Happy Tuesday Everyone:
I made this paper bowl and matching Valentine to my hubby who has been my Valentine for 34 years.  He is an amazing guy and father and I am so grateful that he is mine.  I made this paper bowl to put his goodies in and a matching Valentine.  The card stays shut perfectly with The Twinery twine and I used some more twine to accent the bowl as well.  The Twinery twine just brings everything up to that next level.  Be sure to get some to accent your Valentine and upcoming spring craft projects. 
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Hugs,




Saturday, January 30, 2016

XOXO Table Runner

You know when you are touched by kindness that you didn't expect but were so grateful to receive?  I received a message from Samantha Walker who knows how much I love to sew and quilt offering to send me some of her lovely Riley Blake fabric.  I received a gorgeous box of amazing fabric and for my tutorial for today I chose to use a Doohickey Designs pattern which you can find in the Digi Playground store.  
I love using my Silhouette to cut out fabric with fusible web on the back and then use simple applique on my sewing machine.  

1.  The pattern gives dimensions for you to cut for the pieces but I opted to make my pieces 6X6" so that I could fit four on my mat.  I used a Cricut Strong Grip mat which I only use for fabric.  
2.  I cut the fusible interfacing 1/4" smaller than the 6x6" square so that I don't get any of the fusible goo on my iron and ironing board.  
3.  Iron the fusible interfacing onto the back of the fabric squares.
4.  After cool peel off the paper and stick the fabric square down on your mat.
5.  Use a brayer to make sure that the fabric will not move when you are cutting it.
6.  Use a Silhouette Fabric Blade in your machine and I use the cutting selection for fabric and always have it double cut.  
7.  Check your cut before you take your mat out of your machine and cut again if necessary.

With this pattern you always have the option to cut the templates out of paper and trace them onto your paper backed fusible web.  I would then iron the paper web onto the back of your fabric square and cut it out on your pencil line.
8.  Carefully take your fabric pieces off your mat.  You might have to snip a few threads so have a sharp pair of scissors handy.
9.  Iron your pieces following the pattern onto the background pieces you have cut according to the pattern directions.
10.  I used a blanket stitch on my machine with matching thread to applique my pieces down.  You can see them laid out ready to be stitched above.
11.  Assemble the table runner and quilt and bind as desired.  I machine quilted mine using a paper quilting template of roses.
Table runners are such an elegant gift and brighten any room and don't take very much fabric or effort.  Be sure to share with  us if you try this one.
Hugs,