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Friday, October 1, 2010

Fabric Projects to Tickle Your Fancy!!

Oh my bowl of cherries!

Life is like of bowl of cherries when you have this much eye candy to take in and gaze at!

We are pleased as punch today to share with you not only outstanding projects created by our Glue Girls but to also share with you three of of new Designers!

Linda Albrecht's vintage houses will have you scrambling to make these for your house, Leslie Ashe, well known for her beautiful layouts has made such a unique home decor piece that truly makes for a special family keepsake and last but not least Danielle Flanders will win your heart over with her Owl Scissor keeper....truly the cutest!!! Don't you agree??!!








Fabric Heritage Houses
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Supplies:

Glue Glider Pro with Fabric Bond
Cosmo Cricket Fabrics
Chipboard sheet
Miscellaneous ribbon and trim pieces, buttons,
small flowers, twigs, velvet leaves, decorative pins, and glitter
Poly fiberfill

Instructions:

1. Cut 5 pieces for the house base; 2- 5x6.5" for sides, 2- 5x6.5" pieces for front and back piece, plus add a peak to each piece that measures 3.5" on each side angle to the peak, 1- 5 1/4" square bottom piece.
2. Cut miscellaneous small pieces of fabric for the windows and doors then adhere them to the base pieces with Fabric Bond and heat set.
3. Adhere ribbon and trim pieces to the base with Fabric Bond and do any decorative machine stitching as desired.
4. Hand sew buttons to the base pieces as desired.
5. Once your base pieces are embellished as desired, machine sew the 4 side pieces together making 5/8" seams, iron seams, then sew the bottom piece to the sides, turning inside out so that the printed side of the fabric faces together.
6. Measure the bottom of the house piece (it should measure about 4 1/4" square) then cut a piece of chipboard to fit into the bottom of the house so that it forms a flat bottom.
7. Fill the house base with fiberfill.
8. Cut a 4 1/2"x6 1/4" piece of fabric for the roof then hand stitch onto the house base using a long running stitch. The seams will face outward, unlike the house base pieces.
9. Cut a 6x8" piece of chipboard then score it in half and fold to form the roof.
10. Adhere fabric onto both sides of the chipboard roof using Fabric Bond the machine sew a running stitch along the outside edges.
11. Hot glue the roof piece to the house along the extended seams of the top piece.
12. Cut 1"x 20" strips of fabric then machine sew a long running stitch along one 20" edge. Pull one end of the thread on the strip to make the piece form gathers then form the gathered piece into a flower.
13. Adhere the fabric flowers to the rood of the house and adhere ribbon to the roof as desired.
14. Apply glitter to the roof fabric and flowers, if desired.








Sewing Box
Designer: Leslie Ashe



Supplies:  

Glue Arts supplies:  Glue Glider Pro, Glue Glider Pro Extreme Tac, Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesive, 3D combo pack
Cosmo Cricket fabric
old Prima wooden flower box
paint
Letter stickers
spare buttons
ribbon, butterflies...

Instructions:

1. paint flower box
2. cut Cosmo Cricket fabric to fit squares inside wooden flower box & glue inside box
3. cut flowers from fabric & glue inside box, using a button or pin as a center if desired.
4. add old spools to middle of box
5. add photo to bottom left
6. add letter stickers to bottom right
7. add various buttons to top left
8. add ribbon at bottom & top off with butterflies.










My Scissor Keeper
Designer: Danielle Flanders




When I received the Cosmo Cricket fabric, I wanted to make something that had to do with sewing or crafting, so I looked on-line and found a cute owl that holds your scissors! I thought it was adorable, so I had to give one a try. 

Supplies:

Glue Glider Pro and Fabric Bond Adhesive
Felt pieces in orange, red, and yellow
May Arts Ribbon
Cosmo Cricket Fabrics
2 brown buttons
white thread
your scissors and an iron.
My Scissor’s Keeper instructions:

1. Cut the back piece out of the red and white material using the pattern provided. Place it onto a piece of orange felt. Trim around edges of felt with pinking shears. Adhere material to felt with Fabric Bond.
2. Cut background for eyes out of yellow felt using pattern provided. Arrange 2 brown buttons so they fit inside the scissor holes and stitch them down to the yellow felt with white embroidery floss. Adhere finished felt piece to body of owl with Fabric Bond.
3. Cut pocket from the scissor fabric using pattern provided. Use pinking shears. Back with felt to give it some bulk using Fabric Bond to adhere it to the felt piece. (Any color of felt that won’t show through the material is fine to use on this piece. I used yellow felt.)
4. Cut a border from orange felt that is the length of the pocket. Adhere to top edge of pocket.



5. Place scissors in and machine stitch on left and right sides of pocket.
6.  Cut a left and right wing from ruler material using pattern provided. Lay these onto red felt and trim around them with pinking shears leaving some red felt showing all the way around the wings.



7.  Adhere finished felt piece to body of owl.
8.  Wrap May Arts ribbon around scissors and tie in a bow. Leave a long end. I loose my scissors on my messy table a lot, so this is why I have a long ribbon tied to them!
9. Finish off by adding any pins or needles to the wings!






So say it....amazing, beautiful, creative, inspiring??!! All perfect ways to describe today's projects and our talented group of designers too! So given we had one more amazing day of fabric projects to share with you were going to give you another chance to leave us a comment to be entered to win this week's prize package.


We're giving away a Glue Glider Pro, our new Fabric Bond cartridge AND our ribbon adhesive!


 October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness month and today we are proud to share with you our Pro For the Cure kickoff that will run all this month. 


Glue Arts is proud to offer our fans and customers a special discount on our new Car Accents products! Simply place an order between today and next Friday and you'll receive 15% off our Car Accents (use code BCD15) and FREE SHIPPING! Plus Glue Arts will donate an additional 5% of your order sale to the Susan G Komen Foundation. 


