Friday, September 17, 2010

Scrapfest and Cosmo Cricket fabric projects!

Good Morning! Kristen here, I am taking over the Glue Arts blog today!

 Julia-- our resident GLUE GIRL-- is hopping over to the Mall of America this weekend for Scrapfest! What is Scrapfest?
here is a snippet from the website.
"Stamp, scrap, craft, and create at the nation’s premier scrapbooking event! We’re converting the Mall of America into a giant scrapbooking party, and you don’t want to miss it."
Doesn't that sound fabulous?

See this cute shirt, well, it's on a pretty blonde (Julia) who will be walking around chatting with Scrapfesters. If you find her, she's giving away goodies, and you won't want to miss that!

For the rest of today's post. I want to remind you that it's still National Sewing Month. Several of our team members received fabric from our sponsor Cosmo Cricket.  Scroll on down to see a beautiful baby item from Sherry and a fun backpack from me.

Baby gift
Designer- Sherry Wright

Fabric- Cosmo Cricket
Glue Arts Fabric Bond
optional- iron
onsie (Gerber)
Glimmer mist (turquoise)
Sizzix machine and circle die
cardboard cup (recycle any old packaging)

1. Cut fabric to fit your container size. Apply FabricBond to outside of container and begin smoothing fabric around. Heat FabricBond with embossing gun and continue smoothing until container is covered.
2. Run fabric through die cut machine cutting 3 circles.
3. Apply FabricBond to back of circles and place onto onsie. Iron to set.
4. Place onsie into continer. Spray tulle with glimmer mist and dry. Tie around container. Punch small circle, add sentiment, and tie around gift.
Fun Beach Bag
Designer- Kristen Swain

fabric- Cosmo Cricket, scrap of canvas
buttons- craft supplies - to match fabric
thread/sewing needle
ribbon- may arts
sewing machine/thread
Glue Arts Fabric Bond
optional- iron
safety pin

tip- You can easily personalize this bag with a sharpie marker and write a name on the canvas tag.


1. Take two fabrics measuring 11x18 inches, put facing sides together and stitch a 5/8 " seam down both sides and bottom. 

2. Fold over top of fabric 2 inches, then cut small hole in center point of one side of bag. Stitch folded fabric edge down.

3. Using ribbon and safety pin, thread ribbon through hemmed part, this will become your pull string to close bag. Knot both sides of ribbon.

4. Turn bag inside out, handstitch ribbon in upside down V shape to become shoulder straps.

 5. Using a scrap of canvas, stitch around edges with sewing machine. Then use Glue Arts Fabric bond to adhere patch of canvas to front of bag.
6. Create yo-yo from scrap of fabric, then adhere to canvas with Glue Arts Fabric bond. Also stitch on matching buttons to middle of yo-yo and along canvas as well.

Have a great day!