How To: Fabric Scraps on Tags


Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I’m back to wrap up a week of fabric inspiration here on the blog with one last project. So far this week I’ve shared an easy-sew fabric project bag and a fun technique for adding fabric die cuts to paper-crafts. And today I’m once again showing a super simple and sweet way to incorporate fabric with paper. This time, on a set of gift tags featuring pleated fabric borders and ties.


It seems I can’t make anything without being left with a pile of scraps and leftovers, and the same holds true for working with fabric. Honestly, those scraps usually end up in the trash. But this time, I decided to put the scraps to use, and came up with these cute gift tags, perfect for wrapping up some small gifties I had for my BFF’s birthday celebration last week.


You all know I’m a sucker for cute little critters, so I couldn’t resist the Party on the Farm stamps and dies from Hello, Bluebird. The sweet farm animals were colored with Copic markers, die cut with the coordinating dies, and popped onto the tags with foam tape for a bit of dimension. I used a very old tag die from Papertrey Ink to make the tags and two different colors of Gina K Designs blue cardstock. Another oldie from my stash, the Fiskars cloud punch, added a little accent to each tag.


Of course I used the fabric strips to tie the tags to the cello gift bags. But I also made pleated borders across the bottom of the tags with more leftover fabric strips. And it’s very fun and easy to do. Simply add a thin line of Therm O Web Fabric Fuse glue across the tag, spread it even thinner with your finger, and then add the fabric, bunching and pleating the fabric strip as you go. The glue holds the fabric in place, while giving you enough open time to manipulate the strips as needed. I added a line of machine stitching down the center of the fabric to keep it in place, and topped it all off with some stamped sentiment banners.

It felt really good to use up some scraps instead of adding them to the trash heap, and I love how the blue sky backgrounds of these tags coordinate so nicely with the new Speckled Egg Distress ink I gifted my friends. How about you all? Have you snatched up the new color yet? Is it perfect, or what?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Speckled EggRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Reinkers - Speckled Egg

Hello, Bluebird Party on the Farm stamps and dies
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #1 die
Fiskars Cloud Punch
Blend Fabrics Seeds by Cori Dantini
Copic Markers

 

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Worktable Wednesday- Mermaid Days Project Bag


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! On Monday, I shared a fun technique of adding fabric to paper note cards, and today I thought I’d continue on that line and post another fabric project that I’ve been working on.


As most of you know, I took up cross-stitching again at the beginning of this year. And I’ve been noticing that many of the stitchers I follow on YouTube and Instagram have these adorable fabric project bags to hold their patterns and supplies… and of course that made me want some project bags, too.


Now I’ve been floundering away at sewing for many years, but I’ve never, ever tried to install a zipper. Thank goodness for video tutorials, right? These zipper pouches are actually quite easy to make once you get going, and they are so perfect for holding my stitching charts, fabric and floss, and needles and scissors, as well.


I mixed two fabric collections for this project bag. Both older fabric lines from my stash, including the adorable Mermaid Days collection from my favorite artist, Cori Dantini. I found the free whale pattern online, and with the help of some Therm O Web iron-on adhesive was able to make this super cute raw-edge applique for the front of the bag. And if you look very closely, you can see that I added stitching around the edges of some of the fish on the background for a bit of a quilted look.


These prints are so playful and fun, and perfect for stitching during the summer months. This is now the 4th bag that I’ve completed, and I’m on a roll. I’ve added boxed corners to one bag for holding thicker supplies, and tried some different shapes and sizes on others. Now that I’m no longer afraid of zippers, who knows where this can go?

I’ve got more fabric projects up my sleeve, so will be back with another share soon. Until then, enjoy the rest of your week. And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Blend Fabrics: Mermaid Days Collection by Cori Dantini
Moda Fabrics: Bobbins and Bits Collection by Pat Sloan
Assorted Buttons

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2019 Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas- Layered Pine

It feels like quite some time ago that Sizzix released their Chapter 3 holiday collection. And although I’ve shared all my fall and Halloween projects from this release, I am finally diving into the winter holidays here on my blog today. So with that, I am very happy to share my first Christmas project of the year featuring the Sizzix Tim Holtz Chapter 3 dies.