And if that wasn't enough...we'll tuck into every order a special Glue Arts Car Accent Breast Cancer ribbon that you can place on your car, window or special spot! Let's all pull together through our craft and help! We're all Pros for the Cure!  

67 comments:

  1. i love it!!! SO cute!!! cant wait to try it! i could so use the scissor holder! :P

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  2. I hate to even hear the word cancer... so thank you for being a part of saying goodbye to it! my birthday is this month and i would be so happy to win and give a percentage away to the susan g. komen foundation!

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  3. so does this mean we aren't going to hear a winner until tomorrow? if so...oh man! haha :P

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  4. cute project. love the adorable house and the stunning sewing box!

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  5. What a great way to end a fantastic week of inspiration!

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  6. What a cute scissor holder! and the thought of it also holing your needles in it's wing is so creative! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. And the houses are adorable!!! i love the mix of fabrics! that is so cute!

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration! you guys rock!

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  9. Wow three gorgeous projects, love them all especially the owl scissor holder.
    Kim xXx

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  10. Wow these are gorgeous! Thank you fo inspiring us AND giving us the directions to create these on our own!

    -Kristin

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  11. Love all those projects!!! So gorgeous!

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  12. All of these projects are "SEW" Cute!!! I totally need that little scissor apron! And Leslie's tray is amazing!

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  13. What great projects! Again, I appreciate the directions that come with each project.

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  14. Love the projects. I really need a fabric glue glide.

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  15. very nice projects. That house and owl scissor holder are adorable. I can see the shadowbox frame in a sewing or craft room in the very near future too. Thanks to your wonderful designers for the how to's and thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!

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  16. Super cute projects. Love the Owl scissor holder.

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  17. Ribbon and fabric adhesive.....sigh, that would be heavenly!! Love the owl holder, too cute!

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  18. Wow!! So creative! I love that owl!!

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  19. Wow those are GREAT projects. I can't wait to get the fabric adhesive - hate hemming my pants.

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  20. Super cute projects....I love your creativity....and I love the chance for a giveaway! Thanks!~

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  21. Great projects someone has really good minds

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  22. What an awesome project and I would LOVE to be able to win some of your products to try!! I love trying new adhesives!!

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  23. Would LOVE to have the Glue Glider Pro and Fabric adhesive to make Halloween Costumes this year!! Simple and easy!

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  24. More great creative projects! I love the Owl scissor holder, useful and cute! I love having the directions for each project.

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  25. great projects! some many uses for glue!
    thanks
    juli

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  26. awesome ideas! would love to try out that fabric adhesive!!!

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  27. don't have a glue glider, so a win would be awesome!

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  28. Can't wait to get my hands on this fabric adhesive and a GREEN Glue Glider!!

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  29. awesome projects today!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  30. omgosh - those are totally cute - I love all of them - I also think they'd be so much easier to do with the fabric bond!

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  31. Great projects! They look like a lot of fun to create! Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes too. :)
    DeniseB

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  32. Fantastic projects!!! Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes!

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  33. Love the project ideas. I really need to try the fabric adhesive.

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  34. You guys are so creative! As a breast cancer survivor, thanks for supporting the cure!

    Thank you for a chance to win.
    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  35. These projects are absolutely adorable! I need to get a fabric glue refill and make the owl!

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  36. All I can say is WOW! These projects are great. I am looking for some good gift ideas, and I think I found them. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the idea of fabric glue that is so easy to use.

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  37. these are some fabulous projects,,,those little house are just adorable and Danielle scissor keep is soo cute!!

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  38. Great projects! I wish I had one ounce of that talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. These projects are so cute! Thanks for the directions to make them, and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  40. Adorable!! I can't wait to get my hands on some of your products so I can try these out!! :D Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  41. All three of these projects are so adorable! Thanks for giving us directions and can't wait to try a couple of these. Love the fabric!

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  42. Love the cute birdhouse. I'd also like a chance to win the glue glider pro and adhesive please.

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  43. Oh my! I'm going to have to make all three. Thamks for the instructions.

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  44. The owl scissor keeper is darling! Thanks for the pattern and instructions. I can't wait to make one for myself!

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  45. What adorable projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. These projects are super cute! I just looooooooove that house and that owl:) SO FUN!! Thanks for sharing the chance to win!!

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  47. What adorable projects!

    Carol B

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  48. Love all the projects but that craft apron is awesome!!!

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  49. So cute! you guys rock!

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  50. i hope i win! that would be an amazing bday gift!

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  51. Cant wait to see who won! who ever it is cangrats on winning special stuff from special people!

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  52. LOVE IT! you guys are so amazing at everything you do on here! Thank you for everything!

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  53. Thank you for being a part in the susan g. komen foundation! i hate to even hear of cancer so thank you for helping to say goodbye to it! you guys rock!

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  54. How adorable are these projects - if I wasn't in the middle of moving my craft room I would be in there creating right now.

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  55. Wow love them all. the question is which one to start first..

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  56. These are the cutest ideas....i had no idea that glue arts made fabric glue. Going to check out the site right now. Thanks for sharing...going to browse away.
    smiles...Tammy

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  57. Love the owl. Have to look for the fabric glue, will be handy to glue ribbon to projects as well.

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  58. I am loving the owl scissor project. I can sure use one of those!

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  59. All the projects are adorable. I just love the creative owl project.

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  60. When I saw Dannelle's project on her blog, I thought it was adorable. She is so smart.

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  61. Oh what a lovely blog! I'm a new follower. :) Love the adorable, unique crafts! Very nice job. I look forward to seeing more! :)

    Warm wishes,
    Kendra

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