Sailing Away

Continuing on today with my self-proclaimed challenge to actually use some neglected scrappy goods I recently uncovered in the wreckage of my craft room. Last week, you may remember the little gift wrap package I made with Teresa Collins’ adorable Everyday Moments collection. And today, I’m sharing a bit of summer fun with you from the Therm O Web blog using the same line.


The nautical trend has been very hot this year, so I thought I would join in with a bit of nautical fun myself. The prints and colors of the Everyday Moments collection fit the bill perfectly for watery themes, and nothing says summer more than a beachy little sailboat, in my humble opinion. Ahoy, mate!


After a bit of experimenting, I came up with a quick and easy way to create the bottom of the boat. The process is very similar to the way I’ve been making my own pillow boxes from scratch. Just a few easy scores and folds, and you have a simple sailboat. Add a twig from your yard, and bit of scrap material and string, and a sailboat is born. I’ve got the complete step-by-step instructions up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


My little sailboat is hanging out in my sun room these days for a bit of summery decor, but I can’t help thinking…….

Wouldn’t these be fun filled with small trinkets or treats and used as table settings or party favors at your next gathering?


Today the girls and I are getting together for our weekly crafty play date, but before I head out, I have one more bit of summer fun to share with you today. I am so excited to say that I am this month’s featured artist over at Scrap n’ Art Magazine! And to celebrate, Scrap n’ Art has given me a free 30-day subscription code to share with all my bloggy friends! All you need to do is sign up for Scrap n’ Art ( and use the coupon code “Aug2013FA30.”

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!



Therm O Web Zips™ Clear Adhesive Lines
Therm O Web Zots™ 3D Clear Adhesive Dots
Patterned Paper, Die Cuts: Teresa Collins
Twine: May Arts
Fabric, Floss: Craft Supply

15 thoughts on “Sailing Away

  1. Oh good grief Audrey! This is adorable and you just never stop amazing….I know I say this a lot, but bears repeating. Congrats on your well deserved feature. Never heard of this magazine! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Have fun with the girls!

  2. Wow, congrats on being featured artist. Well deserved honor! I will have to check that out. Your sailboat is adorable and yes, it would be a darling party favor.

  3. Oh my goodness! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creative creations! Am lovin’ that sweet little sail boat…so CUTE! And big contrats on being featured artist over at Scrap n’ Art Magazine!!

  4. Lots of summery fun with this little floater Audrey. I an just picture a fleet of them on the table. hee hee Congrats on your spotlight!

  5. How totally adorable. This is such a great idea!!! And I love the thought of filling it with some sweets for a birthday party for my boy. Might try that! Thank you for always being so creative and inspiring!!!

  6. And isn’t this the cutest thing ever!!!? I could totally see these on a placesetting! Even filled with candy too!!! Sweet Sailing!!!!!!!

    Great job!!!

  7. Ahhhh…such a sweet project. You’ve certainly nailed the nautical theme well. And congrats on being featured! And yay for the rest of us too *winks*

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