Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Hop With May Arts!


Welcome to my stop here on May Arts' hop sharing ideas to use up some of those ribbon scraps you (meaning ME!) hate to throw away :-)

For a full list of hoppers, hop on over to the May Arts blog HERE---and don't forget to leave comments along the way.  We have 3 grab bags of new release ribbony goodness up for grabs!

Now, on with the project...

One of my all time favorite ways to use my scraps is creating rag bracelets.  It's quick, and a great way to put to use those scraps!

For this bracelet, I've used scraps of the 1.25" silk ribbon in white3/8" lace ribbon in ivory1" lace ribbon in white, and the 3/8" velvet woven ribbon in antique gold.  OH!  And I've thrown in a length of the 3 mm diamond chain for a little extra sparkle :-) 

I always have quite the stash of silk scraps floating around because who's throwing away silk??!

Since my scraps were on the smallish side (as scraps tend to be), I just used my sewing machine to stitch the smaller pieces into a length long enough to wrap around my wrist two times...

...and used a needle and thread to sew the chain to the end of the ribbon.  Velvet loops serve to hide the ends of the chain as well as providing me a place to attach my closure when the bracelet is complete.

Finally, I just machine stitched and hand stitched on the rest of my scraps, along with an assortment of vintage buttons, onto the original length of ribbon.  What you're left with is a shabby mix of silk, lace and buttons that I'm a fan of!

Here's a closer peek.  I just love the roughed up silk and the grunginess of the vintage findings together!  

Ok, guys, that's it for me.  I hope you've found a little inspiration here today.  Now go grab those scraps and get crafty!!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Viva Las VegaStamps! and WOW!

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the crafty world.  Today, I have a fun project for you that's rockin' some Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber and embossing powder from WOW!

Supplies used:
UmWowStudio Gear Mash
Gina's Designs Wooden Clock

Thanks so much for joining me today!!  If you wanna see some more crafty eye candy, hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog and the WOW! blog --- and don't forget to check back all this week for more!  And maybe even win a little crafty goodness??


Friday, July 3, 2015

May Arts and Stampendous!

Hello and welcome to my little stop on this week long collaboration of May Arts and Stampendous!!

I absolutely LOVE stamping on fabric, so I've whipped up a trio of tags using May Arts 2.5" Cotton Blend ribbon...

I've simply stamped the Stampendous floral images with StazOn ink onto the ribbon and embellished them up with a bit more ribbon and a button stitched on, and topped them with more trim.

To achieve a slightly varied look, I just rotated the stamp for these two...

...and I've created a repeated pattern with a sentiment on this one!

Don't forget to comment on posts from this week for a chance to win some May Arts and Stampendous goodies.  If you've missed any, hop on over to the May Arts blog and check them out!