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Reversible Apron

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Reversible Apron

Supplies:

2 yards of fabric (1 yard of each color)

Coordinating thread

Pins, scissors and ruler

Pattern (print download)

Directions:

  • Lay pattern on the fabric following measurements in the diagram; draw lines to complete pattern on fabric
  • Cut out apron.
  • Along bottom edge of the fabric that is left cut 2 strips 3x30” each, along the side cut 2 pockets 13x7” each
  • Fold each pocket in half, right sides together, (so it is close to a square shape)
  • Stitch 1/2” seam on both sides and just around each corner, leave about a 3” opening so that you can easily turn it right side out
  • Trim seams and corners, turn right side out and press
  • Along the open edge of the pocket turn raw edges inside and press
  • Repeat for all pockets
  • Pin pockets to apron. Each pocket should be about 3 ½” from the side and 5 ¾” from the bottom
  • Top stitch all pockets close to the edge being sure to back stitch at the top for extra strength
  • To make the ties fold one short end up ½” and press, now fold in half lengthwise and press, open and fold long edges to the inside and press both folds, fold again so that the 2 folded edges meet and press again.
  • Top stitch close to the edge with the 2 folds and around the end, repeat for all 4 ties (2 from each print)
  • Pin ties with raw edges of apron and tie lined up at the waist and at the top; follow marks on the pattern for placement being sure that ties are not sewn into the seam.
  • Pin both aprons right sides together matching corners and edges; be sure all ends of ties are in the middle and not going to get caught in a seam
  • Stitch ½” seam all the way around the apron leaving a 10” opening along the bottom edge to turn the apron right side out
  • Trim seams and corners; do not trim along the bottom opening; and turn apron right side out
  • Turn raw edges at bottom of apron to the inside and press around entire apron being sure to press along all seams
  • Top stitch ¼” around the entire edge of the apron, this will close up opening at the bottom
  • Give one final pressing and you are good to go!! Enjoy

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Shadow Box

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Shadow Box

Supplies:

Shadow box

Decorative paper, ephemera and chipboard cut outs

Washi tape and baker's twine

Double sided foam tape and/or foam dots

Glue dots

We R memory keepers (R) Frame punch board

Glitter, beads and tiny bottles

Directions:

Cut paper and glue into back of each section

Use washi tape to attach ephemera to box

Attach chipboard pieces using several layers of double sided foam tape

To stand ephemera in box glue a folded 1/2 x 2" piece of cardstock (it will form an "L") to back of ephemera and then attach to box with foam tape

Use punch board to create frame for photos

Fill tiny bottles with beads and glitter and attach to box using glue dots

 

 

 

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Ladybug Apron

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Ladybug Apron

Supplies:

Apron

Black craft felt (2)

Pink craft felt (1)

Red pompoms (2 medium and 1 small)

Wiggle eyes

Scribbles paint (white)

Super Tacky glue and Fabri-Tac Glue

1/2 yard of jumbo black rick rack

Directions:

Cut face out of black felt (make pattern on a piece of scrap paper)

Use white Scribbles paint to make mouth on felt face and set aside to dry

Cut out 8 2 1/2" black felt circles

Cut out 1 pink heart (approx. 3 1/2")

Glue rick rack onto upper edge of pocket along the stitching, fold ends to the back and glue as well

Place black circles and heart on apron and then glue in place

Glue face at the top of the apron and add pompoms and eyes

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Floral Painted Canvas

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Floral Painted Canvas

Supplies:

8x10" canvas

Acrylic paint in desired colors

Several sizes of round paint brushes

Heat tool if you want to speed up the drying process

White eraser

 

Directions:

Lightly draw a 5 1/4" circle in the center of the canvas

Using a circular motion paint the background color for each of the 6 flowers; the left large flower and the 3 right flowers should be placed around the circle. The other flowers can fill in between those. Add the next circle of color to each flower after using heat tool to dry first layer of paint. Finish with 3 circles in the center of each flower.

Draw 3 stems  as shown in the photo, dry with heat tool before going ahead with the leaves

Add long blue and green leaves where appropriate and paint veins in each

Complete the project by adding a few random dots of paint in 1 or 2 colors

When paint is COMPLETELY dry erase any pencil lines that are visible

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Succulents on Display

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Succulents on Display

Supplies:

6x12 unfinished wood box

Acrylic paint and paint brush

10-12 different succulents and wire cutters

Forest moss

E6000(R) glue and glue gun and glue sticks

Battery Operated LED String Lights

Double sided tape

Directions:

Paint box and set aside to dry

Begin cutting and arranging succulents in box keeping in mind variation in color, texture and height

Begin in one corner of the box gluing each succulent in place; use a combination of E6000(R) and glue gun. Glue gun for quick dry and E6000(R) for durability.

As you go add some moss under the succulents so the back of the box can't be seen in between the plants; if necessary glue gun moss in place

When box is full put batteries into LED String Lights and weave around the succulents. Use double sided tape to attach battery pack to the back of the box

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