You all may remember back when Chapter 3 first came out that I was given a secret assignment to create some fabric projects with the Bigz dies from this collection… and that challenge was happily accepted. One of my favorite things about the holidays is seeing all the pretty decorations and shiny bright gift packages with big ribbons and bows. I love it when the outside of the package is as much of a gift as the inside. So for my first project, I made a festive fabric drawstring gift bag with the adorable Layered Pine die.


Of course the Layered Pine is a Bigz die and easily cuts heavier materials like the cotton denim and wool felt I used here. And since the die cuts two tree pieces (the larger base tree and the smaller accent), it’s easy to mix and match to really add definition to the layers. I placed the trees at the bottom of the bag, and then went around the edges with hand-embroidered blanket stitch. Stitched on buttons give the look of ornaments and add even more texture and dimension.


I used a pretty seam binding ribbon to tie off the bag. And of course added some favorite pom pom trim to the bottom edge and ribbon ends. Because everything is better with pom poms, in my book. 😀

If you didn’t get a chance to see yet, here is the full reveal of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Chapter 3 holiday release, along with all sorts of amazing project ideas to jump start your holiday makes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The die I used is linked below:

Sizzix - Christmas - Bigz Die - Layered Pine

Feeling Corny with Therm O Web & AudOnes Prims


Hello, friends! Happy Wednesday! Today is a somber day as we remember all those affected by the tragedies of 9/11. We shall never forget this day that changed the history of our country forever. I have just come from dropping my parents off at the airport after a very wonderful three week visit with them, so today is just that little bit extra hard to have them leave and fly on this day.


After being on vacation mode these past several weeks, I’m hoping to play catch up here on my blog with a project post today for both Therm O Web and my little AudOnes Prims shop. It’s been quite some time since I listed anything in my shop, but that is my plan for the next few days, starting with these silly sweet corn on the cob prims that I made over the summer for the Therm O Web blog. These little cuties feature a combo of my favorite fabrics from Crossroads Denim and Blend Fabrics designer Cori Dantini along with Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew fleece.


If you’d like to give these corny corns a try, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog.

Or, you can find this trio of cobs listed now in my Shop! (And hopefully a few other cuties will be joining them, too)

Enjoy the rest of your week, friends! And happy weekend ahead!

Fabric Friday- A Fairy House Pillow Tuck


I know many of my paper peeps out there can relate when I say that I have a pretty big stash of paper scraps that I have a hard time throwing away. And just like my mountain of paper scraps, I tend to collect, and keep, and hoard my fabric scraps, too. Because you just never know when that tiny sliver of fabric may come in handy!


You may remember this orange ticking print that I used recently on those shabby fabric carrots in my spring shop. After cutting all of those, I was left with quite a few scraps… too small for anything new, but too pretty to end up in the bin. So I challenged myself to find something to do with them…. and the other ten gazillion scraps I have lying around. And I came up with these. Sweet little fairy house pillow tucks.

I very much enjoy adding stitching to my projects, so I created a small fairy scene from a variety of bright and happy fabric prints, and embellished it with hand-embroidered details. The raw-edged applique gives that lovely frayed shabby look I love so well.

Of course, I barely made a dent in my mountain of fabric scraps, but I was pleased with some of the teensy details I was able to squeeze out of the tiniest of pieces. My clunky fingers could barely hold onto the center of those flowers, but I did it. So I’m calling that a win… even if I still have a ton of scraps to go!

I’ve added both of these pillow tucks to my shop page, and you can find them here if you’d like to take them home. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super fabulous weekend!

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Giselle the Ghost with Therm O Web


Hi Sweet Friends, happy Wednesday!  I haven’t been posting this much in quite some time, but you all know how I get around Halloween time. There’s just so many projects to share and so little time! Today I have a sweet and silly fabric project up on the Therm O Web blog featuring a bit of mixed media fun using the new Rebekah Meier Art Tape and adorable Halloween fabric from our friends at Blend Fabrics.


This is Giselle the Ghost, and she is all ready for the Monster’s Ball wearing her best designer dress and princess crown and wand. I do believe she may just be the belle of the ball.


I am a huge fan of folk artist, Cori Dantini, and cannot resist her adorable fabric lines. This is the super sweet Best Day Ever collection, which I used to make her dress. I used Therm O Web fleece on the body and hand-painted fabric and enamel dots for the face. Dyed her ribbon with GinaK Designs ink, and gave her a shabby handmade pumpkin to hold.


