Happy Easter with Therm O Web

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am just returning from a lovely four-day scrapping retreat at the beach with the girls. It was a trip postponed from last October, when a hurricane interrupted our plans. And although that was sad at the time, I sure didn’t mind being off at the beach this weekend. It was even nice enough for several walks along the shore, before turning rainy and cold on Sunday. Regardless, there’s truly nothing like girl time to lift the spirits.

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A couple of gals slipped away before this photo, but here’s the rest of us as we were packing up to leave. That room behind us was our cropping space. We had that entire building all to ourselves, which was rather brilliant on the retreat center’s part, as I hear we can get pretty loud….. 😉

Today I have another altered frame home decor project to share. This time, an Easter frame that I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun way to use up those ribbon scraps.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrameAmong some of my other crafty obsessions, I do have quite a “thing” for ribbon, and am always looking for different ways to use them in my crafting projects. This basic idea, of lining the inside of a negative shape with ribbon strips, is a great way to use up some of that ribbon stash, even some of those small pieces that a few of us like to hoard.

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With Easter quickly approaching, I took this opportunity to create some spring decor. But I love that this idea can be done in any shape or size, for any holiday, season, or occasion you wish. I had a bunch of adorable polka dotted trims from May Arts that I thought would be perfect for my Easter egg, and some vintage ric rac from my grandmother’s collection, too. So bright and happy. Perfect for spring.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrame3I added a big puffy bow and stamped sentiment strips. Patterned paper from BasicGrey’s Saturday Morning collection. And one of my funky junk thrift store painted frames. Super easy and fun.

I’ve got the full tutorial 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!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey SATURDAY MORNING 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CSTM5114Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceFabric Fuse 5/8

Trim: May Arts, Stampin’Up, Offray, vintage
Stamps: Happy Everything stamp set by My Creative Time
Button: craft supply

No-Sew Fabric Sachets with Therm O Web

Hellllllo Friends! Happy Wednesday! I am so excited! Just one day left on my countdown. The Boy comes home tomorrow! (insert ginormous goofy grin and arms-flailing happy dance here)…

AudreyPettit Thermoweb HeartSachetsSeriously…. in case you couldn’t tell…..I am beyond excited to have both my kiddos home again. And just in time for Mother’s Day. How completely fabulous is that? Do you all have big plans in the works for Mother’s Day this weekend? If you need any last-minute gift ideas, I have a really quick and easy idea to share with you today. These no-sew fabric sachets come together in no time at all… and they smell amazing, and look great, too. So if you’re scrambling for a gift idea, these are a great one to try.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb HeartSachets2I do love how soft and pretty these turned out. I kept my color palette neutral with pops of yellow and green for a springtime look. But of course you could use any fabrics and colors you want, and any shape, too, for that matter. Here’s a quick peek at my supplies.

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I used a couple of dies to create my shapes, as well as fabric, ribbon, and Therm O Web Fabric Fuse adhesive. A heart Framelits die from Sizzix, and the new Jr. Rolled Flower dies from My Creative Time. The fabric is French Vanilla Crossroads Denim by Indygo Junction, and a bit of Stitchn’Sew Therm O Web fleece for the flowers. But if you don’t have any dies, or die cutting machine, that’s okay, too…. I’ve got lots of tips and tricks for creating these no-sew sachets, along with a full step-by-step tutorial, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! One more day, Friends!!

Friends Warm the Heart

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Hiya Sweeties! Happy Monday! Did you all have a wonderful weekend? Watch the Oscars last night? I’ve been seeing lots of commentary on Facebook but I have to admit that I didn’t watch at all. Nope, it was nice and quiet here. A do-nothing, stay in your jammies type of weekend. And I loved every minute!

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I’ve been getting a little crazy with the “mixed-media” again. Been combining paint and inks and stain with fabric and trims to make this cute little snowman pillow for our special Pinterest Inspiration challenge last week on the Therm O Web blog.

As many of you know, hand-stitched embroidery is a longtime passion of mine, and my Pinterest boards are full of sweet stitching and sewing projects that I want to give a try. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by Rebecca Sower’s amazing mixed-media fabric work, like this gorgeous journal cover.

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I pulled lots of elements from Rebecca’s piece into my project, including the color palette of neutrals mixed with bits of red and black, the layers of fabric, lace, ribbons, and buttons. I had so much fun putting this pillow together, and thanks to the help of some time saving tips from Therm O Web’s Spray n’ Bond Adhesives, it was really easy, too.

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The fabric is all scrap that I coffee-stained. The mitten piece is the leftover negative from a previous project that I thought might someday come to good use. I stamped my snowmen and sentiment before stitching and painting, and as you can see, I went a little nuts with the embroidery. I believe I was letting my creative spirit flow…..:)

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I have the full step-by-steps up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to take a peek. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!