Monthly Archives: July 2014

Large scraps

I don’t remember what I originally was going to use this yard of gingham for, but it will now be a muslin for the bodice and hopefully skirt lining for Simplicity 4070. (I’d like you to do the skirt lining … Continue reading

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Nail strip fail

Ever since nail strips came out I have been curious about them. I spotted these for $1.60 on a clearence rack at Family Dollar, so I thought I would finally give them a try. I picked the correct size for … Continue reading

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Who can resist?

After looking up glass etching stencils I found a few pins on Pinterest where puff paint was painted on the glass and set to dry. I only had a partial bottle so I tried regular school glue first. The glue … Continue reading

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Sponge painted shirts

I started by cutting the designs the kids picked out of freezer paper and ironing it onto 2 of the shirts from Dollar Tree. Yes this is a copy of the same Browning heart I did for a contact paper … Continue reading

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Back to Dollar Tree

I went to a different location than last time. I got 2 shirts for each of my kids this time. We will still decorate the way too big shirts from the first trip to Dollar Tree, but these should fit … Continue reading

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Taking pattern up one size.

Since Kwik Sew 3884 didn’t go up to my husband’s size. (the largest size is one size smaller than he wears) I needed to size it up one size. I started by tracing it in the largest size and marking … Continue reading

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The other etched glass

My husband wanted a different deer head for his glass, he stopped at a shop that sells stickers, decals and shirts to have a decal made in reverse. Just like with the contact paper stencil we stuck to the glass … Continue reading

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First glass etching

Etching glass is actually fairly simple. I started by putting the contact paper stencil on the glass. Then I brushed on the etching cream onto the area I wanted to etch. I have seen different directions (opinions actually) on how … Continue reading

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Contact paper stencil.

I didn’t want to freehand the etching and I didn’t like the look or the price of the pre made stencils. I have most of a roll of contact paper so I traced my picture onto it, and colored in … Continue reading

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What came in the mail today.

About a week ago I ordered samples from, though I am done making swimsuits for this year. (unless of course I get commissioned to make one.) Since I never ordered from there I wanted to see the quality of … Continue reading

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