My shoppe walls have been looking super bare..and I figure since I have all this beautiful fabric, what is a better way to display it , then by wrapping it around some frame forms. I started with alexander henry's good earth around the world...I still can't tell you how much I enjoy looking at it. The colors are amazing, it works perfectly together.
Step one..is cut the fabric to the right size of the frame, leaving about 2 inches on each side...enough to wrap around and staple it.
Step two...grab the staple gun and start stapling from the centers to the outside...one side first, then next side..then work your way to the outsides..making sure to pull the fabric just a bit so it is snug.
Step three...admire your project and then tell everyone how fabulously easy it was!!!!!
Here is my wall!!!!!
by far my favorite one...I keep thinking about what I can make with this fabric.
good earth bloom..another great one
and the out of print monroe...which no one is buyin, I think its fabulous!!!
A blurb from Brooke:
Hey! I recently just opened up shop on Etsy with the name: a jewelry affair. I have always been intrigued by jewelry and how it can make an outfit transform into something amazing. With my passion for jewelry I have decided to create my own and design items which are not found in stores. I like using all types of items for my jewelry because I believe jewelry is like personalities; it's boring to act the same day in and day out, same for wearing the same jewelry day in and out. I try to incorporate all types of items for various types of people. Come by to visit me and I hope you enjoy!
I got my order from my distributor..YEAH, lots of felting tools and wool..I have never felted before but it looks like so much fun I can't wait to try it. I can't imagine it will be that tough, hope I don't stab myself to many times.
PS would love any tricks or references on how to do it easy!!!!
and wah lah...here it is, actually I wish it was that simple, but no it wasn't.....especially since I had to go all gung ho make it from scratch. or sans pattern. I just found a purse that I thought was cute and then pondered on how to make it.
what really helped me and has always been one of my best friends of sewing is Tru-grid by Pellon....which I do sell in my shoppe, though no one has ever bought it.....I don't know why but I have my speculations (sh%^&y pictures of it, hard to grasp what it is by a grid in white on a listing)
this is tru grid, with my pattern drawn on it...I wanted to have a stiff top and a loose bottom...so a bit of interfacing and then none...
here is my strap, the top part and the bag....I love this stuff, especially since I don't have to pay $16 a pattern, don't get me wrong I do love patterns but when I need something right now....I NEED IT NOW.
I used mushroom fabric by jay mccarroll ( I almost wrote in joel dewberry...opps) and the outside is queen anne's lace by jane sassaman...I love this print because of the pink and green, and the little flying bugs on it...hot!!
so here is my new baby..... I only had to use the seam ripper once, I swore a few times.