Friday, September 27, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
|Wedding site, Ste Chapelle Winery|
|Reception set up|
|Reception table decor|
|Flower girl baskets|
|Bags and tags for bridesmaid lunch gifts|
|Stamped forks for wedding cake|
|Photo blocks process|
|Photo blocks painting|
|His and Hers bathroom signs|
|Flowers (80+) in process|
|Sashes for bridesmaid dresses|
|Flower girl dresses in process|
|Flower girls' baby sister dress|
Flower girl dresses
|Cover ups for dresses|
|Hand knit ring bearer pillow|
|Bridesmaid thank you|
|Best Day Ever banner on head table|
|Pouffs (8) made from coffee filters|
|Backdrop from fabric strips and ribbon|
|Ste. Chapelle Winery|
|The bride puts finishing touches on the guest table|
|Bridesmaid dress and schedule|
|Hand painted sign by entrance|
|One of four banners|
Posted by HomeMadeOriginals at 11:04 AM
Friday, February 1, 2013
This was one of the first wedding projects. It would have been easy except for the fact that I made 28 of them! My daughter liked some table runners she saw on Etsy, however, they were $48 apiece. Needless to say, she turned to her crafty mother and I volunteered to make them.
I didn't keep step by step photos, but these are the steps I followed to make the runners:
- cut fabric into 4 strips across and 3' to 5' in length (depending on table size)
- sewed a narrow hem all around using my machine
- Cut fusible hem tape (5/8") in half lengthwise (I couldn't find any that was thin enough)
- Hemmed again by ironing and inserting fusible hem tape all around.(I did not want any stitching to show on the top side.)
Posted by HomeMadeOriginals at 4:56 PM
With the engagement of my daughter, my crafting has focused on wedding-related items for the past month. Today, I made 36 of these paper flowers. Believe it or not, they are made from coffee filters. I used the instructions here but with these modifications/shortcuts:
- I folded 3 coffee filters at a time; after folding 4 times, I cut both corners off which avoided having to do other cutting later.
- I used a hot glue gun to glue the floral wire to the first filter.
- I used duct tape to secure the filters after the 5th and 10th filter, then I used floral tape to wrap over the duct tape (seemed stronger).
- A package of 200 filters in each size (4-6 cup and 8-12 cup) will make 40 flowers.
- You will need: coffee filters, floral wire, floral tape, duct tape, hot glue gun and glue, scissors
Posted by HomeMadeOriginals at 4:43 PM
Monday, February 27, 2012
So, I've taken a considerable hiatus from blogging. In that time, I retired from my day job. Incredible as it seems to me, I feel that I have even less time now that I am not working.
So what has filled me time? A new commitment to exercise has taken me to the gym about 3x a week. I started reading again, and knitting more.
I'll try to post some of my retirement creations in the next weeks. First on my list is the only new design I've finished since retirement.
I call these January Mitts and they were made to go with my best-selling Cabled neck warmer. I knit quite a few pair getting the pattern just right. You can find the pattern on Etsy or on Ravelry if you are so inclined.
Posted by HomeMadeOriginals at 8:40 AM