Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Any Questions?

First, I have to tell you Sassy that we are sooooo not lame. It just happens that between the 2 of us are 4 children. By the way, I am making a toilet paper creation, and I can't wait to see people's faces when I tell them I saved toilet paper rolls for months to make art.

Any time we post a tutorial, I wonder if the project went smoothly for the crafty readers that try it out. Did they get frustrated? Was there a little bit of trouble-shooting? Did they have any questions? Two readers sent some great questions recently, and I thought I would share their answer with everyone!

Question #1 comes from Olya who asked about the Melted Edge Flower tutorial:

"Just made a couple... they are adorable... I love trying out different fabrics for this :-). a few little fabric samples that I got didn't work well for this idea, but now I know better... would you have any recommendations for techniques to use to prevent the edges from coming out so dark? the flowers in the pictures do not appear to have burnt edges, but mine come out burnt or dark, especially with the Shantung polyester "silk"... what should I do? "

Yes Olya, you can achieve the look with out burnt or super dark edges. First, you might try turning the heat down a tad to see if that helps. A larger flame will "melt" more of the fabric at once, causing a darker edge. Also, Silk fabrics work great and the darker the color, the less you will notice a darkened edge. If you have fabric that you REALLY want to use, but isn't melting right, or is made of cotton, you can fray the edges for a fabulously vintage look. I hope your fabric and flowers turn out Amazing!

Question #2 comes from Angie who asked about the Mod Podge canvas Tutorial:

"On the mod podge project would it work with a 12 x 12 photo??"

Yes it will work on a photo! But you have to be careful. You can't use a photo printed from your computer onto photo paper. You have to use a photograph that has been printed from a lab. Even Costco one hour would work! If you try a photo printed from home, you will probably end up with smeared ink. Please send pictures of your finished project! We would love to see it!

Thank you for your questions! Keep 'em coming!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Man, we are LAME!

First off, Pepper and I realize we have been entirely lame and that this blog has been very much neglected during the past several weeks. We're sorry we've sucked and want you to know we are jumping back on the blog wagon!

Or off the wagon, or however that saying goes.

So I'm here to tell you I have a project in the works. A friend of mine has inspired me with her TP wall art!

Oh yes, TP as in toilet paper. Yes, ma'am.

Since the only people in this house who currently use toilet paper are me and my husband, I figured it would take a while to save up enough TP rolls to make the project I have in mind. It has.

For the past 6 weeks I have been saving TP rolls and empty paper towel rolls. I think I finally have enough to get a move on this project!

Keep your eyes peeled for a new post this weekend. I have yet to buy spray paint and wall mount squares but this is happening. people!

"I love that I suck!" (name that movie),

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Poof it up!

I just can't get this little idea out of my head for a 4th of July banner! It makes me so sad that we are leaving out of town before I have had to chance to whip it together. I thought I might share the idea in hopes someone might try something similar.

Tiny puff balls hung under a banner that reads:
"One Nation under God".
Now I have it documented so that hopefully I can make it next year.
If anyone attempts, please send pictures!

Last week I finally crossed these little pink puffs off my list. Sassy made me excited about decorating with tissue puff balls just 2 months ago. I can hardly believe that it took me this long to finally implement Sassy's cute (and awesomely EASY) idea in little Gal's room.

I made the edges rounded because I love that they remind me of Hydrangeas.

I think I might add more of them! Maybe even a little puff of yellow or lavender. :)
I am glad they are easy and made from paper because I tend to change my mind often.

I wish you all a safe and lovely 4th of July holiday.
God Bless our troops!