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February 2019

Spring into Easter

My sewing machine has been calling my name and I found the perfect project:  an Easter basket!

Every year I send my granddaughter a basket (usually purchased) and I fill it with treats for her.  I use to place a few plastic easter eggs, fill them with candies but one special egg had money in it.  It was our special treasure hunt :)  She's now going to be 12 and I wanted to make her basket special this year.

Enter some fabric, graphics, and my sewing machine!  I can always depend on finding just the right graphics at The Hungry JPEG.  I used a set called Happy Forest Watercolor Clip Art.  The animals are so cute and although initially I bought them to make a baby blanket, the bunnies were perfect for the Easter basket.

First I had to sublimate the graphics on two pieces of poly linen.  Once I did that, I pulled fabrics from my stash to coordinate with the graphics and off to the sewing machine I went.  No pattern was used and the important thing to remember here is to be sure you measure TWICE so that the side panels of the basket go around the circumference of the circle base.  A little challenging but it worked!

I am so pleased with the results and I can't wait to fill it up with treats and send it off to her.

Til' next time, Keep Krafting!

Easter Basket
Easter Basket

Creating a Cover for Walmart's Travel Pillow

I've been busy creating but it's been a while since I last posted and wanted to share a little something I worked on today.

Recently, I purchased a graphic set, Mermaid in Love, from The Hungry JPEG.  It includes several mermaids, dolphins, a whale, fish, a turtle and several different seashells.  I also used a couple of backgrounds from other sets, the watercolor and glitter patterns.

Not sure what arrangement I would create, I let the individual graphics guide me.  I had two mermaids on my screen but I struggled to bring them together.  It wasn't until I saw the scalloped seashell that I knew exactly what I'd do.  From there, it was a matter of finding a water background and something to represent the sand.  I used a watercolor pattern in blues and green for the water and a glitter pattern for the sand.  Perfect!

All that was left was to print my design out using my Sawgrass SG800 and heat press it on the travel pillow cover.  The colors turned out amazing and I couldn't be more pleased!  I'm sending the pillow and cover to my granddaughter.  She can use it to prop her head up while she reads!

That's it for now!  Til next time, Keep Krafting!


Mermaid Pillow