The crown and star wand were made using the Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape. This tape has the perfect flexibility for bending and shaping, with the strength and stability to stand up on its own.

I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for how I created the crown using ink and foil up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

StitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack) pictureTherm O Web - Mixed Media - Art TapeTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Jelly Bean GreenDoodlebug Design - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Beetle BlackTim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Therm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Island DreamTherm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Prime TimeTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Gathered Twigs

Blend Fabrics- Best Day Ever collection
Other: Felt, Cotton Canvas Fabric, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Wooden Skewer

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Mermaid Days with Therm O Web & Blend Fabrics

Hello sweet crafty friends!
Happy May Day!


It’s always a happy time for me when the gang at Therm O Web gets to join up with our friends at Blend Fabrics. This past week, I got the chance to play with the adorable new Blend Mermaid Days collection by my favorite Artist, Cori Dantini. I absolutely love this sweet fabric line, and with a name like that, of course I had to try my hand at a pair of my own silly mermaid rag dollies.


These little gals have some crazy seaweed hair, don’t they? And silly seashell bikini tops, too. Great big bows and fish scale tails, and sweet little hand-stitched faces.


They do make me smile! Hope they do you, too! I’ve got the details and tutorial for these up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Spooky Town Pumpkin Stacks with Therm O Web

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

It’s a happy week when the team at Therm O Web gets to swap products with some of our favorite fabric companies. This week, I am super excited that we have joined forces with the gang at Blend Fabrics. If you’re looking for sewing, quilting, or home decor ideas, be sure to stop by. The designers have lots of fun fabric projects and tutorials to share with you.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstackBlend Fabrics has an amazing new line up of fall and holiday fabric collections. But you all know me. I couldn’t resist this adorable Halloween Spooky Town line by one of my favorite artists, Cori Dantini. No big surprise there, right?

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack2When I was at the Rusty Bucket last week, I noticed they had some prim pumpkin stacks for sale that really caught my eye. So for my project, I decided to try my hand at some of my own.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack3I have a wee bit of a “thing” for pumpkins, so these plushie towers really make me smile. Such bright, happy fabric.  And of course I threw in my own rustic touches. Stick stems and wool felt leaves. And torn fabric strips in a big puffy bow.

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I could see these stacked into even taller towers. Or they would be sweet individually, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And you can find these cutie pie pumpkin stacks listed in my Fall Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Bleu-bell Bunny with Therm O Web

Hiya Sweeties! So I had mentioned on Monday that I was ready for spring and flowers and bunnies, and that’s just what I’ve got for you today. Silly spring folk bunnies that I made using some of the new 2016 iCraft Deco Foil colors from Therm O Web.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil BleuBunniesThese little sillies are one of my own patterns, made with some of my most favorite fabrics. Fabulous black denim from Indygo Junction, and adorable patterned fabric from the Hello, World collection by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics.

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Look at those little faces. Colorful stacked buttons and lots of hand-stitching. And check out the shabby foiled noses and cheeks, made with the new Lilac and Spring Green 2016 deco foil colors.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil BleuBunnies3She is a French bunny. But of course! Ms. Bleu-bell Bunny.

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So silly! But so much fun! I’ve got the full tutorial for making these sweet folk art dolls up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And you will find Ms. Bleu-bell in my new Spring Shop, which opens on Monday! So excited about that! Can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been up to!


The Therm O Web products I’ve used are listed and linked below:

iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1oz

Hello World Tote Bag with Therm O Web

Hi Sweeties, and happy Friday! Our first full week of summer vacation is coming to an end already, and my, how it has flied! Only one week in, and I’m already wishing I could slow things down a bit.

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Today I have a fun fabric project to share with you that I made for Therm O Web. It’s a fusible-fleece lined tote bag made with the adorable Hello World fabric collection by Blend Fabrics, our amazing product partner on the blog this week.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BlendFabric HelloWorldTote6Tote bags of all shapes and sizes have become one of my top favorite products these days. Of course they are fabulous for carrying all sorts of things, like books or craft supplies, or even just a wallet and car keys. Lately, I’ve taken to keeping a supply on hand in my car for shopping bags.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BlendFabric HelloWorldTote3I mean, totes are way cuter than any store plastic bag, and much more environment-friendly, too. And better yet, they are one of the easiest sewing projects to complete, even for novice sewers, like me.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BlendFabric HelloWorldTote4I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for creating this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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