This week’s Gizmodo Challenge was a husband and wife collaboration. We were supposed to build a light box and take a photo of something interesting inside it. I had no idea what a light box was or does…but now that I do, I am sure it’s going to come in very handy in the future. All the things I’m learning…who knew!!
We didn’t do too bad either…kinda like the 49’ers! We almost won!
Here’s a calorie free project for you to try. It is simple and cute and it is also a no sew project…now we’re talking!!
The hardest part for me was choosing the fabric and it took me three visits to Jo-Ann Fabric store. Each time I would load up the cart with numerous different rolls of fabric…walk around for about three hours
until I felt nauseous and then when I couldn’t take it anymore, I would walk out with nothing. I thought for sure I was going to have my picture on the “Unwelcome Customers Wall” by the end of it.
But then my friend Rose came to the rescue and between the two of us, we ended up choosing this combo. These, plus a few more scraps I had at home, ended up being more than enough.
Here’s the recipe
1 yard Crypton home decor fabric
Calico Fat Quarters 8-12 purple, 3 gold, 3 green
1 pkg HeatnBond Lite
Poster Board Circle Templates 8″, 7 1/4″, 6″, 5 1/4″, 4″, 3 1/4″
Scrap of poster board for leaf pattern
From Crypton Fabric, cut 30″ x 42″ rectangle. Round the corners by tracing around with small plate. Cut off square corners. St Fabric aside.
Flower consists of 3 calico fabric circles, 8″, 6″ and 4″. Cut 15 circles of each size from purple and gold fat quarters.
From HeatnBond, cut 15 circles of each size, 7 1/4″, 5 1/4″ & 3 1/4 ”
Follow manufacturer’s insturctions to fuse HeatnBond circles to back of calico circles; leave 1/4″ raw edge around. Peel off paper backing; arrange circles on RS fabric rectangle. Using press cloth, fuse circles in place.
Make two leaf patterns on poster board scrap. Cut one pattern 1/4″ smaller all around. Cut 17-20 HeatnBond leaves from smaller pattern and cut the same number of green fabric leaves from the larger pattern. Fuse the HeatnBond leaves to the back of the leaf fabric, leaving 1/4″ raw edge all around. Peel off paper backing; position into place; fuse in place.
Stitch around each fused leaf and flower circle 1/4″ fro raw edge.
Rub edges of flowers and leaves with toothbrush for a soft, raveled look.
It took me about four days to make from start to finish. Now I want to go on a picnic…
Ha ha, how exciting is this!! I feel like I’m the master of my domain…
So here goes…
Lately I have been trying my hand at card making. I think I’m more frugal than crafty…and the way this started was because I saw a beautiful rose bloom that had been blown off the bush by the wind and I did not have the heart to throw it away, so I decided to dry the petals in a kit I had bought for my daughter and who never used it.
Months later, a Gizmodo Challenge had us take a photo of something on our Iphone. The Bay Area was going through a series of storms and there was NO WAY I was going to go outdoors for a photo shoot in temps less than 60!! So I had to think of something creative to take a photo of, and that’s when I remembered my drying petals. The result was quite neat…
And that was what inspired me to do another one…and another and another….