Friday, February 3, 2017

Altered Dress and Laser Tool

Hi Krafters!

Last week, my second daughter was in a tap dancing competition! I had the task of altering her team’s dresses…NOT sure how that came to be especially considering I am not a seamstress LOL. Basically I needed to add another layer to the bottom of the dress to make it a little longer. Here is a before picture:



As you can see, it had three layers. When I finished, it had four! Here is the finished product:



I was pleasantly surprised it was seamless and no one could tell it was altered!

To help me achieve the look, I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased the same Polyester Lining fabric.  Here is my product plug. I recently purchased the Laser Square Tool by WRMK! What I love about the tool is it does not have to be used for paper craft only! I took one side off and used as a guide to help keep my cuts straight. This allowed all of the layers to be uniformed for each dress! I can see myself using the Laser Tool A LOT! I recommend it! 

Photo of the Laser Tool on fabric:



Anywho, I used fabric glue first to set the layer instead of pinning it to reinforce, and then stitched the seam.

All eight dresses were done in no time…and of course I was asked to do this task at the last minute!!


That is it! I just wanted to check in and give the tool by WRMK a plug and to let you all know I am creating! Krafthead~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year...Where I Been....and A Project!

Hello Krafters!!

It has been FOREVER since I posted! I am so grateful to those who continued to follow me through my hiatus! First I want to wish each and every one of you a prosperous, healthy, safe, blessed New Year! I hope that 2017 is much better than 2016!

So back to my hiatus...so much has happened in 2016! Some good and some bad. Since my last post, I think I made just ONE project! Honestly, it was not worth sharing. It was literally a five minute thank you card. As I mentioned prior to being away, I was creating out of obligation and no longer fun. I tell you, I will never make a business out of something I love again unless I hear the voice of God Himself. It was very taxing and it took the air out of me. With a husband, five children, pets and two jobs, it was too much. I lost all desire to create.

However, all was not lost. During my time away, I moved into a new craft room! It is a long story that I promise to share soon. After being in full chaos for about 5 months, I finally have it functional enough to create. It is not where I want it to be, but I am so happy!! Which brings me to my project!!

Back in March, my aunt had her wedding. I did the photography, catering and planning...which I think also played a part in my hiatus. I had the task to edit and print photos. I am embarrassed to say it took me this long to complete the photo package and the photo album for her and her husband! While it is simple and looks like something I did before (there is nothing wrong with lifting yourself LOL) I am so very proud of this wedding album because it is DONE and I was back in the lab creating!

So here it is:


I used an old stack from DCWV called Lemon Flower (I think-I actually gave the pack away to someone and kept the pieces I used). The skeleton leaves are from I Am Roses as is the Gardenia. The yellow roses are Prima (discontinued) and the metal charm is from Making Memories (discontinued)

That's it! I hope you enjoyed today's project! I promise not to be gone this long again! Have a marvelous day and week!! Krafthead~